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Q: My dad passed away in 2005 and he left when I was born so I had never met him no clue if there was a will or not and I

Noticed that in his obituary it had listed 3 children which are three sisters I never knew about and not me not sure what to do.

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

A: Hello,

I am not sure about your question. What is it that you want to do? If you have an interest in trying to collect from your Dad' s estate, you would first need to see if a probate action was filed. I would look in the district where your Dad last resided. It would be an uphill battle to recover anything though as it has been so long.

Normally, claims against the estate expire 1 year after date of death of the decedent there are some exceptions, but first I advise sleuthing and discovering if your dad had substantial assets at the time of his death to make it worth your time.

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