As long as you did not sign documents as the responsible person for your mother's bills, you are not responsible. If you were your mother's agent under a power of attorney, and if you signed as her agent, you should have put a POA by your name to designate that you weren't signing...View More
I received a “Notice of Probate of Will” letter and it says I’m “A person who would be entitled to inherit from the decendent had the decendent died intestate.” My dad died a few years ago he had a will and his mother died a few months ago also with a will.
You received the Notice because you are next of kin; it is just to inform you that your grandmother's will was filed with the probate court in the county where she lived. You will need to look online to see what the will says. You would be entitled to your father's share of your...View More
Will my brother and I receive the inheritance that way? He is married to a woman that is not our mother and plans ot leave her his house and other assets. I am trying to get him to set up his will, but if he died tomorrow, would we receive money from the accounts we are beneficiaries to? We reside... View More
My elderly parent is incompetent. She stopped taking her medications, stopped going to her doctor appointments. Is losing her memory. Being scammed online. The list goes on. But I am not in the position to apply for guardianship. I'm struggling with my own responsibilities. I can't be... View More
we want to protect our daughter when we die.. what do we have to do to make sure she gets our house and life insurance policies. i dont want her to end up in probate court with our house, we do have a niece that can take care of her if we die before she turns 18. i want the best way to get things... View More
The best way to take care of your daughter and to avoid probate is to create a trust. You can specify how money will be used while she is a minor and whether she inherits everything at age 18, or it is phased out to her.
You can search for an estate planning attorney on Justia or on Avvo. Both list attorneys by location and type of law they practice. When you see one that you would like to know more about, you can look at their website, the reviews that their clients have left, and just general information about...View More
He listed my sister and her two children as beneficiaries. His attorney who wrote the will stated to me, as long as the house and property weren’t probated it fell into the rest and residue of the estate of which I am named as a beneficiary along with the previous 3 people. I don’t know what to... View More
I don't know what you mean by a TOD Will. There is a Transfer on Death Designation (TODD) Affidavit, which specifies who will inherit the house after the grantor's death, outside of probate. Anything with a beneficiary, like the TODD Affidavit, will transfer outside of probate and will...View More
I was told I could not be executor of my parents estate because I reside out of state. Is that a nice to have condition or a need to have requirement. Also, I was sent a waiver of notice of probate of will from my brother without explanation to sign. Why should I sign this document. Did not... View More
Someone living out of state can be an Executor, who was named in the will. They cannot be an Administrator, who handles the estate when there is no will. Signing a Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will indicates that the Executor or Administrator does not need to send you certified mail telling you...View More
You may have to go to probate whether or not there is a will. Probate property is that property which does not have a beneficiary or a joint owner, and is not in trust. For example, IRAs often have beneficiaries. If the beneficiaries are living, the IRA would transfer without probate. Married...View More
You will need to file a Report of Newly Discovered Assets. Some counties provide a form, while you may have to make up the form for other counties. If your county has a form, it would be available online at the court website.
I am sorry for your loss. If your mother's name was the only one on the bank account and the truck, you will need to open a probate estate. There are 3 different sizes of estates, based on the value of the probate assets. You should check the website of the probate court of the county where...View More
My cousin passed away from cancer. Over 1 year later, his wife received a Bill from a large cancer treatment center. She had great insurance. He was receiving experimental treatment. The bill was denied because it was above usual and customary. $71,000
He paid 60,000 of the add on and we paid the rest. He was never on any mortgage, taxes or insurance. He lived here for free and now my brother thinks I should have to pay him 1/3 of what my dad paid to the build 15 yrs ago. There are 3 of us children. Also, I was on all his checking and savings and... View More
You owe your brother nothing. Your father could do anything that he wanted to do with his money, and he obviously wanted to invest in your home to provide himself with a comfortable place to live. And any bank account that had your name as joint owner now belongs to you.
My relatives had no children, and my mother is next of kin; but very elderly. I will be appointed administrator. Just need to fill out Release Form for Aunt and then full probate due to Uncle being survivor. Only had a house and one car. I am able to provide all records of assets, liabilities,... View More
There are two ways an attorney can charge for an estate. One is hourly and the other is according to the value of the estate. You can contact attorneys and ask how they charge. Also many attorneys will give a complementary consultation where they estimate their fees. And you can check the Stark...View More
Yes, you can file an Affidavit of Indigency, Supreme Court form 26.8. Depending on the county, there may be a hearing scheduled. It is means tested; you must be under 187.5% of the Federal Poverty Level.
My father passed away last month. The attorney who did the will is retired, possibly deceased. The bank named in the will as Executor has since been sold. They are telling me they don't do that, even though the will names the bank or it's successor. There is no real estate involved. Mom... View More
You have to do two estates, unless the property was titled jointly with survivorship rights or if there is a Transfer on Death Affidavit recorded with the county. If it requires two estates, depending on the county where the decedents lived and how long ago they died you may be able to do a Real...View More
My father passed away a week ago. He didn't have a will or anybody appointed to take care of his estate. He had no life insurance either. It's just my sister and I and we are on the same page with everything. Just wondering about next steps legally for his estate. He had a little credit... View More
It depends on whether your father had any probate property - property without a beneficiary, without a joint owner, and not in trust. If the bank account was in his name only, you will need to open an estate in probate court. Depending on the size of the probate assets, you may be able to do a...View More
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