Both of my parents died in 2016. They were divorced in 1982 and in their divorce decree it states the home they owned was to be put in mine and my sisters name upon turning 18 at which point we could sell or live in. My father has another child from his second marriage is she entitled to any of... Read more »
The answer depends on who owned the property at the time of your parents' deaths. If you and your sister owned the property, then your parents' death doesn't give anyone else rights to the property. If your parents still owned the property, then all of their heirs (either under a...Read more »
I have a friend who recently passed away. A group of my friends including myself, 5 in total, would like to create and contribute to a fund for our deceased friend daughter. Is it possible to do so considering the contributors are in 3 different states (CA, TX, and GA) with the recipient being in... Read more »
This can be done. Usually the trust is created and seeded by one person and then it can receive contributions from other people. A really important decision you all need to make is who is going to be the trustee in charge of investing the funds and who is going to be the trustee in charge of...Read more »
You should definitely meet with a probate lawyer. You will want some sort of official legal documentation to show that you now hold title to your mother's portion of the property. Plus, you want an attorney to make sure you're getting your fair share. Contact a probate attorney to see...Read more »
If your mom left no Will, and the house is titled in her name, then it is inherited by her heirs. Her heirs would include her spouse if she was married at the time of her death, as well as her descendants. These are broad strokes. Exactly who receives what and in what proportion depends on more...Read more »
My Father has mineral rights in TX but passed away in CA. Does the affidavit of heirship mean that his monthly royalties will be divided between spouse and children? I am trying to see if there's a way for my mom to get the monthly royalties where it will not be divided between Her and her children.
I just want to be able to have a place to lay my head I don't need a lot I don't care if I have to go without electricity or water this is all I have left of my family is this house all my family's deceased I've either buried or cremated 98% of my family in the last 10 years I... Read more »
It sounds like you are having difficulty paying the mortgage and are trying to avoid foreclosure. A quit claim deed won't help in that situation (it doesn't even convey the land in Texas, and should virtually never be used).
An adverse possession claim is a way of acquiring...Read more »
let everyone even the hospice nurses at the end that she wasnt his wife. Now there isnt a will. He never let her pay bills. She took 10,000 dollars back about 7 years ago. left him. But he let her come back and from then on no bills or anything were in her name, the bank had told him to do it this... Read more »
It is unlawful for anyone to use another's credit card after the credit card holder has passed. You can call the credit card issuers and inform them of your father's date of death and that all charges after that are unauthorized. They will most likely ask you to send them a copy of the...Read more »
My dad bought a property in TX and we are both in the title. I need to separate that property from marriage community property in case I get divorced. My wife is in agreement with this approach as my dad is the owner of the property and I am just in the title in case he passes. Is this something... Read more »
First, I'd want to know more about how the property was acquired in the first place. Are you sure it's community property? If it was given to only you as a gift even after marriage (eg, because your dad paid for 100% of the land but put you on the deed), it's still likely separate...Read more »
You should ascertain with your own attorney what Texas' Independent Administration statute allows. In my state of Louisiana, it is generally limited to selling estate property without the consent of the judge. It does not affect the proceeds of the sale, which would be distributable to the...Read more »
Generally, no. Is it a mere missepelling? Or is the entire name incorrect?
If a mere misspelling, a scrivner's error, that will not invalidate it. If it is an entirely different name, possibly someone who is not even know by the testator (resulting perhaps from the attorney using...Read more »
You can "demand an accounting" per the Code after the expiration of 15 months from the time the executor was appointed as executor. That's really the first chance you have to flex any muscle. Before that, you can always get a probate attorney to write a letter on your behalf--that...Read more »
I have a friend who was a caregiver for an elderly couple and she was also dating their grandson and they lived with the couple. The lady died and the man knowing his time was soon as well decided to leave everything to my friend. He had papers drawn up stating that he and my friend were comnen law... Read more »
The account here is a little hard to follow. It is highly unlikely the social security administration would recognize this arrangement as a common law marriage entitling your friend to social security benefits. A common law marriage under Texas law is not created just because someone declares it...Read more »
The buy out price is whatever the buyer and seller agree upon. If the co-owners cannot agree, then one of them can take the other to court to force a sale, in which case the court will decide and everyone loses because attorneys' fees and court costs come off the top.
First, be aware that your niece may also be an heir of your grandmother even if the will was not probated. The oil company may have accepted a certified copy of the grandmother's will filed in the deed records or an affidavit of heirship as evidence of your niece's entitlement to...Read more »
There is absolutely no way of knowing what the plan of distribution is under a trust without reviewing the trust instrument itself. But if the house is in the names of the two individuals as husband and wife, then that means it is not in the trust and so the terms of the trust do not matter. In...Read more »
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