My brother just received POA for my 82 year old mother. We have searched for an assisted living facility and found one that will cater to her needs and income (approx $3,000 per month). He unilaterally decided to place her in a more expensive facility ($4,300 per month) and draw down on her assets... Read more »
He probably does have that authority under the POA but he would be well advised to consult an elder law attorney regarding options for paying for your mother's care. Medicare should be paying for her medical bills, most likely, and there are legal ways to accelerate eligibility for Medicaid to...Read more »
the home are to be divided equally among her children which is fine. The sibling that stays with her is very irresponsible, never helped her pay the mortgage and we know he will not be able to maintain the house by himself if she dies. He has a girlfriend; the family does not approve and know she... Read more »
In her will you mother can require that the house be sold and the proceeds split rather than leave the house to her children in equal shares. She can also name one child as the executor who, after being appointed by the court, will have sole responsibility to manage and effectuate the sale.
His mind was affected after 40 years of abusing alcohol. My step brother inherited everything, when his mother died of cancer years ago I promised her that I would split everything with her son “my step brother,” who btw had a very off and on relationship with my dad. I believe my step... Read more »
If your father did not have sufficient mental capacity to make a will when he created the one that disinherited you, or if he had been subjected to undue influence at that time, and if you can prove those things, then you might be able to have the will set aside. If that will is set aside, then...Read more »
I just got the probate and distribution paperwork and there are many discrepensies of money that was paid out during probate. Ever since she took over my moms estate she’s been vacationing getting her sons new cars and herself a new car. I just have gone through enough I don’t want this to be... Read more »
Hire an attorney without delay to look into this for you. It is possible you have already lost your rights due to expiration of the statute of limitations but if you have any time left it’s not much. Don’t post any more questions seeking free legal advice. No attorney in this or any other...Read more »
Anything your fiancé owned wherever located is part of his probate estate. Some assets bypass the probate estate such as assets held in joint tenancy with another person with right of survivorship and assets with designated death beneficiaries. It would not have been possible for him to designate...Read more »
His surviving spouse is giving me 30-day notice (in which I know she can do) but can she label me as tenant and state that I owe rent when there was never a lease between him nor her? She also did not allow me to remove something given to me by my dad. Can she withhold my property stating it is... Read more »
Assuming he will inherit the house from you he would be considered a successor in interest. He would provide a death certificate to the lender and whatever other documentation as is appropriate to document his inheritance (this defends on your estate plan) and the lender would be obligated to...Read more »
He refuses to allow me and my sisters to the home mymother owned (it's only in her name) how long does probate take? We asked the attorney that was supposed handling the case and he refused to give us information, is there anything we can do since they seem to be working against us?
For example, the decedent leaves $300,000 to Child A and in the will instructs Child A to pay $100,000 to Child B. Can that be done? I'm wondering if there might be tax implications because is Child B's money and inheritance or a gift, at that point?
It is a poor drafting technique, but it can be done as long as the will is clear on that. The amount paid from A to B, if that is what the will clearly instructs, would be considered B's inheritance directly from the decedent, and not a gift from A to B. In such a situation, A would be...Read more »
Mom passed leaving everything (in a trust and with a will) to her 4 daughters. Daughters have distributed a "fair share" of the inheritance money that was in the trust bank account already. I (daughter) personally, owe the estate some money. I will pay back the money owed to the estate... Read more »
Yes. Your share is calculated by adding what you owe to the total value of the estate then dividing by 4. What you actually should receive is your share less what you owe. If you actually pay your debt to to the estate, then you should receive your full share without deducting what you owed...Read more »
What happens if executors do not follow the wishes of the deceased that was clearly laid out in the will / trust? Meaning some folks got less when the will / trust clearly stated all to be divided equally.
IF it’s not too late, you should hire trust or will litigation attorney to help you. There are remedies for this sort of thing but if you wait too long you lose your right to contest these actions. Do not delay.
The last contact I had with my son was in February 2020, as my father-in-laws time drew near, we called our son to make him aware of his grandfathers health & to give him the opportunity to say goodbye to him. This was met with no response.... 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 »
I left ny in Feb 2016 was threatened if I went back to retrieve my personal belongings. My adult son still lives in the home and refuses to talk to me since I left. His dad passed away last saterday. Everything is in my name. What are my legal rights and options?
Powers of attorney automatically expire at the death of the principal, so your mother cannot use that method to transfer title to the house to your sister according to your grandfather's will. Wills are administered according to a process called probate. Most of the time this requires a...Read more »
If someone has opened a probate you can get a copy of the will from the court. It is public record. If not, you can open probate yourself and that will smoke out the will. You should hire a probate attorney to help you.
make a partial surrender of the policy to get money to pay my personal taxes. The trustees have agreed to this partial surrender . The insurance company has determined that the surrender is not a taxable event. What problems can I face legal or tax wise if i take the funds to pay my personal taxes.
There are many potential issues, not the least of which is your use of the assets in this trust as your personal piggy bank could cause the whole purpose of the trust to be derailed. There is a right way to do this and a wrong way. You should consult with the attorney who help you set this up....Read more »
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