• Report: #432391
Complaint Review:

Dean Stein

  • Submitted: Mon, March 09, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, July 09, 2011

  • Reported By:Gardendale Alabama
Dean Stein
130 Inverness Plaza #382 Birmingham, Alabama U.S.A.
  • Phone: 205-991-5600
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  • Category: Lawyers

Dean Stein allowed attorneys and others to steal inheritance and property from myself and father's estate Birmingham Alabama

*Author of original report: Dean Stein....you KNOW the truth

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Clarification by Dean Stein

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I am also aware that Dean Stein was assigned as "master" over my father's estate against my father's Will and State Law without my or the other heir's presence in court. My attorney at the time, Horace O'Neal (who was never working for me, my children, or my father's estate)and my brother's attorney, Robert Townes allowed this to happen. It appears that these attorneys were talking with my ex-husband and my brother's ex-family and helping them dishonor my father's Will and prevent me from helping my father during his illness in order to steal my parent's property and both of our inheritance.

It appears they were the source of all my problems and the source of all the false allegations about me. I am now aware that these people THOUGHT that my father bought my home years ago and therefore believed that my home should be included in the estate! However, I do have documents to prove that this is totally false and documents to prove I made the down payment on my home, I made the mortgage payments for over 15 years, and I owed over $75,000.00 on my home at my father's death! These transactions were done by Robert Townes who was my brother's and the relative that illegally acquired property belonging to my father's estate attorney!

It appears that my and my brother's ex-families thought that they should get all my parents assets and property and all the attorneys involved helped them do so. I am aware of large amounts of money and property that my parents gave my brothers sons over the years. It appears that my father's suffering and this fiasco l and my children went thru for over 3 years was caused by GREED of others involved that were not heirs in the estate, were not working for me, my children, or my parents, knew nothing about me, my affairs, my parent's affairs, or the details of their assets.

These people also helped my ex-husband try and take custody of my children because of their GREED for my parent's assets that did not belong to them. Most of the dishonest, greedy attorneys involved help them accomplish all this because of their GREED for the assets my parents worked for all their lives. Dean Stein would not inform the judge of all this illegal, if not criminal activities, in spite of the numerous documents I gave him to prove my claims. He also did not inform me of hearings concerning my father's estate or my uncle's estate which I was legal executrix of. This allowed a relative to illegally acquire and sell property belonging to my father's estate.

Dean Stein also did not pay me over $100,000.00 that belonged to me from my father's estate which I can prove by the accounting. Nor would he advise the judge of all the illegal actions, conflicts of interest, theft of property, theft of funds, dishonesty of attorneys, and other illegal actions of most involved. He could give no valid reason for this. This was against my father's will and state law.

whatever you do, do NOT let attorneys or probate court get involved in your estate. My father took great pains in assuring his estate would not be in his will and power of attorney. None of this should have happened according to his Will and State Law. However, attorneys nor probate court honor a person's will or the laws!. Your Will is meaningless no matter what you do! The dishonest, corrupt, greedy attorneys and others will steal everything you worked your entire life for and they will ruin your heirs lives in the progress. I have yet to find an honest attorney with a ounce of integrity in Alabama to help me.

Gardendale, Alabama

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/09/2009 02:40 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/dean-stein/birmingham-alabama-35242/dean-stein-allowed-attorneys-and-others-to-steal-inheritance-and-property-from-myself-and-432391. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Dean Stein....you KNOW the truth

AUTHOR: Deborah - (U.S.A.)

