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By: Scott Grossman on September 22nd, 2016

When you don’t get your inheritance do something about it NOW!

Be proactive so you can get your inheritance

Recently I have been getting a bunch of calls from people who didn’t get their inheritances… over a decade ago.  Maybe it’s the time of the year.  Thanksgiving is around the corner and New Years Day is on the horizon.  People want a sense of closure and their missing inheritance is on their minds. Taking charge as soon as possible is the best way to ensure you get your inheritance.

It’s perfectly understandable to believe it when a family member is in charge of the probate or trust tells you the money won’t be coming for a long time or that the money is going to someone else.  It makes sense you don’t want to create waves in the family.  It’s okay to shrug your shoulders saying you didn’t want anything anyhow.  If you are willing to accept any of these situations that’s fine.  But don’t let it go for years and years and years and then decide to look into your situation.

The most perfect case in the world isn’t worth a thing if you let it go too long.  California, like every other state, has statutes of limitation.  These statutes set time limits on when you sue.  Make no mistake about it, probate litigation, will contests, and trust litigation are all lawsuits.  You may have as little as 120 days to file suit.  You may have 4 years or longer.  There is no benefit to waiting to find out if you have a case.

If you haven’t gotten the inheritance you believe you are supposed to receive then look into it NOW!  Waiting too long can cause you to lose a case you would otherwise win.