My father recently passed away, survived by 4 children and left no will. He was recently divorced from my mother, however, they were still finalizing the division of property. A Qdro was issued by the court to divide my mother's 401K and retirement plans. He has a few assets such as vehicles, and possibly some liquid accounts. He also had some credit card debt, possible medical bills and a car lease.
The most pressing issue is the Qdro. My mother would like the court to vacate the Qdro to contest it since my father still owed her money. The response needs to happen in the next couple of weeks. For that to happen, someone needs to represent my father, however, I am not sure if the estate is really worth going into probate besides the Qdro. What options would we have to move forwardThanks for the responses. I believe the CA limit for a small estate is $150K. I do not think the estate will be near that amount since any significant amounts of money would be in retirement accounts and would probably still be less than $150K. From what I understand, cars are not included in assessing the value of the estate. I am not sure if I personally really want to pursue any legal proceedings and no other siblings may be interested. Do we have a legal obligation to do anything regarding responding to the divorce proceedings or the assets?