Chatsworth, CA asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Federal Crimes and Probate for California

Q: Los Angeles probate case, I hired lawyer because I want to Object/ file 850.Lawyer never filed 850 but said he did....

I trusted my attorney was doing what I wanted. I brought him my paperwork and he agreed with me that i should object to probate and excluded my property from the estate. I even paid him $5000 to file. He told me it'll be a long process its been 2yrs now and I just found out my attorney never filed 850 or let court know i oppose. Instead I am Administrator of the Estate and petitioner to 50%! Thats not wat I wanted. Also i see he ask court to release money to me that was held and they sent it to his office 8months ago but he never told me. I see judge been asking for proof of deposit over and over since 8months ago! My attorney has not responded to judge HOW can this be? But I'm still ADMINISTRATOR and court just keeps getting continued! Why?

1 Lawyer Answer

Richard Samuel Price

Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Redlands, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I'm sorry that you are going through this. You should have a sit-down discussion with your attorney to understand what has happened. If you don't get satisfactory answers, you can switch attorneys.

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