Lake Charles, LA asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Banking for Louisiana

Q: there is a contractor who lied to everyone and said grandfather had no living relatives which made him administrator.

there is so much more and i do have proof its just finding a lawyer that will listen and take interest. this could turn into a huge case and ive been told poss. movie,,,lol. there is alot and these people have stolen, lied, bullied, and manipulate

3 Lawyer Answers
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Please understand that attorneys in this forum are not allowed to contact you, provide their contact information in a response, or in any way try to solicit your business or indicate their availability to help. You need to make the first contact. Click on "Find a Lawyer" above and search for a probate attorney in your area. Do not delay. There are time limits for challenging probate administrators.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If the grandfather is now deceased and this involves his estate, call a successions attorney.

Theodore David Vicknair Sr.
Theodore David Vicknair Sr.
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: I agree that you should call a succession attorney. The Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure has an ordering code article that gives preference to family members to be appointed in preference to others in order of degree. Your question makes it sound like the person appointed has no relation to the deceased, and this might be a problem for him if the deceased has relatives closer that want to be appointed. However, as stated by at least one other attorney below, there are time limits that will apply, and the longer you wait, the more damage may be done. Please approach a licensed attorney to file a Motion to Remove the Administrator, and demand an accounting as soon as you can.

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