His surviving spouse is giving me 30-day notice (in which I know she can do) but can she label me as tenant and state that I owe rent when there was never a lease between him nor her? She also did not allow me to remove something given to me by my dad. Can she withhold my property stating it is... Read more »
You should not make assumptions. However, if you assume the will was filed and valid, and that the estate can otherwise afford to pay all valid liens and judgements, that the deceased had valid legal title to the property, and that your step father follows the law and directions in the will... You...Read more »
Executors if estates have a legal obligation to follow the directives of a valid will, if one exists. SC Probate Court files are public, in general, so you should be able to get a copy of the filed will from the court where the estate is opened.
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Before my grandparents passed away. I helped on the farm..When things got broken, grass needed to be cut or anything on the 55 acres I would do. My father passed away when I was 15, do I least get my father's half? My uncle is making me move out of a place that is my home, the place is still... Read more »
You need to hire a probate attorney to help you sort this out. You may or may not be entitled to a share of your grandparent's estate, but you need to act quickly so you do not lose your rights due to failure to timely assert them in the probate case.
You need to contact an attorney in your area that does probate work. Without more information it is going to be really hard to answer your question. Who's name is the property in? Did your father's estate go through probate?
I would recommend that you call and speak to a probate...Read more »
This was posted as a family law question, but it's actually a probate court issue. You can petition the probate court to be appointed substitute executor, if the probate case is still open. You can also petition the probate court to get guardianship over your mother. You need to consult with a...Read more »
The will is straight forward. Pay the bills, divide anything remaining among living children. If child has died divide his portion among his children. Very small estate. My mom's house needs to be sold, but my sister's daughter is living there.
You need to hire an attorney to help you probate your mother’s estate. Once the court appoints an executor, the executor can make a claim against the boyfriend’s estate to get your mother’s property back.
A lien can be placed on a piece of property owned by an irrevocable trust IF AND ONLY IF the trustee of that trust voluntarily grants the lien (such as a mortgage) or a judgement is obtained against the trust and it is recorded in the local land records. There are a few other instances where a...Read more »
The primary beneficiary for which the trust was established is deceased. All debts and liens against the trust are satisfied. The trust directs distribution of assets to four remaining beneficiaries and all assets have been distributed according to the trust's instructions to them.
Normally you would get a receipt for final distribution and acceptance of final account from each of the ultimate beneficiaries and arrange for the filing of the trust's final tax return and close any trust bank accounts that had been opened.
You may have a claim against the personal representative of the estate if they did not distribute property according to the will or state law if there was no will. You should reach out to an attorney in your area to see what your options are.
If your dad transferred the car during his lifetime, then it is no longer part of his probate estate and, therefore, it is not governed by his will. This is especially true if your dad gave the car away or sold it for cash during his lifetime.
In rare cases, such as a sale of a car on...Read more »
If you have any evidence of that promise you can make a claim against the estate. You should hire an attorney right away to assist you. There are deadlines for doing this and they are short and strict.
My 3 boys and my Nephew are the beneficiaries of my grandparents trust. The trustee is now trying to make us pay rent for my 3 boys to continue to live in the home that we have lived in for 2 years. My mom was living here before her time in a nursing home and her death in August she was the... Read more »
The personal representative of your fathers estate is the person has the authority to sell the house if it is still in probate. If it has been transferred to the children already it depends on what the deed says.
You need to QUICKLY hire a will contest attorney to represent your interests in the probate. Do not delay. There are very tight deadlines. If you wait too long you will lose all rights to contest the will.
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