How do heirs protect their rights from an uncooperative executor?

Question Details:

There are 3 heirs; 1 is the executor, who does not communicate with the rest. It appears that he is trying to de-value the estate by not liquidating assets of the estate in a timely manner. Our mother died 15 months ago and virtually nothing has happened except his expenses on a monthly basis. The value of the estate is only approximately $200,000 which includes cash and mainly property. What right do the other heirs have? Do the other heirs have to probate in a timely manner?

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