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My dad passed away almost 11 years ago and my brother has…

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My dad passed away...

My dad passed away almost 11 years ago and my brother has had his ashes well my brother is now in prison for 4 half years and his girlfriend is refusing to give me my dads ashes is there anything i can do legally to get my dads ashes?

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

Ohio

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

I have my birth certificate with my dads name on it and i can get his death certificate

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

Not that im aware of

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I am sorry to hear this; was the other son ever given legal possession (via a will, probate proceeding or other court order)?

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