What does your deed say about a property owners association? Unless it existed at the time you bought, or existed when a single person/entity owned the land before subdividing the land, I don't see how you can be FORCED into joining an association.
The home is in her name. Her domicile is in Texas. There will not be probate in Texas, no property. She also has 4 adult children. Who will receive the home according to probate in Michigan. Trying to sell currently over 100,000. Can her spouse sign a quit claim deed to a certain person?
Ms Archie is correct, and it is important to emphasize that this will likely require probate in BOTH Texas and Michigan ancillary proceedings and all of this could have been avoided by some simple estate planning with a qualified licensed attorney in either Texas where she lived or Michigan where...Read more »
My brother was in a terrible motorcycle accident and is currently on a ventilator. He has never been married and has no children and lives byhimself. My sister is trying to get legal guardianship without the consent of myself and my other brother. How can I handle this?
My mother is 97yo. She has no property that she owns and no car. She is in hospice and close to death. Her assets include only 3 POD CDs, a checking account (current values < $50,000 for monthly recurring bills; one credit card with a balance of < $100; a Savings account of just over $1,000;... Read more »
The lot was own by the hoa, not the developer who was out of the picture. Since it was the hoa that lost the property I feel they have no claims to my property that I purchased in good faith. They claim I have to be in their hoa which I want no part of.
If the lot is included in the HOA and the HOA properly recorded that fact and the HOA still exists, you're likely 'out of luck'. If you didn't want to be part of a HOA you shouldn't have bought the property. Now, as a MEMBER of the HOA you can probably take steps to...Read more »
They found a descendant of the original land owner and they are willing to negotiate. Our grandparents have always said they owned the land, did all the upkeep, paid all of the taxes, and everything that comes with it. Is there any documentation I should be looking for? Is there a way to prove it... Read more »
Wife . Unpond agreement house get sold I get half they get half . My brother died now she's trying not to give me my half what can I do. Plus I've been living in the home and have made major repairs that brought up property value and paid out of pocket for supply's etc
I sincerely hope after this sad turn of events you got legal advice BEFORE handling the estate as this is a classic 'small mistake can have huge ramifications' situation. Please don't compound that mistake now by skimping on legal...Read more »
I don't know that there is a good 'short' layman's explanation, but the closest I can come to is that if you have a judgment against you, a judgment creditor cannot execute against a piece of property that has a mortgage against it.
If the deed was 'mom for life and remainder interest to son' and son lived longer than mom, then the deed WAS in son's name at the time mom passed. The fact no death certificate or new deed was recorded is not relevant for the analysis here (although that should have been done it...Read more »
The law office that took care of my father’s will will not provide a copy of any of the children listed. He said I needed to contact the lawyer of the co-representative of the estate that had nothing to do with drawing it up
Mr Harris is correct, but there is one additional duty -- the drafting attorney IF AND ONLY IF he holds the original will -- needs to release that original will to the Court with jurisdiction in a Probate estate. There is no duty to 'third party' persons such as the named beneficiaries....Read more »
You point out yet another reason HOAs are a thing to be avoided.
And while you can 'sue' the chances of success depend a lot on how the by-laws are written, what 'administrative remedies' are needed before a suit can be maintained, and what exactly you're looking...Read more »
The thieves broke off both my locks and put their own locks on so I couldn't get into my storage. The storage company siding with the insurance company which I pay insurance on my storage monthly. My claim was denied.
I have a probate issue that I have to appear in court for at the end of the month. I was appointed as the administrator of my mom's estate and i didn't handle every aspect properly. I'm not sure of what to expect when I appear in court for this matter.
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