Before my mom passed away she wanted me to have the trailer but my brother told her that wasn't going to happen. So when she passed away it was sold in the money with split up between the kids and grandkids. He handed us a handwritten will which I know his wife wrote it but he said that my mom wrote it which I know is not true is there anything that I can do about it. Plus my mom had a life insurance policy. no paperwork on it. My mom had a banking account no paperwork on it either. Didn't prove what she had. Just split the money up. He said that's what she had.
The piece of paper is not legally effective as a Will until it is admitted to probate. If you think you have been cheated out of money and property to which you are entitled, then hire a probate attorney and file an application to determine your mother's heirs and seek to be appointed administrator of your mother's estate, which would allow you to seek to recover the property belonging to your mother's estate.
You bring up several different issues with only your allegations of something improper having been perpetrated. If you want to spend the money on an attorney to pursue the claim, it is certainly your choice. I would not recommend you do so, based on what you have written.
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