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Posted about 2 years ago.

Thank you for that very straight foward answer. I appreciate your directness and I do not give up easily and unwilling to accept a response from one individuals point of.view or advice. No matter what your area of expertise is, you do have the option of presenting your opinion along with others. I do appreciate your insite but I do believe if you review all the questions and responses, you will find different answers to this situation. But thanks for all the attention and specific details to my situation.

James P. Frederick
James P. Frederick, Probate Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted about 2 years ago.

You are welcome. I agree that SOME of the responses have said something *slightly* different. That is because NONE of us have all of the facts. So we are all speculating. The only way for you to truly find out if you have a case or not is to meet with an attorney and share all of your information. I think that, from what you have said, your situation seems pretty clear. But that answer could certainly change, if I had more facts. You owe it to yourself to meet with an attorney to get an answer for once or for all. You are not going to be entitled to rely on ANY of the answers here on Avvo, because we do not represent you and are only trying to offer helpful suggestions. Any qualified probate or estate planning attorney should be able to review your situation with you and quickly determine what your rights are, if any. I think the most important aspect of your case is the title to the assets. Good luck! (If you meet with an attorney and they tell you that I am wrong, please email me and let me know. For your sake, I would love to hear it).

James P. Frederick
James P. Frederick, Probate Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted about 2 years ago.

P.S. Attorney Rosemary Jane Meagher-Leonard's response is DEAD on, in my opinion. She is an outstanding probate attorney in your area and if anyone can help you, she would be my first choice. I would take her up on her offer and call her. She may not give you the answer you would like to hear, but she will tell it to you like it is, and then you can have some peace of mind at least, in knowing where you stand.