After my uncle died (6 months ago) my other uncle became the executor of his estate. I was named in the will and am supposed to get $20,000. The problem is that my uncle says he can't pay me any of the money yet because he doesn't know how much he'll have to pay taxes. He says he has another six months to get it done and I'll have to wait. My question is, can an executor make distributions from an estate before taxes are paid and the probate is closed? It seems like he could do this if he wanted to because the estate has a lot of property he could use to sell and pay taxes. Thanks in advance for your help.
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