My boss passed away and I have had his ice cream truck sitting in the driveway of the property I rent since January. I would like to keep the truck and make a legitimate business out of it(as was intended before he passed), but the lawyers that are handling his assets will not answer any of my questions. I'm mostly afraid that they will come and wrongfully take the truck from me.
the problem is that there aren't any papers for the truck; so we don't know exactly who owns it. Does this change the answer at all? All we know is that my boss paid for the truck and was fixing it up for about a year before he passed.
Family Law Attorney
No, it doesn't automatically become yours after 60 days. Which means that, if someone acting on behalf of the estate comes and takes the truck, it's not necessarily wrongful at all.
If you had any actual claim to the truck, then you ought to contact a probate attorney to negotiate with the executor of the estate and secure your claim. But unless you actually have some reason to think it's yours besides 'it's been on my property' and 'we don't know for sure who owns it,' then it's a non-starter.
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No, it doesn't. The truck belongs to your boss' estate (or his business, if he had one)......not you.
Criminal Defense Attorney
No, there's no automatic 60 day rule.