My grandfather passed away and left his house to my Aunt(Daughter A). She passed away before he did. The will state, If "daughter A" predeceases me, then the bequest to her of the house shall lapse, and the house shall pass with the remainder of my estate to my descendants, per stirpes.... Read more »
My dad died in 2000 and my grandmother died in 2012, both died intestate. I'm an adult and I'm can't prove paternity, because my dad's name is not on my birth certificate. Is there anything else I can do? Am i legally an heir?
There are other possible ways to prove you are an heir. A DNA test comparing your DNA to one of your dad's siblings might work. Also, witnesses could testify to facts that would suggest he was your father. Did he ever say he was, or act like he was? You would have a better case with a birth...Read more »
She was married once and sivorced her ex husband has passed away, she has no children. She has a spreadsheet with death disbursement, she apparently has an updated will that cannot be found. The only will we found is handwritten quite a few years ago. She has possibly four accounts with money and... Read more »
An executor of the will would need to be appointed by the court. Basically, to do this, you would pick the bast person related to her you can think of - probably you, I'm guessing, and a petition would be filed to probate the will and asking the court to appoint you as executor. If there is no...Read more »
They are legal IF DONE RIGHT. If there is a mistake, though, they are worthless. I had a client who's brother wanted to save some money and tried to do his own will. It was signed and completely written in his own hand as the law requires, but he did not date it. Also, he was not absolutely clear...Read more »
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