I'm in AZ. Hypothetically speaking. If I were to become PR without notifying heirs so that I could settle lawsuits outside of probate to claim them for myself (checks signed to my name) could I face legal action from the other heir? If so what are the chances I would lose all of the... Read more »
answered on Apr 2, 2023
This is illegal and you’d hold liability both civilly and potentially criminally. It’s important to do the right thing. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.
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I moved before probate started due to harassment from brother.
I had mail forwarded before probate.
They signed document stating they sent to last... Read more »
answered on Apr 2, 2023
You’d need to check the court records. You are entitled to see all filings. You may want to hire an experienced probate lawyer to assist as well. Good luck!
My sister had a beneficiary deed on her home in Arizona. The beneficiary is an ex-friend who is also the named executor of her estate. The mortgage was being paid through automatic payments from an account in South Carolina.(where she used to live) I am the beneficiary of that POD account. Because... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2023
I am assuming that probate was opened in AZ. If that is true, you'd likely want to file a creditor's claim against the probate estate. You should contact an experienced probate attorney to discuss the specifics and other options.
As the sole beneficiary of my deceased mothers estate I feel as though I have been mistreated and ignored and lied to by the executor and the probate attorney.I am trying to connect with someone who can help walk me through what to do in this situation
answered on Feb 27, 2023
You should reach out to an attorney that specializes in probate law.
My father passed away September 2021. He left several items in his will to me, and left many items unresolved in his estate. He lived on property owned by his 10 year long life partner (unmarried). The partner is not allowing anyone on site nor is she answering any requests for specific heavily... Read more »
answered on May 12, 2022
This depends on many factors, including size of the estate. I recommend contacting a probate attorney, many offer free consultations, including my own firm.
My husband was found dead from suicide in 2005 and was handed over to the public fiduciary office as an "indigent" but they failed to figure out that he was a veteran with an honorable discharge or to locate me in the same county, or his father who was listed in the phone book in AZ!... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2022
In short, it depends on the steps taken by the fiduciary. I recommend contacting an experienced probate attorney to discuss.
My grandmother passed away, leaving behind my mother and her sister. My mother is/was the executor/probate/representative for grandmother. My mother passed away in January and I am now her executor/responsible person. Am I in charge of my grandmother's estate now too, or does that fall to my... Read more »
answered on Mar 25, 2022
Sorry for your losses ... it will go by the order in the Will or if there is no will it sounds like your Aunt will need to petition the court to replace your mother as personal representative. It may be helpful to contact an experienced probate attorney to help guide through the process. Good... Read more »
I am petitioning to be personal rep. of my brother's estate (informal probate). He died without a will. He has 5 children under the age of 18. He was never married and my sister and I are his only siblings. Our parents are dead. His estate is estimated to be less than $20,000. It says that all... Read more »
answered on Mar 25, 2022
Estates that are valued at less than $75,000 are not required to go through probate. You should contact an experienced probate attorney to guide you in the right direction, but here is a link to help:
So I lived with my grandma since I was 5 days old. She wanted the house to go to me when she died but they will got lost somehow. It's a really crazy story but yeah. I've tried having a lawyer and it didnt work out, came down to getting one last signature for probate and he wouldnt sign... Read more »
answered on Oct 22, 2021
There are not enough details here to give an answer, but please feel free to reach out if you’d like to discuss.
answered on Sep 23, 2021
While it can be done like this, it is not uncommon to see Trusts that do not have initials on every page.
My question is about his property. He had a truck, motorcycle, personal items and a bank account. My grandma said what's in the account he owes her so she gets that and she said the truck and other items aren't going anywhere until she says so. Is that legal? Is there something I have to... Read more »
answered on Sep 3, 2021
I am sorry for your loss. Based on what you've stated, it sounds like you're the the sole heir and person who can control the estate. The how depends on the value of the estate. It'd be good for your to speak with an experienced probate attorney.
I need proof of serving her. And a petition to request to be PR.
answered on Aug 11, 2021
You’ll want to consult with an experienced probate attorney. This can be a complicated process.
My step-dad left the house to my mom in his will. She never put it in her name. Both have passed. His wife illegally put the house deed in her name. We went through probate. I won. The judge said the wills are valid and she has no legal claim to the house. Illness,covid, and family deaths all hit... Read more »
answered on Apr 19, 2021
Typically you’ll need to record the deed of distribution with the Recorder’s Office to put the home in your name. You may need the assistance of an experienced probate attorney to ensure all was done correctly.
I know all of his grandchildren were named in his will but now my mom won’t tell me what this paper says beforehand......
answered on Apr 17, 2021
I agree with Douglas Price.
answered on Mar 31, 2021
Typically the order goes (1) spouse, (2) children, and (3) then parents. However, you should discuss this matter with an experienced estate planning attorney to proved all the necessary details for a more informed answer.
The estate has the funds but CITIBANK had forwarded to a debt collector. Ascension point.
answered on Mar 30, 2021
Typically speaking the creditor will have to show that proof of the claim was assigned to them; however, if they can and they have filed a claim with the PR or the Court, these debts are generally payable. To find out for sure you should contact an experienced probate attorney.
My subpoena revealed account numbers & signature cards. During a meeting with the banker they looked up one of the accounts & said there had been a substantial amount of activity giving the impression business was being conducted from an account. A call was made with me present. Banker said... Read more »
answered on Mar 24, 2021
You'll likely need to hire an experienced probate attorney to help with this. It's a complicated situation that is impossible to answer with the information provided.
My husband is not my sons biological father and I want my son to have my home if something should happen to me. Although my husband is on the Mortgage it is my home.
answered on Mar 19, 2021
You’ll want to consult an experienced estate planning attorney to help you set this up correctly.
I am a middle aged woman who is receiving SSI, and I would like to write a will. Upon my death, I plan on giving all of my household goods to a thrift store, and I would like to place money on the side to pay for any outstanding debts. Also, I am concerned about my personal information regarding my... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2021
It is always tricky drafting legal documents without the assistance of a professional. I recommend talking with an experienced estate planning attorney or at minimum a certified legal document preparer. He or she can help you get squared away. Have a wonderful day!
His assets include a condo, vehicles, and personal items.
answered on Feb 7, 2021
Here is the applicable law:
14-2102. Intestate share of surviving spouse
The following part of the intestate estate, as to both separate property and the one-half of community property that belongs to the decedent, passes to the surviving spouse:
1. If there is no surviving... Read more »
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