She tore up the will, I want the title for my Jamaican land

My sister claims that there was no will. I learnt she tore up the will, then tried to make a new one up because the house was left for me. Please help!


QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
Hi, I read this article and have similar concerns

My dad died in 1985 Bluefields, Westmoreland, I am not sure of the date.
He left a house and land that my sister claims was not for me. In my understanding, a will was made but given to a pastor which passed away. My sister claims that there was no will. I learnt she tore up the will, then tried to make a new one up because the house was left for me. I am not sure which direction to turn as I understand the house was for me. For the past several years I have been taxes on the house and now would like to see what direction to turn in order to get the title of the house.

Thanks
Cherry

LINK to original questionQUESTION:
Dear Legal Wiz,
I left Jamaica for some time now and my dad who owned our family property recently passed on. I learnt that my brother who lived with him wants to sell the property, and I have not been contacted as someone who might be entitled to something. Can I get a title? Can I also get information on whether or not my brother has legal rights to do sell the house?

RESPONSE: Dear Cherry,

More information is needed. However the first step would be to acquire the formal title where available, and a better understanding on all persons who might have claims and their rights to the same.
You may need to carry through procedures for Court to appoint your husband as ADMINSTRATOR. Thereafter all to be done to the land can be shared by your husband and his sister.
Legal Wiz

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