It isn't illegal to be wrong about the value of assets. Amended inventories and accountings are filed when necessary. Beneficiaries can file complaints with the court and object to valuations recited in an inventory or accounting. I need more context to understand why or how the personal...Read more »
Received a letter from law firm stating if I was the prior deed holder, I had 3 days to vacate the premises. I guess I need guidance as to who what and where I’m supposed to go or do now Also would like to know about any known resources and rights I actually have concerning this I am trying... Read more »
You need to search for resources in the area you live in as soon as possible. It is possible for the Sheriff to come evict you at any time. Try your local city government, city councilman, salvation army, area council of government, churches, veteran's groups, etc.
I have copied and edited a will/last testament, power of attorney and medical directive from online to fit my situation. I can file them with the county clerks office. Do I still need a probate attorney?
Your Medical Power of Attorney and Advance Directive to Physicians and Surrogates should be given to your physicians and the people they name. Your Durable Power of Attorney should be filed in the deed records of the county in which any real estate it governs is located. Some county clerks do...Read more »
It is not clear what "in charge" means in your description. If your mother appointed your stepsister her agent under a Durable Power of Attorney, that document might or might not give your stepsister the authority to appoint a successor agent.
In Texas a Durable [Financial] Power of Attorney is the document your father would have signed to name and grant an agent the power over his finances needed to access his bank account, sell his property and pay for his care. If your father did not sign that document while he had capacity to do so....Read more »
My father passed away and I live in his house, my brother doesn't want anything out if it and said he will sign whatever needs to be signed, I had another brother who passed away, he had 4 kids they will all sign as well, what paperwork do I need to file? We do not want to go to probate, would an... Read more »
In theory, if your father left nothing but the house and had no debts (owed no income or property or other taxes, had no medical or funeral expenses, had no credit card debt, never used Medicaid, etc.), a title company would accept an Affidavit of Heirship and you could avoid probate. A court...Read more »
The agent under a power of attorney can do no more than the person granting it. If that person is a convicted felon who has not had his rights restored, he cannot act as administrator of the estate and neither can his agent.
An Affidavit of Heirship only passes title to real property and...Read more »
My parents are going to gift one of their properties to me and my adult disabled child. There will be a substantial capital gains tax on this property. How do we go about transferring ownership without a realtor? When and how will this capital gains tax be due?
Your parents might incur a gift tax for the amount of the gift over $60,000 ($15,000 x2 recipients x 2 grantors), but it is not likely because together they have an approximately $22 million lifetime exemption.
The two of you (gift recipients) will inherit your parents' basis in the...Read more »
I have had id theft issues for years. Recently this affected my 401k my account was locked due to thief tried to access account and changed email address. They said they needed to verify my identity and so I sent them copies of dl, ssn and also sent them several police reports that I have... Read more »
Roll that account over to an IRA with a different custodian. The new custodian will help you get it rolled over. Fees might be higher but at least you will get access to your funds. Before you withdraw from it make sure you understand the tax implications.
If your mother named your brother and the court appointed him, only the court can remove him. You can petition the court to remove him if he has not produced an accounting within 60 days following your demand after 15 months or if he has not distributed the estate after two years or if you have...Read more »
IN FEB. OF 2016 MY MOTHER ASKED ME TO COME STAY WITH HER TO HELP CARE FOR MY STEPDAD WHO WAS ON HOSPICE AND HAD ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO LIVE .MY 4 BROTHERS ALSO AGREED..SHORTLY AFTER MY STEPDAD DIED MY MOTHER WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER SO SHE ASKED ME TO MOVE IN INDEFINETLY. SO I PACKED UP... Read more »
One can't just make themselves Executor of an estate without actually going to Court and asking the Court's permission to do so. If there has been no petition to the Court then that is where everything starts.
Depending on what is in the estate and on your relationship to the deceased, you and all the other heirs may be able to file an Affidavit of Small Estate. When people try to do these without a lawyer, about half are denied. There are some detailed, perhaps rather persnickety, requirements. Hire...Read more »
How unfortunate! While an executor is required to preserve the estate, you cannot pay what you do not have. Maybe you can revisit the situation with the realtor to determine what can be done to sell the house.
My mother in law passed and I was told she had no will. So her home selling would be split between the grand kids. The family wants me to have these papers notarized but I don't know what they are ? Chapter 1351 of the texas estate code. But it looks like my husband name is on the top as soul... Read more »
In 2017 both of my parents passed away, my mother owned a portion of the 2 acres located in Texas where she lived until her death, while my uncle in California owned the rest. After the passing of my mother, the entirety of the estate went to my uncle, (Still under his name) couple of months later... Read more »
They died intestste11 months apart in Puerto Rico. They had assets un Texas. Money in bank accounts, CD's, my mother's spousal IRA that matured the year she died, stocks with the same company as the IRA, and oil/gas rights.
Short answer is yes it can be done; however, it has to meet certain criteria and there must be certain steps taken to actually authenticate everything for Texas. I suggest you speak with a probate attorney in Texas.
Our stepfather doesn't want to give the jewelries from my mother. Before she died she told him that it belongs to her children, we have witnesses. Most of them were bought when she was still single (not married to him) and some are from my grandmother. What action should we do? He doesn't even want... Read more »
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