What can we do if an executor stole estate funds?

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My wife's brother, who lives in PA, was the executor of their deceased aunt's estate. There was a trust which does not appear to have been probated. As one of the heirs, my wife was recently notified that she would be receiving a distribution of $45,000 from the estate. What she received instead was a check for $500, and a letter from her brother saying that he took the estate money, invested it in his daughters business, and that it is now all gone. His intent is to pay her back $500 a month, with no interest, until it is paid We can't afford an attorney. What can we do on our own?

Answered 6 years ago| Contributor
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