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Interesting...I would say that you should find out who the lawyer was that handled the estate issues and go after HIM AS WELL.

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Q: What to do when you discover the executor never told you that you were also named joint beneficiary with the executor to the same estate 14 years ago and is unwilling to give you a share?
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Can an adult child be an executor and a beneficiary?

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