Cincinnati, OH asked in Estate Planning and Civil Litigation for Ohio

Q: What's the statute of limitations on retrieving a loved ones belongings given away by a significant other?

In 92 my dad got sick at another woman's home he had been cheating on his girlfriend with. His girlfriend in anger gave away or sold the things he treasured most. At the time I didn't know she had no right to give them away or sell them. The items were a 57 Cadillac eldorado convertible and a Gibson Les Paul guitar. I've always known both were very valuable not only to him but in monetary value. The guitar maybe valued as high as $60,000 and the car anywhere from $20,000-100,000. With her not having a right to do this, do I have a right as his daughter to track the things down and retrieve them if possible? My dad died in April 93.

1 Lawyer Answer
Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: In theory...maybe. Practically speaking, this is going to be very difficult to do. You'll want a lawyer on this.

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