Q: I live in N.C. & my father just passed away. He was never married & I'm the only child ,I'm 20 years old !
My father's brother has taken all his personal property & ect. What are my rights & steps I need to take! He also owened a store but his family didn't speak to me .how can I find info
A: You need to file to be appointed as Administrator or Executor of your father's estate at the Clerk of Court's office in the county in which your father lived at his death. That will give you the ability to recover property taken from the estate, and the authority to gather, preserve, and distribute his remaining assets.
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