My other uncle J is living yet not named as a joint tenant on the house. Now, here’s where we get confused, my dad died in first (2016), before my grandmother (d. 2019) and uncle R (d.2022). My uncle R was never married, doesn’t have any children, didn’t leave a Will. Additionally, my... Read more »
Minor intestate child leaves behind a pending settlement (net $26k) for a car accident which now has to be put into an estate. The minor also worked and the mother spends her deceased child’s remaining money and last paycheck (which should be included in the child’s estate). Does she receive... Read more »
The settlement came in my name but went through bankruptcy court to pay both our debts. The rest comes to me. But has both our names on it. Husband had no assets of value. Never opened probate estate I just pay his bills as they came in. Now what do I do
It sounds like the check came from the bankruptcy trustee. Contact the trustee and ask to re-issue the check in your name only. Be prepared to submit the certificate of death for the Trustee's due diligence.
The ownership depends on the language located in the deed, the language in any wills, and the order in which your family members passed. Without all that information, a lawyer will not be able to give you specific answers to your questions.
My Aunt passed away and there have been so many lies about her will. Cousin #1 said they searched and didn't find anything. The mother of said cousin #1 said her other daughter, cousin #2, read the will and everything went to my deceased Aunt's son, cousin #3. Cousin #1 also said they... Read more »
If you and your husband were both listed on the deed as husband and wife, then you own the entirety of the house; there is no need to calculate shares. If the two of you were not listed as husband and wife, then I would advise you to file a year's allowance in the estate and use it to increase...Read more »
Do I have any rights to my grandma's estate? Everything was left to her 3 kids with the intention of them including the 3 grandchildren. 2 of the grandchildren are underage so they are automatically included with their respective parent. I'm the only adult grandchild and my parent has not... Read more »
My grandmother passed away and will states everything divided between her 3 children. One is my father who died before she did, so I know I inherit his third. My aunt is asking for me to pay her back outside of the inheritance for groceries and household goods and transportation she paid for over... Read more »
My father recently passed away. He did not have a will. My mother is alive and was his legal spouse. Most of the assets are in both of their names. My dad had a life insurance policy on me and one for my sister where he was beneficiary. My mom was not listed on the policies. He had taken out a loan... Read more »
You don't have to go to court at all, if your mother will be administering his estate. Have her meet with an attorney as to what to do, as the attorney will want to review all assets and debts related to the estate, before giving any definitive answer. If you or your sister intend to...Read more »
It sounds like you need to have a consultation with a lawyer to explain what you want to do and why you are doing it. Because while everything you asked is possible it may not have the effects you intend.
My apartment complex put a tire clamp on my vehicle because they thought they didn’t see a sticker. I had talked to them about overriding it because it’s there but they claimed the sticker needed to be placed in the front. No instruction was given to me and nowhere on the lease does it... Read more »
Wife has a will that involves others including her ex husband. We have been married for a few years and recently came across this will. As we are married and have been so for 8 years, is this will automatically null and void or does she need to do through something else in order to cancel it. And... Read more »
Depending on the wording of the will, any portion that mentions her ex may be void. However, the best resolution for both of you is that you have new wills drafted. The new will would override the older one and you should be advised on how best to protect your assets going forward.
My husband and I were married 21 years. During that time he had children with other women out of wedlock. What constitutes those children being legitimate to inherit from him? He isn't on either of their birth certificates. He did pay child support and signed an affidavit while legally still... Read more »
Unfortunately in this scenario, all of your husband's biological children as well as yourself are heirs. However, there are some options available to you as the spouse that may cause all of the assets to pass directly to you rather than to all of the heirs.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.