How Can My Stepmother Take Everything I Was Promised?

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My father and stepmother were married for almost 30 years when he died. About 15 years ago he showed me their Wills. It said when both are dead, I am to inherit everything. Well, he died almost a year ago and when I tried to talk to her about getting some of his things we…

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How to make my Aunt probate my Mom’s Will

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Dear Ms. Allison: My mother passed away in 2003. Her sister, my aunt was living with her. Mom has three other siblings–there were 5 of them all together. At any rate, after all this time, my mother’s estate has still not been distributed; at least not to anyone’s knowledge. My aunt has not shown the…

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Do I Have The Right To My Dad’s Ashes?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My dad and mom are still legally married. He passed away in another state and his girlfriend of 3 years has his ashes. She won’t even give us none of his ashes or none of his belongings. I am his kid, so can I sue her for his ashes? Or how would…

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What can I do if my lawyer walked out of my mediation?

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Dear Ms. Allison: Is there responsibility to make it up to me if my lawyer walks out of my mediation? My trust was being mediated and we were in the mediation session. My lawyer was negotiating. Then he walked out of the meeting. He had his associate continue, but from that point on, the negotiations…

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Can I get half of my dead father’s assets?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My father died in October of last year. He did not have a will. But my sister said that he left everything in her name. If my sister was left everything when my dad died, can I still get half of his assets? She got his $200,000.00 home & most of his…

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What are my rights as a beneficiary of a trust?

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Dear Ms. Allison: My family has refused me my inheritance left to me by one of my uncles and possibly my grandfather as well. What can I do to find out what both of their Trusts say? My other uncle and I have never gotten along and he is the head of my dead uncle’s…

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