Asheville, NC asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina

Q: How can I find out if I am the beneficiary of any lost wills or inheritance from family members who have passed

I was told that they was once told that my dad or his dad had left me something in will but was never contacted also I believe I may of been beneficiary of inheritance but believe it was kept from me and possibly taken, how can I find out when I have little information to go on..?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN

A: If your Father died without a Will being Probated and owning land, then you as an heir had some interest. But taxes have to be paid, as well as notes, and if not, the land is lost. Check in your Father's County to see if there was a Probate proceeding, and the property tax records.

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