If my father-in-law told me before he died that he had gifted me some money, how do I find out about it?

He did not say how much more. My brother-in-law is executor of the estate but will not discuss the matter with me even though he knows about the gift. What is the best way to move forward?

Asked on October 18, 2014 under Estate Planning, Washington


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  If the gift was listed in the Will then you are entitled to receive it.  ANd you should have gotten a copy of the Will. If you did not then go and get a copy from the Probate Court.  If it was a gift with out memorialization then that could be an issue after death.  Good luck.

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