I was removed from Mother's trust as trustee to a beneficiary without any knowledge. Mother cannot or will not give information if she is aware of what's happening. A previous beneficiary is now Trustee.
Read the trust instrument first. If there's no mechanism to remove the trustee in the trust instrument, then you need to look to title 58 of the Ohio Revised Code for authority. I think you would be wise to buy an hour of time with an attorney to discuss this.
My dad died when I was a month old. His wife, my mom lived. In the county court there is no information at all except guardianship of a minor and estate but that is all it says. He was the incorporator and he started a business that is extremely successful today and ran by my mom's family. My... View More
My great grandfather passed away over 10 years ago without a will. Assuming the next of kin would get the property my grandmother never did anything with the deed. She never put the house in her name or anything and has been staying there ever since. The property tax has been “exempt” because... View More
Please get a hold of a real estate litigator in your town. It sounds like you need more advice than this forum can provide. Your question does not contain facts that are crucial to analyzing this issue. Has there been an action filed against the property owners? How was the property titled?...View More
..Declaration”, and “Last Will and Testament” documents created in 2007 while residing in South Bend, IN. Since then we have changed residency to West Chester, OH. Are we required to update/modify these document to our change of residency?
Under the US constitution, those documents are enforceable in all other 49 states. However, some documents (particularly the healthcare directives) should be looked at. In Ohio, most attorneys use forms approved by the Ohio State Medical Association and that's what most healthcare providers...View More
You can write your own will. So long as two witnesses sign it it will likely be valid. You can, but do not have to, file the will at the courthouse. We often recommend that clients do file their will with the probate court to avoid later will contest actions.
Dad disabled and live in girlfriend left for a couple days-ish. She calls from cell and asks for well check. Deputies get there & break in - he unconscious & unresponsive on floor and covered from head to toe in dog feces. Dried, not fresh-yet the puppy they have is not anywhere to be... View More
There is just too much baked into this question. The roommate, based on this description, does not have a specific duty to your father. I am certain that the police will look into this matter too find out what she knew and when she knew. The answer to those questions would impact my answer....View More
In Ohio, if minors are designated as beneficiaries on financial instruments like CDs without specifying a custodian, complications can arise. Under the Ohio Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA), assets can be transferred to minors with an adult custodian managing them. If no custodian was named,...View More
Certainly, in order to read someone's will, you should follow a legal process that typically starts by locating the will, consulting with an attorney who specializes in probate and estate law, and filing for probate if required. The will reading itself is not always a formal event but rather a...View More
In the event of a person's passing, their estate typically goes through a legal process called probate. During this process, the assets and debts of the deceased are evaluated, and their estate is distributed according to their will or the state's intestate laws if there is no will. To...View More
Will my brother and I receive the inheritance that way? He is married to a woman that is not our mother and plans ot leave her his house and other assets. I am trying to get him to set up his will, but if he died tomorrow, would we receive money from the accounts we are beneficiaries to? We reside... View More
Ultimately, it is up to the testator (the person who is signing the will) to give clear instructions to the attorney preparing the will as to what the testator's wishes are. The testator may, but is not required to, consult with his wife and may or may not honor whatever she thinks he should...View More
The distribution of assets from an estate typically occurs after all debts, taxes, and expenses have been paid, and any necessary court approvals have been obtained. This ensures that the estate's obligations are properly settled and that the beneficiaries receive their rightful share...View More
My dad passed away and has a will that states to sell the house that he co owns with his ex wife to put for his funeral expenses. His new current wife is refusing to follow the will she is here on a green card from the Philippines. She is first in his paperwork but I am also listed that if she is... View More
You will have to file an action against the new wife in probate court. Has the will been admitted to probate yet? IF not you may even be able to get yourself named as executor. Regardless, you should hire an attorney in your late father's county who regularly practices probate litigation.
Hello, more information is needed in order to answer this question. It sounds like you might, but a full analysis needs to be completed pursuant to Section 2105.06 of the Ohio Revised Code to make that determination. I recommend sitting down with a qualified attorney who can assist you and advise...View More
Dad bought house with gf they are both on the title. Gf paid mortgage and dad paid electric bills, maintenance, for updates like flooring. He has cancer, if he passes away who does the house go to. My dad wants us his 2 children to have his assets. What does he need to do to ensure that?
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