I am the personal rep of her estate. Will I need to do Deed of Distribution and quitclaim deeds for the two brothers? Also, one is in jail so what happens to his part of the buyout and how do I get those forms signed?
answered on Sep 13, 2021
The buyout can take various forms. The most straightforward version is to buy it from the estate for fair market value. The estate would then later split the money when the time comes.
answered on Aug 2, 2021
It sounds like you are asking what the statute of limitations is for a personal representative who does not fulfill his or her duties. The timeframe is two years for such.
answered on Jul 12, 2021
You can use either one. Just make sure you specify which it is.
answered on Mar 31, 2021
If your son has a son (your grandson), then the grandson would be the next closest heir, assuming your son is not married. If your son is married, this his spouse would also be an heir.
His assets include a condo, vehicles, and personal items.
answered on Feb 8, 2021
Under Arizona law, when a married person dies without a will and has children from a previous marriage, the children from the previous marriage are entitled to one-half of all property that belonged solely to the person who died and half of the deceased's half of the community property. What... Read more »
Well what rights does that give you ? An under what what kind of circumstances would it be used for?
answered on Sep 8, 2020
"Power of Attorney" is a term commonly used for a legal arrangement where one person (the principal) gives legal authority to another person (the agent) to make certain decisions or to do certain acts on behalf of the principal. A power of attorney can be general to cover many... Read more »
they haven't been together in over 7 years and they only dated for 4. I can't even believe he had her on the account in the first place. Also, it was in a money market account not his checking shouldn't the money market account have a different beneficiary
answered on Aug 7, 2020
You could challenge the beneficiary designation. It may be difficult though and would heavily depend on the facts of your situation. You should consult a probate litigation attorney.
My mother did not transfer deed before she passed I am currently living in house it is going to be separate probate is my brother entitled to half
answered on Jul 28, 2020
You should consult an attorney and provide the relevant documents and wills for the two estates. The house will probably still pass to your mom's estate and then would pass to her two heirs equally unless there are wills or other documents that would change this result.
There is a reverse mortgage and credit debts, as well as this year's property tax, probably totalling a little over $300,000. This area is being re-developed- a teardown was bought across the street and the new build sold for 1,150,000. Our lot is about 1/4 acre, to be sold as is. How do I... Read more »
answered on Jul 27, 2020
To be a small estate, the estate must have less than $75,000 in personal property (bank accounts, cars, investments, etc.) and less than $100,000 in equity in real estate. The valuation for the property is determined by the county tax assessed value. You can also deduct any mortgages owed on the... Read more »
answered on Jun 25, 2020
If the small estate affidavit is for real property, then yes. You also have the option of opening a normal probate if you do not want to wait that timeframe.
My mother passed away a month ago. I am successor trustee of her revocable trust and executor of her will (she resided in AZ). I plan on selling her property right away. Am I required to transfer title in c/o my name as TTE? It was suggested I file informal probate bc she owed a substantial amount... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2020
If the assets are still titled to your mom personally, then you may need to file a probate to transfer them to the trust. If they are already titled to the trust, then you do not need to retitle them with you as trustee. However, you should inform banks that you are now the acting trustee.... Read more »
answered on May 18, 2020
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, it is a complicated one that requires more information. There could be multiple options depending on the circumstances of the individual and who is transferring the house. This is a vague answer because your question raises a lot of issues. I recommend... Read more »
answered on May 13, 2020
In Arizona, you can actually do either one. You can also file a lawsuit against the estate if that is appropriate.
or will CA or AZ law grant 50% to spouse? This includes equity in home to be kept as family home and an account of $100000. Is there a safe way to avoid the 50%
answered on Apr 23, 2020
Gifts or devises made to a married person in AZ do not automatically become community property. They are retained as separate property unless the married person does something to compromise that status like putting the money into a joint account with the spouse. This can be avoided by keeping the... Read more »
My sister was seeing a man for a few yrs that was older than her. He had no family and wasn't married and wanted to leave everything to her. He had several homes and was very wealthy. About 2 yrs ago he drew up a power of attorney leaving everything to her and had it notarized with 2... Read more »
answered on Mar 28, 2020
You are calling the document a power of attorney, but it sounds like it was actually a last will and testament. You should contact an attorney to look it over and see what it actually is. The attorney should be able to help you determine next steps as well.
answered on Mar 13, 2020
Technically no. But an interested party good get a court order to have get it. If an heir needs the will to get an inheritance or to deal with the estate assets, then the heir should be able to get it.
answered on Feb 23, 2020
Probably yes but you need to make sure you purchase it for a fair price especially if there are other heirs. You should probably even get all the heirs to agree on the price.
He is currently hospitalized, but will be returning to long term care facility, and probably shortly, Hospice. His bank is requiring me to obtain a Durable PoA, but, obviously, I won't be able to get that prior to his passing. They said there are other instruments? My brother and I are... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2019
If you dad is in Pennsylvania, then you should probably consult an attorney there regarding options. In Arizona, most attorneys draft all POAs as durable one, but the law may be different in PA.
My sister is the executor of my fathers estate in FL. Her and I are close and have no issues. Is it possible for me to file probate for land my dad has in AZ since I live here? Or does she have to file?
answered on Nov 6, 2019
It is possible for you to apply to be appointed as the personal representative in Arizona to handle the AZ property.
You then proceed more or less like a normal probate. However, the process is simpler if your sister files to have her authority recognized in Arizona rather than having... Read more »
My father-in-law has basically disappeared. My brother-in-law states he is in a retirement home and the retirement home will not allow any visitors - not even family. Brother-in-law is withholding the address of the home. Something is very fishy. How do I find out what home my father-in-law is... Read more »
answered on Oct 30, 2019
That is unusual. You may want to talk with a guardianship attorney about the situation. Does the brother-in-law have a power-of-attorney for your father-in-law? You may need to get the court involved to order disclosure of information and visitation privileges.
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