My Aunt passed away over 2 years ago. There was a will and the estate promptly went to probate. The deed to the house was previously put in a family friends name. The mortgage was only under my Aunts name. The estate can’t be closed out because the person on the deed cannot get a mortgage due to... Read more »
It is unclear why the title to the house was conveyed to the "family friend", subject to the pre-existing mortgage. Depending on the purpose of this conveyance, and upon the amount of consideration, if any, the personal representative might want to sue to set the conveyance aside.
I am sorry for your loss on the passing of your mom, please accept my condolences. The answer to your questions is generally yes if you were named in a Will or Trust or if the estate was intestate (without a Will) then you can reference Florida Statute 732.108 (c) Adoption of a child by a close...Read more »
My significant other passed away, we were together 17 years. The house was deeded by QC deed to me, I am also to receive half of any remaining money in his accounts. I received money for escrow and homeowners insurance previously, his mother is the personal representative, she is deducting the... Read more »
The term Personal Representative means executor. In some states, the term is executor. in Florida, it's Personal Representative. If you are the beneficiary of your SO's Will, you are entitled to everything that affects your distribution. I believe the law is that if the PR is not the sole...Read more »
But no living will or advance directive. They took him off sedation 3 days ago, and have called us to tell us he has lesions on his brain and that they “believe” he’s brain dead. But when asked the doctor cannot say for certain he sees brain damage. Today is Sunday 9/26. They want us to agree... Read more »
It depends on whether your father designated health care surrogate or proxy. If he did not, the law provides a pecking order of person to make decision on his behalf. The first on the order is court appointed person, followed by the spouse. If you have reason to believe that your step mother is not...Read more »
My half sister (both adults) and I are the beneficiaries on many accounts, but there are several that had none. He also had a home that I lived (and still live in) with a mortgage. I have been paying for the upkeep of the home since he passed. We found out that we have a minor half brother after he... Read more »
If the terms of the court order required that Proof of an insurance policy is required to be produced by your father, and was not produced, then the Estate may argue that the mother of your minor half brother waived her rights because of her failure to act and her continued failure to act to bring...Read more »
I used to live with mom. We siblings are not close and I decided to exit the toxic environment back to another toxic environment that I was more comfortable with. That being said, I had taken mom to have a will drawn up because she was displaying a loss in cognitive value. She was later diagnosed... Read more »
Yes, but what's the basis for disputing it? That your date of birth is wrong? That's probably not a material issue to render the Will invalid. But the best advice is to take Mom's new Will to a probate attorney who is licensed to practice in Florida, who may be able to give some...Read more »
Are you and his sister adversarial? If not, then talk to an attorney about working out an agreement that allows you to be recognized as a creditor of the estate, and pursuant to this agreement you would ontinue pay the mortgage, but you would get...Read more »
I would not recommend placing a vehicle into a Trust because of liability reasons. If there is an accident involving the vehicle, the injured party might file a lawsuit against the Trust. Also, an insurance company might not want to insure a vehicle titled in the name of a Trust. In Florida, it is...Read more »
No. There is no law in Florida--nor in any other state that I am aware of--that imposes any sort of "liability" on anyone whose immediate family members--of the funeral home--do not notify everyone else in the family when a person dies.
OK I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. You should discuss your case in a private phone consultation with a lawyer here in Florida. If this involves any kind of potential liability for the death of your wife due to the negligence of a tortfeasor, that should be fully investigated. Cases like...Read more »
Very sorry for your loss and the passing of your relative, please accept my condolences and sympathy for you and your family at this difficult time. It in most instances is not necessary to travel to Florida to hire an attorney, start a probate or really do anything related to the probate initially...Read more »
It depends upon what assets the trust has, and which assets the estate has. If you are named as personal representative in her will, and if her estate has assets, you need to see a Florida attorney about having the will admitted to probate. If someone else is trustee of the trust, your attorney...Read more »
There is no law that says you MUST hire an attorney to draw up your will or changes to an existing will, but if you want it done right, that is what you should do. Do-it-yourself wills often have terrible errors with tragic consequences.
You would need and want to have the current/original deed that created this interest reviewed, if it was properly drafted/created/worded, then generally, in order to be able to revoke the existing lady bird deed, all that the current owner would need to to do is validly execute a new deed. This is...Read more »
My grandfather wants to remove my aunt from his deed. He has listed my mother as his beneficiary in his trust and the house is listed in the trust. My question is, since my aunt is listed on the deed , who will get the house? Does the trust take precedence over the deed? My aunt is not complying... Read more »
You need to speak with a Florida Estate Planning and Probate Attorney and get a copy of the current deed and have it reviewed. Based on the type of deed and how the property is held will determine what can or needs to be done. Generally speaking, a valid deed will be enforced above a Will and Trust...Read more »
still entitled to the balance of a jointly held convenience account that was set up as a means to manage financial affairs of the deceased or should the balance be conveyed to the estate for distribution to the beneficiaries.
At the time of my signing I was under the pressure of a third party law firm. They were suing me for the full value of my S Corporation - a professional medical and surgical facility licensed in the state of Florida. FL 2488. I did not understand the document at that time, as their answers to... Read more »
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