Congratulations for considering an estate plan! It's so important to do this as soon as you're able, but we know most people don't (which makes their estates ultimately much messier and more expensive when they become disabled or die). I'm assuming you're...Read more »
As part of the divorce settlement, he kept the condo in Chicago. He remarried 2 years ago, but didnt put his wife's name on the property. He was literally at the condo getting it ready to sell when he died (massive heart attack). He did not have a will, so his current wife contact 2 lawyers... Read more »
To start off, I'm really sorry to hear you're going through this. From what you say, it sounds like your father is wrongfully withholding/assets from you. I'd be happy to speak with you about some options, if you'd like to give me a call at (312)300-4743 or...Read more »
of Attorney forms that he didn't remember signing. They completely took over...changed locks on husband's house, closed all of our joint accounts leaving me with no phone, no car insurance and no house insurance. They took over finances and I haven't seen a cent of his money since... Read more »
Now she a ward of Illinois. I live in California and have identified myself as her daughter to the guardian. What do I have to do to have it dropped? No one (hospital lawyer, social worker) will assist me. Thank you.
If by "ward of Illinois", you mean she's now legally a disabled person and the Office of the State Guardian was appointed to be her guardian, I think it would make sense for you to reach out to them. They take care of a lot of people who don't have family, and if you're...Read more »
Six weeks after his death my sister passes. She had a husband but no children. I am the executor and wondering if I have to pay out half my father's estate to her husband. Nothing has been distributed yet and they were talking about a divorce so it feels wrong to pay half of my dad's... Read more »
My grandma is 89 she has symptoms of dementia to my knowledge she has not been formally diagnosed by her physician her physician will not speak to me because he does not have a release to do so anytime anyone tries to help my grandma with anything she gets irate and violent she does not have a... Read more »
You're correct; if you're an heir or legatee of an estate, the court will require the attorney for the proposed executor or administrator to send notice (when to send notice depends on whether the Decedent died with or without a will). It's possible the matter has been continued to...Read more »
Heirs don't pay estate taxes; the estate itself might pay estate tax, if the estate exceeds $11,180,000.00 in 2018. The estate may also be subject to income tax if the Decedent earned income that year (the same way a person pays their own income tax each year), or other taxes. Please note, you...Read more »
My sister, who is in an assisted living facility and on medicaid, will be getting part of a settlement of a class action suit from the village she lived in before moving to the living facility. Our mom lived with her and got sick drinking the water in their condo and filed with the class action... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about this situation. An easy solution might be to spend the money in the months its received an a Medicaid-eligible purchase, such as a prepaid funeral/burial. In this case, as in all cases, you should connect directly with an elder law attorney and discuss the specifics...Read more »
Im next to kin. When I went to get his ashes they also gave me his debit card. We werent talking at the time he died. I highly doubt he has anymore than a few hundred dollars in it, if that. Him and his wife were on a motorcycle and hit a semi head on. Both pronounced dead at the scene. His bank... Read more »
If dad passed without owning real property and the assets total less than $100,000.00, it's possible you can use what's called a small estate affidavit to pass the property. Please note, if you use one, you'd be swearing by penalty of perjury as to its contents, which you might not...Read more »
I hope you feel comfortable with the attorney you've likely hired to assist you in the probate process. I am not an Arizona attorney and can't speak to Arizona law, but in Illinois, we have a 6 month creditor/claims time period. Very little happens in that time; we...Read more »
Generally, estates are subject to probate in Illinois if there is more than $100,000.00 or the person owned real estate. If there's no real estate, or the amount of other assets is less than $100,000.00, a document called a Small Estate Affidavit can be used.
No affv., no letters of office, refusal of copy of anything ive supposed to have signed, executor getting early advances for personal reasons without heirs knowing, and others heirs being refused advances, heirs being blocked from clio portals from seeing whats going on or info being sent to... Read more »
You should be able to consult with the executor and his/her attorney. Alternatively, you can go to the court clerk's office and request to look at the file yourself. Additionally, you can hire an attorney whose job it is to advise you of our rights and secure access to information.
A family memeber has been left soiled and fell off the bed we were never told we found out from another patient who had to get aCNA to help them we have a lot of documentation (pictures) of things that should not be done or should have been done and were not
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