For more than 4 years our family has awaited the settlement of a relative decedant's estate,within the portion of uncontested, unclaimed accounts with the state treasury department. We have provided this attorney with information, have supported,have encouraged, have politely asked, and lately, prodded him to resolve this matter. We have all had to hire additonal attorneys to get him to do his job.
He has acted in a careless, ineffective and unknowledgeable manner.
He has not communicated adequately to any party involved, has not provided us with backup documentation, and used sorry excuses. He has raised more issues with his own credibility than one requires to cause serious doubt in his ability. He told a few of us "that we would have a hard time with getting our inheritance from the State Treasury dept, as they are using our money for other things". Every other laywer we have spoken to says this is impossible and a call to the state treasury dept. has confirmed this as well.
Furthermore we have questions about the probate system and the way it works. We have asked the judge to remove this attorney as fiduciary fully knowing he has shown up to probate hearings without records, or even a pen, while one benificiary has made her way from Maine to CT for these monthly hearings. We have asked for permission to speak with the state regarding all claims, to this date this attorney has not fullfilled this request while we require his permission.This attorney has called attention to himself in negative ways, raising issues of competency and trust.
We have been informed by our additional counsel that this simple matter regarding this estate could have been settled easily by any of us within an average 30 day period. The value of investmest opportunities we could have made on this money has been lost as well.