Ownership isn't entirely clear in this case from what we know in this thread. If the vehicle is in the middle of probate, then there may be all manner of information/instructions that we are currently not in possession of. Just because a lawyer is involved doesn't automatically mean that there is some skullduggery going on. In cases of an estate, there are often lawyers and other professions involved in the settling. If the lawyer is trying to sell the vehicle, it may mean there are debts that need to be settled, liens, instructions in a will, what have you. One also has to wonder why he is in physical possession of the keys? I certainly can think of no reason why an estate lawyer would not want to maximize the return on assets that are being liquidated in an estate. Nor would it be obvious to me why they would be throwing up road blocks to the legitimate owner preparing an item for sale unless there were some other factors at play. Not making judgments or trying to be insensitive, just saying we really don't know the full circumstances.
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