It basically depends on whether you want assurance that it is done correctly. Typically, finalizing things under the circumstances you describe is not too difficult even for a lay person with no legal experience. Best of luck.
His Will listed me as his executor and i have filed probate. His wife have taken possession of his belongings. should i continue paying his rent and other bills while awaiting on a decision from the court even though a decision has not been made by the courts.
Your father can not cut his spouse completely out of his will. She will be entitled to take what's called an elective share. As to rent, there is no longer a need to pay rent so if you can do so you should likely stop paying any expenses that aren't final expenses. You should consider...Read more »
Father gave gift to my wife and I so we can buy a house. Currently the home is under contract for sale and wife and I are currently separated. My father wants his gift back but it was a gift. My father also had to co-sign for the mortgage loan. Would he be able to received the gift back or... Read more »
I would have to review the documents in question to know exactly how this might work. But if the deed was to you, your wife, and your father, as tenants in common, then any sale would be split 1/3, 1/3, and 1/3. As you said, it was a gift, and generally speaking, gifts cannot be recovered. If he...Read more »
I do not consent to being the Nomde Guerre, dead entity or corporate fiction (ens-legis), named in "ALL CAPS" created by legislature, as I am flesh and blood created by God all mighty and live on the land. As all crimes are commercial in nature ,held in bankruptcy court of equity, in... Read more »
and I are the only surviving heirs. The state of NC has placed a lien on her estate to pay back money she received from Medicaid. The bill is almost twice the amount her entire estate is worth. I have paid all bills that I can out of her estate checking account and have no money left. How do I... Read more »
You may have some issues, here. There is a very specific order in which estate bills are to be paid. If there is not enough money to pay the bills then the remaining assets are to be divided among the creditors based on what the statute says. Any remaining claims against the estate are released and...Read more »
I cant afford that much.the original will was untouched for 40 years weeks before my dad passed my brother betrayed me printed new will had my dad sign basically on death bed. I went and got copies of original will and copies of deeds of property that was left to me from my mom not dad. I can prove... Read more »
You CAN, of course. There is nobody stopping you. But you will most likely get better results if you hire an attorney. Always hire a professional. Trying to do this without an attorney is like trying to perform surgery on yourself. Yes you CAN. But it might not be the best idea.
For it to be self-proving, then yes, it must be notarized. I highly recommend that you make your will self-proving as it saves time for your family when something happens to you. I also recommend that you employ an attorney to draft the will as many online versions are minimally sufficient at best...Read more »
At the present time the gift tax exemption is more than $11 million per person. You could gift your entire share to her all at once and not incur any gift tax as long as that gift plus prior gifts made by you in the past do not exceed $11 million in the aggregate.
The simple answer is you abide by both, usually, but in reality this question cannot be answered completely without reviewing the wills. For example, your dad might have left things to your mom but only if she survived him by a certain number of days. If she did not survive that long, then she...Read more »
No, but you will likely have to post a bond. Many clerks require bonds from out of state executors. If you are planning on doing this, I highly recommend hiring a probate attorney to handle the case as it will greatly reduce the amount of work you would have to do.
Talk to the clerk; they have likely handled this situation many times before and would be willing to close the estate or do something else to allow you to close the estate. They don't want the estate open any longer than you do.
If you have living parents, and he had not children then all the money would go to your parents before it went to you. Normally you would be required to put the money in an account for the estate and the clerk would oversee it. Contact the local clerk's office as they are the ones that oversee...Read more »
They've been there for well over 50 years now and they provide shade and privacy for our yard. We haven't had any issues until new city folk came in and started disturbing land and removing things around the tree line. I just want to keep the trees.
It depends on whose side of the line the trees are on. If the trees are on their property, they can remove them, and there is nothing you can do about it. If the trees are on your property, then they are not allowed to interfere with your property.
If you have any questions about where the...Read more »
They were renters and the rental company is calling us to pay the rent and remove their things. My brother and I live out of state and don't want to get involved because my stepmom had HUGE debt and they don't really have anything of value to offset the debt. What happens now? Will the... Read more »
The estate is responsible for all debts held solely by the deceased. If there is not enough money in the estate, and there are not enough assets to pay the debts, they are paid in a statutory order until all the assets are gone.
Generally speaking, NC does recognize out of state/country wills; however, if you are planning on living in NC I would take your existing will to a local probate attorney and have them look it over to ensure that it still has the same effect that you intended when it was drafted. Also if the will...Read more »
Who is on the mortgage is irrelevant - that's just who is obligated to pay for the house - not necessarily who owns it. Whether you get your parents house depends on whether whoever owns the house wants you to have it. For example, if the deed to the house is in your parents names and they...Read more »
If she did not have a will, you need to make an appointment with the local Clerk's Office and ask to be appointed, tell them the situation and hope that they will immediately appoint you. If not, you will need to wait 90 days from the...Read more »
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