Doing some detailed advance planning, want to avoid problems with siblings. I am Executor and live walking distance from parents home.
I've always assumed it would be AFTER house is sold, which could take a year or so...but one sister (the one wanting the sapphire earrings) says I should hand out the day after the funeral, all the jewelry & silver dishes & anything on the Property List.
I am thinking, she is really anxious for those earrings! So I looked on our state's laws about Wills, and it said nothing can be distributed until at least 30 days after death.
I am inclined to wait until all possible claims are made in Probate. Who knows maybe those sapphire earrings have to be sold to pay unexpected claims!