If one of your family members recently died and you are trying to find out what assets he or she held, you may discover how difficult it is to determine a deceased person’s assets. You will most likely need to enlist the help of a Southern California estate lawyer who can conduct investigations. Probate attorney Phillip Lemmons APC explains more about this in this video.
Trying to find out what assets a deceased person has can be difficult. Sometimes the common sense approach is used first, which includes looking through records and incoming mail to determine what accounts the person had. However, there could be challenges if someone else is living in the house and is not being forthright with this information. If this occurs, a skilled probate attorney can file an action in court to remove a trustee or ask a court to appoint a different administrator of the estate because there are fraud concerns or a person is withholding information. Orange County estate lawyer Phillip Lemmons will even hire a private investigator, conduct asset searches, and submit subpoenas to banks where information is believed to be in order to find a decedent’s assets. If you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Southern California probate attorney, contact Phillip Lemmons APC at (800) 840-1998, or visit www.thelegacylawyers.com to email him. On the website you can also view articles, frequently asked questions and free books and resources that may help you during this situation.