My father and I had lived in this home since I was 6 years old. He got married in 2014 and he was renting to own the home. when the payments were completed they put the house in my step moms name and now my father has passed away. I called the tax office and they are not listing me or my brothers... Read more »
He hasn’t transferred title to us either. I pay all bills since I live here and don’t want to sell. If house was in our names, taxes would be less since I am disabled so my half would be lower. But I can’t pay $12,000 property tax bill alone. What do I do?
The house belongs to the estate. It may need to be sold to pay taxes and other debts with the beneficiaries splittling the net proceeds. If not, the executor should file a Distribution Deed with the county clerk, transferring title to the beneficiaries. You may then sue for partition and sale or...Read more »
There’s no power of attorney, my parents have bought a funeral for him. He spend a week in the hospital got released and then two days a second time, got released again. Three nurses have come to the house, and they say he has to go through sickness, after the hospital. What will my parents have... Read more »
Assuming that the hospital receives Medicare or Medicaid payments, it can only discharge someone in a safe discharge. While it is now less common, many people do die at home. If your grandfather is on hospice, the hospice nurse can sign the death certificate. If not, it must be signed by an M.D....Read more »
they want to do repairs and replace pipes and they have to pack up and move they dont know where just some shelter and a lot have providers that assist them all in panic mode I live in Ohio my father lives in South Texas
From your description it appears that your father lives in a commercial apartment complex, not in a nursing home or a hospital and is perhaps being constructively evicted due to the need to make massive repairs. If he has funds, a shelter is not his only option.
My late husband wrote his last will but forgot to include one of his bank accounts. There is no other name besides his on it. How can I transfer the account to my name when a will was written but failed to include the bank account? How exactly does that probate process work?
The bank account need not be mentioned in the Will to pass under it. Please ask a local probate lawyer to guide you through the process of probating the Will (proving that it is the Will of the person who died) and settling the estate.
My late husband wrote his last will but forgot to include one of his bank accounts. There is no other name besides his associated with it, and I don't believe the laws of intestacy nor an out-of-court affidavit apply in cases like these where a will has been written. How can I transfer the... Read more »
Hire a local probate lawyer to help you apply to the court for probate (proving that the Will is that of the person who died.). Since the bank account did not direct payment to a beneficiary, it will pass under the Will.
Father died back in 2019 in july verbally naming brother as PR of estate. Wondering if him charging the estate 35 dollars an hour and saying that he has 958 hours of work on the estate is unreasonable or if the judge will see that as unreasonable. He says hes done extraordinary measures the whole... Read more »
The estate is responsible for the bills. It matters not what your father said. If he did not leave a Will which has been submitted to probate (proving that it is his Will), anyone can apply to the court to settle the estate. After the court has appointed that person administrator, he may charge...Read more »
What is your question? If your aunt has legal capacity and the MD says she can be moved, she can be moved. If your aunt lacks legal capacity, someone needs to become her guardian in order to be able to decide where she lives. If the person becomes her guardian in Texas, after moving her to...Read more »
The Will can still be submitted to court for probate (proving that it is the Will of the person who died) by someone who did not know of it earlier. The court will require you to hire a PI to find the beneficiary. If the PI cannot find him, the court will require you to publish in the newspaper....Read more »
A Texas postnuptial is probably best drafted when you reside in Texas. Because a postnuptial can recharacterize separate and community property, that you have purchased a Texas home while California residents is likely irrelevant.
My grandmother had refinanced her home prior to her death. She left 6 children behind and my aunt has been making the payments for a month that she's been deceased. She wants to continue to make the payments to the lender but want to know if later this will be of no use if an heir doesn't... Read more »
Federal law prohibits a lender from foreclosing for six months after the court appoints an executor or administrator. After that, the lender can foreclose. Whether the lender will allow someone to "take over" the loan is really a question of whether that person qualifies for a new loan...Read more »
My grandmother passed away without a will and left behind a refinance on a mortgage. My uncles and aunts would like to be added to the loan to avoid anyone being able to sale the home w/o the other's consent.
The lender must decide whether to, in essence, extend a loan to your uncle and aunt based on their credit, not your grandmother's. Please keep in mind that a lender is barred from foreclosing for six months after a court appoints an executor (if there is a Will) or administrator (if there is...Read more »
A Will has no legal effect until a court admits it to probate (proving that the Will is the Will of the person who died.) Probate is necessary to transfer your father's 50% community property interest in the home to your mother. Then she will have a 100% ownership interest and can sell the...Read more »
There are three children. Two of the children are surviving. The house/property was left to one child, there is no dispute. Does the house/property need to go to probate before it is sold? The deceased child leaves behind two children, are they entitled to anything?
From the description, it is not clear whether there was a Will. If there was a Will, it should be submitted to probate (proving). If not, an Application for Determination of Heirship, etc. or a Small Estate Affidavit should be filed with the court. Then a Distribution Deed can transfer the...Read more »
I am listed as executor of the estate on the copy of the will they gave my mother gave me but have not filed for probate yet. Am I able to go and take care of the house and keep the bills up to date or do I have to wait for probate to start?
I have her previous will that left all her estate to me. Additionally she was suffering from mild dementia and was on a lot of medications from a stroke 10 years previous. One of her caregivers had power of attorney. The estate was very large and all my families furniture, pictures, and... Read more »
You can contest it but you may find it very, very difficult to prove either undue influence or lack of legal capacity and very, very expensive to try to do so. You may also find that the Will has a "no contest" clause which leaves you with nothing if you contest.
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