Text messages do not satisfy the requirements for making a will but sometimes they can satisfy the requirements for making a contract. Have a local probate attorney review all of the facts and explain your options to you.
You petition the local court to probate the will. Once the court accepts it as the decedent’s last will and testament the executor appointee by the court administers the will and, if need be, enforced it with the power of the court.
You didn’t actually ask a question, but I am assuming that you are questioning the validity of his will. It does sound like you have some facts that might call the will into question. You should schedule a personal consultation with a probate attorney in the vicinity of where your dad had lived.
My name is posted online as the second owner and in the recorders office. My quickclaim was recorded and I have a reciept. What is needed to change myself to the primary owner? My family says a probate is needed, but online I read survivorship. Also my mother was ill and used alias names as she... Read more »
It is not possible to answer your question without reviewing the deed and obtaining additional information. Your best bet is to contact a local real estate attorney and schedule a personal consultation.
My Father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer in April 2019. Immediately, he was deemed unable to drive and was put on anti seizure meds. Here's a quick timeline of events as they occurred in order.
1. Cancer diagnosis April 2019.
2. Created or changed will and trust June... Read more »
There is not enough information to answer your question. An attorney would need to review your father’s entire estate plan and possibly also his medical records in order to even start providing any kind of analysis regarding your options.
Yes, you can BUT depending on who you transfer the remainder interest to it might allow the lender to call the loan due. There is no way to know without reviewing the loan documents. Also, if you do this, you should have an agreement between the life tenant and the remaindermen regarding who pays...Read more »
They moved her to Mississippi. Now the niece is refusing to let my husband and his brother into the house to get their dads personal stuff. She even sent a detailed email stating we could go in. Then called and retracted the email verbally. What are the rights of my husband and his brother. If any,
There are not enough facts provided to answer your question. All I can say is if his dad did not have a will then your husband is way more likely to have inherited from him than the niece but the wife will have inheritance rights too. Your best course of action is to schedule a consultation with a...Read more »
The acc so he can get ount read her name for his name. The money came from social security disability benefits and she paid his monthly bills with this money. He has 3 sons, one of his children is trying to go thru probate to be appointed representative (he had no will) in order to get this money.... Read more »
When an account is set up like that (Name 1 for Name 2), the account is owned by Name 2 and Name 1 is just an agent, not an account owner. So if your brother is Name 2 and he has passed with no will, then the account should pass to his intestate heirs and, yes, most likely those intestate heir are...Read more »
We're a week out from completing our due diligence period for purchasing a restaurant and it was just disclosed to us the deceased owner's name is still on the company and though they had a will it could place their share of the restaurant in probate.
The deceased owner's estate needs to be probated in order to transfer ownership of that share of the business to the deceased owner's heir(s). However, there is much more to it than that. There might be a buy-sell agreement in place or other mechanisms for dealing with the death of an owner....Read more »
That is correct. The witnesses, if you go that route, cannot be related to the principal by blood, marriage, or adoption and must not be entitled to any portion of the estate of the principal upon the death of the principal, i.e. not an heir or beneficiary.
My mom is ripping me off and giving my money to her daughter that's not my dad's I worked with dad since kid with no pay cause he promised me half the property and my mom always hated that and now she sold the house I found out by getting a eviction letter from new owner and is not giving me my... Read more »
I am saddened when I read yet another story about someone (in this case your dad) who engaged in do-it-yourself estate planning and it failed, to the detriment of the intended beneficiaries. It would have been way cheaper for your dad to hire an estate planning attorney to do this right than it is...Read more »
I agree with my colleague that you only need to prove undue influence, but realize that some diminished capacity is a sub-element of undue influence. For example, if the CEO of a Fortune 500 company leaves his entire estate to his girlfriend, disinheriting his wife and children, chances are you...Read more »
My uncle had a will he did 10 years ago, my dad who was still alive then was listed in the will. My uncle passed away recently and now his siblings want my brother and I to sign our rights away . Do we have any right to inherit from the will since we are next of kin from my father , his brother.
Whether you have a right of inheritance is impossible to say without reviewing your uncle's will, but your relations apparently think you do or they wouldn't be asking you to waive them. If you have a right of inheritance, there is no law that compels you to waive it. Don't sign anything without...Read more »
Now step-dad's biological child(one of the two he has) is saying us step-kids get nothing because 100% of moms estate goes to spouse(step-dad) and now we are not entitled to his estate as step-children. Is this true? It seems like my moms estate should be settled first which we are heirs of, then... Read more »
It sounds like your mom and step-dad had none of their own children. In other words, she had her children (you and your full siblings) and he had his children (the step-children in relation to you). And your mom did not have a will.
In that case, under Michigan law your step-dad should...Read more »
It does depend a little on the terms of the conservatorship. Worst case scenario is you file a petition to have the conservator replaced. That should be any easy sell given the existing conservator is deceased.
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