My 88 year old grandma has late stage dementia and needs 24hr care. My uncle (age 65) has lived with her for 30+ years and also has early dementia and can't really care for her anymore, but is hesitant to move her to an assisted care facility because he's worried about becoming homeless... Read more »
If a doctor will confirm that without your uncle's care and assistance, your Grandmother would not have been able to continue living in her home, for as long as she was able to, your uncle should be allowed to continue to live in the home as long as he wishes. When he no longer needs to...Read more »
Assuming you are a beneficiary of the estate, you should have the choice of approving the attorney fees. In most Probate Courts, if you do not agree with the fees requested, the Court will schedule a hearing id there are any disapprovals of attorney fees requested.
My uncle passed in early 2015, divorced for decades with no children and no will. The only direct relatives left are a few cousins, of which I am one. The estate went to probate during that same year with all his assets liquidated to pay outstanding debts. The city took ownership of the house... Read more »
He paid 60,000 of the add on and we paid the rest. He was never on any mortgage, taxes or insurance. He lived here for free and now my brother thinks I should have to pay him 1/3 of what my dad paid to the build 15 yrs ago. There are 3 of us children. Also, I was on all his checking and savings and... Read more »
The attorney for my Fathers estate claims that the executrix (my sister) does not need to communicate with me. The attorney said she only needs to communicate with him. I am being told nothing. What can I do about this?
If you are a beneficiary, you have to be notified of the filing of an inventory and the final account, giving you an opportunity to object, and the Court would schedule a hearing on any and all objections. Other than that requirement, the fiduciary has no obligation to communicate directly with...Read more »
I already gave my daughter her inheritance of 50 acres. My son gets the family house and 10 acres. My daughter is questioning whether he gets the contents of the house and vehicles and such. I want to add onto my will that my son gets all that.
building wont let me in his apartment. He was divorced, I'm his only child. I have paid for his cremation, even have a letter from the funeral home stating this. I am only in the state for a few days. How am I able to get access to his place so I can get any documents ,pictures and his... Read more »
The apartment remains your father's, as long as the rent has been paid. Unfortunately, if the next month's rent was due on the first of the month, and you are unable (or unwilling) to pay for another month, the landlord can dispose of his items.
I suggest that you call the attorney for the estate. You might be able to access the estate file on the website of the Probate Court where the estate was filed. You should have received notice of virtually everything that was filed, including the final account and fiduciary's report.
Unfortunately, with a diagnosis of dementia, your Mother, in all likelihood, will not be deemed competent to sign a Financial Power of Attorney. The only other way to handle her finances will be through a Guardianship in Probate Court. The Medical POA will allow you to talk to her doctor. I would...Read more »
She is a joint account holder with her aunt. Her aunt has a will but has not named an executor. Upon her passing, will the money in her accounts go to probate or will it go to the joint account holder (mother in law)?
If it truly is a joint account (both names on statement), upon her death, the money in the account(s) will go to the joint account holder. Sometimes a name is added to an account for convenience (ability to sign checks, etc.), in which case the other name would not be on the statement.
. We cannot get ahold of him only through secretary. He won't tell us anything about her will or what is going on. His secretary just tells us to give up house keys. There is no debt. Money was all POD. Only thing left is house and car. I'm feeling like there should have been someone else... Read more »
My dad passed suddenly. He had life insurance and several pensions for my mother. He had no will. His car was surrendered and the remaining wiped. His student loans forgiven. I took care of all of this. He has simple credit card debt. The house is a survivorship deed and we have a small town... Read more »
I worked n a nursing home 26 years, no thank you. It looks like hospice for me, we have wills and living wills. He has Tricare for life and so do I. He is my sponsor, I have no children and my two sisters have their own issues and are well off. What else do I have to do to keep me at home. I have... Read more »
If your deed is a "joint with right of survival" deed with your husband, h the ownership will transfer to him upon your death. If you have to go into a nursing home, on Medicaid, your home would be a "protected asset" so long as your husband continued to live there. Whoever is...Read more »
My Aunt wants to sell the house that my Mom lives in ASAP. She wants to evict her and sell my grandmother's house. I have inquired about this and still have more questions about it. I know from my inquiry, that the will hasn't been processed in Probate Court and the house is still in my... Read more »
It would depend upon who is the owner of the property. If your grandmother has no ownership interest in the property, then it would not have to pass through probate. Was you grandfather's estate probated, because your grandmother would have been able to assert her spousal interest at that time.
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