As a beneficiary, but not an executor, of an estate, you can request an accounting from the executor from time to time. Probating an estate takes time and you should not expect any distribution for several months at least because the Executor needs to be sure that the taxes are all filed, that proven claims have been paid, and that all assets have been found before they make distributions. If you are having difficulty getting any information from the executor of an estate in which you are a beneficiary, contact our office. This is particularly important if the executor is not using an attorney or accountant to help with the estate because there are so many rules about who gets paid, and when. Typically, at the end of the process, you will be asked to sign a family agreement that includes an accounting of the assets and debts of the estate and the costs of the administration of the estate. This assures that the executor handled everything properly and gives you an opportunity to challenge actions with which you disagree. Contact our office for assistance.