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California Wrongful death

 
 
rr75070
 
Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2016 10:25 am
Long story short my father died and my relationship with my mother was not good as a result the past 15 years I was not able to communicate with my father. Now there is a wrongful death suite filed due to meso. The law firm that my mother retained had to search me down to add me to the case.
When a request to informally add me was made the defense declined and forced our attorneys to file a motion to officially add me to the case. My question is can the defense object to adding me to the case due to the strain on the relationship and the lack of my ability to see my father for 15 years?
 
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jan, 2016 11:27 pm
@rr75070,
No. You weren't disowned were you, or disinherited?
rr75070
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jan, 2016 12:05 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
I am not aware however how would I know for certain?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jan, 2016 08:05 am
@rr75070,
These are things that are on documents. Disownment would be a public record and disinheritment would be disclosed at the settlement of the estate.

Even if you were, there may still be standing for you to pursue a separate suit.

Its time to talk to someone inside the family who will speak plainly with you and to consult with an attorney.
rr75070
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jan, 2016 09:43 am
@bobsal u1553115,
You have been amazing with the information. I sent an email to the attny that is handling the PI/WD case asking if I was mentioned at all in the will or trust after that I hadn't heard anything back from them. I did sign an agreement with the attorney to be added to the case and to also represent me so I am under the impression they are legally bound to represent my interests also.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2016 06:09 pm
@rr75070,
Go ask that attorney if in fact he's done anything, and if he considers himself attorney of record for your case. Get a complete understanding of what he proposes and what his remuneration is. Have you signed any sort of letter of intent for him to represent you on matters arising from your father's death and his estate and class action law-suit?

You need to be more assertive. You need to make an appointment with the attorney handling the case, particularly if you have no attorney representing you personally.
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