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I just lost a suit over a family trust. At the heart of the

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I just lost a suit over a family trust. At the heart of the issue were two documents that the judge ruled against. Beneficiaries on an IRA, and joint tenancy on a house sale. My problem is that I got NO case presented in my behalf. My attorney did not depose either brother, he did NOT sit me down with him and go through the reasons for the issues at hand. He basically assumed that the written documents automatically applied, and he just basically phoned it in. To make matters worse, there is no court transcript. California apparently does not require it in civil law.
I have less than a week until the deadline to file notice of appeals. What do I do? I talked to one appeals attorney, and he didn't think any subjects in the trial are able to be appealed, so lack of adequate defense is my only possible action.
Pr Chris
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
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