Q: Hello, my father recently passed away and he didn't have no will and I'm his only child. He has a estate and vehicles
My family has came to my fathers home and stole guns,harley's, ATV, gold coin collection and etc. What can I do? Help me Please... Monica
A: In Utah you would need to file a probate action, get yourself appointed as personal representative, and have yourself declared the sole heir of the estate. You would be best served by retaining an attorney that works in the estate probate area of law that is also near where your father's property is located.
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A: Hire a probate attorney to help you probate your father's estate. As executor you will then be able to take action against everyone who has stolen property from your father's estate, with the power of the court to back you up.
I agree with my colleagues. You will need to file a probate action with the Court where either your Dad lived or owned real estate. Get appointed as persona representative, and you will be able to recover the stolen assets taken by your family.
You will need to get a probate attorney to help you with this, and you will need to move quickly. In addition, while it is fresh you should write down an inventory of everything in the estate as well as everything that was taken and by whom.
I hope this helps.
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