Concord, CA asked in Family Law, Probate and Small Claims for California

Q: My mother passed away and her same sex domestic partner is avoiding me. She has presented no will. What can I do?

She has started packing to move and time is limited. How do I get some of my mother's things before they are moved to another state and unobtainable?

2 Lawyer Answers
Maxwell A. Hills
Maxwell A. Hills
Answered
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is a question to post in the Trusts and Estates/Probate Section. While it involves some Crossover Family Law issues, the other forum members will be better equipped to answer you question. This may be time sensitive and you should seek counsel forthwith.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in California

A: Are they registered domestic partners? You may be able to initiate a probate action in court asap to claim your rightful share of any will or trust, or under statutory intestacy laws. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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