Q: I want half of my dead fathers estate
Father died 3 years ago and left no will his only legal heirs are me and my younger brother; said younger brother decided to make himself executor of the estate. He went to court over the property and won; a quit claim deed was signed over to him and him alone. Is it possible to get half of our fathers estate since I am his legal biological child as well? or is it impossible since the quit claim deed has already been signed over to him?
A: You would need to talk to a probate attorney and have them review the court documents that you have. You state that "he went to court and won". If the judge already decided that all of the property should go to your brother it may be too late. However, that makes no sense. If a probate was filed and there was no will, I don't see the Judge awarding the property to your brother and not to both of you. Who signed the quit claim deed? If your Dad signed the quit claim deed before he passed then no probate would be necessary. Not enough information - call a probate attorney.
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