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Did your stepfather probate your mother's Will?
The probate process only happens after the Testator of the Will dies. The probate process is where the Will is presented to the Court for validation and all interested parties notified and given the opportunity to either contest or not contest the Will. If the Will has been probated and you did not contest the Will at that time, then you cannot go after your stepfather now for taking what belonged to you because you have missed your opportunity to object to the Will.
You can contact the attorney who drafted the Will to see if your mother's Will was probated. You can also contact the Probate and Family Court in the County where your mother lived or where the house was to see if the estate was probated.
Here is a link to all the Probate and Family Courts in Massachusetts:
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