Not strictly speaking. Life insurance passes outside of probate. That said, the proceeds will probably need to be listed on the estate tax return. The proceeds may be included in your great uncle's estate, but unless the total is over 9.1 million (for 2022), no estate tax will be owed.
If a will is filed for probate, it is actually public record. You can look at the probate court's website to see if a probate has been filed. If so, the county clerk can send you a copy of the will. Of course, the easiest thing to do is to have a consultation with your own probate attorney....Read more »
My deceased father made his sister a successor on his life insurance and I was a minor at the time of his death. I want to know did the agent have rights to release my portion of the money to my half brother who gained guardianship of me, being that my Aunt was the successor.
Have you contacted the life insurance company? Was a guardianship opened on your behalf? If so, money was probably released into the guardianship account. I would need more information to give a proper answer.
There should be a written agreement between the heirs that one takes the house. Then the PR executes a deed of personal representative to that person. Because you are dealing with real property, you should do this under direction of an attorney.
Check with whatever Court handles Probate jurisdiction in WY. Start with the County he died in, then possibly a County he owned real property. Ask was there a Probate for your Father? If so, read the File. If no Probate, then no Will has been Probated. Check the Land Records in whatever...Read more »
Although I can't speak to your specific situation I can tell you that under Oregon intestate law if a person died with no Will and he had no spouse, no children and no surviving parents his probate estate would be divided among his surviving siblings and the children of his predeceased...Read more »
Missouri does not recognize Common Law marriage, unless the couple was living in another State where it was lawful. Beyond that, it sounds to me like they WERE married but had separated. If they WERE legally married, separated or not, at the time the decedent died, then the Wife is entitled to...Read more »
Had contact to build fence. Made payment. Contractor died. Wife said she would include our claim. Numerous text messages. Finally I called courts. No probate case filed in his county of residence. Inform wife and now she isn’t responding. Can I sue his unfurled estate for my deposit?
Once 90 days since the death has passed, any interested party can open the estate and apply to be the administrator. However, you will likely have to post a bond, and the wife can claim the first $60,000 in the estate before any creditors get paid. I don't know how much your deposit was, but...Read more »
When property is owned by multiple people, one or more of whom want to sell and the other(s) don't, you have two choices. (1) The ones who do not want to sell can buy out the interests of the ones who do want to sell, or (2) the ones who want to sell can start a lawsuit usually called a...Read more »
Only 2 heirs , no mortgage. One heir is also Personal Representative. There’s no additional unpaid debts or reason to sell house & 1 heir wants to sign over their portion of the property. Which type of Deed(s), affidavit or waivers will be needed to convey &... Read more »
You transfer it in the same way the personal representative would transfer any other property. With a proper deed and property transfer affidavit(s). But if the transfer is different than what the will/laws of intestacy calls for by agreement of the parties, there also needs to be appropriate...Read more »
My father just passed away. He only had $30,000 in a bank acct that my brother is on too. He left ZERO debt and there is no dispute between sibling. There is just a mobile home valued at about $25,000 at most. Do we have to go through probate because there was no will? How do transfer it so that we... Read more »
You can probably use a Small Estate Affidavit to collect both the bank account and the mobile home. No need to file anything in court. Any probate attorney licensed in California can help you with this for a very modest fee.
The executor has the right and obligation to administer the estate which generally means selling the real property as soon as reasonable possible and appropriate. The executor must do what’s right for the estate and maximize the inheritance no matter who is the beneficiary.
Dad passed in nov/21. I'm sure I'm a beneficiary but not sure. Sister won't tell me anything. I don't know where to look in Jackson co Missouri. I do have a right to see it . My dad had to have left me something. I'm sure .I don't know who the executor was.
For a death certificate contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records, or funeral homes typically assist in obtaining death certificates. You can check Missouri Case.Net online court records to see if a probate case has been opened. If your sister...Read more »
Property in TN, both owners on the Deed are deceased. I was able to get in touch with Daughter (lives in KY) of the deceased. I want to purchase property from Daughter, will a Quit Claim Deed or Warranty Deed be needed? Or what is needed to purchase property from Daughter?
Hire a competent attorney to search the title, determine heirship and prepare a Deed. Warranty Deed can be used, but do you plan on suing the Seller? She might not want to give four covenants of title to property she has not had possession of. QCD is more likely her choice of conveyance.
My dad offered to sell his land for $150,000.00 by a hand written letter to a buyer. The buyer days later met dad at a location and offered to pay $5 to copy some documents because my dad had large bills on him. A sale agreement is now being produced by the buyer stating that he paid $5 as... Read more »
It is up to the buyer to try to sue for specific performance of the handwritten contract. It will be difficult as the Dead Man Statute now takes effect. Hire an attorney to review it and give his opinion on the risks, but it is probably negligible. It will also be difficult for him to...Read more »
My parents will states there property and estate is to be split equally between me and my sister and ahe is is named to over see the will she is currently staying in my paremts house and was before they passes away to help them and i have recently found out that she is letting my nieces and there... Read more »
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