.. And bank accounts. I've lived with her for almost 6 years. I just received her urn and death certificates. My first question is: When I received the death certificates, there was no cause of death listed. (She passed away from lymphoma) Is that normal in the state of Florida not to list... Read more »
The mortgage lender does not dictate if property must go through probate. If a quit claim deed was signed by the decedent before the decedent died and the deed was valid then probate would not be necessary. You would need to elaborate more on what’s going on with this matter for us to give you a...Read more »
Only his name is on the deed, I have cleared all his debts … only left is the mortgage on the house and it is draining my savings. I need to be able to sell the house before I go broke. The house is located in Miami, FL.
Miami Dade is easily the slowest county for probate in this state. We handle them there all the time and there’s not much to do but get it filed, jump through their extra hoops and hurdles and wait for them to get around to responding to you. I strongly recommend you hire an attorney.
My mother owned a piece of real property when she passed away. There was no Will. There were two lineal descendants which are my sister and I. My sister and her husband moved into the house. We never made a claim of the inheritance with the courts. My sister passed away with no lineal descendants.... Read more »
Based solely upon the facts you've presented and assuming the property is still legally titled only in your mother's name, you have at least a 50% interest. The other 50% may eventually go to your sister's husband through a probate administration of her/your sister's estate. You...Read more »
They were married and I have siblings, they all live in PR. They haven’t done anything in PR or here. My father has 8 kids outside of marriage. House owes around 20k. No one has paid for the house since my mother died. I was paying for it prior to that until the day of her death because my father... Read more »
Assuming your mother and father were married until she passed, he has standing to bring a probate administration in Florida. That said, you could, as a potentially interested party do the same provided he doesn't object. He would be the beneficiary if your mother had no other children outside...Read more »
We live in Florida. I have lived and been a caregiver for my stepfather since my moms passing 15 years ago, he raised me but never adopted. He and my mom have a child together, my sibling and I are close and we are both executors. In the will he left me the home so I could continue to live here, he... Read more »
Does the Will say the homestead MUST be sold? If not, then there is no mandate to sell the property to pay off other debts. It's unclear if the advice you've received is from an attorney - either way, I'd seek another qualified opinion.
As far as I know we never had a probate court case. My mother had nothing when she died. I was her only child and I took care of her all of my adult life and had poa for many years. They have me listed as the beneficiary, but want this executor info. How do I obtain this money? They said I may have... Read more »
If she was a Connecticut resident, you are going to have to seek advice in Connecticut. Probate in Florida only occurs for estates where the deceased resided in Florida at time of death or where the deceased owned property in Florida. Hope that helps.
House was to go to boys when they turn 21 and 4 years later the sister has cut us out of the entire process. The house is almost unlivable and I asked for her to give me the title so I can get a loan to fix the house so when it is given to 2 young boys they can live in it, she won’t. They are... Read more »
Still in probate but mom left everything to me. Im selling the property next year. The electric is still in moms name so Can I have it turned off since I dont live there. Brothers were told to transfer into their name but have not. I have been paying for the electric. Brothers live there free.
In Florida, there is a man and women were married but she never took his name. The purchased an income property and 10 years later he passed away. She would now like to sell the property but the title company says she can't because there was no designation such as married or tenancies of the... Read more »
My father passed in florida and before my mother transferred the deed she too passed away suddenly. We are not sure if her name is on the deed or not. If not, would it automatically be hers, then their children together? Or still the husbands and his children? (If their are others outside of the... Read more »
If the deed is only in your father’s name, you’ll have to probate your father’s estate and your mother’s estate in order to pass it on to your mother’s children. This is assuming of course that there is no will just you being the assets to persons other than descendants. I strongly...Read more »
The spouse is not personally liable but the debt may have to be satisfied from the deceased assets if probate is necessary before the spouse inherits. The existence of a Will has no bearing on whether or not the debt gets paid in an open probate case.
Brother left considerable debt (about $20,000). Bo's only assets are a 25% ownership in a home in Ocala (the house was inherited from our mother; my two other brothers and I own the other 75%), and an automobile. Probate attorney filed the probate petitions in January 2017. After 16 months... Read more »
Probate in Miami Dade county CAN take a very long time - considerably longer than any other county. That said, I'd ask if they creditors claims can be paid from the proceeds of your mother's Ocala property. Since you are the appointed PR, Miami Dade will likely require you to seek...Read more »
Ask the personal representative (executor) of the estate directly. Otherwise, I recommend calling the clerk's office in the county where the probate is open. They can give you an idea of the status of the probate.
No but it may take a few extra steps to have the Will admitted by a Florida Probate court. Most wills have the same basic provisions but the formalities of executing and signing the Will vary from state to state. Generally speaking, a Will from outside the State of Florida can be admitted in...Read more »
will. We were told first that the property would get divided among her (my mothers) surviving children, now were being told that we have to include my sisters children. Is this correct? I'm talking about my mother. My sister passed in April and my mother in September. We have not been able... Read more »
If your sister predeceased your mother, there may be a provision in the will that directs distribution to your sister's children. It's not uncommon. Does the person telling you this have a copy of the Will they can furnish to you?
My estranged husband died seven years ago and I just found out. He inherited his father's house along with his brother before we were married. I do not necessarily want any part of his inheritance but want to know if I am required to do anything, since I have no clue as to what my... Read more »
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