My brother and I, inherited house. My brother has lived in the house for 3 years and not helping with property tax and yet to file yearly taxes, as he is the authorized rep of the estate. My name is on the house deed. How can I remove myself from any obligations as I am no longer financial able to... Read more »
Contact your brother and advise him you no longer wish to own the property. Hire a lawyer to prepare a deed of your interest in the house to your brother. Ensure your brother agrees to accept a deed to the property. Have the lawyer record the deed with your brother's assent so that when the...Read more »
He is not trustworthy due to things he's done through the years. He is named as the PR in her Will only because he bullied her into it and is the oldest. I do know that she tried to make her Will specific and made sure that her estate would be divided equally between her four children
If your brother filed an informal probate, then he had to file a copy of your mother's Last Will and Testament. You can request to see a copy of your mother's estate case at the Probate and Family Court. This will allow you to see the Last Will and Testament and obtain a copy of it....Read more »
Massachusetts is not a community property state. The entitlement to the proceeds of the account are governed by whatever bank account agreement your wife signed when she opened the account. If the agreement states her brother is to receive the funds in the event of her death, that agreement is...Read more »
Bank is saying they cannot make changes to accounts in a trust's name because their documentation lists my deceased mother as a trustee, so changes (e.g. closing frozen accounts/transferring funds to new accounts) would require her signature... Is this accurate? Even though she is obviously... Read more »
You do not need to amend the trust, usually. The typical solution is to prepare an updated Certification of Trust that recites that the original trustee is deceased and identifies the successor trustee(s).
MASSACHUSETTS - HUSBAND DIED with no will, and his WIFE DIED 2 months later WITHOUT CLAIMING INHERITANCE of husband, can the SIBLING OF THE DECEASED HUSBAND inherit him? The husband had NO children and parents NOR does the wife.
Did the wife AUTOMATICALLY get the inheritance, or did she... Read more »
Assuming the decedents were Massachusetts residents and there was no Will and that the husband had no children from a prior relationship, the wife would still be the heir . If there was a Will excluding her you have not so stated.
When my dad passed away 3 years ago he had no assets including house cars or property. She had randomly reached out tonight asking us to sign and make her executer of his “estate”. How should we proceed?
First of all , was he a resident of Massachusetts? If so ,Is it a Late and Limited Petition? Because a regular estate post 3 years is not available. The Late and LImited Petition is just that- a filing to determine title to assets inasmuch as the 3 years post date of death has passed.
MASSACHUSETTS - Husband died without will and then his wife died 2 months later. The husband has no children and parents, only a sibling nor does the wife. Did the wife automatically get the inheritance, or did she need to follow a procedure to get it within some days? Does the inheritance belong... Read more »
Were they domiciled in Massachusetts ?Did the death of husband happen after March 2012? Neither had any children? A post March 2012 death brings the Massachusetts Probate Code into the response so that if husband had no children then surviving wife would take all if no Will.
If your godmother was domiciled in Massachusetts she needed to have a Will ( nonverbal- in writing ) with suitable witnessing , etc. so, you have acted without authority in any event and it is up to her heirs or potentially other creditors as to what they wish to do against you for taking the...Read more »
You will need to follow the process for a Voluntary Statement filing in the Probate Court for the County where your brother was living and you will also need to obtain his death certificate which the funeral home can help you with and you can also contact the town where he died .
My brother passed away 13 months ago with over 20 different debt accounts including loans, credit cards and medical bills. I assume that the estate will be solvent, although I am still not clear about taxes from previous years (final returns have already been completed) and just recently filed... Read more »
So, assuming that Mom was a Massachusetts resident who did not remarry, all of her children would receive equal shares of the real estate and if a child( one of your siblings ) predeceased your Mom , then if they had issue, the issue would step into the shoes of the deceased parent. If a child of...Read more »
You did not state when he died or whether he was a resident of Massachusetts or if he was married, but assuming he was a Massachusetts resident and died after March 2012 and was not married , then since his parents are dead his siblings and you as the issue of a deceased sibling are the heirs...Read more »
She lived in ri was widowed and I am her only child I am beneficiary on some stuff but not everything because she had not updated paperwork yet. Does the stuff I am not beneficiary on have to go to probate even though I am only heir
I'm sorry for your loss. Generally, if an asset does not have a joint owner or a beneficiary designation, that is an asset that goes through probate. Probate is the process where a legal determination is made as to who her heirs at law are. You mentioned she lived in Rhode Island and you...Read more »
So, did your mother pursue a Contempt action to establish the arrears? Is she living and able to pursue the claim against her former husband's estate? If not, are you the Personal Rep of her estate? You really need to discuss the whole issue with a Probate attorney ASAP as there is a one year...Read more »
The terms of the Will govern and whether or not there are debts and liens to be paid by the estate are also considerations for the Personal Representative. If the property is left to both of you, you can also seek reasonable rents. Sometimes the other devisee is interested in purchasing the other...Read more »
My father passed away unexpectedly a couple months ago. June 12th to be exact and a month later after his funeral, I filed intestate probate as he had no will. He had debt and expenses, but his parents took care of it. After legally doing all the paperwork for probate it was done within 3 weeks... Read more »
If you are appointed Personal Representative of his estate you can and should obtain information from the Registry of Motor Vehicles about the title and transfer information. If assets or monies were stolen from the estate then you may be advised to pursue the parents depending upon whether the sum...Read more »
If you have a visitation order or a Judgment that states the terms of visitation and are being denied visitation , then there appear to be grounds for a Contempt action unless there is something happening which is inimical to the child's best interests in which case the custodial parent...Read more »
A Massachusetts parent provides an unsecured loan to one son, the remaining principle of which is more than the voluntary probate estate value ceiling of $25K. The other son is executor. The parent's will specifies that the remaining loan should be subtracted from the debtor son's share... Read more »
Your question has many components and demonstrates the need of advice of counsel! Little information is given as to whether this was a promissory note or not , nor when the decedents died in relationship to each other. Masshealth may also have a lien.
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