My mother had been ill and my family and I moved in with her to take care of her before she passed, instead of putting her in a home. We had planned for a 2-year stay. Unfortunately, she died within 3 months of us moving in. My brother and I don't get along and now we are trying to arrange my mother's deceased estate. We have a lawyer and are back and forth trying to arrange to acquire (buy out my brother's half of the house). We are co-executors of will. My question is, although my brother is an executor of will and is entitled to half of the house before a buyout can be arranged, are we legally entitled to change the locks to protect our stuff? As above, my brother and I don't get on and I also do not want him in the house. Seems to be a grey area, but are we able to change the locks? He seems to be stalling and has given a time frame for everything to be sorted by. We have the approval to buy him out, however, he is not returning communication with the lawyer. He is the winner in this deceased estate. as he will receive close to $450K pay out from us and the estate. Meanwhile, since we have decided to keep the house and buy him out, we are the ones out of pocket. Any info would be appreciated.