What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
My father died but no will was ever filed and all property was sold by stepmother who took the money and left the state. When my father married my stepmother he brought into the marriage 2 homes that were completely paid for and made the balloon payment of $200k due on my stepmothers home so she wouldn't lose it. A year or so after my dad married my stepmother he told my sister and I that he was going to be setting up a living trust giving my sister and I both homes (grandma's & his), but the home my stepmother had would remain hers so she could pass it down to her children. My father worked for over 30 yrs as a plumber and after retiring he took care of his mother until her death 5 yrs later. After my father died my stepmother sold all three homes and collected all assets and left the state without saying a word to me or my sister. I find it hard to believe that all property and assets my father had could be disposed of without my sister and I ever knowing. I was told by an attorney that as an heir my sister and I should have been given a copy of the trust, but since we weren't we would need to find her then send a letter stating that as heirs we request she provide us with a copy of the trust. If she doesn't respond I was told that I would need to retain legal council so that I could get a copy of the trust. HELP! Neither my sister or I can afford to pay for legal assistance. Also, is there a statute of limitations on going after a copy of the trust?