Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.
The information should be provided on demand
if there is delay in delivering same, it may be compelled by court application
The documents are relevant and discoverable, and not privileged on this issue
It is more complicated as my Dad sexually abused me and I told very few people but he of course knew and may have been avoiding his responsibilities by first the transfers and secondly his will. His estate was about 10,000 but his companies were gone, his boat listed for $240,000 etc etc.
Even more reason why it must be disclosed and why it is relevant to closing and settling the estate
Lawyer demand can follow with court action.
I wish you the best.
Thank you very much
Have a nice weekend
Kindly rate the answer as excellent
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What do you think of the "threatening and improper" part, sorry for my delay I will most certainly rate you assistance as excellent with a small bonus.
I agree with that approach
if asking is not working, that approach, especially by counsel
may lead to cooperation without resort to court action
nothing to lose in pursuing it but a bit of time and effort
Your lawyer's conduct is not threatening or improper
but one may exert pressure
which is proper and decisive
I wish you a nice weekend.
My lawyer has claimed that the transfer of almost all assets to my step mother during my fathers last month was improper since he knew he had abused me. Do you consider I am entitled to these documents as well as those surrounding signing his will or does it have to go back to court? I am planning to sue these lawyers that both witnessed the will in the hospital just days before Dad died.
You mentioned "Some courts will also consider equity and fairness and the unclean hands of the beneficiary." Were you thinking of the beneficiary as my step-mother, whose hands were all over this sudden transfer and death bed will surrounded by suspicious circumstances. I do not think I was bad except for keeping my mouth shut and unsuccessfully attempting to cope. If no-one believes me I guess that is another separate matter.
Thank you so much! Your information is so "proper and decisive" to use your words.
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