My mother was a 50 year resident of New Jersey but died in a nursing home in Pennsylvania. She made her PA friend the executor of the estate and left that same friend 50% of the estate and me (her only child) 50% of the estate. I live in Florida and this executor is not responding to any of my... Read more »
You need to have an attorney who is licensed to practice in NJ, if that is where the estate is being probated. You should find a NJ probate attorney as soon as possible to see what is going on. If there are assets that are being improperly distributed, time is of the essence, so act quickly in...Read more »
Did your father have a will? You need to talk to a probate attorney so that the attorney can provide you with actual customized advice that is based upon the entirety of the information available to you.
Is there a will? Are you the only person to receive the house from your fathers wishes? If not, then you may not be able to live there if the house is to be transferred to someone else. You need to talk to a probate attorney right away. If the house is probated, typically banks will typically give...Read more »
My father past away leaving behind am empty plot of land in FL. His widow retains 50% of it, his other four children 40, and I retain 10%. I received the letter below. What are the pros and cons of signing this letter and pros and cons of not signing?
You really need to meet with a probate attorney ASAP. That sounds like a waiver for a summary administration. The only way that you will know what to do is if you have a private meeting with a probate attorney.
I went down to pack the personal belongings of my two brothers that passed away and when I arrived at the house all the furniture and some of the personal items were gone from the house. Can a representative give away items from the estate. I know she has given things away, but can she legally do... Read more »
My other brother passed away 9 days after my other brother and the house was to go to an acquaintance. The will isn't even settled and this person moved into the house and I have to go to Florida to pack the house up and she is telling me that I will not be allowed in "her" house and that she will... Read more »
You need to talk to a probate attorney right away. A probate attorney will be able to advise you on this woman's status in the house and will be able to start a probate case so that the house is transferred according to your brother's wishes. If the woman does not belong in the house, a probate...Read more »
My lease ended in March and no new lease was drawn up. Between then and now I have had a roommate abandon the property and her belongings. I continue to pay rent in full but her stuff is still in my apartment. Ideally, I'd like to move out by the end of the month and take her stuff with me to sell... Read more »
You need to talk to an attorney. In Florida, turning off of utilities by a landlord is a prohibited practice which can carry penalties for the landlord. It does not matter if you are late with your rent.
Also, if you are late with rent you can be evicted, depending on the terms of your...Read more »
You should talk to an attorney. If you both are listed as beneficiaries to the life insurance policy, then you may have a claim to the proceeds from the life insurance policy. Regarding the burial costs, there is not enough information to determine whether there should be a split for burial costs....Read more »
My Uncle's estate has been in probate for over three years. I cannot understand my lawyer's attempt at explaining why. First it was the judges' not having time. Now it is something about the investments have not been put in the escrow account. I don't know what to do. This probate lawyer has been... Read more »
An attorney will not be able to provide any answers without looking at the case file for the probate case. Your attorney may be waiting for the court to issue an order relating to the investment accounts. Sometimes that can take time.
Under the Florida Statutes a tenant has a responsibility to not damage the property, other than what occurs during normal wear and tear from living in a rental unit. Holes in walls are usually not considered wear and tear. Painting, without the landlord's authorization, could also be considered a...Read more »
This is a datacenter company. They advertised a lifetime affiliate program, but now they said they will stop paying their customers. I have screenshots of their site before they removed the information. I am in contact with them, but they won't do anything about it. Can I take legal action against... Read more »
Did they refund the money? This would depend on the agreement that you signed with the rental company or entered into on the website. You should take a close look at any agreements that you signed and any contracts you entered into through the rental website.
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