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Q: In Florida .What happens with money in bank acct. When act holder dies and beneficiary is also deceased.

A widowed woman dies. She has written a will but the will was never notarized. Only relative alive is deceased sister husband. Can he collect the money

Katherine Schnauss Naugle answered on Feb 22, 2019

You will need to consult with a probate attorney as a small probate will need to be done.

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Q: My uncle passed away and left his home to my grandmother. She has passed away I am her only heir. How do get the house.

Titled in my name. I have been paying the mortgage for a few years now.

Katherine Schnauss Naugle answered on Jul 18, 2017

It all depends on which probates have and have not been completed. When your uncle passed away, if the home was just in his name then his estate will need to be probated to pass the home to your mother, assuming there is a valid Will or that it would pass to your uncle under the intestate statute... Read more »

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Q: I'm the executor of my Dad's will, but I live out of state and we haven't filed it yet with the court.

Can my son deal with paying current costs, like for the funeral, right now - he lives in state - even though the will hasn't been filed yet?

Katherine Schnauss Naugle answered on Nov 10, 2016

It depends on how your dad's accounts were titled. If they were joint accounts with your son then yes he can. I would suggest talking to a probate lawyers to determine how to pay expenses.

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