Q: House is in probate; other siblings have signed their share to me, except one...
One sibling verbally states they want nothing to do with the house but refuses to sign anything, has blocked me from messenger and Facebook and hangs the phone up when called by current lawyer. Unable to get answers from current lawyer, house has been in probate since 2018 and was sold 1 year ago.
Is there a legal form in Florida that can be filled with the courts stating refusal or attempt to contact with no success so this probate can be closed?
A: You can try to get them to sign a waiver by mailing it to them, if they are and continue to be unresponsive, then petition the court for discharge and closure of the estate and pursue petitioning the court at the same time or advance to deposit their share into the court registry.
You’re probably better off hiring your own attorney with probate litigation experience.
Was the house sold & closed?
Was the proceeds deposited in an Estate account?
What written communication was sent to your sibling?
Any petitions filed and pending?
Any Court hearings pending?
Testate or Intestate estate?
Are you the Personal Representative?
Is this a Florida probate & what county?
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