What can I do if 3 years ago my grandmother died and left me everything in her Will but my aunt took everything that was left to me?

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What can I do if 3 years ago my grandmother died and left me everything in her Will but my aunt took everything that was left to me?

At the time I was homeless in another state. Is it to late to do anything about it now that I am back on my feet?

Asked on October 7, 2015 under Estate Planning, North Carolina

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Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

the statute of limitations in north carolina for conversion is 3 years, so you are right on the line.  if it has been a little less than 3 years, you should bring a civil lawsuit for conversion against your aunt immediately.  if it has been a little more than 3 years, you may still have a case if you did not learn about the theft until later.  see an attorney.


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