My mom died after being married to my dad for many years; (2) soon after mom died a much younger woman (Liaretta) started following dad around; (3) eventually just before dad diedhe changed his will and made Liaretta the personal representative of the will; (4) we have filed a petition to revoke the will, but we have discovered that the vast majority of assets were transferred to Liaretta before dad died. We are concerned that by the time we get to trial on the will contest, Liaretta will have spent or transferred the funds she duped dad into transferring to her before he died. What can we do?
Further, the litigant always has the option to petition the court to issue a temporary injunction with or without notice freezing the assets transferred to Liaretta. However, courts are generally hesitant to issue this type of injunction. Further, the litigant has to follow a specific procedure that can become expensive. It should be obvious that it is critically important to have an advocate who is very proactive in discovering assets that may have been taken from the decedent before he died. Contact Matthew A. Linde, P.A.