If you suspect estate fraud, take immediate action.
There are many different types of estate fraud. Here are just a couple scenarios:
- Your sister uses her authority as agent of your mother’s power of attorney to take money from your mother’s bank account for her personal benefit;
- Your disinherited brother destroys your deceased parent’s will to force the estate into intestate succession where he’d get an equal share of the assets;
- A close family friend uses undue influence to get your infirm father to change the beneficiary designation on his brokerage account to the friend’s benefit;
- The trustee of your parent’s trust keeps making up excuses for long administration delays while he spends trust funds on himself.
If you suspect someone may be committing estate fraud, contact us right away. It is very difficult to recover money once it’s gone, but we could take immediate action to stop the financial drain. We could also ask the court to have the perpetrator repay anything that was taken from his share of the estate.