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My dad died 4 years ago in Ohio. I have one brother and 3…

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My dad died 4 years ago in Ohio. I have one brother and 3 sisters who are his legal children. My mom (who was married to my dad) died over 10 years prior to my dad's death. My dad did not have a will. I live in Kentucky. What can I do to get the property legally sold and split up between all five of us siblings?

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

I have my dad's and mom's death certificate. I've called the Ford company's lawyers and they have one will, but it was not signed. I called the Ford legal representatives from Lorain, Sandusky, and Detroit. No information. I checked with the lawyer association because my dad's lawyer died prior to my dad. And they do not have a will on file. I checked with the courts and there is not a will on file.

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

I live in Kentucky. My dad lived in Sandusky, Ohio (Erie County)

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No ma'am.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Could we do the typing back and forth?

Then you will need to file a petition for probate of an intestate estate.

The estate will need to be probated in the county where your late father resided on the date of his death.

Since you live out of state, it is advised that you retain an attorney in Sandusky, OH.

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Thank you. I will do that.

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