My legally separated husband passed away May 2008. I am listed as spouse on death cert. I naivly thought intestate succession would prevail to our two adolescent children, for which I am their sole legal and sole physical guardian. Children and I receive annuities and SSI.
Everything that my ex owned at his death: card collection, 1967 Camaro, furniture, $8,000 in account, last employment check, 1984 Ford Bronco, motorcycle, new truck, and all Personal items were stolen by his Mother less than 24 hrs after his death. She said we would work it out later for the children, and naivly I believed her.
Well, his Mother still has everything and refuses to give children anything. Can I begin the probate process now, or are there statutes of limitations. My kids are so so sad.
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