My husbands grandma favored him and then our son in her will. She got dementia and husbands uncles family took her. Didn't allow us to visit. My son spent every weekend and summer with her for 12 years. They sold her house and bought a bar. The house was to go to my son. Substantial cash to be inherited to my husband and son also. Two years later, we are still begging to visit. Then saw grave with date of death. Died in 2014. We found out in 2016. No probate done, no will read. Nothing to us. No service for her even tho she prepaid it. How do we go about doing it the way she wanted, inheritance-wise. Or if they spent it all on her care, how to make them prove it? What could happen to them? Jail? Fines? We think they are still claiming her soc sec and pensions also.
If something was filed in probate court, then it was likely filed in the county she was last residing. You may want to call the clerk of the court in the county she was last residing to see if there is a probate case there. There should be records in the register of deeds as to who her house was transferred to and when. They may have been an attorney involved in the transfer. If the family won't give you information, these would be two places to start.
Although I am an attorney practicing law in Nebraska, the answer I provide is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney who will discuss with you the specific facts of your case.
There are a number of issues here with no easy answers. I strongly recommend that you consult with an experienced probate attorney who can review all of the facts and advise you on your options. You will want to provide him/her with any evidence you have that your husband's grandmother had a will, at least at one time.
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