There is typically no way for the general public to know if court records or files have been sealed unless this is specifically disclosed by the court. Sealed records are, by definition, restricted from public access and inspection.
Instead, here is what generally happens when records are...View More
Prior to becoming a legally incapacitated adult/ward of the Court, I'll call this person Matthew. Matthew and family was granted a protective order against the petitioners progeny, her house has a history of violence.
The state sought charges on the behalf of Matthew's mother,... View More
I have a Petition and Order of Assignment but is there a document I can get that is more focused on just stating who the heir is? The small estate was settled 5 years ago and I am the only heir but I don't recall receiving any document besides the PAOA.
The order part of that should state how the property was to be distributed. Whether or not you're an 'heir' doesn't really matter. Did the order provide you should receive the property? What more are you looking for?
This is a scenario with a legal answer and a contrary common sense approach.
If the phone is on your account, you are ultimately responsible for the balance. That has nothing to do with the sibling. Why would he or she want the phone? Have you, or could you, ask for it back? If they refuse,...View More
I may be able to enter into the Camp Lejeune lawsuit on behalf of my late father, but I am also not on speaking terms with my mother, and if she will receive the proceeds from any settlement then I'm not going to bother with it. Also would I need to be executor of his estate to file?
The estate needs to bring the action for the claim. If your father passed without a will, then the Michigan intestacy laws will apply. This means that your mother, if married to your father at his time of death, will receive most of the assets of the estate. More information and facts would need...View More
In Michigan, if someone dies without a will (known as dying "intestate"), the state's intestacy laws determine how the deceased's assets are distributed. Since the accounts and businesses were solely in your father's name, they become part of his probate estate. Generally,...View More
Father had 3 businesses a house on land. Bank accounts only in his name. She is not legally doing what she is suppose to do. She is selling estate assets. Below cost or giving away . Has already done a quick deed to her son my half brother for the house. 4 dependents of my dads have gotten... View More
You should probably consider filing an injunction to prevent the administrator from dissipating assets. If necessary to prevent irreparable harm, injury, or damage, you could file an emergency petition to get into court more quickly. It is likely in your best interest to hire your own legal counsel...View More
My sisters are trustees and I am a beneficiary. I bought a house with my money but they refuse to put me on the deed. They cannot supply financial records for my beneficiary Acton r which was supposed to exist but does not and they are missing other important financial documents. Also my brother in... View More
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You clearly need legal representation, starting from the point of you say you purchased something with YOUR money but it was not put into YOUR name apparently? I don't know that this is so much a...View More
I'm in family court because my son's dad was pulled over and arrested for operating a stolen vehicle while my son was in his care. There are so many discrepancies with this case but my attorney stated to me that my son fell asleep on his sister's lap during a bonfire and that she... View More
This is a forum for general questions and answers not specific legal advice. If you believe you’re not getting appropriate representation from your attorney then you need to seek a second opinion and get local legal representation.
First question to ascertain is whether there even needs to be a probate estate opened. Many people die with wills but otherwise have all their assets either owned jointly or with beneficiary designations that control the distribution of assets over anything in the will.
There was a plot of land that my grandfather transferred to me through a quitclaim deed many years ago. Regarding current situations I am looking to sell the property, However, in the quitclaim deed, it says that the transferability only extends to heirs at law. However it also says that it can be... View More
The restrictive language you mentioned in the deed may not be enforceable under Michigan law under Michigan Land Title Standard 9.1. I suggest you contact a title company to obtain a title commitment for the property. The title commitment will tell you what steps you may need to take (if any)...View More
I'm her only child and she's not married. The only thing she has left is some clothes and a few nick nacks. I intend to donate most of it to good will. How do I go about being named executor? Since she had nothing why would I want to be named executor? She was married for a long time to a... View More
My father created two Florida wills in 2020 and 2021 after his wife of 36 years died in 2019. Both had trusts that were similarly worded to provide for five children. The wills gave everything to a woman Dad met six weeks after my step-mother died. We lost a challenge to the Florida Will. It is... View More
The question you ask Hans no clear answer but the analysis starts with a smoke question: Was there anything IN the trust? If the valid will was NOT a ‘pour-over Will’ and there was nothing in the trust then the trust is of no consequence....View More
Depending on the circumstances, there might be specific grounds for dissolution outlined in the trust document, or it may require the agreement of all beneficiaries. If all beneficiaries are in agreement, the process can be more straightforward. However, if the trust document does not provide for...View More
You need to be in touch with an elder law attorney asap. First, that person will need to help you figure out if you are being sued individually or in the capacity of the estate representative. If they are trying to take the house, I imagine you are involved in your capacity as the estate...View More
In most cases, the legal right to make decisions about funeral arrangements lies with the deceased person's next of kin. However, laws can vary by state and circumstance, and it's important to consult with a legal professional to get accurate advice based on your specific situation....View More
Adult sister and brother are sole beneficiaries of Trust set up by now deceased parents.
Sister has ignored brother's requests for accounting, bank statements or fund disbursements, hasn't filed taxes since she became Trustee a few yrs ago, is allowing her children to use Trust... View More
The brother isn't 'disqualified' from being a trustee because of his status on Social Security Disability for a physical condition, but some federal benefits (specifically SSI which it sounds like may not be involved here, but I'd want to be extra sure!) may be impacted by his...View More
State of michigan. I received probate paperwork and was identified as an heir. App for informal probate/appt of personal rep, testimony to identify heirs, registers statement, acceptance of appointment, notice of appointment and duties of personal representative (which is my step mother), notice to... View More
Mom has dementia, but she is coherent; very forgetful too. She currently lives in rehab center. Mom now wants me to inherit. However, she cannot advocate for that. I am banned ( but I snuck in twice). CT has mom’s ID. Anything I can do short of suing for guardianship?
It would be for deceased person's final expenses (way less than the cost of an "average" funeral) paid out of jointly owned checking account with the personal rep having right of survivorship and proven food expense for last three years of deceased person's life paid for by the... View More
The problem the personal representative has is that where someone provides money, goods, or services to another family member, those things are presumed to be gifts, unless there is some sort of legal agreement between them that those things are not just being provided gratis. So if there is no...View More
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