THIS IS A TOUGH ONE..back in 1994 my mother and I shared an apartment(the lease was in both our names etc) when she died there my oldest brother(who has since died) and his then wife took many of the possessions(my mom & dads) from our home including all of the family photo albums among many other collectible and antique items without my permission. When my brother died his exwife passed the remaining items(photo albums etc) on to my brothers daughter and both his ex wife and daughter refuse to return any of the items to me. Aren't I the legal heir
to the things that belonged to my parents? The photo albums etc have almost no pictures of my niece in them, they are pictures of my brothers and I growing up.
JA: Since estate
law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: They took the items from my mother and i's home in florida and they are now in the state of Washington.
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: The only thing I could possibly provide is a statement from my other older brother because like I said they took pretty much everything that belonged to my parents including the supporting documents. I may be able to get pictures from my cousin if she has any of my aunts pictures of my childhood home etc.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not at this time I just want to know if I can force them to turn over the things that belonged to my parents or if needed sue them for potential value.