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My mother passed away in 2011 leaving my sister as executor to her estate. My sister became very ill and passed away in 2013 before my mother's estate was completed. I have just found out that my brot… read more
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My Father passed away 18 months ago and my mother just passed three weeks ago. They set up a trust. I have one brother and one sister and the trust says that everything is to be diveded three ways and… read more
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