Gainesville, FL asked in Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for North Carolina

Q: How can we get access to a deceased brother's (owned by him) mobile home on someone else's land (ex-inlaw relatives)?

I live in FL; brother died in NC. I'm unable to travel. Brother owned mobile home which sits on property he rented ($100 mo.) from niece of ex-mother-in-law. She and husband have denied access to road they own leading to brother's home. Friend of brother needs to access mobile home to find brother's will. At present, brother died intestate. Clerk of Court in NC requiring us to name administrator. I have signed papers to assign to same good friend in NC; so has brother's niece. Other niece and nephew refuse to cooperate and want nothing to do with the whole thing. Will not sign the forms. In meantime, property owner has put chain across access road and posted a sign (contents unknown). Brother owned cars; trucks; motorcycles; computers; electronics; fire arms. For a month, we have been in stasis trying to get cooperation from niece/nephew while heaven knows what is going on w/brother's property. Sheriff's office will not help. I'm 70/disabled.

Advice/help?

1 Lawyer Answer

Andy Wayne Williamson

Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL

A: You need to post your question under the North Carolina section of Justia, as the property is located there.

Good Luck,

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