Brother and his wife split last September 2015. At this time, she moved out left the kids with him and she also took furniture, etc. from the house. She then signed a statutory declaration stating that she has taken all the items she wants from the house and my brother also paid her $1000 in lieu of some furniture items and stated that she understood that the remaining furniture was the property of my brothers. On January, my brother took his own life. Two days after his funeral his ex broke into the house and stole all the remaining furniture, told police she had a key and when asked to produce this key, she then said she kicked in the door, which was not possible. The entry was gained through a window, and the furniture was removed from the garage. The report was made to the police who say they can't do anything as it is a family law issue. Advise from a family lawyer said it's not. As the house is a diseased estate and my mother was named executor of will and I am the trustee, and we are still waiting for probate, is there anything we can do in regards to the stolen furniture, and who do we see? The police or what type of lawyer?