Well, if it was signed by your grandfather, in the presence of two witnesses, who also signed the will in their and his presence, then the signature requirements of the law are satisfied for making a valid will. Whether the document as a whole makes a valid will cannot be determined by the facts...Read more »
My cousin would like to sign property over to me. They had no will. What steps need to be taken to do this. Property has no liens or mortgages. I have paid land taxes for over ten years.i live in the property and have all my life. Cousin has no interest in owning home.
An estate will need to be opened. If a married couple owned the property as "tenants by the entirety" when the first one died, title should have gone to the survivor of them. (If they owned title differently there may be a need for two estates).
My aunt and uncle raised me. And have one biological son. My uncle died 2003 my aunt 2016. I was never legally adopted. My cousin( their son). Wants to sign their property over to me. Him and his wife are getting a divorce. She has threatened to take half of his deceased parents home. They do have... Read more »
No. Property which one spouse inherits alone is not marital property subject to division with the non-inheriting spouse. The only scenarios where your cousin’s spouse could make a claim are (1) if your cousin were to add his wife to the title; or (2) if your cousin were to make mortgage payments...Read more »
Are your parents alive? An executor/PR has no authority to act until the person whose will appoints them has died, and an estate is opened. Once that happens, if the named PR is or becomes incompetent, then whomever the will names as successor or alternate PR takes over. If there is no successor...Read more »
My grandfather left me his guns in his will - he died when I was 10. I was supposed to get them when I turned 18. I'm now almost 21 and she said her new husband wants them, but she's willing to get them appraised and give me the money for them. I told her, I'll get them appraised,... Read more »
If the sum total of the Estate is only $90,000, then you are well under state and federal thresholds for estate tax. There are several other fees you may have to handle - probate fees, capital gains, income tax, all depending on the nature of the assets in the estate. Please consult a qualified...Read more »
The jointly owned value is ~$400k. In her name is a bank account worth $3k and car worth $4k. Section 7-203 (h) says the joint property isn't taxable, and Form 1124 says not to list amounts non-taxable under 7-203.
No. As spouse of the decedent, you are not subject to the Maryland inheritance tax. You only list assets that the decedent jointly owned with a person or persons who would be subject to inheritance tax. The one exception on the form is for listing real property located outside the state of...Read more »
A lawyer inserted special instructions into an online State POA form to allow the POA to change beneficiaries and to include the POA and her immediate family as allowable beneficiaries. Is that common or acceptable or reasonable to have that right for a POA? If so, what if that attorney who... Read more »
That is neither common nor uncommon. It is something that the drafting attorney usually discusses with the principal/client before inserting it into the POA. There are good reasons for inserting such provisions in certain cases.
It would be unethical for the drafting attorney to exercise...Read more »
The Personal Representative will usually need to wait until the time period for creditor claims passes before distributing the estate. This does not necessarily mean waiting until the estate closes - in some situations a PR will file an interim account and make a distribution before the estate...Read more »
The executor of the estate wants to transfer of deed of the house to my husband before the estate is close. There is an active claim against the estate that is being contested. Can the executor do the transfer before closing the estate? Or can the house be sold to my husband for an specific... Read more »
The estate cannot close without court approval of the final account, and the resolution, settlement or termination of all claims pending against the estate. Distributions to heirs ordinarily must await final approval of the account, but partial distributions are possible so long as sufficient...Read more »
If the house is still in the name of the decedent, then the Estate is not yet closed. But the Personal Representative has broad powers to administer the assets of the Estate and make distributions according to the Will or laws that apply when there is no Will. If the house must be sold, then...Read more »
I have had no relationship with him nor anyone for almost 50 yrs. Apparently he really didnt have anything. A crappy car, bank acct. I live in TN his estate is in MD. My question is what do I do? I'm not spending a penny to do anything for a stranger for might be nothing in the end. Help
You don't HAVE to do anything. If you want any of his stuff, you can hire an attorney in MD to help you probate his estate. For a small estate, there might be an expedited procedure. If you do nothing, and nobody else (such as a creditor of his) does anything either, then his things will...Read more »
Because of the pandemic, all Maryland courts were closed for business except for "emergency" matters as of March 16, 2020, and in addition, all filing and time deadlines provided by any statute, rule or scheduling order were also automatically extended for the same amount of time as the...Read more »
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Eminent domain is subject to the requirements of local statutes and ordinances that provide the payment formula. There are appraisers that deal with condemnation appraisals. And if you and the condemning authority cannot agree, you can take a case to trial in a circuit court where a jury will set...Read more »
You have the concept reversed. Eminent domain is the right of the sovereign to take private land after paying reasonable compensation. It is limited to legitimate public purposes. You can’t exercise eminent domain unless you are a government.
Unless you are a governmental agency you do not have the authority to file an eminent domain action. If you want to challenge an existing eminent domain action against your property you would file your challenge in the same court where the case was started.
the title has my name as primary owner and his name is second he just passed away my sister is trying to put it in his estate but the dmv website says i can just bring his death certificate in and remove his name what should i do i dont want her to put it in his estate
Need more facts. Did he have a will? How were his assets titled? We’re there “transfer on death” beneficiaries on any financial accounts? Did he have children? Are any of them minors? His spouse has statutory election rights even if there is a will and she is left less than what her statutory...Read more »
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