Q: Can I claim Unclaimed "properties" as a grandchild if the legal representative (executor/administrator) can't be reached
According to the State my deceased grandmother has unclaimed "property" and the then executor/administrator has not been able to be reached after about a year of attempts. I'm guessing the "property" is nearing the time the state can claim it and take it (I'd hate to see it go to them). I don't know if I was in the will or not but the other party that's known to have been on the will that was has no interest in going after it. I have requested a copy of the will from the courts. My grand mother passed away 14 years ago.
A: Heirs can submit claims, but it gets harder with more documentation needed the further along the 'chain' you go. The EASY way is for the PR to make the claim for the estate, but that would also probably require reopening the estate.
If you can't find the PR any more or they have become unresponsive, I'd file the claim with the State as an heir and see what they need. Even if you weren't in the will at the time of probate, if a lineal ancestor was who has now passed you may be able to make a claim. If you have questions once you get a response from the escheats people, seek out local legal representation as they will be able to provide fact specific advice that you really can't get in a public forum like this!
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