My family cheated me out of my Fathers estate . I am an adopted child and so are both brothers. I recieved notice I was a beneficiary to a family trust. then 5 years later I got a closing statement claiming all assets had been distributed. This is a 24 million dollar estate. What can I do to claim my share.
I am sorry to hear you are going through this. I am afraid your only recourse would he you have to have an attorney to file suit in court against the trust and it may now be too late if this has been more than 6 years since it happened. If it has been less than 6 years, you would need to file your suit against them for breach of the trust to get a copy of the trust to prove your case and this is the only way you can get the documents you need to prove your claim I am afraid.
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If i just found out in april of this year what the value of the estate is worth. does that fall outside of the six years.Is it breach of contract or do i file a
Specific Performance ? The accounting showed my fathers Real estates Company was still in effect. As well as my brothers being appointed as Trustees and always a disclaimer stating contingency Beneficiary . Also since my father name is XXXXX XXXXX properties in Colorado did there need to be probate filed there?
If there was fraud involved, then there is a 3 year statute of limitations from the discovery of the fraud to file suit. You would be filing for breach of fiduciary duty based on fraud that was just discovered. Probate on real estate needs to be filed in the county and state where the property is located, yes.
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