And you want to know whether the power of attorney and the deed can be annulled, and you can examine the bank accounts? You need to retain a Florida attorney for the purpose of adjudicating your father incompetent as of the date of the POA.
I am sorry for your loss and the passing of your cousin, please accept my condolences for you and your family. You will need to work with and get a probate attorney in the state where they were a resident, if property was owned in another state, you will likely need an attorney there as well. When...Read more »
Should you sign a receipt for money you didn't receive? Of course not. Tell the attorney (for the PR, I assume) to explain, not simply to tell you that a paper by which you indicate you have received money which you have not received is "normal verbiage".
Yes, as long as no prenuptial or postnuptial agreement was signed or some other waiver of Homestead Rights, then the surviving spouse usually has substantial rights to Homestead (at least a life estate or half 50% interest) amongst many other rights. The Will or any estate planning for that matter...Read more »
My grandmother passed in 2011, then my mother passed away 2013. My uncle is trustee of my grandmothers Will. My grandmother had a property and stated in her Will "Upon the sale and liquidation of the property, all net proceeds shall be paid to my children, and if any should not be alive then... Read more »
You will want counsel of a competent FL attorney, assuming the legacy is situated in FL. `Exemption Rights will be pertinent here. You may even open up a Trust. This is a public forum and you do not need to talk about this with anyone else but your attorney.
This should definitely be corrected, Ronald is a big difference from Robert and while you can try to claim it is just a typo scrivener error potentially, I would not rely on it and I would get it corrected, updated and changed as soon as reasonably possible. There is no real conceivable way someone...Read more »
The 2011 transfer doc states "Grantor does hereby convey and transfer unto the Grantee, heirs and assigns, the following described property.....". The original trust was created for my father and his decendants. It was controlled by a trustee, as he had many issues. We benefited... Read more »
No, you do not have any interest in the property. If the deed was to "the Grantee, heirs and assigns", it means that the grantee was given "fee simple" title to the property. The wording " heirs and assigns" means the GRANTEE's heirs or whoever the GRANTEE might...Read more »
the beneficiaries (5 siblings including the trustee) with details of the trust nor an accounting of the trust. My understanding from reading FL statutes is that she has 60 days to provide a copy of the trust and an accounting of the trust's assets and liabilities to the beneficiaries. She has... Read more »
The reason why Florida law allows Trustees at least 60 days to notify beneficiaries is to allow the Trustee sufficient time to locate and examine the decedent's Last Will, search for and gather the decedent's personal property, get copies of deeds to real property, inventory all of the...Read more »
You likely need to start with an attorney in the state where this probate or matter took place. You should start with the deceased person's state of residence/domicile, where their Homestead was located and where their property/estate was probated. If there are monies due, it would be listed...Read more »
Yes, you have an affirmative duty to file any Will with the clerk of the court in the county where the deceased person was a domiciled resident (where their Homestead is located). The Florida Statute says you must do this within 10 days, no one will hold you to that timeline. As far as requiring an...Read more »
Maybe, not preferred and probably not likely. You would need to minimally provide some sort of a notarized document stating clearly in writing with your signature and witnesses notarized that this is what you want the estate representative to do, even then, it is likely that they will not be...Read more »
His first and last name are same as mine. Before he passed we did a notarized will naming me as sole beneficiary. We also have a signed a notarized POD (PAY ON DEATH) for his checking account naming me beneficiary which I did upload to the bank, although I've heard nothing from them. I've... Read more »
I am very sorry for your loss on the passing of your father, please accept my condolences and sympathy for you and your family at this sad time. Generally, any assets with a pay on death designation will go directly to that named person. Whether you should be taking money out before hearing from...Read more »
My partner passed away a few weeks again, and the jurisdiction assigned to the case took his phone and a couple of other things into evidence since there was an open investigation. He did not have a will. His dad tried to call and obtain the phone back, and was told by the officer that he needs a... Read more »
No. Your partner's father can obtain the phone by complying with Florida Statute 735.301, et seq. "Disposition Without Administration". He doesn't need an attorney to do that. Of course, the phone can be kept by the police until the investigation is over.
While it will generally be fine, as is, I would recommend that you simply do a Codicil to the Will to make sure it is 100% accurate and correct to avoid any issues or questions whatsoever. A Codicil is a simple addition to a Will for small and simple changes of this sort.
Four days ago I received a letter that I needed to pressure wash the side of my house. Two days after I receive the letter I went outside and pressure wash the side of my house and it is squeaky clean. Four days after receiving the letter they sent somebody out to come and pressure wash my house... Read more »
The will and the banks POD are dated and notarized before his death. I am the sole beneficiary, I also had a finanncial and health POA while he was alive. I have his debit card and PIN. I paid for the cremation using his card. I am assuming since I have a singed and notarized POD form naming me as... Read more »
I am very sorry for your loss on the passing of your father, please accept my condolences for you and your family. The Power of Attorney ends on the date of death of your father, so that document is no longer of use. The Will should be copied and the original submitted to the clerk of the court in...Read more »
My father left when I was young. We re-connected a few times but did not stay in touch before he died a number of years ago. His wife is still alive, living in the house they owned. They had no children and she has none of her own. When she passes away, do I have any rights to the home, cars, etc?... Read more »
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