DEAR JEFF: I am the independent executor of my brother’s estate. I’ve been approved, and Letters Testamentary have been issued. Am I now free to divide everything up and sell assets? Thanks, “Ready to Get This Done.”
Dear “Get This Done”: No — even in an independent administration, you should not divide up or sell any assets until the inventory has been filed and approved by the judge.
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