Q: Guardianship of a minor and estate if one parent died, and the other lived I can't see the whole case? Court has no info
My dad died when I was a month old. His wife, my mom lived. In the county court there is no information at all except guardianship of a minor and estate but that is all it says. He was the incorporator and he started a business that is extremely successful today and ran by my mom's family. My name was changed shortly after my dad died. It doesn't even have the guardians name, no attorneys, no date. I truly feel like something was taken from me and by changing my name, they could avoid it. I also think someone has been using my original name. My dad died in 1981 and it says his probate case wasn't closed until March 2011. Why in the world would it be that long? I absolutely cannot find an obituary for him anywhere whatsoever nor can I find anything about his auto accident. I have seen his gravesite but there is something that is just not right. I desperately need help. I know this is not right at all.
A: You need to talk to a local attorney for help. I recommend Trent Stover in Sidney, OH.
Todd B. Kotler agrees with this answer
A: I agree with my colleague. These facts tell us very little. Further, the statute of limitations for any remedy you might have had have likely expired, if the estate closed 12 years ago. You really do need to invest in the time of an attorney who can review the docket. It is likely that most of the assets went to your mom as the surviving spouse and that other funds were used between 1981-1999 to supplement your upbringing. The corporation could have had minimal assets after your father's death. There are just too many unknowns. Contact the attorney my colleague suggested.
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