In Hawaii, for non probate
distribution of deceased assets, how can inheritors, told by deceased Mom before death, that she has a will make the oldest brother with a copy of that will show the will to other inheritors? He has not provided an accounting, given $1,100 to each inheritor, and we know he is stealing assets. But because assets may be under $100,000, no real property or real estate
, he is not required to file with probate Court....
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: Copies of $1,100 checks, knowledge that one of the 8 sibling inheritors watched the person with the will take $62,000 from a bank account he claims was left by deceased to maintain her grave. Also, life insurance policies believed to exist... We can't confirm will or deceased Mom's accounts or assets, he refuses, flat out to show any documentation. Account he wrote checks b from say deceased name and his name trust account, which also says set up in 2000! We can't figure anything out and since non probate, we don't know what legal action to file to force him to provide documentation.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: He had earlier distributed assets from Mom's house sold in a family trust 2 years ago, and wouldnt show docs then, and for over $400,000 house with no mortgage he only distributed $80,000, but since Mom was alive no one wanted to take legal action and cause family legal battles causing her distress.