I agree with that others your proposed document would most likely not work. A holographic will or transfer on death feed is better. However, it should be pointed out there can be pitfalls with those. Talking to an experienced estate planning attorney is best. Good luck.
My grandma's will says if her children are deceased the home goes to her grandchildren but my mom's husband is tying to take the house. My mom never put the house in her name... will me and my siblings inherit the home or does he have rights?
Assuming there is no trust then a probate of some variety is required (depends if value more or less than $166,250 in value) for grandmas estate. That would put the house into moms name. Then moms probate would be required and it depends on if she had a will. If mom had no will I would say the...Read more »
Now the kids are asking for what they gave her back my husband is successor trustee I told him the items belong to her and that if nothing is identified to go back to any specific person, that they will have to follow what the trust says in order to disburse it
Anything given to her belonged to her and not the givers of the gifts. Their rights ended when they gave the item to her. It’s a common misconception we see. Hopefully the will or trust provide instructions for distribution. Your husband should hire an attorney to advise him. Good luck. -John Palley
That means the Judge orally said it was approved. The Court order needs to be submitted and signed still. Usually whoever filed the petition will then file the order to be signed by the Judge. In almost all instances the written order is important so needs to get done. Good luck.
My parents died without a will they had a house in their name children was just me and my brother he just passed. We started probate but didn't get to complete it and put house in mine and my brothers name yet. He is survived by a wife he hasn't been with for 15 years and 2 children? He had no... Read more »
I am sorry I missed your question before. Yes, you would fill out the form which creates the transfer on death beneficiary. Since your mobile is on a rented spot that really should be all you need though I would probably give a copy to the mobile home community manager to put in your file also....Read more »
There isn't really a statute of limitations for filing for probate in California. I have filed cases, for clients 20 years after the death occurred. However, if you have a will you are supposed to lodge it within 30 days and, in theory, there could be penalties for failing to do that although I...Read more »
Step-mother may or may not be entitled to everything. Each case is different. Depends on if there is a will or not. If no will then it depends on if community property or separate property. A child is entitled to notice either way so it is possible you are entitled to no assets. Impossible to know...Read more »
Generally not. There are specific rules which govern how a personal representative should act. Most things require court approval either before doing them or confirmation after the fact. To those requiring confirmation after the fact there is a specific way things are to be done. For example, if...Read more »
My brother owned no property, just a car, personal stuff and a bank account of less than $50k Of the 4 siblings, 3 of us agree that I close the account & divide among the 4 The 4th wants control & we 3 don’t trust him, as he has already appropriated all the deceased’s things. Do I need all... Read more »
Technically all heirs at law need to sign a small estate affidavit. However, I have seen some situations where the heirs sign an agreement for one to handle. That way the one that is handling is not lying when signing under the penalty of perjury. Good luck.
It depends and, by the way, I am sorry for your loss. Typically, assuming his assets are under $166,250 you can get access after 40 days. If more than $166,250 then need to get a probate court order (either a spousal property petition or a full probate).
The house is in California and owned by both of my parents, both are California residents. I am not aware if there is any form from the superior court resource that deals with this issue (closest being the spousal transfer form) directly.
Assuming the deed says "in joint tenancy" or "as joint tenants"then you would just need to record an "affidavit of death of joint tenant" form. Can probably get that online somewhere. I believe a preliminary change of ownership form is also required which can be be obtained from the county...Read more »
No, do not use power of attorney and/or open account in decedent's name. The POA ended at his death. You should find California small estate affidavits. There are free forms online. The next of kin (one or more people) would all sign that form and send back with the original check. They should...Read more »
It sounds like she owned the lot also!? The lot is real property and thus requires some type of probate court action to clear title depending on the value. The mobile itself transfers by the department of housing and does not require probate court.
They are the only two heirs to their father's estate and he died intestate, without a will. They are in agreement that they'd like me to serve as administrator, but I am unsure if a Nomination form is required as attachment to the DE-111
Definitely work with an attorney familiar with this process. There are a couple ways to get around the parent to child problem. The most common is to do a written agreement showing other estate assets going to siblings. This requires that the estate have equal amounts of money. If not, the other...Read more »
I suggest you have them sign something that simply says they assign their interest to you. That way when you sign the small estate affidavit you will be signing honestly that you are legally entitled to the whole account. Good luck.
she had $1,400 in her checking account when she passed. I recently received a letter from her bank stating that after three years they may transfer her property to the state of California. Can I get this money and how do I get it? Thank you very much.
Assuming you are entitled to the money (sole next of kin or named in will) then do a small estate affidavit. Forms available at some banks but, if not, then online. That should be it. Just google "California free small estate affidavit form" or something like that. Good luck.
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