Houston, TX asked in Real Estate Law, Probate and Small Claims for Texas

Q: My dad passed away 12-26-22 Me and my sisters are co- executives now and my dad had will stating me and her 50/50

My question is I guess would be the ex girlfriend took everything out of house and vandalized his house they went as far as taking plug in the walls and cut and took wires and copper. They took ac unit and the central ac unit inside cleaned out the barn and garage. In the will it stated that she is not to receive anything from his estate. We lost and spent a lot of money on trying to get her evicted. Shes pissed also cause she did not know he passed due to her not even calling us checking up on his illness and my dad had a lot of abuse through her and daughter and son in law. I had cops meet me over there. And 3 X or more . Every time they came

No luck and we even had his house already I. Our name and received the title. Went through probate and did all the paper work was needed

Cops seen our paper work and said shouldn’t be a problem but she was not going to let me In and she took all his personal stuff we have NOTHING of my dads. She took all his clothes appliances

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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: You have been wronged, for certain, and for most wrongs there is a remedy. The remedy in this case is the executors of your dad's estate can sue the girlfriend for theft and conversion. You can require her to either return the stolen items or pay the estate for the value of them. The problem with this remedy, however, is it will cost you money in attorney fees and other costs and you might not recover anything because the stolen items are long gone and so is the girlfriend, and even if you obtain a judgment against her, the chances are good that it will be uncollectible. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't like seeing anyone throw good money after bad. So before you launch in that direction, be sure to analyze the odds of you actually recovering anything.

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