Salt Lake City, UT asked in Probate for Utah

Q: My husband's mother died 30 years ago and whoever's is handling his inheritance there procrastinating on giving details.

They won't give him any details on how much it is or how long it's going to take them to get it to us. I mean 30 years, its been long enough can you help us what are the laws. They finally got ahold of him because of ottit

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Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: The first thing you should try to do is to get a hold of the estate docs. The Will and/or Trust. These documents will speak to your right to demand an accounting or other information. If they don't then you will be looking to the Utah Probate code or Utah Trust code to see if you have rights to demand the information.

You are entitled to an inventory of the estate if your husband is a beneficiary of an estate, if the trust doesn't say otherwise, then your husband is also entitled to an accounting as well as copies of the trust documents. I am sorry that it has take so long. You may need an attorney for them to take you seriously, but under the law they should treat you the same with or without one.

I hope this helps.


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