Timur Akpinar's answer One option is to seek insurance through a different carrier. If you need insurance and wish to avoid delays in obtaining coverage, valuable time could be lost in pressing the issue with the original carrier.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.'s answer All OWNERS must consent to sell the property. If ALL OWNERS will not consent, you can file a petition to partition the land and then you can sell your interests in the property.
Lauren Nagel Richardson's answer This is a question to be answered by a NY attorney. If you have a written satisfaction signed by the creditor, ask the NY attorney if you may simply file that or if another document needs to be prepared.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer If you are designated as a Legatee or Devisee in anyone's Will that is Probated, then you should receive that Testamentary Gift. However you are potentially a Heir or Kin only from your actual (adopted) Father's Family. So you cannot inherit from your birth father's family. However you may wish to ensure that you are actually Adopted.
Joseph Jaap's answer Father in law should meet with an estate planning attorney to review all the facts of the situation. The attorney can discuss various options of how to accomplish what he wants to do. It could be as simple as executing an affidavit, but he should also have a will, a living will, and financial and health care powers of attorney. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find a local estate planning attorney to meet with him.
Unless he adopted the step children, they have no rights to his property.
When you die without a Will, called dying intestate, the law steps in a divides your property based on what family you left and step children get nothing.
However, if your grandfather put his wife on the deed, then it can be assumed that was a gift to the community, making the house a community property asset (half belongs to each). If they held it as joint tenants, then the...
Wesley Winsor's answer The answer to your questions is, "yes" an executor can be the only named beneficiary of an estate. It happens all the time when there is only one child remaining or there are two children and one of them has become estranged.
You stated that your aunt, whom your mom disliked, became your mom's legal guardian. She must have done this through the Court system. If this is in fact what happened, rather than just getting a power of attorney signed, all of her children would have had to...
Akin Williams' answer If any of the bank accounts and properties were located in England & Wales , United Kingdom OR your husband was EITHER domiciled in England and Wales,United Kingdom OR his will stated that it be governed by the Law of England & Wales,the law of England & Wales would be relevant and apply.
In such cases, you would first have to consider the provisions of your husband's will if he left one as any prospective Buyer would require written confirmation from the executor or administrator...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer It's a matter of Puerto Rican law, not that of Florida. So you should ask this question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Puerto Rico ›. For example, as a Florida attorney, I have no idea what "make declaration" even means.
What you want to do is find something to show what the value of the property was when she died. A good idea is to have the property appraised (cost a few hundred dollars). That will give you a reasonable and fact based idea from a trained professional. Don't wait too long or the appraiser might not be able to find historical data from that time; best to do it now.
The IRS will probably not argue with that estimate of the cost basis.
Karen L. Rowell's answer You will need to contact the Court Clerk in the jurisdiction in Hawaii where he died and go there to qualify on his estate. You will need a certified copy of his death certificate. You should be able to reimburse yourself out of the estate assets for expenses incurred in the administration of the estate, within reason, with the approval of the Commissioner of Accounts (or whatever they call that in Hawaii, it may be very different). You should also contact an attorney local to the area in...
Ryan K Hodges' answer An amendment can be challenged if it does not comply with the form of an amendment provided for in the trust or if it has other legal defects. As far as I know, the court does not offer a particular form for doing so. The court has a generic objection form that could be adapted to that purpose.
Karen L. Rowell's answer To sell the house for less than it's value would be a breach of fiduciary duty. However, if the other beneficiaries disclaimed their shares it would pass to whoever would take if they had predeceased, which could result in a larger share, or perhaps even the entire interest, passing to the daughter. You would need to have an attorney review the Will to determine who takes if they had predeceased, such as, does it pass to whoever survives out of the three named or does it pass to their heirs,...
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer You need to hire a competent attorney to examine the Trust in force, and examine what you wish to do in the future. It is impossible to give you advice without examining the Trust Instrument, your Tax returns, the Trust's Tax Returns if any, and what your objectives are in relation to the Beneficiaries. Again hire an attorney and forget about general inquiries on the computer. Your attorney does not need to be local.
You have to go to the notary anyway to change the deed.
To put something into your Trust, you need a writing of some sort. For real estate, I would never count on anything less than a Deed, registered with the County Clerk. A Quit Claim or a Grant Deed will do the trick. Deeds need to be notarized.
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