My brother and I live in the state of Georgia, we were not told 4 years ago of our mother's passing by our sister. Our

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Customer: My brother and I live in the state of Georgia, we were not told 4 years ago of our mother's passing by our sister. Our mother was very ill and had dementia and our sister was the caregiver. All these years our sister pretended to be speaking to our mother and giving her our messages. Simply what is the Iowa code that would give us the ability to take our sister into Probate Court because we were intentionally not told of our mother's passing and we just learned about the passing last week. I had read online but there was no legal reference stating the limitations would be extended if a party did not know of the passing.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: no we have not the estate would be worth only about 300k
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: We filed an elder abuse claim with the Iowa Polk County Attorney General but they said it was to old for them to look
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I would like the Iowa code and a case law so I can file a probate claim
Answered by DanLegal in 21 mins 7 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** will be the attorney assisting you today. I know your situation is complicated. Please be patient if I do not respond within a few minutes as I may be completing another customer’s answer before getting back to this one, or may not be in front of my computer. Is there any additional information you think might be helpful?

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If tomorrow Or later this week works better for you that it'll be fine by me. As I stated my father's an attorney and his best friend was the family attorney who wrote my grandmother's will. This is complicated due to the fact that my father is a very political figure in the state of Iowa as well.
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I am here to help. How can I help?

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We are looking for the Iowa code and case law islaw that would extend out the out the statue of limitations for iowa probate court to when some children were told of our mother's passing. We were not told of her passing
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Okay. What type of filing are you trying to file?

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Not being a attorney I was just going to open up a probate case to contest how the estate was dispersed to everyone except my brother and I. We were in the will they literally didn't tell us about our mother's passing and dispersed the assets around us
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DanLegal, Expert

Okay, that would be fraud and you would be able to file an action as soon as you found out about the fraud.

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What is the iowa code for fraud and please provide case law.
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DanLegal, Expert

Unfortunately we can not represent you through the website and do not provide legal research. Here is the probate code for your reference: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ico/chapter/633.pdf

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you went from a Fraud case then changed your mind to a Probate so you would not have to do any work.
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It would be fraud and it would be filed through probate. That is the exact process.

Customer
what are you telling the truth about, as you are well aware JustAnswer lawyers do give the legal code and case law. Other JustAnswer attorneys on other topics have given that to us before you are the first not to give us the legal codes applicable. Now you have changed your answer from District Court to Probate Court, as we have asked from the beginning of JustAnswer we need the Iowa or Georgia Code and case law.
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DanLegal, Expert

It has always been probate court. It is fraud based on the estate. An estate is done in probate court. That is the process, that is the code, those are your steps.

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I'm happy to hear I was able to answer your question. If you would like to ask me another question in the future, you can add me as a favorite Expert. You'll have the option to do that on your "My Questions" page if you choose to rate our interaction.

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lol I already had downloaded all the codes, you are soooo lazy and anti-nonattorney, you need a new profession.
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Good luck. Happy to help you.

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