Can criminal charges be brought against a stepdaughter who has gotten my father’s entire estate put in her name prior to his death?

Asked on December 1, 2011 under Estate Planning, South Carolina


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given the right circumstances a criminal investigation concerning the step-daughter that you have written about be initiated where a report is passed to the district attorney's office where possible criminal charges could be filed. However whether this happens is an unknown at this time.

If you have a concern about what the step-daughter may have done to get assets of your father placed in her name before your father's passing, I suggest that you consult with a Wills and trust attorney over the circumstances as to what you write about and take guidance from him or her as to how to proceed further about your concerns.

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