He had credit card debt, so a signed affidavit that he had no debt isn’t possible, but everything I read says that affidavit is required in this scenario- but everything I read also says car should be exempt? If car is exempt from credit card debtor, how do we transfer ownership to my mother if... View More
In many cases, if the decedent's Last Will left everything to his/her surviving spouse, the DMV will transfer the title to them upon receiving a copy of the Will. The auto is an exempt asset so no creditor claims would attach to it. Try that route and see if they oblige.
We all live in Florida. She is asking my husband for his SSN, birth certificate, and driver's license to add him to her will. When he asked her why she needed it, she replied that the lawyer asked for it. She has a tiny estate. Is personal identifying documentation required from your... View More
A properly prepared and recorded quit-claim deed will pass title to the property from one party to another. If done during her lifetime, she will lose her homestead and/or widow exemption, if applicable. Based upon the value of the property, if in excess of $16,000, you will need to report the gift...View More
My mother has a durable poa from my father. My father has had a stroke but is not fully incapacitated. My mother needs me to take over many of the tasks. Since my mother has poa from my father could she, as his representative, sign a poa in his place given me poa for my father?
Depending upon the verbiage contained within your father's POA, she may be able to appoint you as her agent/representative to handle certain matters on her behalf. However, she cannot sign a POA over to you.
When you use the word "partner" I am assuming that you were not married to them. If that is the case unless your name was on the title or their Last Will and Testament left you rights to the property, then you have no legal rights. I can start eviction processses to remove you if you will...View More
What did your divorce decree state with regard to the mortgage? Did he have to refinance it? You need to get yourself removed from the mortgage, and the sister needs to refinance the house. How is your name on the mortgage and not the title? I cant tell you what to do, but if she sells it will...View More
You can do it yourself, but you run the risk it will not be done in accordance with Florida Law and be invalid. I highly recommend that you utilize the service of a respected attorney to make your changes to ensure they are done correctly and honored at your death.
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... View More
You will still need to obtain a determination from the court that the residence was the decedent's homestead, and exempt from creditors, at their death. The prenup will be utilized to evidence that spouse waived her interest in the homestead and why it should pass to those designated under the Will.
A deed of that nature would allow you to avoid the administration, through probate, of the property at your death. Some attorneys utilize them while others do not. Please consult with an estate planning attorney when making a decision to utilize a deed of this nature.
My Brother in Law passed and my mother in law is taking care of everything, he left a simple will which we filed with the courts stating everything goes to her, She is currently trying to get access to his bank account but the bank is saying the will doesn't state his finances the Bank says we... View More
Under Florida probate law, the matter could be handled in one of three (3) methods. If the value of the bank account is less than or equal to the funeral bill it can be handled through the simplest method. However, a court order will be required for the bank to release the account funds. You can...View More
To answer your question I need to make several assumptions (never a good thing), however, assuming the surviving spouse inherits the probate assets without any restrictions, they are free to dispose of them during their lifetime as they choose. That can include distributing them to just one...View More
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