The one stock was split from another stock and my mother did not have time to assign a TOD beneficiary. I have 2 brothers and we have agreed to sell the stock and have the proceeds deposited into my mother's checking account in which we are all equal beneficiaries. What is the easiest way to... Read more »
An asset of that value probably cannot be assigned without probate absent pre-planning no matter how you 'agree' upon things. HOWEVER the 'formal probate process' is not as daunting as you might have been lead to believe ...
There are many who try to scare people about...Read more »
My landlocked residence has an appurtenant easement to cross adjacent undeveloped property to access the public road. A bridge over a creek is part of the easement path. I am the only private user of the easement. The path and bridge serve only my home. The servient tenement property owner never... Read more »
It appears as if you're looking for legal representation. This forum is for answering general questions rather than specifics, and the NATURE of the easement matters a great deal so no 'general answer' is going to get you what you want. As for case law, again, you need to hire an...Read more »
I’m an only child my father has lived with a woman for 20+yrs, they never married. If he died how would his assets be distributed? We all live in Michigan, all of his assets are located in Michigan. Most of the stuff he owns is solely in his name.
If there is no spouse but there are surviving children the children inherit property that is in the deceased’s name only under Michigan law. But there needs to be private and that needs to be done promptly and properly.
Your father needs to think about his estate planning and create a...Read more »
A neighbor filed a lis pendens (adverse possession) on my father’s property ‘in 02. The lis pendens ended in a judgement in my father’s favor (got to keep the property, but no improvements could be made to formerly disputed property). The neighbor has died and sold the property. I purchased... Read more »
The lid pendins is no longer relevant after the judgment but the JUDGMENT may still be relevant. Without seeing RHC actual judgment and any documents recorded in the chain of title however , it is impossible to know the current state of affairs.
Judgments related to land OFTENZ (but not...Read more »
What does this statement mean exactly in lay terms: ..."for $100,000 subject to easements and building and use restrictions of record and further subject to any encumbrances that have arisen under or through Grantee since September 2019, the date of the land contract pursuant to which this... Read more »
I checked with the county records and there is definitely no HAO for my property. These people got together and just decided it's within their rights to create one. What can I do so I don't end up with issues when I go to sell?
When I insisted I want to see my actual unit prior to move in, the leasing agent indicated I can’t view the apartment until move in day. I was informed in writing that if the apartment doesn’t need my standards I have the option to decline to move in. But that option will place my family at... Read more »
If the misspelling is obvious / innocuous (smyth vs smith for example) there will likely be no big issue and an affidavit is fine. A simple codicil will also work well. The BEST solution is to redo the document particularly if there is the possibility of any misinterpretation. (You have nieces...Read more »
My wife is named (not yet appointed executor) and her fathers belongings are tying up a fair amount of space in our home. We want probate to just be over with, and don't want it to take forever. We think he wants to contest the will or the appointment of my wife as executor. How long can he... Read more »
One year anniversary. My question would be is the one year anniversary on the date filed? Disposition date? Inventory action date? Acceptance of appointment date? When I asked him these questions he danced around the questions and said the cases was going well. Any answer to my question would be... Read more »
It is one year from the date of appointment, but that is a 'loose' standard. There are reasons it may be extended, and in the interim you should have received paperwork such as the inventory and notices, etc.
If you're not comfortable with what has happened, I'd urge you...Read more »
Immediately after surveyors left the neighbor appeared in his driveway abruptly and shouted toward my husband and I that “ it will all be moved tomorrow” and “ he isn’t approaching us about it…it will be handled”
What is our next action legally as he has not removed his fence... Read more »
You need to 1) document where the survey stakes are and include in the photo things like how far the fence is from the corners etc, by photographing tape measures along with the features of the land etc.
2) get a copy of the written survey report which ideally will also show these...Read more »
purchasing an outlot piece of land and they are tying theland purchase to the requirement to purchase a merch credit of 15% of the sale price at closing-- we would never purchase that much of material from them-- seems very shady
You cannot force someone to give or sell property. If her name is the only one in the mortgage/deed she will need to voluntarily sell (‘sign off’) the property or you will need to probate the property after she passes. The real issue here is that if there’s a mortgage that will complicate...Read more »
Friend of mine sold me her house for very little money, and now a year later wants to take it back. I have a signed receipt from her and her ex husband. Will that be enough to stop her from kicking me out?
Mr Geers has provided a sound analysis, but the bottom line is none of us can actually provide you legal advice in a forum like this. Please seek local legal representation! There MAY be something you can do, but I fear that the assessment that you've not done a good job protecting yourself...Read more »
I would like to use it as a down payment on a house. However I have no details about the size of the trust or how to ask for some of the money. What paperwork does the trustee or executor have to provide to the beneficiary,?
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