My dad had a Vanguard account worth approx. $60K which along with a condo was to be split 50/50 between myself and brother. Now we only get the condo and she(aunt/executor/dads sister) claims the vanguard as hers.. My fathers signature was also forged on the actual will,by her. Witnesses being her sister and sisters husband(our other aunt/uncle).Is there any way to make this right?
You can object to your aunt's appointment as executor based on alleged impropriety. I suggest you name an independent professional trustee as a potential executor (rather than yourself or your brother). When the executor is appointed she can request a signature expertise to see if any documents, including the Will and/or Vanguard beneficiary designation form has been in fact forged.
You will be much better of if you hire a probate attorney to represent you in this uphill battle.
There is a possible way to make it right, but you're going to have to probably retain an attorney to file a will contest to challenge the will and to possibly file an action to challenge the change of beneficiary. My information can be obtained at the linke below
The best way to deal with is to retain a lawyer and contest the Will. You may need an expert to prove the signature!
Object to appointment of aunt as executor before she is appointed. Retain probate litigation counsel to contest signature on will. Review all facts with probate litigation counsel immediately and before aunt is appointed or commits any further breaches.
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