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What can I do if the attorney who was handling my mother's estate is no longer with the firm and i can't get in touch with him.

1 Answers. Asked on Apr 12th, 2016 on Trusts and Estates - Pennsylvania
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There was nothing going on in my mother's estate for numerous years, but now something has come up so I tried to contact my attorney who was handling her estate. Last year I was told he was no longer at the firm. I now need to get my mother's records and retain a new attorney, but I cannot get in contact with the previous attorney. I have called the number that is on the door of the law office and left several messages with no response.
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Answered on Apr 13th, 2016 at 12:48 PM

See if the PA Disciplinary Board has contact information for the attorney.  You can check online here:  http://www.padisciplinaryboard.org/look-up/pa-attorney-search.php.  Otherwise if the estate has been filed for probate, the records relating to the estate can probably be recreated and someone new can pick things up for you. 

I recommend that you seek out a local attorney for a more in depth discussion of the matter. I do not recommend that you take any action steps without such a consult. Act quickly because by waiting, you may lose certain rights and remedies available to you.

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