If your mother had a will, then it largely depends on the wording in your mother's will as to what she says would happen to your mother's portion should your mother (or any child) pre-decease her. I recommend taking a copy of the will to a probate/succession attorney in your area and...Read more »
I was power of attorney to an elderly woman whom passed four years ago. I have paid taxes for the past 4 years on the property left after residents died and left no instructions on whom to contact after their deaths. They had no children. I have attempted to contact the one person iknow to be... Read more »
Why did you pay the taxes? A tax sale would have possibly got you the property. Hire an attorney to search the title, then determine heirship/succession. Even one heir might quit claim his interest which puts you in possession of the property, even though other heirs exist. The other option is...Read more »
I am sorry for your loss. A succession will have to be open to pass the decedent's estate onto his heirs----in this instance, since there is no will, who receives the estate is based on Louisiana law. Further, depending on the solvency of an estate, sometimes it may be advised to hold off on...Read more »
Depending on the value of her estate, you might be able to complete this via affidavit. If not, then you would have to open a succession. I would recommend that you hire a succession/probate attorney to do this----it is not worth a title issue in the future because it's not done right at...Read more »
More information is needed to properly respond to this. What exactly was presented to the LA court---the original or a copy of the handwritten will? If it was not the original, then that is the probable reason for the denial. if it was the original, then perhaps the document purporting to be the...Read more »
What is your question? We do not have the will to agree or disagree. That said, I am sorry for your loss but if your father had assets/an estate at the time of his death and a will, then I would recommend that you consult with a successions attorney in your area---ask him all of the questions...Read more »
My wife recently passed away. We did not have any children but she had two children from a previous marriage. I never adopted them or anything like that and they are both in their 30's now. During the marriage I had and still have a 401k that I contribute money to. My wife is obviously no... Read more »
With the concerns identified in your post, I would recommend that you contact an attorney knowledgeable in community property law and in probate/successions law to discuss your concerns and any other which you might think of before your meeting and how to proceed going forward.
My Grandmother made a will and then changed it by doing a second will. When she died recently, we found the original of the first will she did but we could only find a copy of her second will and not the original. We don't know if she wanted to get rid of her second will or if she just lost... Read more »
Decedant left home and property, via a notarial will, to legatee who was his best friend and roomate for 20 years and who exclusively cared for decedant until his death. Thus decedant died testate as to said property. Prior to his death, decedant used said prooerty, along with five other... Read more »
You need to contact a succession lawyer and discuss this with him. You have the right to open the succession just as the decedent's heirs have that right. Meeting with a succession lawyer can provide insight into the pros and cons of this and your specific situation.
I recommend you contact & meet a probate/successions lawyer in your area and in your meeting discuss the specifics of your situation----and how to close out the estates of both of your parents----good luck.
His sis in law is on his checkbook to pay his bills and they want to buy a huge headstone with the 10,000 in bank but he never said that. If shed on the account does she get the money do his heirs have right to close account he had no debt
If you have family fighting over this, then you need to hire an attorney to protect your interests---- Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for succession/probate attorneys in your area-----some will provide a free initial consultation----after you speak to a few, hire the one with whom you are...Read more »
he is administrator and has completely neglected the property, home and funds- he has used ins funds and never fixed the home then claimed more damage and had appraisals done that changed from C5 to C3 even though the home is gutted and unlivable-however his lawyer attacks me in an 11 page... Read more »
Do you have an attorney? If you have an attorney representing you, then please discuss this with him. If you do not have an attorney, then please use the Justia search function and look for succession/probate attorneys in your area, set up a consultation or 2, discuss your issues, obtain your...Read more »
My father had an investment account with cash and stocks that he inherited. We have recently divided the cash asset from the account but I have asked to be bought out completely. My brother says it's not possible. I want to know if it is possible or if I can force the sale of the stocks? I... Read more »
Possibly, but without seeing the paperwork setting up the clause and knowing the circumstances behind the language, it is difficult to provide an informed answer----that said, if there is a chance to change that, then your best bet to do so would be with legal representation so I would recommend...Read more »
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