answered on Mar 10, 2023
The laws concerning inheritance and whether you are an heir are very confusing. Legitimation is not required by law, but you have to be able to prove you are a child of the deceased, either through DNA testing or some other accepted means of proving your heirship. If you have already had a trial... Read more »
He refuses to communicate with me does he have to by law as executor of our mother's estate. There are 4 of us . I ask questions so he refuses to send me emails on whats going on.
answered on Feb 24, 2023
Unfortunately, it all depends on what the Will says do and how much discretionary authority the Will gives him. Without reading the will, I cannot answer the question. However, you have the ability to file a Petition for Settlement of Accounts after he has been in charge for 6 months. This will... Read more »
My mother and father had multiple joint Banking accounts. My father for some reason kept this one personal checking account as him being the only owner. He developed dementia in his last years of life and tardive dyskinesia secondary to the side effects of a neuroleptic drug (Zyprexia).
My... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
Will names your sister as "guardian." Perhaps you mean executor? I think I would be more worried about what is in your father and mother's estate and how to get your fair share of this, rather than weather or not you can sue a bank.
See or call a Georgia Estate attorney.
This is property that I inherited with 2 siblings back in 2016 after my parents death. I paid off the mortgage in full and did 30k of exterior renovations. We are currently in the process of selling the property and I would like to get back 2/3 of the mortgage and renovations off the sale of the... Read more »
answered on Jan 28, 2023
If you and your siblings cannot agree regarding the reimbursement, this will be a question that must be presented to the probate court. You would present your case as a subsequent creditor of the estate for estate debts incurred and seek reimbursement. The documentation you have will be helpful in... Read more »
I have a judgement for income withholding order for any of his employers against my Ex for child support and spousal support which is not paid since 2020.
So he setup a company with his wife as registered agent and owner of the company. His wife is his employer who receives all his salary.... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2023
Sounds complicated. See and likely pay an estate attorney. The money you save will be your own.
She died 5 years ago. They had a mediation and one brother bought out the other lawyer. Now they want to take the house the car and everything. And the one that lived with her is is disabled. They said in mediation that he agreed to everything but he did not. What can we do
answered on Jan 20, 2023
See an estate lawyer in Georgia for help. Presumably, a court has appointed an executor. If you have a problem with how an executor is handling an estate, the usual first step is to demand an accounting of the estate.
My husband recently passed.His mom is now about to pass away.We’ve a minor child together& I have a minor daughter he raised. Ive 2 living adult stepkids both with children & 1 deceased stepchild who left behind 3 kids ( all minors) & a widow. My husband & I were married over 10... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2023
Your husband has predeceased his mother. What happens to husbands' inheritance will be controlled by the specific terms of the will.
I just had a revocable living trust made with me as the trustee & grantor. Next step is the deed. The legal office isn't helping me with the deed. Told me to either do the deed transfer in my name or my successor trustee. To avoid probate in GA, which is better?
answered on Jan 15, 2023
Property should be deeded to the current trustee for the revocable trust. Doing this properly (assuming everything else is correct) should avoid the need for probate with respect to the property as the successor trustee will be able to take charge.
answered on Jan 15, 2023
If there is no will and your sister wanted to be placed in charge of your deceased parent's estate, she would petition the probate court (2 petitions) in the county where your parents lived when they died and ask to be placed in charge of their estates (Administrator).
If your sister... Read more »
answered on Jan 8, 2023
We really need more information to fully answer this question; however, remember the GAL does not decide the validity of the will, that is left to the Judge. The Judge takes into consideration the opinion of the GAL but it is just that, an opinion.
My dad was killed at his job and we won the wrongful death case(meaning my mom sister and myself) rather the total be spilt between the 3 of us. My mom sat back an estate fund after that she split it 3 ways. My dad had no bills house paid for everything in his name was paid in full and clear. So my... Read more »
answered on Jan 1, 2023
I’m not sure I understand the question, but if he was killed at work, workers’ comp benefits were paid as was required by law; it doesn’t sound like a case to be “won” necessarily (comp is “no fault) but just paid as the Act says to. Whether he had bills or debt isn’t relevant.
Refused to release a small portion 5 years ago for a house purchase. Psychological harm, then they invest the money and refused to honor my wishes to take profits and then set it aside for home purchase when the trust would expire 12/31/22. The amount in fees was about 40% of the start amount.... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2022
I am not a Georgia lawyer and you absolutely should consult a Georgia attorney with your situation. But, ordinarily, things like refusing to honor your wishes to release funds for the mortgage, etc. aren't good claims against a trustee by a beneficiary. A Settlor puts money into a trust for... Read more »
I need to get into the home to do inventory and to account for all contents before distributing assets to the heirs. I have a problem with an in-law who still lives in the home and refuses to allow access to any of the heirs to get into the home. Do I file an eviction notice against the in-law as... Read more »
answered on Dec 15, 2022
Hire a competent GA attorney now. The house may not be part of the Estate, and if not, the Heirs own it and a Partition Action may be needed, so a Title Search is necessary. With Letters of Administration you have authority to file the eviction action if the house is an Estate Asset, and can... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2022
Yes you are entitled to that information. Look in the probate court files for interim and final accountings. If there are none, hire an attorney to help you remove and replace the executor.
Father-in-law said, according to his Georgia attorney, my husband's portion could not be left to me (spouse) should he predecease his father. It could only go to his remaining 3 children or progeny of me and my husband. Is this true? My husband told his father he would want me to receive... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2022
You father-in-law's money is his money and he can leave it to anybody he wants. He could disinherit all of his children and leave it all to charity if he wanted to. So, yes, your father in law can choose to disinherit his son and all of his son's relations (including you) if his son... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2022
Generally by a Deed conveyance from the grantor to the grantees with that specific estate language in the habendum clause, and sometimes also in the granting clause.
It there a statue of limitation of a will being filed in Georgia probate court.
answered on Aug 31, 2022
If you're questioning the validity of the will, it sounds like you're interested in contesting the will. The statute of limitations to contest will depend on the type of probate brought by the executor or interested person. If it's common form probate, then an heir has up to 4 years... Read more »
Nephew predeceased her (decedent) & never married. He was son of her sister (hence nephew), sister (mother) predeceased the son. Father of son (who is also now deceased) remarried & had two children by another mother, so the nephew would technically have a half brother/sister.... Read more »
answered on Aug 30, 2022
The will, as long as it's valid, is what controls in this situation. You have to the look to the intent of the testator and what is to happen to the remainder shares when a beneficiary is no longer available to receive under the will.
Ga Code 53-4-23a (2020) says
a. If a subscribing witness is also a beneficiary under the will, the witness shall be competent; but the testamentary gift to the witness shall be void unless there are at least two other subscribing witnesses to the will who are not beneficiaries under the... Read more »
answered on Aug 30, 2022
This is more so an issue if there is a challenge to the will. As a matter of law, the bequest would be void.
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