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my fathers girl friend says there is a will and all was left to her, but we have not seen the will?
Asked on June 20, 2009 under Estate Planning, California
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 13 years ago | Contributor
I think you need to get to an attorney as soon as possible, to take control of this situation. Probate law and procedure differs from one state to another, and I'm not a California lawyer. All of the facts are important, and you can find an attorney to give you reliable advice on what to do next in places like our website: http://attorneypages.com
Ordinarily, in a case like this in most states, you would want to get letters of administration, that made you the personal representative of your father's estate, and follow that up with a procedure to make the girl friend produce the will or forget about it. If she does come up with a will, you may be able to challenge its validity.
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