My question involves business law in the state of: California
I am half owner of a small operations Trucking Company. I was awarded half ownership of business property and entirety of the business when I divorced. My Ex has since passed on 3/16/2004. His last will and testament dated 9/6/02 lists my eldest son as his executor and sole heir. I have come to the realization I can no longer avoid the truth and hurt, and must face my own son after what I believe are disturbing menacing acts and fraudulent documentation recently discovered on my late ex husbands last will & testament.
I should mention I receive absolutely no income and have been cut off from my own ownership of my half the business. For personal reasons I could not bare facing my son after a emotionally physically draining divorce battle with my late husband. And fled out of state after my late ex-husbands death for personal & emotional recuperation, this after I was violently confronted by my son and his wife. He told me I was to not have anything to do with the business, and I needed to leave. And that is what I did, I left.
But after recently reviewing my Grandson's copy of my ex-husbands last will and testament. I am strongly convinced I have been a victim of foul business practices, menacing acts, including falsified assets stated in my ex- husbands last will and testament. No direct description of assets willed over are listed. Only a value of 225K in assets which does not even amount to the house property he has claimed, let alone the business property. Yet my son the sole heir and executor of my late ex-husband has completely claimed all property and personal belongings including my ex-husbands half of the business. But here is the interesting part, the will list only 225K in real property assets with no detailed description as to what the 225k includes, that is no where near the value of the business property my son has claimed since the death of my late ex-husband. Do I have grounds to challenge his ownership? Has he falsely taken ownership of property assets not fully disclosed?
I am half owner of all business properties including the business name, legally. What actions can I take to ensure I will be rightfully reimbursed for monies /profits I have not received 6 years from business profits. My son the sole heir and executor of my ex-husbands last will and testament has completely cut me off, refusing to allow me to have anything to do with business practices, including profits for the last 6 years. Regrettable I needed personal time and could not bare to face my son in a what is turning out to be a nasty legal battle. But I am clear of mind, physically mentally able now, and I need to do something. Where should I start?
Thank you so much, I am ready willing and able. I just need some direction and oppinions. Thank you.