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My drug-addicted brother appointed himself Executor of my father’s estate and Stole All bank accounts and Anything of Value! There are Insurance Policies that were never cashed in 9 years! Help! There are 12 Grandchildren We would like to receive portions of Policies! We don’t even know what he had! Can you help?
You need to gather all the facts, documents and other evidence that you have and take it to a probate lawyer for review. Your brother could not have appointed himself executor. Only your father could have done that. Sounds like fraud was committed, but a lawyer will need to help you sort it out.
How can I find two disinterested persons to witness my will? I am retired, no co-workers to ask. Everyone I know is related to my husband, who I am divorcing, which is why I need to re-write my will.
If you are using an attorney to draft your will (which is recommended), the attorney and the attorney’s assistant can serve as witnesses.
How do I get a letter of authority? My dad died in California in 1994 and nothing went through probate because there was no estate. I just discovered that he had approximately $500 worth of stock that the state of Ohio is holding. They say that I need a letter of authority to claim it. I have no idea how to get one. Can you help me?
I would try a small estate affidavit. You can get the form online, but it would probably work better with an attorney.