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My father passed away this week and I would like a representative at the reading of the will, once I find out when and where that is going to be. The funeral is schedule for the 10th of April. My father lived in Richmond California. The representative will have to be african-american, there will be enough friction just having the rep. there. I'm living in Dominican Republic right now, waiting for my immigration paperwork to completed this year for my new wife.

Reason for representative:

I have not lived in the States for over 30 years. Was in the U.S. Army for 4 yrs. in Germany an the rest of the time I worked as a civilian there, My mother passed away in 1995 and I still have not received anything, although she said I would. She had a total of 7 children some had different fathers (that is water under the bridge).

Including me my father have three children, there were four of us but my brother died in the late eighties (he had one son).

1).What legal rights do I have in the State of California concerning inhertance, is there a minimum I can receive?

2). What are you fees for representing me at the reading of the will.

3). Can I contest the will.

4). Can you find out the total assets involved, My father talked about land, oil, insurance,
Submitted: 5 years ago.Category: Estate Law
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John Elder
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I'll answer your questions in bold below:

1).What legal rights do I have in the State of California concerning inheritance, is there a minimum I can receive?

There is no minimum in California. If your father did not have a Will then you are entitled to an equal share with your siblings.

2). What are you fees for representing me at the reading of the will.

We cannot represent you at a hearing. Here is a list of attorneys in that area of California that are experienced with estates. You will need to determine which ones are African American. The website does not let me narrow that down.

http://www.lawyers.com/All-Areas-of-Law/California/Richmond/attorneys-and-law-firms.html?s=estate%20administration&ns=y&st=q&form=LGSS
3). Can I contest the will.

Yes, if you can prove that your father did not know what he was doing or that he was unduly influenced into how he wrote the will.

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4). Can you find out the total assets involved, My father talked about land, oil, insurance,

 

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what about question 4! Can a lawyer find out the total assets my father have?
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