San Francisco, CA asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Constitutional Law and Probate for California

Q: Can my grandparents estates be stop and challenge because of wrongful people failed to seperate the property

More then five years ago my grandparents left behind estate and trust to me years ago but I never recieved anything who every had authority to past the assets down never followed the law and furthermore they still hold the property and trust until this day not flowing through on my grand father wishes these people have taken everything and disregarded any wishes that my grandparents desired. Can I file petition in the courts and stop this and have the estate and the trust account rightfully put in my name due to there neglagence of the law and not properly transfering the estate rightfully to true beneficuary me and have them taken off because of there wrongful actions by law

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David L. Crockett
David L. Crockett
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sorry to hear about your situation. The simple answer to your question is "yes". A court petition (lawsuit) can and should be filed as soon as possible before the assets are gone and dissapated. You need to have a lawyer review the entire situation and see what papers have been filed in the court system and in the county land records as things may have been done without you being notified.

Please refer to my blog article on trust distributions which you may find helpful. https://www.orangecountyestateplanninglawyer-blog.com/2018/04/trust-distributions-when-do-i-get-my-money/

Also, there are other articles on my blog and website describing trust administration and what should have been done when your grandparents were both gone.

David L. Crockett, attorney/CPA/broker/Martindale Hubble AV preeminent rating

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