She was elderly and lived alone. I am waiting for her adult children to remove her belongings but am concerned they might take appliances from the house. Can I change the locks on the house and tell them that they can only take her belongings when I am present? She died two months ago, and no rent... Read more »
Property was my grandparents,left to my mother,sold in a tax sale for pass due property taxes while in a lengthy probate case on all property of my grandparents and then she passed before claiming the property who now has the rights to claim the property also she had no will and I was adopted by my... Read more »
I am assuming the property is in Alabama. The right to redeem on the property goes to the person who holds a mortgage on the property or to the person who owned the property at the time the tax sale was held. If that person has died, then the right devolves to the person's heirs at law. You...Read more »
Is her remaining debt on the House desolved at time of her death? Am i responsible for the loan? There is no will. Her intent concerning the house is to give it to me. There is no family dispute involved. She was buying the place to help me get my first house. What steps do i need to take to keep... Read more »
you can provide the deed which shows your ownership of the property. if the parents gifted you the land for you to build your house on it, then it needs to be recorded under your name in the probate court in the county where the property is located.
There does not seem to be any listing on city website or any transparency at all. Is it even required for a city to publicly publish city code and law and is it not against some sort of checks and balances for the city hall to charge 25 cents a sheet for any physical copy of information on such... Read more »
I live in Alabama. My 1st husband passed away leaving me with enough money to pay off our home, purchase a vacation home and have $60,000 in savings. He also left me several retirement pensions which I have not touched. I have remarried and my current husband is not on the deeds to the... Read more »
Without confirmation about how your assets are titled, I am happy to speak in general terms. First, if your husband dies before you, his ex-wife would have no claim to any assets of his estate (unless of course he agreed otherwise in a divorce agreement). The law states that if someone dies...Read more »
It might be difficult to accomplish your wishes with a deed. When I advise a client, I first try to determine what are the goals. If the purpose of adding you to the deed is to ensure you can stay in the house in the event of his death, then there may be a better way to accomplish that same...Read more »
My husbands Grandma and Grandpa have 7 kids and 17.8 acres of land. GM, GP, and 1 kid have passed away. 5 of the remaining kids want to sell their rights to the 17.8 acres to my husband. The 6th kid does not want to sell. How does my husband go about full ownership?
This is a common problem. As I understand, there are 6 heirs at law of grandparents. One child has died. If that child had any children, they have the same rights as their deceased parents. So, if all parties but one wants to sell, what to do? FIrst, the property could be sold through the estate of...Read more »
I filed a document giving away my rights to his estate. I discovered I am second trustee. My brother wants to resign and leave me to settle estate. Very bad blood in my family. Are my son's heirs. Can I be trustee. My brothers want to give me their shares. Sister is very angry and difficult... Read more »
Unfortunately there is not enough information to provide a specific answer and given all of the documents, actions and complexities, you would probably be best served by seeking the consultation of an attorney in your area. For example, whether your children are heirs to the share you refused (or...Read more »
No. Not unless you sue him for divorce and win, and probably not even then. There are a lot of moving parts to a marriage, and all we can say with so few details is that the solution you would like is within the realm of possibility. You need to hire a good divorce lawyer and tell him or her...Read more »
I signed a lease for a commercial business that says Month-to-month, but also states the term of the rental contract is a year and a half. The landlord hasn’t fixed anything that was previously wrong with the building the three months I’ve been there like he said he would in the lease. And... Read more »
Your question can't be answered without reading the document. The failure to fix things, and the apparent ambiguity in the document are two separate issues. Who drafted the document? It is possible that the document is ambiguous as to the term of the lease. If so, that ambiguity would be held...Read more »
Speaking in general terms only, a surviving spouse would have an interest in the home of a deceased owner, as the surviving spouse would have an interest in the estate. However, depending on the family situation and the value of the home it may not be a complete 100% interest. For example, if a...Read more »
If your sister is the legal guardian, then yes she can liquidate property for the benefit of the guardianship. You ask if there is a law in Alabama, related to this matter. If the property being sold is in Alabama you need to post this question in Alabama or hire an Alabama attorney to check into...Read more »
My grandfather just had a stroke and is in rehab. My grandmother is still at home. They owe nothing on anything they own ( house, 35 acres of land, cars ect.) They currently have Medicare and Humana but if my grandfather doesn't improve he will be admitted into a nursing home and have to apply... Read more »
I would caution you to consult with an elder law attorney, especially before making transfers. As you may know, should your grandfather require long-term nursing home care, Medicaid is an option (but only if his assets are at a certain level). In addition, any transfer of assets in the preceding...Read more »
I am a real estate investor with a concentration in wholesale real estate. My LLC has 2 DBAs for marketing purposes and to keep sellers' & buyers' customer services separate; however, I often assign or double close on my purchase aggreements. Would it be best for me to just use my... Read more »
If you are on the property of another without permission you certainly can be arrested for trespass. Your remedy here is with the Court that has handled a divorce. or Child Support matter. If you are not in Court with this, you need to get there. A Court will issue an appropriate order concerning...Read more »
Grandmother passed away 14 years ago.My aunt/Godmother moved in to care for her.She continued living in the home until this past feburary as she passed from cancer.My Aunt MaeLene was a Godsend to me as she raised me like her own after my mom Janet her little sister(15years younger) passed when i... Read more »
You should take the contract to a good local lawyer nearby and let him or her analyze it. The sooner you can do this, the better. Contracts to sell land (or interests in land) have to have certain characteristics in order to be enforceable in a court of law. No lawyer can answer your question...Read more »
That depends. A seller can sell an item of personal property (like a mobile home) that they do not own if, for example, the true owner appoints him or her as their agent or as attorney-in-fact (under power of attorney) with authority to sell the item for the owner. A trustee can sell property of...Read more »
My roommate walks in and tells me he found another place and is leaving next day and I have 48 hours to pay the utility deposits the lease is not up until March and told me when I moved in that he would be here until then. Do I have any recourse to recover half of the utility deposits? We both have... Read more »
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