I lived as caretaker on a property for 7 years with an agreement that the work I did would go to me purchasing the house, the owner was murdered and his brother that he was estranged from lied to me and told me he was not filing probate that he wanted to help me. he was going behind my back then... Read more »
You would have to file a petition for administration of the estate and to admit your will. Since you're a caregiver, there is a presumption that your will is invalid for undue influence, unless you have a certificate of independent review. The brother will most likely bring a will contest to...Read more »
My father passed away and had settlement money coming in. He wrote a will stating that he left everything to me, including any monies from suits. My brother passed away while there is still money coming in. We were splitting the money 50/50 between us. Where does his portion go now? To me or do I... Read more »
Your brother's children are the heirs to his estate. There may have to be a probate case for your brother's share of your father's estate. You may need two probate cases, depending on the total value of each estate.
My stepfather and mother were married 28 years my mother owned her own ompany she had numerous bank accounts stocks bonds life ins she passed 2002 with a holographic will stating in her husband's demise all monies go back to her children my stepfather pass 2016 Intestate as a widower his... Read more »
If I understand your facts, your mother died and all of her assets went to your step-father in 2002? Unfortunately, you're not an heir to your step-father's estate and your mother's will is not valid to make you an heir to your step-father's estate.
House note was paid in full years b4. But had $70k equity line from Wells Fargo. Monthly payment was $325/mo.Home in Koreatown valued at $1.7m sold in foreclosure like a year after owner death. It generated Surplus funds. Caretaker was taking things out of home while owner was alive and continued... Read more »
You can bring litigation against the caretaker for the wrongdoing of taking the decedent's property. A power of attorney terminates at death. The question is, will you collect any money from the caretaker?
I dont need to be involved in probate court. Im fighting to get my surplus funds released to me. Proceeds were sent to civil court bcuz someone else submitted a claim to my funds. There's a fraudulent deed recorded which gifted my house away. I didnt know this til i tried to collect my money and i... Read more »
Whenever someone passes away, the probate court has jurisdiction over the case. You may have to file a petition with the probate court under Probate Code section 850 to determine whether the surplus funds are yours or a part of the estate. There isn't a way to go to civil court for this after the...Read more »
They raided his house at 9am today he wasn't there but they said in his room they found a glass tube with weed and some plates and tube with wax residue also empty cans of butane in the back yard so they say they can use this cans
There was a court trial back in 2006 about a property that was gifted to a beneficiary. The other siblings filed in probate court to have the property returned to the trust and won. Later it was determined that the siblings that filed the petition lied in their testimony to the settlor on the... Read more »
Now, my brother has passed. A person is trying to take my brother’s whole estate. The opposing counsel is the same lawyer my brother hired for my parent’s estate. My parent’s estate and my brother’s estate are combined. Would this be a reason to request this attorney be taken off the case?
in an estate, we signed a waiver of bond, my stepfather's half brother was appointed administrator, during the probate, my sister and i researched my mother's assets. she owned her own business before she married my stepfather of 28 years. she passed in 2002 with a holographic will, 4 children, my... Read more »
A lot of things could have happened. The account could have had a beneficiary named. Or it could be in the name of a trust. Or it could have been a joint account with another person. You should talk with your attorney until you have a satisfactory answer.
I believe my brother presented a false holographic will on my sisters estate however it was settled seven years ago. Since I would be claiming he defrauded the Probate court has the statue of limitations for bringing an action expired?
I live out of state. Mom lives in California. Dad lives out of state. My Dad walked out on my Mom 10 yrs ago. He has not helped her financially at all since he left. She put 2 of their 3 children on the deed to the house. Do we have to probate the house and her belongings? She has two very old... Read more »
The probate of the house depends on how title is held. With joint tenancy, a probate matter is not required if the other joint tenants survive her. With a tenancy in common, you would need some probate matter to transfer her interest to her heirs. It's always a good idea to have an estate plan.
Quarter of a miillion in stocks and a nice mobile home that after executer/ domestic partner passes away gets sold split between her two sons and me and my sister (which executer sold and gave us none of us nothing) we Trusted her ,(my mom will said if anyone trys to change my will gets nothing,... Read more »
You can file a competing petition to be appointed as the personal representative of the estate. Or you can agree that your sister will be the personal representative (you can also ask her to serve with a bond so she doesn't run off with the money). Or you can make a deal that both you and your...Read more »
In this document she gives specific instructions to use funds from her savings account to pay the house, she states that ALL of her jewelry goes to me. There are some things that are crossed out by hand and refilled in. My mother leaves behind a husband and he is refusing to honor the letter she... Read more »
Yes I do as I'm living in this house I'm very angry that I have to deal with this now especially at a time like his, also this loan is/was for $400,000.00. Please help me sort this out as I'm disabled with my hips and I have a hard time getting around. She spent this money on vacations, new cars... Read more »
Your sister may have commited financial elder abuse and she may be required to either reimburse the estate or have the $400,000 in loans credtied towards her inheritance. Contact a local attorney for a full consultation.
my parents were divorced but friends they own two houses on the same lot she lived in the front house he in the back she was power of attorney before he died and now she is telling myself, brother and sister she is beneficiary to all his bank accounts and stocks, and cashed all the stocks in and... Read more »
You need a lawyer. If your father designated his ex-wife as the beneficiary of the financial accounts after they were divorced, then she may be entitled to the funds so long as she did not unduly influence him. If he made the beneficiary designation before they were divorced, then the divorce...Read more »
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