where should I retain an attorney Ohio or Pa ?

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where should I retain an attorney Ohio or Pa ?

I live in Ohio ,my father passed away. My stepmother has been distance. She has kept me from my father even up to he died even the funeral arraignments. I have been advised by an attorney in Ohio that I entitiled to half of my father’s estate. She hasn’t been taking my calls or even keeping

in touch with me.

Asked on November 9, 2018 under Estate Planning, Ohio

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss. Thre are a few things that spark my attention here in your question, one being that I think you feel that your Father was in some way unduly influenced by your step mother.  If that is the case then you need to speak with someone about that after you figure out what is going on with his estate.  An Estate proceeding is a public record so you can take a look at the probate file in court and that is where you need to start.  You need to see if there was a Will or if there is an intestacy proceeding filed (if he died without a Will) and what it says.  Intestacy would mean the statute in Ohio will decide who gets what from your Father's separate property.  Any property held with his wife went to her at the time of his death.  Seek legal help.  Good luck.


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