Grandmother died in 1970's. There was no probate. Her siblings want to sell the house now to split cash for retirement, but she does not want to leave. Can they force my mom to move and sell? Who owns the house? Unknown if there is a will or who's name is on the title of the house.
It is not possible to answer your questions without more information. This will probably require some kind of probate procedure to get the title out of your grandmother's name and into the names of her heirs. Who those heirs are depends on facts that have not been stated. Your best bet is...Read more »
We were told we would receive a letter and through research it is a definate relative. But we want to find out about the case and cant get any information. How does that work when someone dies and has no heirs no spouse no kids etc. We just want to know if we need to prepare for this because this... Read more »
My father, a resident of the Louisiana, had a stroke and is unconscious. I’m am a resident of Oklahoma. We would like someone in the family (me, our parents, or his brother) to have access to his finances to pay bills and maintain his home, etc. We would like to be legally able to make any... Read more »
It is true that you cannot obtain a power of attorney from a person who is incapacitated. You need to petition the court to have someone appointed as the incapacitated person's legal conservator and guardian.
The stimulus check is now an asset of your mother's probate estate. It does not have to be returned. The answer to the question of who gets that money depends on a lot of factors such as whether or not your mother had a will and, if she did have a will, what she said in it about the...Read more »
My parents are both deceased. The trustee has done nothing for six months and now refuses to handle the trust. What are my options? My brother lives out of state and thinks that now he can just start sending off to access money from the IRA, investment account, and life insurance that are... Read more »
The starting point is to read the trust document to see how one goes about removing and replacing a non-performing trustee. I recommend that you hire an trust administration attorney or trust litigation attorney to help you with this.
Won't let me edit main question, but please read-on... I purchased my fathers remainder interest last year at a value based on Minnesota's "Life Estate Mortality Table" which seems to be the same for all states. I fixed-up the home and am selling so will need to calculate value... Read more »
Your basis in the remainder interest is what you paid for it plus any other costs of acquisition, such as recording fees and documentary transfer taxes, if any, and title and escrow fees, if any. As far as the sale price goes, it is whatever the market will bear. Consulting actuarial tables is...Read more »
My dad died before my mom and he had land he owned with two siblings. The land just sold and 30,000 is due my dads estate. ( he died with no will, my moms will leaves everything to me ), I have 2 brothers so I was wondering how the 30,000 would be divided
It is hard to say how that $30,000 will be divided without knowing what ELSE was included in your dad's estate. In general, because your dad died without a will, his surviving spouse would receive $15,000 plus half of everything else in his estate. His children would receive the amounts not...Read more »
You need to schedule a personal consultation with a probate attorney right away just in case it’s not too late to intervene in the case. If you have sat back and let it happen it might be too late but you won’t know for certain until you have explored all angles with a probate litigation attorney.
It depends on whether you are concerned about your taxable estate, your probate estate or your non-probate estate. The answers are all usually quite different. In general, your taxable estate consists of everything you owned at the moment of your death plus things you gave away within three years...Read more »
My mother’s husband passed without a will. All his assets were bought jointly after the marriage. My Mother’s name is jointly on all the titles. The only thing just in his name was his bank account and one son stole his bank card and emptied it. She had told the step-children she would give... Read more »
They can't take your "Mother's property" but they sure can try, and if you do nothing, they might succeed in hoodwinking the judge. Happens all of the time. You need a lawyer to prevent that from happening.
I found it unusual that a family member would be denied to sit in (with their 83 yr old parent) while preparing legal documents. After doing some research, on living trust to protect her assets (Home) from probate she went back to ask that changes be made and was talked out it! This has more... Read more »
installments claiming they can only be for educational and medical when it clearly includes maintenance and adequate care she has put in writing that she is aware now if ever the kids need disbursements because of our financial impact with the covid situation but says she isn’t allowed for any... Read more »
There is at least a 50% chance that what the children’s trustee is telling you is correct, but if you want a second opinion, you can take the trust to an attorney to review it. Look for an estate planning attorney or an attorney who does fiduciary litigation.
From California. Mother passed away without a will, and home to be passed to me and my six siblings. I have been paying the mortgage and taxes to keep the house, but my brother refuses to pay anything towards the house. Attempted mediation, but he did not show. Once the house clears probate, do I... Read more »
You are not stuck paying your brother's share, at least not forever. If you can't get your sister to do anything inside the probate case, then after the probate case is concluded and the house is in all of your names, file a "partition" lawsuit against all of the other owners...Read more »
He was divorced, no kids, my grandparents and mother (his only sibling) have all passed. The administrator filed that there was no will at the time of death, and also told me there was not one. He has now filed a handwritten "will" that states my uncle signed all property, homes etc to... Read more »
As a general rule, when there is a conflict between a deed and a will, the terms of the deed prevail. So, for example, if the deed was a joint tenancy deed with right of survivorship, and you are the last surviving owner, then you now own that property in your sole name, and it does not matter what...Read more »
My brother was a resident and died in Arkansas in 2014, leaving no known will. No wife or children. 3 siblings and one was appointed personal representative.He lives and works in Arkansas and bond was also waived. Have never been provided any documentation of estate, real estate property has been... Read more »
My mother and father passed away two days apart my mother first then my father. My mother had a will and setup an irrevocable trust. My mother’s life insurance policy listed my father as primary beneficiary but also listed my grandmother as (contingent beneficiary) she lives in Israel and is not... Read more »
Since I couldn't go there my "estranged " daughter stepped up and cleared out her condo and sent me pictures of some personal items that she was to send me and I would pay for shipping. After she found out that I was left some money she told me that she wanted half of it and has... Read more »
You should hire a probate attorney to get an executor. The executor can demand the return of all of your mother’s property and the court can hold your daughter in contempt if she fails to do so. There are remedies for this but you need to act fast before everything “disappears”.
Anybody can contest a will. That doesn’t mean they will succeed. You should have an attorney help you with this. Sometimes it makes sense to offer them a little something to go away but if you do that you need an attorney to help you draft an ironclad settlement and release.
Sell it. In the will no one was supposed to live in the house. It was to be sold. Now my uncle has cancer and my cousins are saying that my mom has no rights to the house. What can we do? They are being shady and greedy. I don't care about the money it's my mom's house also. They... Read more »
Your mom has an uphill battle on her hands. After all, it appears for all intents and purposes that she gifted her share of the house to your uncle when she gave him the quitclaim deed. She probably did that without the advice of an attorney, because if it was her expectation that she receive...Read more »
Funding a revocable trust with only the house as an asset will avoid probate as to the house. If your goal is to avoid probate altogether, then a non-probate transfer method should be engaged for each and every asset. For bank accounts, another option is to designate death beneficiaries. This is...Read more »
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