Chino Hills, CA asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for California

Q: House doesn't legally belong to decendant.My former Attny said I could NOT oppose or object to the probate & now I'm Adm

Probate was started by "next of kin". House is the only thing in estate but decendant is not legal owner. There's title fraud change here. When I found out all this I got attorney to help me. I wanted to let court know this is wrong and I'm against this probate. My attorney told me yes he can help and later told me I cannot object to probate and the best move was to petition for Letters of Administrator so that I can have more control. To me this feels like such a contradiction to what I wanted. Now I have no attorney bcuz I believe he was misleading me. I am faced with having to finish the probate but have no idea exactly how. Judge wants status or distribution or something and I'm clueless. I know "next of kin" is not entitled to house that really belongs to someone else. I filed Rejection to Health Services claim & yesterday they called me saying they will sue me. I'm so confused. Can an honest attorney pls help :(

1 Lawyer Answer

Richard Samuel Price

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

A: This is beyond what you can do on your own. You need to hire an attorney to help you. Call a local probate attorney to assist you, or contact your local bar association for a referral to a probate attorney.

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