The estate is in California. The couple have been married over 15 years. The couple had no children. The wife, who died first almost a year earlier, has living siblings. The husband, who died second, has living cousins. Who would get the house? Obviously, the husband would if still alive, but... Read more »
Sounds like a case where 1/2 will go back to wife's family since death within 15 years and surviving spouse didn't have surviving spouse or issue. I believe it depends on how closely related the cousins are. Read probate code 6402 and 6402.5 very closely.
In probate court, the respondent can object orally at the hearing; the respondent does not have to file an objection with the court within 30 days of being served with a petition. Probate court is not like civil court when it comes to the pleading stage.
If by quitclaim, you mean sell, then you do not need a special order for the sale to proceed. However, you still have a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries, and you must follow the mandatory procedures, such as giving proper "Notice of Proposed Action".
You'll have to review the bylaws and/or the shareholder agreement for any clauses of what would happen if a shareholder dies. If the bylaws and/or shareholder agreement are silent on the issue, then California law applies, which is complex. You should contact an attorney near you for advice.
in probate, will they simply give away her shares of stock? or will they also valuate the company and demand a payment be made to the new shareholder? he is not a director, manager or majority shareholder in the company.
If valued over $150,000, the share ownership will likely be probated and the shares will likely be distributed to the intestate heirs. You should retain competent counsel to review your situation, including any agreements between the shareholders regarding death of a shareholder.
No, an order does not normally have to be served upon the person it affects, unless the judge orders it so. Through the case, you either were served, notified, or the court dispensed with notification to you. Didn't you appear at the hearing on the petition?
My grandmother recently added my aunt and her husband to the deed of her home and the was told she could require they sell the home and split the money between us 5 grandkids. Is this true in California. Doesn’t a deed supersede a will? And if my aunt is a beneficiary on all her other accounts... Read more »
There is a presumption affecting the burden of proof that title to property is what it is, and that challengers that seek to prove otherwise must produce clear and convincing evidence to the contrary. It’s certainly possible that grandma conveyed title with an understanding that the property...Read more »
My grandmother passed november 2018 and left an unsigned deed. This deed leaves the home to her son and nephew. Her son has collected 12000 from the tenants, half the rent was payed none of the bills were. Is that embezzlement or rent skimming?
After one teant moved out (july 15) he came in... Read more »
Beginning by signing a no bond that clearly isn’t wat she told me it was!& that the attorney was for us 3, I’ve not been able to step foot in my parents home,& she had a garage sale w/ out my knowledge that led to a fight n the police were called I’ve got the report is was NOT my fault! Now... Read more »
If you think your sister is not qualified to be the executor of your mom's estate, you should hire your own attorney to oppose her appointment or, if she has already been appointed, to have her removed.
If you and your sibling can't reach an agreement, you'll probably have to involve the court. You can file a lawsuit for partition, asking a judge to order the sale of the home so you can terminate your co-ownership.
My grandmother passed and left the deed, leaving the home to her son and nephew, unsigned. Since then her son has collected 12,000 from the teanats and has only payed 6000 toward the mortgage. Is this considered rent skimming or embezzlement? After one teant moved out he placed a lock on the room... Read more »
An unsigned deed does not convey legal title to property and does not qualify as a Will. A probate will be required to convey title from grandmother to her heirs at law, typically her children and quite possibly her son. Since her son does not have title to the property, he cannot evict a tenant...Read more »
THEY CALLED COPS on me! That was my house Im sole owner on title i told cops. They wanted me to show them Grant Deed but how if I didn't have anything on me but my car key! Caretaker and grandma son was saying i have NO RIGHTS BCUZ IM ONLY GRANDDAUGHTER and he is her only living son "NEXT OF KIN" I... Read more »
You need to take your grandma’s will to a local probate attorney to start the probate process. In the meantime contact me PRIVATELY with the address of the house and county and I will look up the deed and the assessor’s roll and tell who appears to own the property. If I am able to pull the...Read more »
As long as your parents’ trust is revocable, no one has the right to see their trust, not even their children. The only time that you have a right to see their trust is when that trust or a portion of that trust becomes irrevocable due to the death of a trustor, or you are entitled to...Read more »
There are several rental properties out in Mexico. They're rented out. Money gets deposited into a Mexican bank. Im Administrator of the estate here in California and i don't know what to do about this. I haven't said anything about this to judge here. Am I suppose to include those mexico... Read more »
Your probate attorney in California can newer your questions about whether you can use estate funds in California to pay for an ancillary probate in Mexico. You need to hire a probate attorney in Mexico to help you administer the probate in Mexico.
My Mother passed in mid-July at age 95... Only assets are a Bank account of less than $300 and a 1998 car worth about $500. I'm the only child, age 70... and would like to handle this with as little hassle as possible. We paid final expenses ourselves, and have official 'Certificate of Death'.... Read more »
An Affidavit of Small Estate will do the trick. It is best to obtain the assistance of an attorney for this, but if you insist on doing this yourself you can probably find a form on the internet. You are also going to need at least two original death certificates.
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