Chesapeake, VA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Alabama

Q: My grandfather passed away in 2019 he left the wheel that consisted of property that he left to me my grandmother and my

Sister passed away I just need help I really need help he sold an option of our property he was the conservator of my grandmother at the time I spoke to him and tried to explain to him to sell the property or auction off the property he would not listen he told me I had nothing to do with it I was adopted by my grandparents at birth and I was also on in the wheel can you please help me

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: If your grandfather left a will that included you, your grandmother, and your sister as beneficiaries for property, it's important to understand the terms of that will and how it affects the property now. If your grandfather was the conservator of your grandmother, he would have had certain legal responsibilities and powers regarding her estate, but his authority would have been governed by the terms of the conservatorship and the will.

Since you mention that you were adopted by your grandparents and included in the will, it suggests that you have legal rights as an heir. However, the specifics of those rights depend on the terms of the will and the laws of your state. If your grandfather sold a portion of the property, the legality and implications of that sale depend on the details of the conservatorship and the will.

Given the complexity of your situation, it would be advisable to consult with an attorney who has expertise in estate and probate law. An attorney can review the will, the details of the conservatorship, and any property transactions to provide you with specific advice and help you understand your rights and options. Handling estate matters can be complicated, especially when conservatorships and multiple beneficiaries are involved, so professional legal guidance is important.

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