Petition to Remove Administrator of Estate California
While many estate executors carry out their duties diligently and responsibly, this is not always the case. In these instances, the beneficiaries of an estate may wish to seek the removal of that executor. Fortunately, California probate law does allow for the removal of an executor under certain circumstances. Typically, this involves filing a Petition to Remove Administrator of Estate California with the probate court outlining the reasons for removal and, in some cases, filing a petition for a replacement to be named.
Here are some of the reasons to petition to remove administrator of estate California:
- Failing to follow the estate administration procedures outlined in the California probate code
- Risk of estate assets being depleted as a result of the executor’s actions or failure to take actions
- Mismanagement of estate assets
- Wasting estate assets
- Embezzlement of estate assets
- Failure to provide all required notices to the beneficiaries of the estate
- An executor is incapable of carrying out the duties of an executor, which may be due to a move out of state, illness or poor health, or facing criminal charges that could impact his or her ability to carry out the duties of an executor
- Theft or attempted theft of estate assets
- Committing fraud on the estate
- To protect any interested parties
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