New York, NY asked in Uncategorized for New York

Q: How can I find out details about the estate of my late aunts?

My father had 2 sisters and a brother. He died 20 years ago. One of my aunts died in 2010 and the other in 2017. An estate lawyer contacted me a while ago to ask me to sign waivers and other documents.

Last time I was contacted by the same law firm was in 2018, asking me again to sign documents. I asked that person what it was about and if she could share more details with me. She didn’t answer so I didn’t sign the documents.

I contacted the law firm yesterday to get some information about the estate of that side of my family and here the answer I received: ‘We contacted William M. (my uncle) last August and were told the estate was all settled. You should contact him with any questions about the estate.’

I don’t have any contact with my estranged uncle. My question is how can I find out if there is some money to be divided among my relatives (I have a sister and 3 brothers).

I’m not familiar with such situation and don’t know if this sounds wrong.

Can you please help me? Thanks

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This is something that the probate/estate planning attorneys here would know about - but your post remains open for three days. Not every post is ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting and adding Probate and Estate Planning as categories instead of only posting only under Uncategorized. Given the complexity of your question, it might be difficult for an attorney to offer a quick response. You could repost and see what happens, or your could reach out to Probate/Estate Planning attorneys to discuss. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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