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When a lawyer passes away, are their files referred to

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When a lawyer passes away, are their files referred to another attorney and if so, how do we find that attorney? Thank you
steve bohler, Realtor
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 2 years ago.

Good afternoon. How long ago did he pass away? I assume when you say nobody is there the firm/office closed down?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The last documents I have are from September 2004 and the last known address was 1625 St. Rte 88 Minden NV 89423. We are trying to find a copy of a family trust. The heir has all the death certificates of the mom, dad, brother and the will and almost all the pages from the family trust except the 2 important ones.
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. Once the attorney passed, their files and cases should have been closed out and/or turned over and handled by another attorney. If you never received any notice of this, then you need to contact the Bar and speak with them and explain the situation, since they should have contact information in their system, about who stopped in and took over and where your documents can be located. Here is a number for you to use to contact them. (###) ###-####/p>

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Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 2 years ago.

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for your help but we have lost the deal. Take care.
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 2 years ago.

You are welcome. Please let me know if there is anything else, as I would be happy to respond. If not, please remember to rate my help at this time at the top of this page, prior to leaving, so I can receive the proper credit, for our time together. Thank you.