My father was a pastor and the church purchased a vehicle fir him as a gift...my father recently passed before he could finalize his will but he left clear instructions of what he wished and that is what we are following. The church out the vehicle in my father and the church's name and he wanted my brother to have his truck but the church retrieved the vehicle and took it back...is that legal and what are the actions we can take against?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You'd have to determine if the car was a gift to him or a perk of his job. If it was a gift, he owned it and it goes to his heirs. If it was a perk, it still belongs to the church. Either way, since his name is on the title, the car would have to go through his succession. You need to open your father's succession.