Client inherited a one-half interest in the property where she lives via the record owner's will. Client was the record owner's longtime caretaker and friend. The record owner passed away in 1997. The other one-half interest in the property was left to the record owner's sister. The sister died after the record owner and her interest in the property passed to her heirs. Since the client was unrelated to the second beneficiary, our only knowledge of the second beneficiary's heirs is from her obituary. The record owner's original will was destroyed in a fire; only a copy is available. An attorney is needed to investigate the whereabouts of the second beneficiary's heirs and then file a S 3546 petition for determination of title to the property. Client is conscientious and extremely responsive; she generously interviewed with the Daily News to help with a story on VIP and tangled title issues in October.
Core Competencies: Draft Pleadings, Client Interviewing