Q: My uncle passed away without a will. AllNieces and nephews except one who cannot be found agreed to give home and
Property to his brother my father. That was 5 years ago. The house is just sitting there. Is there anything we can do without finding the one person?
A: Yes. There are a lot of other factors at play, however. Was the Uncle married? If not, did the Uncle have only separate property? No children? If the uncle's siblings are the only heirs, they may be able to take the property via succession - depends upon solvency of the estate, but a hearing can be had, if all other, located heirs are in agreement. Otherwise, a curator may need to be appointed. Addressing these factors with counsel well versed in probate will assist in your obtaining a more precise recommendation to proceed.
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