So my father passed away in late november. HIs caretaker/ president of his company did not inform me of this. I found out from a condolence letter sent from his bank. I have wills set in my name from him. Only this woman has taken over his company for the past four years. We could never visit him without her presence. Hlaf the time she would do all the talking for him. We also heard that she left him/ abandoned him when he did not do what she wanted. She now has control of all his assets. What can we do? We didnt even recive a ceremony letter for his funeral or anything. When my daughter called on December 11 they did not even tell her he had passed but rather said he wasnt in at the moment and would take a message.
4 Answers from Attorneys
You should probably probate the will.
Not only probate the will, but contemplate obtaining assistance of probate litigation counsel, as I can see some litigation coming in this matter; you may even have to consider filing a complaint with the District Attorney for embezzlement or fraud for misappropriation of assets.
There is no question but that you need to immediately hire an attorney to protect whatever interests you have in the estate. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to straighten this out and collect whatever is rightfully yours.
You should get local counsel to probate the will and proceed to Marshall assets belonging to your father. Let me know if you would like to discuss.