My wives father passed recently. Her father owned a mobile home and was the only person on the title after he died with no will. He did not own the land it was on and had a rental contract with the land owner. My wife and her brothers are under the impression that because the title is only in... Read more »
You are basically correct. Your father-in-law's estate is liable for the space rent. Whoever inherits the estate (his intestate heirs) will have to pay this debt before they will be able to inherit. Since the rent accrues every month your wife should hire a probate attorney to discuss whether or...Read more »
We are an unmarried couple and are on the deed of trust "not as tenants by the entirety, but with the rights of suvivorship. The titles to the vehicles have each of our names on them. We each have bank(savings & Checking) accounts with designated beneficiaries up on death. We each have variable... Read more »
No one could give you the legal advice you seek without the additional information that is obtained in an estate planning appointment with an experienced attorney. However, from the information you have provided I would guess that you and your partner will be fine with Wills. An estate planning...Read more »
She notarized the will. After dad died. All of this was coached by my moms best friend. Fast foreward to june or july this year mom get put on hospice. At the meeting with hospice moms best friend says hes not the executor said didnt sign anything. Mom tells me she didn't have him do it and that... Read more »
I'm sorry for your loss. It is important that you meet with a probate attorney to help you evaluate your situation. There are important deadlines in a Will contest case so I encourage you to schedule an appointment as soon as you are able. Be prepared to pay for the attorney's time at his/her...Read more »
Hi, my husband just passed away and without will because he got a stroke is die very fast. Last Oct 2018, his daughter introduce a lawyer for him so we designed to made a trust. On the first meeting my husband said l can using all the rent income for ten years until our daughter Graduates but the... Read more »
It is certainly understandable that you may be confused at this difficult time. Rather than relying on legal advice you may get online, I strongly recommend that you hire an attorney who can review the relevant documents and advise you as to your rights and responsibilities. It sounds like you...Read more »
After she was removed as p.r. the court appointed a lawyer. The lawyer decided to take the alternative fee which is his hourly rate. My question is my au t after being removed entitled to the full p.r of 21k. She already recieved through the court 6k for her work.
Most likely your Aunt will not receive the full PR fee considering she was removed by the Court. You say she has already received $6,000 for her work but that would be very unusual for a Personal Representative to receive any of the PR fee before the estate has closed. I recommend you hire a...Read more »
We were issued an outside PR because we could not agree. But our PR is only handling the actual $ he says personal property, computers, rolex's, etc are for us to divide and figure out. IF we cannot deal with personal property between us, he says he will sell everything at an estate sale and give... Read more »
If you and your family cannot agree on the division of the decedent's tangible personal property then the Personal Representative will likely sell it and divide the cash. You should send any mail your father has received to the Personal Representative. You do not have to wait for him to ask for...Read more »
My boyfriends brother is the executor and we dont get along and me and my boyfriend the beneficiary have been living in this home for 9 years together. Can his brother kick me out while it's in probate
I recommend your boyfriend consider consulting with a probate attorney to learn his rights. It's possible that he will need to vacate the home so that it can be sold. However, it is also possible that his attorney can help negotiate a settlement to allow you and your boyfriend to continue living...Read more »
We were all always promised 60,000 after dad dies. I didnt see my dad for years over a dirty family secret . but i kept the family secret and didnt go to the police so i could get my money. All my sisters got theirs, not me though. My agreemant was verbal with dad, but so was the inheritance. They... Read more »
It's possible that your father signed a Will or Trust before his death. If not then the intestate law of the state he lived in will control how his estate is distributed. If your father's wife was not also your mother then his probate assets will be divided between his wife and his children. You...Read more »
If your grandfather has passed away a probate or at least a small estate affidavit might be necessary for his estate. I recommend that the person named in his Will as Personal Representative contact a probate attorney. If he did not have a Will then his spouse or his children should contact a...Read more »
i am a life tenant for the ebbert moor estate and now the attorney for estate or personal representive and also the conservitor for surviving spouse is allowed to start the sell of my life estate. she thinks shes just has to give me money to relocate, not that she has to buy me out of my life... Read more »
I strongly encourage you to NOT include personal details or identifying facts on any website. Your specific situation is quite complex and you will benefit from hiring an experienced local probate attorney for legal advice. It is possible that your life estate could be saved but more information...Read more »
We feel he spent a lot of her money. He wouldn't give us bank statements. Can we legally get the information from the attorney the executor hired? The executor controls the bank acct. He moved money and spent money after her death. Not on bills.
