Executor 1 is billing the estate whenever she is taking flights and purchasing other things. The whole family can not see how much she is charging the estate. The attorney for the estate is really only working with her and not to the wishes of our relative who has passed. Executor 2 is being kept... Read more »
The short answer is: You can ask the executor to resign. If the executor agrees, then his/her resignation to must be done in writing and notarized. Then the will must be read to see who is next in charge. If what you are really talking about is a trust rather than a will, then you can ask the...Read more »
As a Trustee, your sister's powers and obligations are defined by the Trust document. If she is acting contrary to the express terms of the trust, you have many avenues to pursue, one being her removal, another being a court order for her to transfer property. None of these will be cheap or...Read more »
Hello my brother just passed away we were the only 2 children. My parents passed away with no will before my brother passed away we had an attorney start a probate to divide my parents been property between us 2 but my brother passed before it was completed still in process. Now do I divide it with... Read more »
There are three homes. Im staying in my mother's in ca. My wife lives and works in Arizona for 18 yrs. The other beneficiary is living in a condo. .Two weeks ago, the other recipient moved out. Im told by the trustee he needs to sell all homes. In the trust distribution, My mother gave me the... Read more »
We contested the personal and financial conservatorship of my mother. During the hearing, our court appointed public defender who spoke to my mother once, without me, totally made the case for the other side. Her speech definitely convinced the judge to grant conservatorship. She did not represent... Read more »
Your experience is not unusual. It’s not the job of the public defender to contest the conservatorship in all instances, especially if it’s clear to the PD that the need for a conservatorship exists based on personal observation, a review of a doctor’s capacity declaration, interviews with...Read more »
Sell it. In the will no one was supposed to live in the house. It was to be sold. Now my uncle has cancer and my cousins are saying that my mom has no rights to the house. What can we do? They are being shady and greedy. I don't care about the money it's my mom's house also. They... Read more »
Your mom has an uphill battle on her hands. After all, it appears for all intents and purposes that she gifted her share of the house to your uncle when she gave him the quitclaim deed. She probably did that without the advice of an attorney, because if it was her expectation that she receive...Read more »
This question is impossible to answer without seeing the actual document that you are filling out. I assume you are trying to save money by filling out a statutory will, but if you have assets over $150,000, you should also consider getting a trust to save possible future probate fees for your...Read more »
First look in your father's papers for a will or a trust or both. They should be all together in one place. They could be in a family safe or safety deposit box. Then you need to read them. The person in charge of the will is the "executor." The person in charge of the trust is...Read more »
I made my brother the trustee of our grandmothers million dollar estate. Ya screwed the whole family, stated he got greedy. My grandmother & I were very close, statements made by both my mom & grandmother they were scared of him as I was. Threatening kind of guy, in your face. Family drama... Read more »
You posted this a month ago. Have you had this question answered? It is unclear from your statement whether a trust was actually signed by your grandmother or not. You say in the beginning: "I made my brother the trustee." That sounds like you created a trust. Did you sign one? You...Read more »
Not likely that it can be cashed or revoked. An attorney cannot answer that question without looking at the actual document. As you probably know "non-negotiable" means it can't be cashed or transferred. It's locked in until a certain date. It was set up for the benefit of...Read more »
My mother has had her husband (my stepfather) as the executor to her individual trust for 30 years, but due to his dementia he is unable to handle the responsibility after her death. When I use the word executor I'm referring to the person who will manage my mom's trust and assets after... Read more »
There is a private residence that is co-owned by two owners. The private residence is being sold and a real estate agent is coming with potential buyers to view the home. I do not want them in the property due to COVID-19, risking contamination, and breach of peace. Owner 1 gives the go-ahead for... Read more »
In general if Owner 1 has equal right and control to the property as Owner 2, Owner 1 can allow the real estate agent and potential buyers to view the home. Real estate viewings were allowed to continue in CA even during the pandemic (unless a local ordinance ordered otherwise). Best practices for...Read more »
My brother-in-law who resided in the state of Arizona what is originally from the state of California where his eldest brother live and it's also on federal probation was given his brothers last will and testament when he made a visit to California the last will and testament is signed by two... Read more »
The reason no attorney has responded to your question may be that they must speculate on the facts, which takes time. I would review your facts and share it with a friend and get feedback on its clarity before reposting it. I hope this will not offend you. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.)....Read more »
Dad died Nov 2018. I was appointed executor Jan 2020. Lawyer for fiduciary had a final accounting hearing Apr 2 2020. How long do I have to wait for the lawyer to send me the final bills for herself and the ficuciary of my dad’s estate?
Mom passed leaving everything (in a trust and with a will) to her 4 daughters. Daughters have distributed a "fair share" of the inheritance money that was in the trust bank account already. I (daughter) personally, owe the estate some money. I will pay back the money owed to the estate... Read more »
Yes. Your share is calculated by adding what you owe to the total value of the estate then dividing by 4. What you actually should receive is your share less what you owe. If you actually pay your debt to to the estate, then you should receive your full share without deducting what you owed...Read more »
What happens if executors do not follow the wishes of the deceased that was clearly laid out in the will / trust? Meaning some folks got less when the will / trust clearly stated all to be divided equally.
IF it’s not too late, you should hire trust or will litigation attorney to help you. There are remedies for this sort of thing but if you wait too long you lose your right to contest these actions. Do not delay.
If you have a citation that requires a court appearance, you need to contact the court about your situation either in person or in writing, include a copy of the citation. Failing to respond could subject you to additional penalties and be considered an FTA- failure to appear. If the citation is...Read more »
Powers of attorney automatically expire at the death of the principal, so your mother cannot use that method to transfer title to the house to your sister according to your grandfather's will. Wills are administered according to a process called probate. Most of the time this requires a...Read more »
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