My brother says since he shared a joint account with my mother when she passed he is not legally obligated to split the estate and inheritance. And all her money belongs to him. She had no Will from what I understand which means her estate should have gone through the probate process.
I live in California, my mom passed in Pennsylvania. My mom passed away in 2010 and her boyfriend at the time was trying to get me and my sister to sign over all of my moms assets to him so that he can take care of my half brother and sister At the time I was very young, me and my sister ended up... Read more »
My guardian passed away in 2010. I never knew or saw a will, and I was yet a young child. Now, I was cleaning out my home and I found the will. I was supposed to get half the house, half the car, half the funds, everything. I received nothing. I'm now 23 and found out my biological... Read more »
... You won't need 2 attorneys ... The main focus should be an attorney well versed in the laws of the state where your mother resides (Pennsylvania) ... That attorney will know how to handle items owned by your mother outside of Pennsylvania ...
Is it OK that my will mentions this trust but I decided not to do it. There was no way to take it out. According to them it automatically does it and they told me to check with my state to see if it matters that it says there is one and I don't have one.
Decedent's estate will be probated by an Orphans Court judge as I did not sign the R & R form. I saw an attorney as an initial meeting and he pointed out on the PA Inheritance Return that the executor did not check the box on the form showing that $14,000 gift checks were given by the... Read more »
... Many problems can come from this ... It was signed incorrectly (I hesitate to use the word "fraudulently" because honest mistakes happen ... But many questions come from this also ... Why didn't you sign the R&R form? ... Were the transfers listed on the...Read more »
My parents didn’t get along but remained married. I was told my mom went to settle but didn’t becuase my Dad left most of money to my kids.My father passed in 2014 and I just wanna know how I find out. Not a fan of disputes but it’s a nice sum of money and just sitting. My sister Ibelieve... Read more »
My condolences ... You're best first step is to check with the Register of Wills in the County where your father passed away ... That information is public knowledge ... The people at the Register of Wills are very helpful and can answer most of your non-legal questions (they...Read more »
I am to get house & nothing else. I want to claim family exemption, to keep some furniture, dishes, pans etc.. The rest is to be divided among 3 siblings. My brother (executor) says this is attacking the will & mom's wishes. Therefore, I receive nothing. Is this possible? PLEASE HELP
... no - not at all (and whoever is telling you this is - your brother - should not be doing so) ... further - you can claim the Family Exemption in cash ($3,500.00) and also retain some of the personal property as part of your 1/4 residual share ...
My wife's father passed away when she was 19. In his will, he left money to his daughters and his wife. My stepmother guilted my wife into not taking any money because she said she needed the money to live on. My wife passed away at 49. Can I fight this in court and am I entitled to any of... Read more »
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