In Oregon it's the Personal Representative (Executor in other states) who hires the attorney. That attorney is only able to give legal advice to the PR. Keep in mind that the PR has no authority until he/she is appointed by the Probate Court. If you have questions about the actions of the PR I...Read more »
I am working with an attorney in Oregon who is making things very difficult. My dad died with a will, this attorney is making me call her before I write a check to pay any bill. Also wants her office address on the checks and bank account so that all statements go to her. Just seems like a lot of... Read more »
I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like your father's probate is in Oregon so you need to have an attorney who is licensed in Oregon. However, you get to choose who you hire. If you and your current attorney are not working well together then you have every right to choose someone else to...Read more »
No, Oregon does not have a standard form for Wills or Powers of Attorney. I recommend you review your current estate plan with an experienced Oregon attorney who will help you determine if you need to make any updated.
is with a commercial property owned equally by him and me. His kids will get his half. The property was valued at $1.2 million in 2015. Do I need to file probate in Oregon? There will be no disputes or contested issues.
Thank you for the two answers--we do have the... Read more »
I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like you likely need a probate assuming the Deed to the property does not include survivorship. Your brother's Will doesn't actually transfer anything, it is just instructions for the probate Court. You will need to be appointed by the Court as the Personal...Read more »
Your Uncle should consider speaking to an estate planning attorney about signing a Will. It is easier and less expensive than a Trust (although it will require a probate at his death). One alternative the attorney will discuss with your Uncle is a Payable on Death Deed. This may be a viable...Read more »
Whether or not probate is needed will depend on the assets left in Dad's name at his death. If he really deeded his real property to his daughter then that asset should not need a probate. However, there could be other assets in his name that do not have joint owners or beneficiaries named....Read more »
The answer to your question depends on how the $50,000 is being held. For example, if it is in a bank account with no other owners or beneficiaries named then you will need to file a Small Estate Affidavit. Is there a vehicle or mobile home? Is there a safe deposit box? It is possible to use a...Read more »
I have filed Small estate affidavit and am personal rep. in lane county,Oregon , and I can’t get banks to deposit the check for me. I know that court will not provide letter of appointment or Administration or executorship or Authority or Domiciliary or an order Probating will and Appointing... Read more »
I'm very sorry for your loss. I agree with Ms. Reisman's response. I recommend you try opening the account at a Credit Union - sometimes they can be easier to deal with. Also, I recommend you consider getting legal advice from a local attorney. That attorney can help you determine if any tax...Read more »
with no Right Of Survivorship. They since broke up, & then he passed away in April, 2018 with no will or trust. My wife & her brothers stumbled upon the original deed & are wanting to get his half out of probate & in my wife's name. He lived in Arizona at the time he bought them & also when he... Read more »
Your father-in-law's estate is not in probate until someone files legal documents with the Court. I am assuming the two lots were in Oregon. If you are correct and the Deeds do not include survivorship you need to hire an Oregon attorney to file either a full probate or a Small Estate Affidavit...Read more »
Is probate still required to finalize his death and get the Social security death benefit? Even though he has no estate, and no assets? What exactly are the steps that have to be taken besides paying for his cremation, which is already done.
Please accept my condolences on the death of your grandfather. Whether or not a probate is required will depend on what he owned at his death. If his name did not appear on any assets then no probate is required.
Regarding the Social Security death benefit: A one-time death benefit of...Read more »
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