Probate takes place in the jurisdiction where the person was domiciled (which is usually the same as their permanent residence) when he or she died. For example, if your mother's permanent residence was in California and she died in California, then probate would be in California (same county as...Read more »
I bought a HUD home in Tucson, AZ for my Aunt to use. She could not afford to live on her own. Since it was HUD, she had to be on the title with me as she is the full time resident and I use it as a vacation home. I have paid all money for the home and continue to pay the mortgage. If she uses... Read more »
Me and my brother own the house and property that my parents lived in. I want to sell him my half but either he can't get the money or won't pay 1/2 of appraisal value. I am the oldest of both of us and I have no desire to keep another house. If he can't buy my part, I suggested to put it up for... Read more »
You can't sell it without his signature. Actually, you can sell just your half with only your signature, but nobody will buy that. If your brother won't listen to reason, then you can force him to sell by going to court but it will be expensive and the cost will come out of both of your shares....Read more »
My dad did not leave a Will. I am the Probate Administrator now. I am going through the laws around the appropriate measures to take for my mother and three adult children. His house is in Carroll County Georgia. We were told that the house he owned with my mother is also now ours as well... Read more »
The answer depends on how the house was titled. It might have been titled in both your mom's and dad's names, in which case there is a good chance that your mother is now the sole owner of the house. If it was titled in your dad's name alone, then your mother inherited a share (not less than one...Read more »
Some kind of probate process is ALWAYS required to change title to assets titled in the name of a decedent UNLESS an exception applies. Apparently you are expecting an exception to apply when the first parent dies, perhaps because the property is titled in their names as joint tenants with right...Read more »
Adult child was 59 years old and had seen his estranged mother 1 time since before he was a teenager. His father and stepmother raised him and he lived with them until he passed. He died and named his estate as the beneficiary of his 401k. He had a named beneficiary for life insurances and... Read more »
If he had no surviving spouse or children, yes, that is quite likely. THAT is why it is important for everyone to have an estate plan. Reason #1 (out of at least a dozen reasons), is to make sure your stuff goes to who you want.
It really depends on how the will is worded and whether the heirs predeceased the decedent or died after the decedent died and if so how long after the decedent died. If the two heirs predeceased the decedent and the will has no remote contingent beneficiaries, then the estate would go to the...Read more »
If you have any evidence of that promise you can make a claim against the estate. You should hire an attorney right away to assist you. There are deadlines for doing this and they are short and strict.
My stepbrother and I are named as co-trustees and POAs over our parents. Dad passed. Mom has dementia. I am staying with her in Montana and caring for all her needs, paying her bills, arranging for assisted living in Bend, OR.
The Wills and Trusts state that one can be paid to take care of... Read more »
A caregiver contract makes perfect sense in your situation. It also helps document that those payments are not gifts in case you ever need to apply for Medicaid for her. Otherwise they would be presumed to be gifts. Medicaid applicants are penalized for all gifts made within five years prior to...Read more »
She secretly no sign no one came to look at home I suddenly got call saying I have to move I ain't greedy I don't want the money I want what my dad's wish was to save home for future generations my mom put herself on deed my dad would say I thought it was them fighting again but the way my mom... Read more »
You narrative is missing a whole lot of important facts, like whether or not your dad had a will and how the house was titled. The best way to sort this out would be to schedule a consultation with a will contest attorney in your area. This forum is for questions of a general nature. For...Read more »
The best way to do this is to hire an attorney to assist you. Most estate planning and trust administration attorneys (such as myself) do this on a regular basis. The fee is usually quite affordable compared to the litany of problems you could experience in the future if this is not done...Read more »
It depends on how title was held by husband and wife. If they held as tenants in common then, no, the husband's share needs to be probated. If it was held as joint tenants with right of survivorship or tenants by the entirety then, yes, wife is now the sole owner.
A trust was created for my benefit earlier this summer. A promissory note was given in trust to the trustees to be invested and utilized for specific purposes. The note transferred to the trustees is still currently in their possession. They have not performed the trust nor accounted as required... Read more »
A trustee has the duty to protect, collect and maximize the value of trust assets for the benefit of the beneficiaries, and intentionally destroying a trust asset would presumptively be a violation of that duty. However, it is possible that the note truly was uncollectible and it would cost the...Read more »
My brother dies a few days ago. He has two kids, one 35 and other 30. On the will it list daughter as executor. also daughter is beneficiary of 1/3 of estate, son is beneficiary of 1/3 of state, and myself is 1/3 beneficiary of state. His two kids, are not perusing a wrongful death suit. I myself... Read more »
You could hire a probate litigation attorney to help you file an objection to the daughter being appointed executor and to have yourself appointed instead. The reason would be that the executor's job is to marshall all of the assets of the estate, and she is failing to pursue a large asset. You...Read more »
He has stage 4 cancer, hospice is in, and he is no longer able to leave the house. He wants to get his will done so there is no fighting. He also owes a bit on his house but wants to transfer the home to his daughter, can this be done? Lots of questions but hope to be guided in the right direction.... Read more »
Your daughter should engage a landlord-tenant eviction attorney to help her carry out the process of eviction legally. The amount of notice that must be given to the existing tenants depends on the duration of the lease.
My 79 yo father created a revocable trust in 2015, he was original trustee. Trust named his 6 children as equally-divided beneficiaries, & the "beneficiary's issue" if the child has died. My brother died March, 2019; my father died August, 2019. My brother married twice. No marriage produced... Read more »
That mistake is probably going to be difficult if not impossible to correct. This is why estate plans should be reviewed and updated periodically. The only way for any attorney to be able to provide you with definitive advice would be to review the actual wording of the trust instrument. This is...Read more »
They had power of attorney. They refused to allow his son to see him even though he wanted to see his son. The mother has now passed and neither will (yes both had them) were ever put into probate. Sister is executor and trying to steal everything. We are going to contest but first need to see they... Read more »
There are solutions to your multiple probate concerns, but this is not a do it yourself project. A local probate attorney can help see you through this. It is impossible to explain in a simple question and answer forum such as this what it takes years of experience to learn.
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