It sounds like there is a questions on whether she is capable of making decisions for herself. If she cannot and has not designated someone as power of attorney to act for her in the past, the court has a process called conservatorship and guardianship that you may need to go through.
Testator's Last Will and Testament was formatted using a template for the state of AK, Testators property is in Alaska. Testator is visiting family in AZ and would like to have an 'Official' Last Will and Testament before leaving Arizona for Alaska
If the Estate is the beneficiary of the policy, it goes to the estate and distributed in accordance therein. If you were the beneficiary, it would go directly to you and is your money. A qualified probate attorney once having all the facts can answer this question for you.
She just learned she had inherited from her husband who inherited from his sister who died in 2016 in Florida. Her husband died in 2017 in Arizona. His estate was not probated but his sister's estate was belately probated in 2019 as summary admin in Florida.
I had a little trouble following the breakdown. But if I am reading correctly it sounds like your late-husband's estate needs to be probated in AZ so that an ancillary probate can be opened in FL for his share of the real property. Ultimately, an experience Arizona probate lawyer should be...Read more »
I agree with Ryan. You can also hold gifts in trust to prevent a spouse from gaining access or the beneficiary from commingling the funds and making them community property. An experienced estate planning attorney can assist you with a game plan that meets your goals.
i read that just a few days ago a judge ruled that the trust was invalid which in az i should of been notified in writting of that my sisters contesting the trust and i never recieved anything let alone a date that it was going to be in from of a judge now she put in a motion to get me disinherited... Read more »
My father and I didn’t have a lot of contact over the years, but he did tell me both that he had a will and that I was included in it. I don’t know how to find out since there appear to be no records. I believe my half-sister is living in his home and possibly intentionally concealing his will.... Read more »
My stepdaughter, who got half of the business was upset because she did not get all of it. He had a tax and payroll. She has the data entry and payroll and I sold the tax part. Neither of us know tax returns. I gave her 20,000.00. I feel like I was taken advantage of. He passed Jan 2, 2020... Read more »
This depends on whether there was a last will and testament (or Trust that owned the business; or business documents that indicated what should happen) or not. If there was an estate plan that addressed the business, then it controls where it goes. If there was not, see below:
My mom died in 2010 and my dad has been staying on the property. My half sister (my dad's daughter)wants me to put half in her name. What should I legally do? (Squatter's rights?) My dad is terminal and will be dying soon and he has a girlfriend living on the property there and may want... Read more »
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