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Are you saying that the one third of your sister-in-law's estate is not going to your husbands estate? Just to confirm, he was alive when she died correct?
Who told you this? It doesn't make any sense at all. That is why you were surprised.
I cannot speak to you on the phone. The rules of my law society prohibit me from doing that because you are not my client.
I have to clarify something. I do not work for the website. I don't know what the website charged you. I don't know why you arecseeing extra costs except that perhaps the website is offering you the phone call. But, I am a senior practicing lawyer I login to the site the way you do and even though they website may have offered you a phone call I have already explained to you that I personally cannot do the phone call. The laws in Ontario and likely for the rest of Canada are clear in that we cannot talk on the phone to the customers and the reason why is because as I've already explained you are not my client. So if you want to continue working with me you are not charged anything more. You are charged something more if you have a phone conversation.
Do you want to continue with me? If you do please answer the questions that I posed to you earlier. I cannot answer until I've gathered enough information. You're certainly not paying for any of our going up and back if that's what you're concerned about. I only get paid once I provide you with an answer and you rate me positively and you pay nothing more to continue with me.
The lawyer handling your sister-in-law's estate is entirely incorrect. Because your husband was alive at the time of the death of your sister-in-law his one third of the estate absolutely goes to his estate now.
I suggest that you consider retaining a lawyer and paying that lawyer simply to send one letter to this estate lawyer clarifying the law and threatening a lawsuit.
This is extremely basic law and it's hard to imagine that the estate lawyer has made such a mistake. But since it appears to be the case I would suspect that one letter would be all of it takes to rectify the situation.