Typically it is the other way around. That is, income is taxed to the grantor rather than the beneficiary. This is actually considered a feature rather than a bug. But not all IDGTs are created equal. The only way to know for certain with respect to any given IDGT is for an attorney to review...View More
Creating a Family Trust can be a strategic part of estate planning, and deciding which properties to include in the trust depends on various factors, including your financial goals, the nature of your assets, and tax considerations. Here's a general overview of the types of properties that are...View More
In your case, it is unlikely that your mother's verbal wish to leave her house to you would be valid. This is because she was not in contemplation of imminent death when she made the wish and she was not a soldier or sailor. Additionally, it is possible that your siblings could challenge your...View More
My elderly mother offered her home to any of children in exchange for her care but not stated in her will. Not one of her children cared for her . I am the only one of her children that did all the care she had Alzheimer's and died of it in Sept 2023. Who is entitled to her home if not... View More
a verbal promise to leave real estate to someone in exchange for caregiving services can be enforceable under certain circumstances. This is known as a "contract to make a will." The elements of a valid contract to make a will are as follows:
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It's important to understand that estate and inheritance laws can be complex, and the specific facts of your case will significantly impact your legal options and rights. Here are some general points to consider, but I strongly recommend consulting...View More
Myself my brother and step brother are the recipients of our parents estate, divided equally 1/3 each. Everything has been distributed except the house. My brother is Trustee, stepbrother is co trustee. Step brother is planning on useing a friend new to real-estate to sell the house. My brother... View More
In California, as a beneficiary of the estate, you do have rights regarding how the estate, including the house, is managed. If your stepbrother, as co-trustee, is making decisions that you believe are not in the best interest of the estate or are potentially self-serving, you can take action....View More
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.
Unmarried spouse of 17 years dies suddenly without a will. He has a DBA business. After he died his brother helps my mom with arrangements. He ends up taking over the business. Out of good faith my mother hands him every title to every vehicle there is work vehicles included. Well one by one he had... View More
If your spouse passed away without a will, the distribution of their estate, including the business and assets, would be subject to the intestacy laws of the state where you reside. These laws determine how assets are divided among surviving family members in the absence of a will.
My mother passed away recently without a will. The property has a reverse mortgage balance. We were given two options either to sell the house or refinance. Her residence was in co-ownership. Per the deed, she left her portion to her heir which is myself. My Aunt is asking for the property to be... View More
In California, when inheriting property, it's crucial to understand your legal rights and options. Since the property was co-owned by your mother, and you are her heir, you have a rightful claim to her share. Before signing over any part of the property, it's highly advisable to consult...View More
Under California law, if the property is held in a living trust and you are the designated successor trustee, your role is to manage and distribute the trust's assets according to the trust document's terms. This is typically outside the scope of probate, meaning the court-supervised...View More
Me, her daughter was POA in her living will but we hadnt been able to finish writing the last will and testament. I am to be the person to inherit her house and make sure it is available for her kids or grandkids to stay in if they should ever need a place We were talking about a dynasty trust or... View More
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Navigating estate matters can be complex, especially in situations like yours where the last will and testament was not completed. As the person with power of attorney in her living will, you have a significant role, but it's important to...View More
I am very sorry for your loss and the passing of your spouse, please accept my condolences for you and your family at this difficult and sad time. Generally, and you should have the property deed reviewed and all documents reviewed by your own probate attorney, but generally, the property should...View More
No, a temporary administrator does not have the authority to determine who can live in the deceased's home or who needs to be evicted. This is because a temporary administrator is only appointed to manage the estate of the deceased until a permanent administrator or executor is appointed. The...View More
You probably need to hire an attorney to petition the court to appoint you as conservator over the person they are looting. Then as conservator you can sue them for return of the stolen assets. Fair warning: This kind of litigation can be quite expensive, but if you prove your case usually the...View More
Sister passed away I just need help I really need help he sold an option of our property he was the conservator of my grandmother at the time I spoke to him and tried to explain to him to sell the property or auction off the property he would not listen he told me I had nothing to do with it I was... View More
If your grandfather left a will that included you, your grandmother, and your sister as beneficiaries for property, it's important to understand the terms of that will and how it affects the property now. If your grandfather was the conservator of your grandmother, he would have had certain...View More
In Arkansas, when a court appoints an estate administrator, typically a lawyer, their compensation is usually paid out of the estate's funds. This means that the payment for their services comes from the assets within the deceased's estate, not from the state.
Probate court rules can vary from county to county, but in your situation, a "family agreement", which usually deals with matters of both distribution and procedures, would be a good place to provide that you are to be the personal representative and that you are to serve without bond...View More
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