Child named Agent of elderly mother's Durable Power of Attorney in Texas. Father has been mentally & verbally abusive to mother for years & has been grossly negligent in his fiduciary duties of the family living trust. He has withdrawn substantial amounts from the trust & bank accounts for his own... Read more »
My wife and I were the caregivers for an elderly widow who passed away on June 5th. Our friend signed her home over to us on March 25th utilizing a Texas General Warranty Deed but we didn't file it right away because while she needed assistance she wasn't ill and we didn't anticipate that in a few... Read more »
Until the deed is invalidated, it appears you are the legal owners of the house and have a right to take possession. I suggest taking pictures of all the contents and the house, etc. in the event you may need them later. Keep an inventory of all contents.
My father didn't have a will, and only has 2 children. He wasn't married. My Aunts have taken the keys to his home and wouldn't allow me (his son) inside to search for documents necessary for burial. Is that legal for her do given that I'm the son? I researched intestate succession and believe it's... Read more »
If I have not acknowledged ownership of my animals to my apartment complex, and have lived there for over a year, but am only now receiving notice of an unpaid amount on my bill, despite having paid what I am obligated, the reason for which is pet rent; am I admitting acknowledgment of having had... Read more »
Since she owns 50% under community property laws she may leave it to anyone she chooses. However in Texas you have homestead protection meaning you have the rights to live there for the remainder of your life. It gets a little more involved as to who is responsible for taxes, mortgage, insurance...Read more »
I lost the original POA for my mom but l have 3 copies. I am trying to sell a house she owns but the title company will only accept the original. What can l do? The POA states that the use of a copy is acceptable. Do l have to go before a judge or something? What do l do? I am in Texas.
Like banks, title companies often won't accept a copy; however, you have the right to use a different title company. You might consider recording the POA in the appropriate county deed records (if they'll accept the copy).
I put $7k towards the property out of a total of $18k. I was waiting for the remaining funds to come in and he was aware and was fine with it until his truck broke down and he decided he was buying a cabin in Arkansas. So he hounded me to pay another $7k in a couple of weeks which I was trying... Read more »
Last filed in '02 in SF for $800. An old neighbor back there filed last year for $1200. These were standard, common rates. Why is it 2X the amt. here in TX? I thought the rates would be the same, since this is a Fed matter.
I realize I have up to 2yrs to file, once I've notified... Read more »
I HAVE BEEN NAMED EXECUTOR OF AN ESTATE. I WAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL OUT OF STATE FOR AN ARBITRATION MEETING TO TRY TO SETTLE THE PROBATE OF THE ESTATE. CAN I BE COMPENSATED BY THE FIDUCIARY ATTORNEY OVER THE ESTATE FOR THIS TRAVEL EXPENSE ?
Both my car payments and building payments are able to be kept up to date and while I do own horses, I am not the one that pays for them. My mom pays for their care, so they don't fall under my husband and I's financial responsibility
Please sit down with a bankruptcy attorney (not paralegal) to discuss all aspects of your case. Texas allows many exemptions; however, it will depend upon personal circumstances. Most bankruptcy attorneys have a free consultation.
If the will has been filed for probate you can obtain a copy of it. If you know for certain there is a will and it hasn't been filed you can file a "show cause" action in probate court. I suggest speaking with a probate attorney to find out your options.
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