My father’s estate (death 2016) did not close yet because we had to sell his house, which we could not do until one month ago. But now, the estate lawyer is unresponsive to us. We want to know if I write a letter as the other heir denying need for accounting requests, can my brother, the... Read more »
You can close the estate without a lawyer, but you should probably consult one to make sure everything was done legally, so there are no problems. If everyone is in agreement on everything, closing the estate is simple.
Hello I bought a house 15 years ago for $350K. The down payment was $35K and he paid for it with my own money. I put my girlfriend on the house title.I paying the mortgage. We broke up 5 years ago.I take care of this house. I did remodeling.
We were together for almost 20 years but she... Read more »
So now my aunt is 90 years old they shipped her to Italy and they sold her house and my kids never got their share that the Aunt promised them. I have it on video tape that the end gave a testimony to She said that she always had this paperwork in her safe at the bank but my sister-in-law ripped it... Read more »
My question is that recently I found out that he had a 401K and he did not have anyone listed as beneficiary since I am his only next of kin am I entitled to any of that 401K? I am sure that all his assets will go to probate and then a decision will be made. Thank you.
My sister is currently going through a terrible divorce, the man cheated and disappeared for 4 years after a 20 year marriage leaving my sister to take care of their house for 4 years straight. She handled all the bills (with his money from their joint bank account) but told him before everything... Read more »
We signed contracts for a home in the middle of September (tentative closing date was October 15th). Had our mortgage commitment by mid October. As we’re waiting on a closing date, seller notifies us that their underground tank has a leak, town is involved, and they’re correcting the issue. We... Read more »
My ex-girlfriend is an “occupant” on my apartment lease (via a lease rider). She refuses to move out now that we have broken up. Can I give her a written notice period to get her to move out after a certain number of days? If not, is there another process to get her out of the apartment?
A friend passed away leaving his house to his son in a testamentary trust. The Will reads: “The trust shall terminate upon my son attaining the age of 40”. His son is 52 so the Executrix/Trustee is transferring the property over to him. She refuses however to transfer the life insurance... Read more »
It is legal to write your own will, just like it is legal for me to repair my own car transmission. But I go to a mechanic because I have no idea how a transmission works. Your question shows you have no idea how a will is done, and doing it wrong can cause problems. As the person is dead when...Read more »
She wants us to have the house when she passes but she believes by adding us to the deed she’ll lose some of her benefits. I’m unaware of what benefits she can lose. I need this referred to a New York City/State lawyer. I am her son and reside in Florida
When she passes, if she is unmarried, and you and your sister are the only kids, you would inherit the house. This would not require a Surrogate Court proceeding. A will could reinforce this plan. Adding to the deed does not negate any government benefits.
I just purchased a duplex (close in a few days) in upstate NY and the lady that lives there never signed a lease and has never paid the Seller (her brother) rent in the two years that she has lived there. She wants to stay, but I have another tenant lined up to move in once she vacates the... Read more »
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