You can always hire another attorney but when you do, be sure to let the first attorney know that he has been fired so he does not keep working on your file (assuming he is working on it). As a general rule, attorneys cannot bill for services NOT provided, but there are subtle exceptions. Your...Read more »
Gifts transfer ownership of the gifted item from the giver to the recipient(s). Items your sister gave her parents belong in their estates. They do not automatically go back to her. If she wants those items back, then they would come out of her share of the estate.
Home owned solely by her she her voiced wishes without a will to have the home transferred to my brother and I and set to transfer to her grandkids and for us to let her husband live in the home till he passes and us make sure he is cared for. Her husband agreed to honor her wishes and voiced this... Read more »
If Mother owned the home individually, then you, your brother and her Husband each own 1/3 undivided interests as tenants in common. No Detainer Warrant amongst the owners, but the grandchildren could be ousted. A Partition Suit may be in order. Someone has to keep paying taxes.
My dad's will has specific details on what to do and my sister is not complying with anything. She won't even respond to my text, call's, or email. I need help. I'm going to be homeless if she isn't going to help me.
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but there was urgency in your post, which must have gotten overlooked in the "Uncategorized" heading. Repost your question in the Probate and Estate Planning categories, or you could also reach out to attorneys in those categories. There's a...Read more »
My dad was put on my grandma's will as executor and when she passed he wrote a text message denying the rple as executor I was then forced to take care of everything regarding my grandma's funeral my dad then went to the bank and told everybody he is the executor. I ended up paying For... Read more »
Depending on the size of your grandmother's estate, you need to start a probate proceeding and have yourself appointed as the executor of your grandmother's estate. If her estate is smaller than $100k, then you can avoid probate and handle it via a small estate affidavit. An attorney...Read more »
The court appointed the probate lawyer to be an administrator in my husband 's estate,so basically I would like him to be removed from this position and estate to be closed. I just simply do not trust him.
That is a motion to remove the administrator for cause, and maybe an accounting. You will need some definite reasons to talk the Judge into removing someone he appointed a fiduciary. Not trusting him will not suffice. Also a proposed successor administrator will need to be suggested, such as...Read more »
More than likely you will need to file a Probate Action, possibly a Small Estate Affidavit. Sometimes there is not enough money involved to justify the expense of Probate, so consult with a competent attorney.
Can I use the partition provision of TN law to force a sale of property I jointly inherited with family members, when 2 of the 6 beneficiaries of the will were also given a lifetime estate in the properties as part of the will?
If I am joint owner of Mom's banking account will the court order that also to be split?
There is a mortgage-free home which I assumed would automatically go to me, her daughter and POA while she lived. My only living sibling died in September 2021. She left a handwritten paper that it... Read more »
If you are the Joint Owner, then the Bank Account is yours and does not go to the Next Of Kin. Who the Heirs are, of which Decedent, is something you need to talk to a competent attorney. Title needs to be searched, and Heirs determined. The paper may or may not be a Will. If not Probated, it...Read more »
There is a mortgage-free home which I assumed would automatically go to me, her daughter and POA while she lived. My only living sibling died in September 2021. She left a handwritten paper that it should be split equally between my brother and me. But I am told it is not a valid will. Would I not... Read more »
When a person dies without a valid law, heirship is determined by the laws of intestate succession. It sounds like your mother was single when she passed. In that case the estate is split into one share for each child, living or deceased, unless a child died without any living descendants of his...Read more »
For example, if your 75 year old father got married a year before he died, will probate court take into consideration that his "wife" was only so for a year, where as his money and assets were acquired over the lifetime of his 40plus year marriage to the mother of his two grown children,... Read more »
That is a good question because the surviving spouse's share is different depending on whether or not there is a will. If there is no will, like my colleague Mr. Avery stated, the surviving spouse's share is determined by the laws of intestate succession. At the risk of oversimplifying,...Read more »
I sent several emails that have gone unanswered. I have been in the office and still get frustrated blank looks. I hate to start over since the process has already begun, but I’m at a loss as to how to my questions answered.
If a Probate Case has not been filed yet, then you need to determine if Probate is necessary in the first place. An analysis of the properties involved must be performed first, and it sounds like you may have jumped straight to Probate just because you thought you had to. If the Estate is being...Read more »
Some creditors (like TENNCARE) do not have to respond, and yet must get paid and released. Most creditors will have to perfect their claims with the Probate Court, but some can file up to a year from date of death. Some unperfected claims will be denied. Your attorney should have told you this.
You can check to see who are the authorized signatories on the account with the Bank. But if he owned it individually, noone else has access to it right now. Sometimes a Bank will consider an Affidavit of Heirship as evidence of the Next Of Kin entitled to the personal property. Otherwise you...Read more »
Not sure of your question. But if they have no source of title, then the grantor cannot convey. There could be a felony involved for a totally wild deed. But worse they may claim some authority, and you will have to file a very difficult, expensive case in Chancery to set aside the fraudulent...Read more »
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