my father excluded me, his biological daughter, as well as my children, in his will. He also named my mother's daughter from a previous relationship in his will and he stated that she was his daughter, which she is not. He never adopted her. She was named in his will as a recipient. I was very close with my father throughout my life and I am baffled as to why he would completely exclude me and my children? My father was very sick, showing signs of heart failure just days before he filed his will. This leads me to believe he wasn't in sound mind when he filed his will. He had a massive heart attack in the wee hours of the morning and was rushed to the hospital the day after he filed his will. My father always told me he would make sure my children and I were taken care of if he ever died.My father died end of April 2014. Will was filed end of June. Probate inventory was already submitted a few weeks ago.
You should call several probate attorneys in the county where your dad died who provide free consultations and look into filing a will contest right away. A probate action is meant to settle all claims against an estate. If you don't make your claim in time you may not be able to make it later. By talking to several lawyers you should be able to get a good idea what is involved, the costs and who is available to help you.
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