Roxbury, MA asked in Probate and Estate Planning for Massachusetts

Q: How do I know if my recently deceased father left me moneys or property's? Neither his wife or daughter wont discuss it

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Assuming the decedent was a Massachusetts resident for this response- this would seem to be an easy question, but oddly it is not. As the child of the deceased you would need to be notified whether there is a Probate Petition filed regardless of whether there is no Will or If there is a Will and the estate is large enough, i.e., over $25,000. Was there real estate? If so a Registry of Deeds check/search for the current Deed showing title will be needed to see whether the real estate is part of he probate estate.

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