A lawyer that specializes in probate would best be able to handle disputed will issues. Such attorneys typically also focus on estate planning, wills, trusts, etc. Take a look at my profile if you're interested.
If a decedent (person who has died) owned property in a jurisdiction outside of their state of residence, then their will may have to be submitted in that jurisdiction in order to deal with that property. In this circumstance, their will is referred to as a foreign will. For example, I live in...Read more »
Whether or not the trust can be broken depends upon the terms of the trust itself, and the intent of the Grantor. If the terms of the trust indicate that it was the Grantor's intent for the trust to be broken in your situation, then it is likely possible. However, it is doubtful that such...Read more »
I have already signed a purchase and sale for a house which is an estate sale. The deceased had a will and his son is the executor. The sale has been delayed for now a license to sell must noe be obtained. Is this a quick process?
Different counties' Probate Courts have different backlogs. If all of the paperwork is correct, and nothing is amiss, then it could take anywhere from one to three months on average for the entire process to go through.
In short, yes. Of course you'll want to review the document carefully to see whether it becomes effective immediately, or only on the incapacity of the principal (springing), or whether it specifies any other events of termination. However, your basic, run of the mill Durable Power of...Read more »
Regarding the probate of the estate of someone who has died, the Probate Court appoints either an Executor (if there was a will) or an Administrator (if there was no will). Executors and Administrators are generally tasked with the role of gathering the assets of the decedent, determining and...Read more »
If your daughter's father is deceased, then any guardianship/conservatorship over him ended upon his death. The only way to access his non-probate assets (basically, anything not held in trust) is to petition the Probate Court to appoint an Executor or Administrator. If he left a trust, then...Read more »
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