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Q: My mom passed away Jan 26 2022 ,she didn't have a will,she has 4 children and no spouse ,she owned a home ,do I need a l

She also had over ten thousand dollars in her bank account that my older sister has emptied out excep100 dollars ,can she sell the estate ,do I need a lawyer

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answered on Mar 11, 2022

Yes, you will need an attorney to represent you in Administration and Heirship proceedings. An administrator for the estate would need to be appointed to have the power to sale property. As for the bank account, the account set up would need to be reviewed to see who owed the account. please feel... Read more »

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Q: How do I set up a special needs trust account to receive a $3,000 inheritance and, how much does it cost to do myself?

I live in Texas, I will be inheriting abt $3,000 from my fathers passing back in November. I'm on SSI (

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answered on Feb 25, 2022

We are not able to quote services as all cases are different. We would need to speak with you and have a full understanding of what you are needing to give you a correct answer to your question. Please feel free to call our office and schedule a free consultation.

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Q: My father just passed away and I am his only biological child. So, in the matter of his belongings/estate there is only

What steps do I need to take?

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answered on Feb 21, 2022

The next step would be to probate his estate so that assets can be transferred. Probate of the estate can go a few ways but generally is the probate of a Last Will and Testament, which is the ideal probate, or by submitting an Application for Administration with heirship proceedings if there was... Read more »

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Q: Me and my boyfriend of 12 years bought property together and built a home for retirement.

He wants to put property in trust for the kids. If something were to happen to one of us can the other change or sell property?

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answered on Jan 7, 2022

Good Afternoon, Yes we can help with creating a Trust. Please call my office and speak with my calendar coordinator Sarah to schedule a free initial consultation. Thank you for reaching out and we hope to hear from you soon!

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Q: Hi my name is Michael my mother passed away in May 2020 and left her house to me and my 3 sisters ,what has to be done.

Can I give the share of my mother's house to my wife.

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answered on Oct 28, 2021

If you truly own interest in a property that is in your name, generally speaking, you may convey it to other individuals. While an attorney would need more information to determine how to accomplish this, this can typically be established by a quick consultation over the phone.

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