Q: By me signing probate papers does that give up my right to my fathers portion of the house?
My dad passed away I am his only child and have 3 kids. My dad left no will and was living in a house that was left in a trust to him and my aunts equally by my grandma. They want to sell the house. That’s fine. They wanted me to sign probate papers and I won’t because I can’t get a lawyer to explain them to me. By me signing probate papers does that give up my rights to being my fathers heir?
A: Unfortunately, no lawyer can help you without reading the paper you have been asked to sign. If it is a release, then that's one thing. If it's a Notice to Beneficiaries, that's something completely different. Plus, each document contains different language, so we would have to read your specific document to be able to advise you. Imagine if I asked you to tell me if the book in my hands is a good book, but I won't tell you its title or what topics it covers. We'd have to guess and you definitely don't want us to do that! Sorry!
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