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I am sorry you are dealing with this situation and can understand your frustration. I would hope that this was an error on behalf of the lawyers not listing the descendants of the deceased siblings of the aunt. Regardless, the heirs that believe they are entitled to a portion of the estate would need to petition to reopen the estate due to an error or omission. This may amount to a malpractice claim against the lawyers as well for failing to include the descendants of the deceased sibling. If indeed this was intentional the lawyers could also face bar discipline.
My recommendation is for you to retain local counsel in the jurisdiction in which the probate was administered to assist you with settling this issue.
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