Whatt o do if recently my great uncle passed away leaving a large amount of money behind, however he did not leave a Will?

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Whatt o do if recently my great uncle passed away leaving a large amount of money behind, however he did not leave a Will?

His sister (my great aunt) is listed as his medical power of attorney. However, she has not allowed my grandma or any other family members access his bank accounts. She claims she already went to court.

Asked on December 9, 2012 under Estate Planning, Texas

Answers:

Victor Waid / Law Office of Victor Waid

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Question, is your grandma a child of your great uncle? If so, then she would have a claim on your great uncle assets. His sister medical power of attorney died when your great uncle died. If there was no will, then his assets would go first to his children, if any, then to the grand children; if your grandma was a child of your great uncle then she was entitled to inherit. You need to obtain probate litigation counsel to represent your grandma right away.


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