In order to make your objection known, you’ll have to file a petition with the New York Surrogate’s Court, which then triggers an investigation into the finances of the estate. Making this move can often be time-consuming and expensive, especially when lawyers get involved. It can also lead to a lot of conflict between you, other beneficiaries, and the executor.
In order to save everyone as much money and time as possible, we recommend trying some good old-fashioned communication first. If you spot a mistake or inconsistency, bring it up with the executor. Chances are, they were acting in good faith and are thankful for your input.