as I have provided you with numerous documents, deeds, accounting, estate statements, canceled checks, and other info that proved who was responsible for my father's power of attorney and will not being honored and what he, my children, and I went through because of the people involved in my parents estate and my visitation/custody cases filed by my ex-husband. You may not know about the later cases or the fact that they were making false allegations about me and involved in my father's estate but You KNOW that I was prevented from protecting my family and carrying out my duties as executrix or being present at hearings concerning property belonging to my father's estate and hearing concerning my parent's estate.. You know that the only ones fighting over my parents property and assets were others that were not heirs in my parents will, did not know me, anything about me, (including the other heir),and made many false allegations about me in order to prevent me from protecting my dad, my children, and my parent's estate. I don't believe my brother had nor has a clue what these others have done!  You KNOW I have provided you, my attorneys, and others proof of the truth. Yes, my brother was also fighting me over money and assets but you know that I have provided documentation and accounting that proves I gave him (the only other heir of the estate) much more than the will stated and that he and a relative that illegally acquired property of my parent's estate owed me a large sum of money from the very beginning of this whole fiasco!  You admitted this to me and the fact that several attorneys involved had conflicts of interest, that my accounting, facts of law, and claims were correct and that property was illegally acquired and sold from my parent's estate.. I DO have these conversations on tape and all the documents and accounting to prove my claims....should I post them on this website? I am not afraid of any of you anymore because you all can not do anything worse to me or my family than you already have. I have nothing left to lose. I also KNOW I have proven that I am the ONLY one involved in my parents estate(that were not heirs not any of their business)that is innocent and you and I both know I am telling the truth. Please do not accuse or threaten me anymore as most of the others have done. I know there has to be an honest person out their somewhere that will help me prove the truth and will protect innocent elders, women and children in the future, even though I could not get anyone to help me in the past. My childrens' father and wife got away with not providing 1/2 of my children's expenses or furnishing them  health, life and dental insurance  as ordered by the judge in 1997 because of their and others perjury to the judge, numerous false allegations made of me, and altered, forged documents presented to the judge in domestic court. I also have documentation of fraudulent insurance claims filed on my children, extortion attempts,and other crimes against my family which I gave to my attorneys and others. You may not be aware of these. However, if you check the documents at the court house, I think you will find the judge never knew about these documents and crimes just as the judge presiding over my parents estate never heard the truth.
My parents were wonderful caring, extremely generous people who would give anyone anything they had, and often did! They taught me that it is wrong to lie, steal, talk bad or judge others,to try to see the good in others, and to always stand up for what I believed to be right and just. I have tried to also teach those values to my children. I highly resent  the many accusations and allegations made of me which I was totally unaware of and prevented from proving were not true.
I will honor my parents and the values they taught me till the day I die even though no one else would.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Clarification by Dean Stein

AUTHOR: Dean Stein - (United States of America)

In this matter, I was appointed by the then Probate Judge as "Special Master" (Pursuant to Rule 53, Masters, Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure). The files and proceedings in Probate Court cases are generally open to the public, as is this one. As you can see from the post, this appointment by the Court turned out to be a challenging one. Their dispute had gone on in the Court for some three years, over how to achieve dividing the estate property pursuant to the Will, "50/50". My role under this Court appointment, was limited to gathering facts in the case, looking at the relevant law, and making a report with recommendations to the Probate Judge. I was not this persons, nor her brothers, attorney or lawyer.

The property was appraised by a licensed appraiser selected by mutual agreement of the brother and sister, then divided between them, and they then entered into a "consent settlement", meaning they agreed to the final distribution of all property in this estate. It even was necessary for her to personally signed off on all documents necessary to transfer the property and conclude the agreement and close the estate administration. Both the poster of this information, and her brother, were represented by attorneys of their own choosing at all stages of the matter, including at the final settlement. In the end, rather obviously, neither party was completely satisfied. However, I did my professional best to see that a "fair" and equitable agreement was the result, and in that regard, even if it was not recognized by the parties, I know I did my duty to each of them and the Court in an impartial manner.

This post troubles me for two main reasons. First, by involving my name in matters that I simply had nothing to do with, since they occurred over a period of years, and I was only involved in my limited role for a few weeks. Second, by not recognizing the absolute benefit that I brought to this matter, by diligently working to get this resolved for both parties, as expeditiously as possible, saving them untold additional costs had "their" battle gone on any longer. I genuinely liked both the sister and the brother, and it troubles me that either one of them may not believe that they achieved a good settlement of their dispute. Coming from a family of five myself, It always saddens me when family members, particularly siblings, fight over what amounts to a division of money, in the wake of their parents death, and especially if they harbor hard feelings thereafter.

In this particular "report" of "Gardendale Alabama", she makes a serious allegation that I did not pay her some substantial funds. Dignifying this with a response has been a difficult decision, but this statement of hers, together with all the other claims launched at the Court, the attorneys, the Alabama Bar and nearly everyone else, is unfounded. As Special Master, I never had control of any estate funds. To my knowledge, neither did her numerous attorneys. Nor did the Court have any control over the estate’s funds. Instead, she and she alone, as Executrix, controlled all the funds. Therefore, nothing could have been withheld from her. In the end, she received 50% of her father’s estate, and her brother received 50% of her father’s estate, and she should not post any more of these "reports", as all they do is to serve to undeservingly malign these various persons.
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