What do I do if someone is mishandling the administration of an estate? If you’re a beneficiary, then you need to hire an attorney who can then petition the court to have the personal representative of the estate removed and cite how they’re mishandling it. And if they’ve taken any money, you can also ask that they be held responsible for it. It’s called a surcharge. Surcharge, the personal representative. You’ll need to hire an attorney to do that. And so if you have any questions about trying to remove a personal representative or state being mishandled, you can call me at (727) 847-2288.