In Wyoming, the role of an executor in managing estate property can sometimes involve making decisions about who can access that property. However, the authority of the executor is not absolute and must align with the intentions outlined in the will and the law.
When my parents divorced, they agreed to leave the house in both of their names. When one dies it is left to the ex-spouse and when they both die, it is divided among the kids. Both remarried. My father passed without a will. They did not have any other documentation, such as Right to Survivorship... View More
Because your father passed without a will, his estate will be administered under the laws of intestate succession. That does give his new wife very high priority. However, your mother, who I assume survived him, should be able to make a claim against the estate for the house based on the divorce...View More
What do you mean that your Mother sold her Estate? Until she is dead there is no Estate. Is this based on some instrument of conveyance? If so, is the purchaser pursuing the property? You definitely need to consult with a WY attorney, search the title to any real property and look into her...View More
Check with whatever Court handles Probate jurisdiction in WY. Start with the County he died in, then possibly a County he owned real property. Ask was there a Probate for your Father? If so, read the File. If no Probate, then no Will has been Probated. Check the Land Records in whatever...View More
Your question is unclear. If there is only one tract, then apparently the alleged owner is actually only a tenant in common and the Probate will need to be closed prior to sale. If more than one tract, then the alleged owner may be able to convey the tract he owns. The Probate may only be...View More
It sounds like you are interested in being the executor of your dad's estate and he had no will. In that case you can file your own petition to be appointed executor and let the judge decide. Do not delay. Once an executor is appointed it is quite difficult to get him or her removed without...View More
Unless that will is found and it says something different your dad’s children should have inherited half of his estate. Hire a probate attorney right away. The longer you wait the harder it is going to get to straighten this out.
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