I asked a question and I accidentally list the page.. Can you look up my name or do I write to you again? Calgary,

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Customer: I asked a question and I accidentally list the page. My name is***** you look up my name or do I write to you again?
JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Calgary, Alberta
JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?
Customer: Just my husband's dads will and my husband's death certificate
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Debra, Expert

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Debra, Expert

I am sorry for your loss.

Please let me know the basic facts and then your specific legal question.

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My husband passed away on Oct 28, 2019. My husband's father passed away on dec 14, 2017. In my father in laws will states my husband gets a 20 percent inheritance. Question: do I have to get a lawyer or do I just give my father in law, the death certificate?
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Oct 29
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Debra, Expert

Do you mean that your father-in-law's estate has not been wound up so your spouse never received his inheritance?

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Hi
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Then you should not have to hire your lawyer unless the executor for your father-in-law's estate is it honest. So yes provide them with a death certificate and only retain a lawyer if you feel you're not going to get that 20%. If that's the case then what you can do to find a lawyer is one of the following things.

You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.

The number is:

***-***-**** in Calgary

Or you can check on a site called lexpert. This is a legal directory of leading lawyers and law firms throughout Canada and is well-respected by the legal community.

Here's the link to their website:

http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/

Does that help as a starting point?

Customer
I believe leona, has just sold his father's house recently.
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Leona is Jim's (my hubbies) oldest sister.
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Customer attachment 9/18/2020 5:20:21 AM
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Debra, Expert

Then speak to Leona and ask what's going on.

Customer
I would but the siblings haven't talked since 2017.
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Debra, Expert

Well if you can't speak to her contact the estate lawyer and if you can't speak to the estate lawyer because Leonia hasn't said the lawyer should speak to you then it's time to get your own lawyer

Customer
I don't have money for a lawyer so I'm just going to send the lawyer who sent Jim his dad's will, a copy of Jim's death certificate.
Customer
Ok. I will. Thanks
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Debra, Expert

You are very welcome.

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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. If you have any follow-up questions, or need clarity on anything we went over today, please feel free to let me know-I am happy to help!

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