QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
My Dad died many years ago when I was 8 yrs old and left many acres of land for me in his will in Jamaica. I’m the only surviving child with 4 other grandkids. My brother who got separate land and whose sons are in the will has been paying the taxes on the land and collecting money off the land. I live in New York and want to claim the land that my dad left for me in his will. What can I do? The highway runs through the land and I was never notified of such. I tried to get information on the land years ago as my cuz in Jamaica spoke to the executor of the will who told her that I passed away in the US! smh! Where do I begin my research to claim or sell the land?
RESPONSE: Dear Anno
As you figured, research is the first step. Research at the Titles office about the title, at the tax office about the tax and at the court to see if there was a probate of the will needs to be done first.
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