my father died 2 years before he died at 86 years old my niece showed up after being gone for 20 years. She had herself put on the will and now owns have the estate. The attorney for the estate is selling off part of the property to collect his money. Is this legal
Answered on: 5/10/12, 7:36 am by John Heffernan
Unless someone challenged the will, you're out of luck. If you believed the neice had exerted undue influence over him, or that he was incompetent to execute a will, it was up to you to bring a challenge in the probate court. If nobody did that, too bad. If the estate had bills (including the lawyer's bill) and assets had to be sold to pay the bills, so be it.
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