Wentzville, MO asked in Estate Planning for Missouri

Q: how do I help my minor child recieve his fathers inheritance as his legal guardian?? He had no will and he owned a house

My childs grandmother (fathers mom) is trying to get me to sign it over to her so she can pay her personal debts. Do I need a lawyer or does probate court handle itself??

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Jennifer Sheila Kornblum

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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: You will need to go through probate as guardian of your son. The father's estate should not be used to pay his mother's personal debts. You should hire an attorney who will agree to be paid out of the estate.

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