we never located the father he disappear for over 20 years without paying child support till we was informed by American Embassy in UAE that he passed away he worked there all this time as engineer
and i am sure he was getting great pay as American Engineer working in that wealthy area in the world .
so i am wondering if there is away for me to get back some of my children money maybe he had real estate some where or big bank account or life insurance , is there any lawyer who are interested in taking such case ?i found out that he was in and out of the country he lived some time in Washington state and in Hawaii where we lived before our divorce . recently i found out lots of his employment information
You need to find out where his estate is being administered and file a claim against it.
The jurisdiction (at least in the U.S.A.) for handling the administration of decedent's estates is the state and county in which they resided when they died. You may want to hire a private investigator to find out where he lived. They can start with the information that you learned from the US Dept of State.
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You must probate his estate as a creditor claiming back child support. Where was his last state in which he had permanent residency? That is where his estate would need to be probated. As a person working overseas, his last place of residency would be the state here in the U.S. that he kept a permanent residency.
It is possible. Get a probate attorney ASAP to file a Petition for Probate and claim the assets on your child's behalf. Act quickly by using the Find a Lawyer tab and finding an attorney. Do not delay for the best result.
Yes. Unpaid CS is an obligation of deceased father's estate.
You may petition to probate the estate and file creditor's claim for value of unpaid CS.
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