My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: NY and Wyoming
Over a year ago my wifes father passed away. They were not very close but she was for sure in it. The orig attorney we think was stealing from the will because as soon as we hired another attorney to look it over he vanished. Since then we have hired 4 different attorneys both here and there and it never gets anywhere. They work on it for a couple weeks then vanish or tell us they dont want to do it. My main concern is letting NY know we are around and trying to get things figured out because other people in her family are trying to take what was left to us. We have called the courts almost everyday and keep being told we need to talk to one guy who is never there and never calls us back. We have also been in contact with DA in New York which so far is a dead end. There are only a handfull of attorneys in Wyoming that deal with this kind of stuff and we have talked to them all and most wont deal with it or dont call us back. We have been having just as much trouble with attorneys in New York. I just paid an attorney $500 to figure everything out and file papers and after 4 weeks he emailed saying he couldn't do it and was sending money back!!
What steps should we take to get this going and protect our inheritance until we get everything figured out?
Whats the process of getting it transferred?
Is there anything we can file to get this transfer started or let the court know we are working on it and have not collected anything.
We found out my wife was supposed to be collecting mineral rights and $500k before she turned 21 and never saw a penny. The orig attorney said she didnt get anything till after 21. We know something is very wrong but cant seem to find anyone to take the case and dont know who to talk to or what to file.