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Family partnership agreements may be filed with the secretary of state
as other partnerships are filed. However, if the family never recorded the partnership with the secretary of state (so many people do not now they have to do this), then the attorney is the only one who can tell you.
The attorney cannot tell you as long as your dad is alive and competent. Thus, if you are saying your dad is getting dementia, you can ask him for a Power of Attorney
, or you can seek to get legal guardianship over him because of the dementia and then the attorney can talk to you about the estate and the existence of any family partnership.
If there is no registered family partnership, then the party who is alleging there is one has to produce the original document to prove its existence and if they cannot do so it would not exist.
As far as the handling of the AB trust, if this was not done properly, you need to file in court now to challenge that improper handling of the AB trust and not following the terms of that trust to get that trust corrected.
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