If you did not sign the Deed transferring your share of the house into your fiancée's Trust then you still own that share (likely 50%). If you did sign the transfer Deed then you no longer own the house as it is owned by your fiancée's Trust. I recommend you have an attorney review...Read more »
Dad passed away and he had a trust. He and mom were in memory care for years and went through all of their savings and were on Medicaid their last years. All they have left now is about $1,400 in a checking account. I am trustee of their trust but the bank won't let me take the money without... Read more »
Yes, they are the same but your parents' Affidavit of Trust is no longer accurate because you are the Trustee. I agree that paying for an hour of time from an attorney will solve your problem, however, be sure to speak with an attorney who understand Medicaid Estate Recovery.
The court-appointed Personal Representative (executor) has the authority to sell a house during the probate as long as it is not specifically devised to anyone. The other option is that the house can be deeded to the heirs/devisees and they can sell it after the probate has closed.
this is in Oregon. My senior dad married someone who wants a lot of things...formerly my brother and I were to inherit the family home of some 40 years, now he says by law she owns half and she will sell it to buy herself a triple wide trailer if he dies. He claims 50/50 laws in Oregon make it so,... Read more »
If your father added his wife to the Deed then the property is likely to go to her at his death. If he did not add her to the Deed then the property will go according to his Will. However, if he leaves his wife out completely then she has a right to claim a percentage of his estate (5% - 33%...Read more »
Maybe. If your sister had no surviving spouse, adult children or parents then you could sign an Affidavit at the bank pursuant to ORS 708A.430 promising that you will use the money to pay her funeral expenses and any other outstanding bills of hers. There is also a waiting period during which the...Read more »
My wife’s father passed away a year after his mother passed. He never did anything with the money and had the account made in his name by his sister here in Ca. My wife was the sole intestate heir. Probate was held and has closed in Oregon where he lived. Oregon H& HS has told her that her... Read more »
Unfortunately your question is far too complicated to answer online. Oregon Estate Administration should have received notice of your father-in-law's probate if the probate had been filed in Oregon. I strongly recommend your wife contact an experienced probate attorney to assist her. It is...Read more »
If your sister-in-law's debts exceed her assets then her estate is insolvent. It's common for family to not want to file an insolvent probate since there often isn't anything in it for them. Your sister-in-law's assets may eventually be sent to the Department of State Lands...Read more »
If you have a complaint against an Oregon attorney you could contact the Oregon State Bar. Yes, probates can be reopened if necessary. You might want to pay a probate attorney for an hour of time to review the facts in your case to determine what next steps you should take.
I'm very sorry for your losses. I recommend you hire a probate attorney. If the house is in Oregon it's likely there needs to be a probate on at least your mom's estate. It's possible for your brother to sign a Disclaimer. If he has no children, that should give his share of...Read more »
Your dad is not personally liable for any debt that he did not incur. It's common for family members to feel responsible for "doing the right thing" and paying off their loved one's debts at the death. However, this is not required. If you Aunt left any assets in her name...Read more »
paperwork listed her surviving husband as heir or devisee when he is not listed in the Will as such and in fact signed a Waiver of Elective Share that is referenced in the Will. My sister and I think that these issues are not valid or legal. We have sent the Lawyer a letter detailing these two... Read more »
The fact that the attorney who represents the Personal Representative filed a prior Will with the Court is a real problem. If you have informed the attorney in writing and provided the current Will and it is not filed with the Court right away then I recommend you hire your own attorney who assist...Read more »
Once a Judge has signed the General Judgment of Final Distribution the Personal Representative should promptly send out distribution to the proper parties. Most County Courts calendar 30 - 60 days for the signed Receipts. If it has been close to 30 days I recommend you contact the Personal...Read more »
Please uncheck "Elder Law." From your description of the incident this does not sound like an elder law issue but it certainly is a personal injury issue and hopefully one of those attorneys can offer you some advice.
Do I have to do full probate because the house might be sold for over $200,000 even though fair market value is $185,000? I have several people wanting to buy it and someone is will to pay over $200,000. The title company says we have to probate.
Yes, if you have discovered that the real property was worth more than $200,000 on the date-of-death (or if the date of death is more than one year before the date of filing of the affidavit, as of a date within 45 days before the filing of the affidavit) then you need to file a probate. You also...Read more »
I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like no probate is needed in your mom's case because she owned no assets at her death. Call the credit card company and let them know that there are no assets. They may ask for a Death Certificate.
If the car is registered in Oregon you can...Read more »
Assuming there is no Will involved and decedent left no spouse, children, grandchildren, parents or siblings, niece inherits but her children do not. If there was a niece or nephew who had pre-deceased decedent but left children then they would also inherit but the children of the surviving niece...Read more »
Roof leaking . Kitchen cabinets falling in. Bathroom plumbing backed up. Kitchen sink leaking which took 5 times to fix. Ceiling leaks in bedroom, bathroom, and smaller bedroom, and around the front door. I was told the house was worked on by professionals, yet when I tried to get information... Read more »
Your Will is valid in any state as long as your Will is valid in the state in which you signed it. I am unable to answer your question about your father and step-mother's house because I do not have enough information. I recommend you meet with a probate attorney for the answer to that question.
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