Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.
Legally, states are required to hold assets that have been unclaimed by the recipients for more than the amount of time specified by statute. Some people go through these lists of unclaimed property and offer to help the owners claim it for a fee. That might be why this person called you. Go to this website and do a search under your name and each of your grandparents' names. If the funds were in a trust, a last name search might also help you find it. If the money is being held by the state, you can get instructions for claiming it from their website. There's no reason to pay a lawyer to collect funds the state is holding for you.
If you don't find anything on that website, you may want to ask the lawyer for more information. That will help you evaluate if he's being honest with you. Also check to make sure he's currently a lawyer licensed with the state of Florida.
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