Cincinnati, OH asked in Identity Theft and Probate for Ohio

Q: Are fiduciaries legally bound to informing the beneficiary/sol heir about everything pertaining to after a death

I'm almost positive that my inheritance was stolen along with a motorcycle and house by means of forgery/fraud since I was not present due to incarceration but I know that things don't add up at all with what he told me up until his death. Im positive a Harley title was forged out of my name because I was asked to sign power of attorney over by his girlfriend so she could get tags in her name and I refused because I didn't trust her. Hey for this year you never contacted me and told me about any of the proceedings or contents of the estate either and she wouldn't disclose the total amount of the policy when I asked and took off shortly after. it's not listed on the Probate Court , my mother told me that the bank foreclosed on the house which turned out to be false. the Auditors page shows that she received it through an affidavit for transfer of death which should have never happened being that they were divorced for yrs and she took out a loan over a year after his death then resold

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: Yes, your fiduciaries (ie your personal attorneys, accountants, stockbrokers, holders of your signed POAs) have a duty of full disclosure.

In a probate scenario, where you claim to be the sole beneficiary and other family members may have helped themselves, those other family members are adverse parties, not your fiduciaries.

If a personal representative of the estate was appointed by the court, you might go to that person to ask your questions. If their answers are unsatisfactory, you should hire your own attorney to determine your rights under the facts of your situation.

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