You may need to have your probate lawyer file an amended petition for summary administration to include this refund on the amended petition and proposed amended order of summary administration as an asset, so that you can use the court order to get the refund issued in your name. Another option is...Read more »
Setting up attorney agreement for estate management/settlement in Florida. The house is left directly to someone in the Will, but the attorney agreement states, "If the homestead is removed from the estate by petition, it will still be included in the value of the state for fee... Read more »
The issue of the homestead property being devised to someone in the will has nothing to do with whether it is included or not included in the fee calculation. As the other attorney answering this question has addressed, the value of the homestead is not included in the statutory fee calculation. If...Read more »
my wifes dad passed away and her stepmother took everything property, vehicles, personal property, life insurance. home aquired before there marrige from inheritance. does my wife have any standing to recieve any of her dads things. she was born in pervious marriage 14 years or so before.
This often happens in second marriages if the assets were jointly titled husband and wife property (real estate) or if wife was the joint owner or the POD/TOD beneficiary (bank accounts, investment accounts, retirement accounts).
Even without a will, then, wife would receive all the joint...Read more »
Yes, you will need to hire a lawyer to open her estate and have the judge sign a court order which will transfer the property to the heirs. If you would like to discuss this case with my, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. I handle estates anywhere in Florida and handle summary...Read more »
My sister died as result of auto accident. All prop damage and medical injury bills are being handled under her auto policy. Other driver sustained minimal injuries and insurance trying to settle under limits of policy. Can we file for Disposition of Personal Prop without Administration while... Read more »
I am so very sorry for your loss. If you properly file the court papers for Disposition of Personal Property Without Administration and provide the appropriate supporting documentation and get the waiver/consent of all the heirs, then the court will prepare the order and the judge will sign it....Read more »
What legal obligation does the developer have not to interfere with the Quiet enjoyment and undisturbed use and enjoyment of my home? Who is responsible to insure the excavation of the land (treated for decades with insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers) does not pollute the air or water?... Read more »
One sister predeceased him by 4 years. Who are his heirs with regards to the sale of his home? Are nieces and nephews entitled to money from the sale of the home? The children of my late sister that predeceased him believe that they are entitled to receive a portion of the money from the sale of... Read more »
You will need to hire a probate attorney to open your brother's estate and get a court order distributing the property to the heirs before you can sell the property. The attorney will explain to you who are the heirs at law. Yes, your predeceased sister's children take her share under...Read more »
If an estate was not opened 8 years ago, then either you or your uncle would need to hire an attorney to open one. In this estate, at some point the judge would sign a court order which would transfer the house to the heirs. Your uncle would receive his fractional share, and you would receive your...Read more »
You need to work with an estate planning attorney or a real estate attorney to prepare a revocation of the ladybird deed. This attorney could also then prepare a quitclaim deed if that is your grandfather's wishes.
I am the executor and the named recipient of the home in the will of the husband. The parties involved are married but have not resided together nor communicated since the wife moved out of state over 10 years ago. His house is specifically listed in the prenup as an asset from prior to the... Read more »
If the property is one in the deceased spouse's name, then just having a Will does not avoid probate. A probate proceeding will be required and the prenuptial agreement will be attached as an exhibit to the court petition to open the estate in addition to the Will itself being put on deposit...Read more »
A will with two witnesses but without a notary is still valid in Florida. It should be filed with the clerk of court in the county where the decedent resided, and then when you are ready to open the estate, one of the witnesses will need to sign an oath before the clerk before the will can be...Read more »
As a surviving legal parent, you are an interested party with preference of appointment as personal representative. You should retain an attorney to represent you and prepare to open the estate. If the biological father is not the legal father (there is a statute in the Florida probate code that...Read more »
Daughter died House refinanced in 2018. should have owed 138 left on house worth 230-300 k. What happens once house goes in my name(mom) in estate. Can I continue to pay her mortgage or would I have to refinance. How does it work? Or is it up to mortgage company.
Once the judge has signed the homestead order which transfers the home to you, subject to the mortgage, you will provide a certified copy of the order to the mortgage lender, and the lender will acknowledge you as the homeowner. Under federal law, the lender cannot require you to assume the loan or...Read more »
Yes, you will need to open the estate or the property will remain in your mother's name. If two years have passed or if the property is homestead and is the only asset in the estate, then you can file for what is called a summary administration. Our office handles summary administration for a...Read more »
The Will has been filled and I have the death certificate and original Will. I was told that all I had to do was fill out the deed have it notarized and signed by 2 witnesses. Also enclose death certificate and a copy of the Will and take it to the Clerk of the Country Office? Thank you in advance... Read more »
Having a will does not avoid the probate process. If a person in Florida dies owning real property in their individual name, then an heir or a person named in a will must file a petition to open a probate case. If the property was homestead property, then the judge will sign a homestead order which...Read more »
The Florida Intestate Statute will help you determine who are the heirs. If the son survived the decedent and then died, and the son was the mother's only heir, then the son's estate is the heir of the mother's estate. You would then be asking the question, who is the son's...Read more »
homestead exemption going.. ? she hired a lawyer for his estate & THEY SAID no one can rent or live there. because it , would not meet medicare restrictions , she would not recieve payments for her daddys care in the facility ?... IS THIS TRUE OR FALSE ?
It is true that her father would lose his homestead exemption and the value of his home would then be a countable asset for Medicaid purposes (not Medicare) and be subject to claims after his death if the home is rented to an unrelated third party. A child or grandchild can reside in the home and...Read more »
The house if she gets a probate lawyer to change it over to her name and it there a flat fee for this service, or what would she pay, we spoke to a lawyer who’s asking for $700 as a retainer and $4100 once the property is sold
You should shop around and see if you can find an attorney who will handle a summary administration of a homestead only for a flat fee you can afford. My office handles homestead only estates for a flat fee. You are welcome to call our office for a free phone consultation and a quote. Once the...Read more »
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