I was informed by physician at Mama's rehab center to get full guardian/conservatory petitions. After a lot of work and headache, I have both petitions. The problems have not been reduced. An inventory form is due within 56 days. I am on 30 days. Where do I go for help now? Eldercare and... Read more »
Depends. Depends on how comfortable you are completing court forms, researching, and complying with court timelines. Court staff are not allowed to give legal advice, so you would need to do your own due diligence and trust yourself.
We live in Michigan, and my wifes father who lives in Arizona recently passed away. He was living with a domestic partner but they were never legally married. And all that we know of is that the house was recently transferred into the partners name but nothing else was, (to our knowledge)... Read more »
I KEEP GETTING THE PETITION REJECTED BECAUSE OF SECTION 4 OF THE PETITION. AM I TO LIST ALL HEIRS OR ONLY MINORS? I INITIALLY SUBMITTED THE PETITION WITH MINORS ONLY AND IT WAS REJECTED, SUBMITTED A SECOND TIME WITH ALL HEIRS AND WAS REJECTED. THE CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE COURT STATED SECTION 4 WAS... Read more »
Leaving me and my 2 sons out of the what will states. More. 2 1/2 yrs. Had an attorney for 2 yrs, got all discovery, to then in 5 minutes got taken away because attorney wasn't filing subpoenas with court. Tried representing self,for now I'm in debt with fees. Between estate lawyer and... Read more »
It sounds like you already had an attorney that you fired/didn't pay? Without seeing ALL the paperwork and doing the research on this long case, it is impossible to provide any real guidance. I would suggest either going back to the attorney you had, or if you believe he did something improper...Read more »
Dad deceased 05/01/2021; he did a Will in 2004 naming his 4 children as beneficiaries; upon the wife selling the home his last wishes were to give each one of us (his 4 children) $20,000. But after selling the home she only gave 2 of the children $20, 000 and did not give the other two children... Read more »
This is a very fact-dependent situation. If your dad and his wife owned the house as joint tenants, then it's sale is not subject to the terms of the will. Once your dad passed, the house became his wife's by operation of law, for her to do with as she pleases. She effectively made gifts...Read more »
In Michigan, I am the executor of my daughters will. Her assets all have beneficiaries named except a car worth around $15,000. (no spouse, 2 minor children) Her house had a transfer on death designation. Do I need to "file" the will in court and do I need to probate it? Also, do I need... Read more »
First of all, you aren't an executor until the Court appoints you as executor. Until then you're the NOMINATED executor. That difference is important and keep that in mind. You don't HAVE to do anything, but there are minor children involved so it is important that they be taken care...Read more »
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 father died intestate and wasn't a wealthy man. There are two beneficiaries. The other beneficiary and I agree, for now, that it is OK if I finance the amount due on the home and become the homeowner. I know that on paper this isn't a fair trade for inheritance, but if we agree on all... 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 »
Yes. It's generally titled a petition for instruction. And you'd want to detail exactly what expenses you are questioning. Just note, though, that judges typically imply the ordinary meaning to terms unless expressed otherwise in their original order. In most probate estate situations,...Read more »
My condolences. I assume you are you dad's child? Did anyone ever probate your mom's estate? And was your dad and mom divorced at the time of her death? If your dad and mom were divorced when she died, then all of her stuff should have gone to you. If they were still married - even if...Read more »
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