Prior to my fathers death, we were talking about his will, unfortunately his sudden passing left me and my sister guessing where or whom he left the will with. Now, his company is asking me to go to court to request for a letters testamentary to claim for his retirement benifits which he failed to assign a beneficiary
If he really did have a will, how will I be able to get a hold of it?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?
Customer: Oh, im sorry, In Houston Texas
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yea but only informally and I asked him if I needed to go back to Houston since I live in California and he required me to give him 3 names and nmbers of my dads closest friends to identfy him.
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: Just to give him the names of my dads friends and the payment and he would be handling the rest. I was a little uncomfortable with how he instructed me maybe because I lived so far away.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: My father did not leave a house, he owned a truck which he still paid monthly. How do i go about transferring the mortgage of the truck? He also has bank accounts which required me what his company wa srequiring to submit too.