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I'm estranged from my...

I'm estranged from my family however my father passed this May and no one has made an attempt to reach me. How do I go about getting my inheritance without having to deal with family?

Lawyer's Assistant: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?

I'm in Ca. They are in Md

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

My father would not exclude me. 2012 my mother passed I received 50k

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not really I just want what my father wants to leave me.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Attorney replied 10 months ago

Do you know for sure if your father had a will?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
When my mother passed in 2012 I received 50k. My father estate I estimate approx 400k
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I know which sister was executor and where she is at. But don't know which lawyer drew up his last Will and testament
Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Attorney replied 10 months ago

I'm not asking who drew it up. I'm asking if there was a validly executed Will.

Do you know if this has gone to probate?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
100% sure there was an executed will.
not sure on 2nd question.
I know prior to his passing all of his affairs would have been in order. Probate I think he would have avoided given our large family.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I mean would not have avoided
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