In Douglas county Oregon I moved my stuff in a storage unit in June 2021 that was owned by a friend of a friend. It was agreed I would pay $60 a month and I ended up paying for three months the day I moved everything in just because I had the extra cash at the time. we never wrote anything out and... Read more »
Unfortunately, my dad and I have been estranged for years. He was 80 years old when he created his will, and he stated he was not married (true) and had no children (false). He has since passed and left his entire estate to a charity. In his will, he did not specifically disinherit me, mention my... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
Yes, you have the right to contest your father's Will. I recommend you contact the attorney who is representing the Personal Representative and let them know that you are your father's child. Be prepared to prove this fact with a birth certificate, genealogy information, old... Read more »
I already amended once and probate is now closed. DOD 6/5/20
answered on Feb 13, 2023
You may want to consult with a probate attorney on this. ORS 114.515 does require you to amend the Small Estate Affidavit to include property not previously included. The final answer may be that you should file an amended Affidavit if you need to in order to cash the CalPERS check.
The home remodeling.just in the last few years my mother had moved out the home to stay with my only brother ln his house then she passes and no will witch it was decided verbally that he would get money that she left and I get the home then he passed away and now my nephew is filling for executive... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2023
I am sorry for your loss. In Oregon when someone dies without a Will their intestate heirs have priority to be appointed as their Personal Representative (Executor). Your nephew would likely not have priority so if you wish to be in charge of your mother's probate I recommend you hire an... Read more »
My uncle recently died unexpectedly w/o a will. A week prior he made me PoA on his bank accounts, primary on a Durable PoA, and primary on his Adv Directive. At the same time he made me joint owner of a large bank account, but the bank manager said they'd discussed this months ago and he even... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2022
There is a difference between being a joint account owner and being the beneficiary named in a pay on death directive. It is not uncommon for joint account owners to mutually designate the other owner as POD, but it is not necessarily automatic.
In most--if not all--US states, money on... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2022
Hello, any attorney should be able to assist you with this matter. Many times individuals pass without a will, in which case an experienced probate attorney can assist you with the process. Probate is the court process whereby the family member's assets pass to the family. Please feel free... Read more »
RE: ORS 114.515 Small estate affidavit: Procedure when value of estate exceeds limitations. I am Affiant of Court Cert Small Est. Probate Case. I discovered the Real Property is worth MORE than the $200K limit for the Small Estate Probate. ORS 114.515 (7) If the fair market value of the property... Read more »
answered on Jan 3, 2023
Hire a competent OR attorney and first decide if the real property is actually an Estate Asset or not. Then proceed accordingly.
can she pay her from estate?
answered on Dec 7, 2022
Usually the person contesting the Will must pay for the initial litigation expenses, however, if they are successful they could ask for court approval for reimbursement from the estate. If you are named as co-Personal Representative in the Will I recommend you hire your own attorney to advise you.
My dad passed in 2005 and a few years ago we learned that there are some outstanding PERS benefits. But to process the required paperwork, we need a certfied copy of his will. And we only have a scanned copy of it.
answered on Dec 2, 2022
It is unlikely that a certified copy of your father's Will is what is needed. If no beneficiary was named by your father for the PERS benefits then a probate is likely what will be required. Depending on the value of the PERS benefits you might be able to file a Small Estate Affidavit. Then... Read more »
Me and the wife stayed in the home made the payments from a joint account and I remodeled the house and also help make the payments and paid the sister off from her portion of the house am I initialed to any portion of the sale of the home
answered on Nov 21, 2022
You will need to review the specific facts of your situation with an attorney. The answer to your question will depend on what written agreements you have, how the home is titled, whether or not your mother-in-law left a Will or Trust, how much you can prove you have done to increase the current... Read more »
This is an assignment for LAw 105 Estate Administration & Probate Practice; She has three children, two of them live on their own, and one is living with her. The one living with her has made renovations to the residence. The other two children wish to sell the house at market value, not... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2022
In Oregon, when a person who dies intestate (with no Will) you must look to ORS 112.045 to determine who the estate goes to. If the decedent had no spouse at her death her three children will split the estate equally (assuming she has no children who have predeceased her and left children of their... Read more »
answered on Oct 28, 2022
Probate filings with the Court are usually for more than just household items. If there is no disagreement among the immediate family members (or the people named in the Will to receive the items) then no probate is required.
answered on Oct 17, 2022
In an Oregon probate a bond is essentially an insurance policy protecting the heirs and creditors. If the Personal Representative stole money from the estate the bond company would reimburse the estate and go after the Personal Representative for the money personally. Most of the time the bond is... Read more »
One child filed affidavit for successor and now wont tell us anything about her plan with estate we think she is trying to get the property for herself
answered on Oct 3, 2022
One or more of the Children Heirs may want to file suit for Sale For Partition.
She changed his will after he moved in with her. At the time he had Dementia and was on hospice. I didn't realize all this until getting the probate papers and she didn't list all his assets. When I questioned why his accounts were not listed she said her name was on it so it all belongs... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
I'm very sorry for your loss. You should consult with a probate litigator. You may be able to contest the Will. It may be more difficult reverse the titling of your father's bank accounts and/or vehicles but a probate litigator will be able to give you an estimate of your chances of success.
I recently found out who my father was through Ancenstry DNA which linked me to my grandmother and Aunts. My father passed away when I was young and never had the chance to know him, however, I had found out my grandfather had passed away and his estate is in probate court. I personally was not... Read more »
answered on Sep 14, 2022
You should contact the attorney and ask him/her what they want for proof of the fact that you are an heir.
If you need further assistance you should hire a probate attorney.
He has the title in his girlfriend's name (he's unable to obtain a driver's license) and they are in Washington State. I have the car and would just like this to be settled. I covered the cost of the funeral and my son's debts. I just don't know what my rights are or what... Read more »
answered on Aug 22, 2022
I don't have enough information to answer your specific legal question but, in general, if a car owner dies in Oregon and no probate is filed their intestate heirs can fill out an Inheritance Affidavit at the DMV and transfer their car as the intestate heirs agree. So, if your son was an... Read more »
answered on Aug 12, 2022
It depends on how you are named in his Trust. If you are a beneficiary then you should receive something (after payment of his debts and taxes). If you are simply named in the family section but he did not list you as a beneficiary then you would not receive anything. If you have a copy of your... Read more »
I live in Oregon. My dad died and left a will, that gives his 4 children 50% of his home; and the other half to his wife. We are having to go to probate, due to his wife’s daughter wanting her mother to have 100% of the home. The deed was not changed to add the names, of my siblings and I. The... Read more »
answered on Aug 2, 2022
Not sure of your question, but a Deed takes effect on execution, while a Will has no effect until it is Probated, if ever. If the Deed gave the real property to the survivor, then the wife owns at his death, and it does not go through an Estate or to his Heirs.
Our mother passed and because her real estate was less than 200k and other assets minimal, we filed a Small Estate Affidavit in Oregon. There was a will listing us children as beneficiaries of all assets and specifying one of us as Executor. However, now we realize that this Small Estate process... Read more »
answered on Jun 24, 2022
You are correct that Oregon's small estate procedure does not result in the appointment of a Personal Representative or issuance of Letters Testamentary. All you receive is a certified copy of the Affidavit of Claiming Successor (Small Estate Affidavit). Banks in Oregon are supposed to honor... Read more »
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