I recommend you hire a probate attorney to look into the matter for you. You have not provided enough information to be able to answer your question. It's possible that there wasn't enough left after payment of the creditors and probate costs. Or that there were no assets and no...Read more »
For Oregon Death Certificates corrections for missing data or typographical errors for personal information on the death record are usually submitted by the funeral director or the informant listed on the death record in the year following date of death. The certifying physician (or medical...Read more »
My mother passed away 2 weeks ago. My sister, who had POA, told me that the accounts have been closed and there is no longer access to them or the ability to investigate them. Is she correct? I suspected that she took some financial liberties about a year ago and asked her to open up the accounts.... Read more »
I'm very sorry for your loss. Just because the accounts are closed does not mean that you have no recourse. I recommend you consult with a probate litigator who can evaluate your specific situation and give you an opinion as to the likelihood of success for your case.
My mom has a lot of bills, taxes, obligations, etc. that are piling up w/late charges. It does not make sense to let it go on and on. Can a court force him to file quickly? Or can I or one of my siblings' file for probate and disregard him? He was named executor in her will, but not by the court.
Assuming there are assets in your mother's name alone that require probate, you could hire an attorney to send a demand letter to the nominated Personal Representative. If that didn't work you could send a demand letter to the second person nominated in the Will. It is also possible to...Read more »
There is no time requirements on filing a probate after a person dies. If the decedent owned real property then the nominated Personal Representative (this is what Oregon calls the Executor) should probably file the probate quickly so that they have legal authority to deal with the property. Once...Read more »
I assume you are trying to file a Small Estate Affidavit. You can do this as a creditor but you will need to order the decedent's Death Certificate. You can do so directly from the county or try this website: https://www.vitalchek.com/death-certificates
His children are not handling the small estate and refuse to communicate. I've made several attempts to contact his children to discuss the matter but have gotten no response. The oldest son is actually an attorney in portland and it shocking that he would bury his father ,I believe, unlawfully .
Oregon law does actually allow a person to bury a family member on their property if certain requirements have been met. A small estate would be required if your boyfriend owned assets in his name alone at his death and those assets totaled less than $75,000 of personal property and/or $200,000 of...Read more »
A creditor can be appointed Personal Representative but they would first have to send notice to the people who have priority according to Oregon law. Usually this is the immediate family. An experienced probate attorney can help you with this.
Yes. If the deceased person has a valid Will then the person named in the Will as the Personal Representative (executor) has priority to act. Here is the priority statute for Oregon: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/113.085
Title in both names, divorce papers left house to dad, deed was never signed over, mom lived in the house until she died, I rented the house from him after her death, he wants to sell but as her heir they need my signature. No will, no probate ever started. Do I need to file before he does
An attorney would need more information regarding your family business to answer this question. What type of entity is the business - LLC, sole proprietorship, etc? An experienced attorney will want to review all relevant ownership documents and get more details in order to let you know if what...Read more »
"The Transfer on Death Deed does not include the decedent's tangible personal property". We knew this to be true but are wondering if this is documented somewhere on line? It appears the PR will have to remind the new homeowner of this as the attorney feels he has already done so.... Read more »
I'm not able to answer your question about the new homeowner acting illegally. I recommend that PR speak to his/her attorney about contacting the new homeowner and making a plan to deal with the tangible personal property.
of the home, yet the family is to inherit all of the contents of the home, how is the personal rep (family member) able to secure these items as part of their responsibility to the estate? We have found that the new homeowner has been sorting through items that belong to the family and in some... Read more »
I recommend the PR work to improve communication with his/her attorney. If necessary the PR could hire a crew to empty all of the decedent's personal property into a storage unit to get the PR more time to go through the items. The Transfer on Death Deed does not include the decedent's...Read more »
In some counties in Oregon you are required to prove that you have the knowledge to proceed with a probate without legal representation. Honestly, considering how many deadlines and specific legal documents are required I strongly recommend you consider hiring a probate attorney. I think it is...Read more »
A will contest must be filed after the person who signed the will is dies. If your father has passed away you should quickly hire an experienced probate litigator to assist you. If the property is in Oregon you should hire an attorney licensed in Oregon. Be cautious of recommendations you may...Read more »
My attorney says it's a conflict and cannot represent the professional guarantor because shes my atty. So how do I get this started? Sibling rivalry so I cannot be the rep. As it would create a family war.
You can still act as Petitioner and your attorney can create and file the Probate Petition to begin the probate. Your Petition would request appointment of the professional fiduciary and include a Consent signed by they professional. The professional fiduciary will hire his/her own attorney.
Yes, you can still file an Affidavit of Claiming Successor (small estate) in Multnomah County. Unfortunately, the Court is not currently issuing certified copies. I recommend you have a probate attorney assist you and he/she will be able to print off the Affidavit from OCJIN once it is filed so...Read more »
Since there is no Will your siblings will have an opportunity to object to the appointment of a professional as Personal Representative. However, sometimes this is the best solution to a challenging family dynamic. I recommend you go to the website for the Guardian/ Conservator Association of...Read more »
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