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Old 07-11-2014, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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You need to see a WI attorney who deals with inheritance issues. He or she will tell you if you have a case.

I think change of venue, if this goes to trial, is mainly done in the case of notorious criminal trials. I would not expect it to happen in your case, but that is a question for an attorney. Whom you need to see posthaste.

Good luck!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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I am not his SO and yes, I am over 18. Wish I could go back...lol. My father had a few houses and cars. He did have some land in another state but I think that was sold prior to his passing. The other assets are personal items.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Condolences on the loss of your dad.

Just out of pure curiosity, why do you think you are entitled to his assets instead of the woman he lived with for the last 25 years? (I am assuming that they were still together at the time of his death.)
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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The will was dated within 1 year of my father knowing this woman....I know my dad. That is just not the way he was. He was very protective of his belongings. I am asking because my siblings and I are wanting a few of his belongings that really did mean something to us and she is being very sketchy about things. Im not stating she is not entitled to anything but, these small items we are requesting mean nothing to her. I just want to know if I am entitled to those things and if I have any right. I would think that if she is the women she says she is, she would allow this. Within 4 hours of my fathers death she emptied bank accounts, called for VA benefits, etc. That just raised a red flag to me. She has already sold 2 of the 4 houses. I would just hate to see his belongings sold in an estate sale without the option of the children having them.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I sympathize and empathize.

Too late now, but your dad should have either gifted those items to you while he was alive or included them specifically in a written document, preferably a codicil to his will.

I'm assuming that you do not get along with his wife. You do need to see an estate attorney in the statevwhere he resided. That said, it's likely that you have no legal rights to any of his properyy, assets or personal effects. The wisest appriach might be to make nice with his wife.
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