Also, check the probate records department at your local county clerk's office to see if your father filed a will for safe keeping. Not many people do it, but it's worth looking into. Take a death certificate or obituary and a form of ID. If you're listed as an authorized person who...Read more »
I'm terribly sorry to hear about your father. He can sign a power of attorney as long as he is not mentally incapacitated. If he has spells of dimentia because of his illness then executing these documents will be tough. Getting witnesses could be tough, too, but a good attorney will make it happen.
Was the doctor a family member of the patient? Did the patient have any other family out there? If the patient was married in Texas and had no pre or post-marital agreement, then a large gift could give away more community property than the patient is entitled to give away. Was the doctor a...Read more »
This question is difficult to answer without additional information. You need to contact a probate attorney to help figure this out. "Reading" a will and distributing an estate does not say much. And what is the bill for? Is it for a credit card he had or a care note? Was it an electric...Read more »
the house in Texas Jointly. He left the Stepson ( my uncle ) the property in another State , and all bank accounts and cash to his Brother (my grandfathers brother) My mother is deceased and their is only Myself and my sister that cares for our mentally challenged adult sister , will my mothers... Read more »
This is a tough question. It depends on the terms of your grandfather's will and whether your mother left a valid will stating whom shall benefit from her estate and how. It may also depend on who died first or the length of time between their deaths if your mother pre-deceased your...Read more »
The grandad is pretty much much running things now, although there was not a will, he (their dad) was very sick for a long time and it was made very clear that our daughters were to get the house and land. And now the grandad is almost insisting that it be put into a trust.... but my oldest... Read more »
I'm sorry for your loss. This is never easy and family members being at odds makes things worse. This is a very complicated situation, and you need to contact a probate attorney to help protect your interests and those of your daughters. Without additional facts, it is difficult to ascertain...Read more »
We feel that it is a sham marriage just to help him get citizenship. We also have my mother and father divorce papers where it states that the property and house belong to the children.And When the youngest child turn 21 we were to sell the house and give the money to the four children. But we did... Read more »
I'm terribly sorry to hear about your mother's loss and how complicated this is for your family. Without a bit more information it's difficult to determine what the proper outcome should be as it depends on many factors. One thing I know for sure is that you need to hire a probate...Read more »
It depends on various facts, and you should contact a probate attorney to assist you with this matter. Without more information, answering this question is difficult, so I will supply some hypothetical scenarios that may assist in answering your question.
A loved one's passing is never easy, and I'm sorry for your loss. This question is hard to answer without knowing whether your brother left a will or not. Yous should consult a probate attorney to assist you with this matter. One way to establish paternity is through genetic testing. If...Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about your brother's loss. This is never easy. In answer to your question, it depends on whether your brother had a will or not. This question is difficult to answer without such information, and you need to consult a probate attorney for assistance. Hypothetically, if...Read more »
Hell no they can't be forced to pay! However, if the nephews were cosignors on any of the debt, then they are on the hook. No matter how closely related you are to someone, you are not liable for the debt unless it's jointly held. Beware, though, creditors can apply for probate...Read more »
common probate trap people fall into. Husband and wife have mirror wills leaving everything to each other and the survivor thinks they don't have to probate the will because they got everything. If a will is not probated then you, your...Read more »
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