my dad died a couple of years ago, my mom recently passed away and we are going to file probate for the ownership of the house. Do i need to file probate separately for each person if the house is the only thing in probate or can it be filed jointly. Both mom and dad were on the title of the... Read more »
answered on Jul 28, 2017
You will need to create an affidavit of death for your dad and then open a probate for your mother's estate.
answered on May 2, 2017
Your grandma left what is called a Holographic Will. California Probate Code Section 6111 lays out the requirements of a handwritten holographic will. Whether or not it was witnessed, it is best if the signature and material provisions are in her handwriting, the court must be able to determine the... Read more »
My mother's attorney is asking me to send my mother a letter, my mother left the country, I have never had much of a relationship with her and she did not give me her contact information. He keeps harrasing me and I don't know what to tell her. If an attorney has made everything humanly... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2017
Yes, the attorney can file a Motion to be Relieved as Counsel from the case. The form and content of attorneys’ motions to withdraw are governed by California Rules of Court. The motion must be accompanied by a supporting declaration showing why a substitution of attorneys by consent could not be... Read more »
Authority. How do I get this? My mother has a living trust and will. Lawyer did give us a letter but bank will not accept this
Money is less than $50,000 and it's in an IRA account. Myself and my sister are co executors of my moms will. We have given them everything and they are... Read more »
answered on Mar 28, 2017
Letters of Authorization are issued through probate proceedings. If the assets sitting outside the living trust (ie not titled in the trust name) cumulatively are over $150,000 then a probate is needed and; therefore, Letters of Administration. If the assets sitting outside the living trust is less... Read more »
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