San Pedro, CA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for California

Q: My dad died today i am his only child and he was unmarried he had no will my his half sister is trying to take over

She says he had nothing i know shes not being honest he has a brand new car he paid for in cash she has his bank card and thy lived together so she has access to everything i do not what do i do please help me

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Sally Bergman
Sally Bergman
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Mateo, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As his only child, only you have the right to receive any of his assets that were titled in his name alone. Unfortunately, if his half-sister is not providing you with any information, you will likely need an attorney to assist. you. You should be aware that from any of his assets you may receive, you will likely have to take care of any of his outstanding debts.

Patricia Ann Simmons
Patricia Ann Simmons
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: First, condolences on your loss.

If he had no other children or a spouse, you are his sole next of kin. You should retain an attorney immediately to protect your rights and interest in this matter.

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