In 2001 my brother, who had recently divorced, gave me a copy of his Will in which he appointed me Executor. In 2002, brother remarries and remains married up until his death in 2016. A will dated June 2016 was filed into probate by his 3rd wife, and I received a copy of it. Last week in... Read more »
My son died and I am in the process of selling his home. Can I withdraw money that I have paid for electric and heat (oil) from the estate fund before the estate is finalized? I had to keep both of these going as the home is in upstate New York with the cold weather. I have received a contract... Read more »
First, I am very sorry about your son. Second, its more complicated than what you are doing if your son has minor children. You have to first file to have Guardians of Minor and Guardians of property appointed for his children.
Your ex-husband's claim is without merit, if he gave...Read more »
taxes on home won't be paid if the home is sold will mom be taken care of by Medicaid? or should we just let the rehab nursing home put a lien on home.House is paid just property tax just my sister is their for now has nowhere to go
My brother, the executor of my Mom’s estate, says that all bank accounts are to be added together, then divided equally. The bank said I have 3 accounts in my name and they are mine. What is the truth here?
I'm buying an online e-commerce business I just want to know what type of Agreement can I have written up that would prevent me from being held liable for repayment on any of the liens and/or debts that are against the business. Basically I want to ensure I'm protected from those type of... Read more »
Can’t agree more with Michael. Hire an attorney and run a lien search. Surely if you were buying a house you would run a search against judgments. Here you are buying a business and can be sued for its debts.
My Corporation signed agreement with client to pay fraction of actual cost for an app, website, etc...by providing Corporation 15% partnership. Client failed to fulfill the obligation in many ways, and offered to buy me out. I need a letter that does the following:
He had one lawyer to start with then the lawyer got fed up with him and dropped him? then he was able to use his portion of his inheritance to purchase my fathers house at closing my mother received her 50 percent and both of us were suppose to get ours. He was able to use his part of the... Read more »
Assume that the estate is fairly simple, comprised of home, auto, furnishings, and mutual fund investments. I'm asking because I recently heard the figure 3% of the estate probated. This seems high beyond some minimum threshold. My perspective is that 3% of 300k is $9k; but 3% of $1m is 30k,... Read more »
Did you take into account legal fee, appraisal fees and other costs?
The best advise I can give you when it comes into an estate in NY- put everything into a trust and avoid probate at all costs. Kings county probate department is BRUTAL. It takes forever, almost impossible to do it...Read more »
There is no spouse, but two biological children and one child that was never adopted. Do proceeds of the IRA go to only biological children if no beneficiaries were listed for the funds or do all children regardless of adoption status lay claim?
Her estate is in probate . We were told that we Have to have a address for our brother. We do not know where he is !we don't know If he dead or alive .We do not have the means to find him.everything that our parents had is frozen !we haven't heard from him at least 48 years.Our parents... Read more »
Unfortunately the probate rules are very strict on “service of process”. If you are doing probate by yourself without a lawyer go down to Probate Department’s clerk and ask him about Alternative Service Order.
I suggest you get consultation with Estate Attorney on entire process so...Read more »
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