This is very unfortunate and there is something really wrong about your father's attorney driving his car. I would consult with a probate attorney. If the attorney can help you, he or she may be willing to get paid from the estate. The attorney can also help you find out more about the lawsuit and your father's assets. Best wishes.
The lawyer who drafts the will may or may not end up representing the estate in probate. The lawyer would not represent the beneficiaries, only the executor. The executor handles the administration of the will, which is technical and benefits from the expertise of counsel. It may not be mandatory for the executor to hire counsel, but it's highly recommended.
I agree with attorney Frederick. Usually a will will indicate whether children receive an inheritance per capita or per stirpes. Per capita means the living children inherit, while per stirpes leans the children inherit through representation. If a child dies but leaves heirs, those heirs inherit their parent's portion of the inheritance. It is up to the personal representative to reflect your parent's wishes as expressed in the will. Good luck.
You want to consult with a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. You can use the Find A Lawyer feature on this website. Act quickly as it appears that your time to file a lawsuit is about to expire.
You need to sit down with a qualified business attorney, as well as an accountant to answer these questions. The answers will be specifically tailored to your needs. Avvo provides general information but not the detailed advice you need to proceed. Good luck.
Yes you can, but as Attorney Dupler pointed out, it is worth having an attorney prepare the deeds to make sure they are done correctly. You should also consult with an estate planning attorney to discuss your concerns as it may not be necessary to quit claim the property at all to achieve your estate planning goals.