I recommend contacting the pension company to see how things were set up. If you are indeed the beneficiary, then the bond company will usually re-issue the check in your name. On the other hand, if you are not the beneficiary on the account, then the check is an estate asset and you need probate...Read more »
Probably not. It sounds like the vehicle was repossessed by the dealership. Until a vehicle is paid in full, the title does not pass to the purchaser. When a vehicle is repossessed they go back and resell the vehicle. What happens with the either refund (if the sale exceeds the balance on the...Read more »
In short, it depends on how the notary is signing. If they are just notarizing a signature, no it does not work. If they are signing as a witness, then it may. I would have to refer you to Section 2107.03 of the Ohio Revised Code (link below). It's going to depend on the specifics on...Read more »
The estate in located in Ohio. I have also begun the probate process. I have letters of authority. I also have submitted the inventory list to the court, currently awaiting approval. I'm basically asking what are my steps to sell the home legally?
It's not the answer you're going to want to hear, but it depends on many other factors. Probate can be very complicated. I highly recommend sitting down with an attorney to review the situation in detail and advising you.
The answer varies somewhat from state to state. Generally speaking, if probate is passing "intestate" that means that no Will was completed. It gets to the heirs at law through probate and must be approved by the Probate Court. Otherwise, property can pass to another through operation...Read more »
I have lived in family house about 30 years, maintained all of it, paid all taxes to date. My mom used priest many years ago to put house in me and my bro name when she died but house only went in his because of a nasty divorce I had when younger and I cannot find the priest or have paperwork. My... Read more »
My sister passed and her husband passed years ago as well. She has 2 daughters that are 7 and 9. Can my brother be the fiduciary from out of state. Also, would the executor also be responsible for the deceased SS benefits for the kids?
over a week ago. I need a POA to pay the bills and keep the house running while she is in rehab (and maybe then some.) She is aware of what's going on but I don't think she can physically sign anything. I told her that I need a POA and she's agreeable to it. I'm not sure what... Read more »
From the facts here it sounds like you need a financial power of attorney. The procedure is spelled out in Chapter 1337 of the Ohio Revised Code. To ensure your POA is valid and likely to be honored I recommend meeting with an estate planning attorney to work with you.
It depends on the attorney. I typically do not charge for trust analysis depending on how in depth the analysis needs to go. You can just check around and see if you can find an attorney who will do the same.
My partner and I had a business together. The business is under his name. I am unsure how the son needs to sort that out as well as his other business and even personal things needing to be done with possibly taxes, debts or assets.
Determining how a business is to be handled is a complex question. You need to review the operating agreement or bylaws depending on how the business is organized. I highly recommend sitting down with a probate attorney to review the situation in detail and advise you.
See Section 2105.32 of the Ohio Revised Code. If the beneficiary survived the original owner my more than 120 hours, then his or her rights in the property vested. The rights to the property go to the estate of the beneficiary. These are of course general statements and not advice particular to...Read more »
My aunt passed away, and she doesn’t have any children, she was divorced, and her parents have passed on. I assumed that the next of kin would be the next blood relative, which would be my mother, because my mother is the oldest sibling. The hospital that my aunt passed at stated that another... Read more »
Your question implicates multiple provisions under Ohio's Revised Code.
Ohio Section 2108.70-2108.99 will be pertinent to your situation. I have included a link below to the chapter. All in all, you may need to retain an attorney if there is a dispute regarding your aunt's...Read more »
The short answer is maybe. The law changed in 2017 and may afford you ways to transfer title to these motor vehicles without probate. In order to determine you options you would need to sit down with a qualified lawyer near you to discuss.
I'm not sure the question you are asking is truly what you intend. A power of attorney is a document where one person gives another the authority to take certain actions for him or her and in his or her place. If you are a competent adult you can do this and do not need any else's...Read more »
This situation does not sound correct. Unless the title to the motor vehicle was set to pass through a transfer on death designation, the BMV should not transfer title to anyone else until authorized by the probate court. If the vehicle had a transfer on death beneficiary named, then it should...Read more »
Since she is the next of kin... my aunt not my mom's sister..asked for Ashes to b put on side for us family.she is saying there is none.i called funeral home to find out about ..they said 2 packets were made on side and given to her she is saying that there is none...nursing home is saying... Read more »
No question is asked here. If you are questioning who has the legal authority to say what happens with a loved one's remains you should look to Section 2108.81 of the Ohio Revised Code. (link below) That is, unless your brother executed a separate declaration changing the law's default...Read more »
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