Now my father in law passed away then my son is still minor, the insurance ask us court appointed guardian to get my son’s claim. We went to court and they did not help for guardianship estate, we cannot afford to get a lawyer. We dont know what to do to get certificate from the court stating... Read more »
The insurance company is asking for letters of guardianship which can only be granted to a guardian by a probate court. Merely being the parent of a minor is insufficient authority to claim insurance money belonging to a minor.
A court cannot give legal advice, nor can a legal document...Read more »
You are looking for a trust administration attorney. Even better would be an attorney that also handle trust litigation. The attorney can review the trust and advise you as to what needs to be done to replace the MIA trustee.
Only parent dies with trust. Multiple properties have to be sold. Beneficiaries are 3 brothers and one sister. Sister dies unexpectedly a month after parent dies. Now we have to go through probate as sister left no trust or will. Her share of parent's trust will have to go through probate.... Read more »
More than likely a probate will need to be opened for sister's estate before you're allowed to close parent's estate. Once an executor is appointed to sister's estate, perhaps a deal can be struck among the beneficiaries of sister's estate allowing for an in-kind distribution of estate assets to...Read more »
Mom died, properties need to be sold to distribute to beneficiaries. I am a beneficiary due to inherit about $500,000. I have cancer. How can I make my own trust for people I want to be my beneficiary, when I don't yet have the amount I am due to receive from my moms trust? It will take a long... Read more »
Assuming it's possible in your mom's trust, assign in writing all of your right, title and interest in your mom's trust to your revocable living trust. It's possible if your mom's trust does not have a standard spendthrift provision in it. If it does, then you'll have to create a standard Will...Read more »
My mother in law died in 2008 after a long illness, the only thing of value she left behind was two pieces of jewelry valued around $25k. My husband died two years later and I expect to have the jewelry in my possession shortly, as it was misappropriated at the time of his death, but has been... Read more »
You can start by obtaining written appraisals from a reputable jeweler. Show the appraisals to the children and offer to pay them each 1/6th of the appraised value. Be sure to get signed receipts from them when you pay them. The receipts should specifically mention that in exchange for the...Read more »
It's the lender who signs off on a deed of reconveyance when a loan secured by real property has been paid in full. If the decedent and/or the decedent's estate loaned money to someone and received payment in full, yes, the executor of the estate would sign off on the deed of reconveyance. No...Read more »
she had $1,400 in her checking account when she passed. I recently received a letter from her bank stating that after three years they may transfer her property to the state of California. Can I get this money and how do I get it? Thank you very much.
Assuming you are entitled to the money (sole next of kin or named in will) then do a small estate affidavit. Forms available at some banks but, if not, then online. That should be it. Just google "California free small estate affidavit form" or something like that. Good luck.
They asked for a copy of the death certificate to process a beneficiary claim. It doesn’t say specifically he is the beneficiary but this letter came 3 years after her death out of the blue. We sent fidelity the death certificate after getting it from the state of her death. We have heard nothing... Read more »
Father died with Testamentary Trust. Mother was managing. She has now died, and had a trust also. Her trust is now irrevocable. Does his Testamentary Trust have to go through probate again, since it had already been in probate to establish it from his Will?
Some facts are missing so it is not possible to answer your question, but the short answer is if anything was distributed from the testamentary trust outright to your mother, then those assets would be part of her probate estate. Otherwise, no, all you need to do is follow the process spelled out...Read more »
If it can be established that their home was held as community property, then the adjusted basis of their home would have been stepped up to its full fair market value at the time of your father’s death for income tax purposes, meaning there would be no capital gain as of your father’s date of...Read more »
Yes, you now stand in the shoes of your father and will receive what whatever he would have received had he lived, which sounds like a full one-third share of the estate. Specific gifts go to specific devisees. You are considered a remainder beneficiary. You will be mailed notice of the date,...Read more »
Real property is transferred by deed. Deed forms and procedures vary wildly by state. An attorney will need to evaluate various forms of conveyance to determine which deed style suits your situation the best. It could be a quitclaim deed, grant deed, bargain and sale deed, special warranty deed,...Read more »
He just passed away and his stepdaughter come in 2 hours after he passed away with two of her friends threatening me and telling me that I had to move out right then to get my stuff and move out I called the police the police told him that they could stay in the house with me and I had to stay in... Read more »
If it is your house (title is in your name) and there are no co-owners then nobody can kick you out or move in without your consent. Find a landlord-tenant eviction attorney ASAP to help you kick them out. (You should have never let them in.)
Much more information is needed to answer your question. Did your mother leave a surviving spouse? What does her will say? How much debt does she owe? Did she obtain any MediCal benefits before she passed?
My grandmother recently passed away. I am now the trustee of the family trust. There are a couple of properties that didn't make it into the trust. Is there a legal procedure that can avoid probate and heggstad? My father believes this is called bequeeze or bequest.
A "bequest" is a legacy or gift handed down to someone in a will, or the act of making such a gift by will. To "bequeath" is to give personal property by will do another. They are almost synonyms of each other. Gifts made by will require probate to transfer, with some exceptions.
My sister is in a rehab center due to a stroke (occurred in July this year). Wish to move her to Florida, to be closer to family, where she will remain in a rehab center to continue her recovery process. I applied for Social Security Disability and SSI on her behalf and of course looking to qualify... Read more »
Yes in general funds from the sale of assets can be used to pay debts but you really should schedule a personal consultation with a local elder law or special needs attorney because there are exceptions to every rule and you want to be certain. Her individual circumstances need to be reviewed. For...Read more »
my fathers friend (dated briefly years ago, never been married) filed for conservatorship and her petition was denied. She then amended the petition nominating a paid professional fiduciary to be the conservator. Is this legal? Can a person with no standing nominate someone for conservator??... Read more »
If your petition was denied, it could have been due to either of the following reasons: failure to prove the need for the conservatorship, or lack of adequate standing. A non-relative generally has no standing to request a conservatorship of another, especially if a relative wants to be the...Read more »
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