Now my attorney wants to charge me more for a deed to a small piece of vacant property left to my sister and I. I am giving my half of the property to my sister. Is the property now part of the estate?
I sold a house on land contract, default was made years ago by destruction of property, and abandoned, contract clearly states I regain full, peaceful possession. If defaulted on .Now I'm trying to sell again after rebuilding and title co. Says the previous buyers on land contract, holds the... View More
The attorney has made a claim against the estate, provided a brief description, no billing, no agreement, was not hired by the PR of the estate. Did not assist the PR of the estate. The PR appointed has not used anything from the attorney. What can be done to fight the attorney fees? What type of... View More
Mr Taylor is right, and further, if the mother and the local friend of the court are sophisticated enough, they can 'attach' any distributions from the trust making it less than useful in the first place.
The SOLUTION probably lies in the domestic courts here, and the longer your...View More
Yes, and you could simply cut your daughter out of your Will without ‘hooking’ it to the debt, but to try to do anything like this without an attorney explaining the pros and cons for YOUR situation and drafting documents to accomplish the goal is playing with fire. For example, if you ‘write...View More
You will need to do that at the secretary of state's office, and they will need to see some sort of 'proof of trust existence and authority' for whoever actually signs the title. The Trustee (person who generally has the authority to act for the trust) should be able to provide that,...View More
My mom did a lady bird deed for me conveying the house to me since. 2018-2022 and my brother changed it when she was sick how can I challenge the deed my mom couldn’t sign her name no more like it was on the deed my brother done
I concur, but not just a 'Michigan' lawyer, but one in the area where the house is located. Michigan as you know, is not a 'small' state -- an attorney in Houghton will not be of much help in a dispute in Saginaw, Bad Axe, Traverse City or Grand Rapids, and one in Detroit...View More
My brother said, in order to avoid probate, my dad would have to quitclaim all properties over before death, something that my siblings and I still argue about after 15 years. I thought that when you quitclaim a house to family that it would show up as 09-Family. What is this 26-partial interest?... View More
The PR cannot 'just decide' to not share documents. Michigan Probate REQUIRES sharing things like a death certificate, petition to open probate and also any Will covered by probate. Sharing the text of the trust with the named beneficiaries is also 'just good form'.
Are you SURE the deed acts to immediately transfer ownership? Has it been recorded? Mr Morris is correct, but if you're still uncertain, 'asking on the internet' is not going to net you actual legal advice. I would urge you to consult with your own lawyer or at least the one who...View More
You should have received this as part of the ACCEPTANCE of the offer -- even before closing.
You absolutely positively certainly most assuredly need to get to a local real estate lawyer ASAP (as in yesterday) to review your closing paperwork. I assume based on your question you didn't...View More
My cousin and brother brought this inheritance to probate court and signed all paperwork before the attorney located myself and another brother. I believe that if i did not sign any form of guarantee that all legal fees and burial expenses should be the responsibility of the individuals who did... View More
What exactly is a 'power of authority'? (Did you mean Power of Attorney?) What was the ostensible purpose of this document? Did this relate to real estate in Lapeer County? Was the real estate identified or was this attached to other documents?
We lost your stepmother last month. She had both a Will and Addendum to her Will Notarized and Witnessed. She has no natural children, both her spouse (my father) and parents are deceased. She has a sister living. She appointed me as Personal Representative in her Will. When I file the... View More
have a signed Real estate purchase & agreement contract signed by the seller since Oct.6th, it was supposed to close by Nov.14th, but the buyer wanted to wait until after Thanksgiving, and now the seller doesn't want to honor agreement, because he says contract has expired, so I wanted to... View More
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