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 »
Am I required to disclose the amount to anyone? Do I have to split it with anyone? Am I supposed to use it to pay his bills? He did have life insurance with another relative listed as the beneficiary. He also owned his home and his vehicles. I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing.
Our stepfather doesn't want to give the jewelries from my mother. Before she died she told him that it belongs to her children. 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 to show us the... Read more »
I'm the only beneficiary for mom.when she died we didnt k ow she had a will so my stepdad became the beneficiary. He gave me a choice to sell or move into my home now which belonged to mom. Theres a note in his name and I'm supposed to be paying this but due to financial strain he has been and is... Read more »
A will does not become stale or invalid with the passage of time. Find yourself a local probate attorney right away. If no probate was ever begun in the past, it might not be too late to right these wrongs. Probate fees are usually paid out of the probate estate.
Legal capacity to sign a Will is not determined by whether or not one is in hospice. You might want to contact a local elder lawyer: we make house calls. If so, use the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (eee.naela.org)
Your facts are not clear but it sounds like there is already a judgement against you and you think it was based on false information. However, if it has already gone to judgment then your opportunity to defend against the false claim has already passed. You should have presented your side of the...Read more »
A criminal title company and mortgage lender allowed an unfaithful agent to have pages changed in the SDPOA *after* it was signed by the principal, turning a permission for limited and time constrained refinance into an open ended home equity loan permission (which is also in violation with federal... Read more »
Like many elder and estate planning lawyers, I not only customize the document and paginate in as page x of y but require initials, birthdate and date signed on every page. We cannot protect people who simply download and sign the statutory form. Consult an elder lawyer about a suit for fraud and...Read more »
My mother, who lives in Texas was diagnosed with a terminal illness. She has but a few weeks to live. I have durable POA over her financial affairs. She owns no real property and has personal property of no value. Her only assets are in a POD bank account and a TOD brokerage account. The... Read more »
A Durable Power of Attorney grants you access to your mother's accounts to pay her bills, to the extent there is money in the accounts. It does not give your mother's creditors access to your accounts -- unless you avoid paying outstanding bills in hope that everything will pass POD/TOD, thus...Read more »
I live with my mother in her home in Texas. She has dementia and its getting to the point I can't care for her. She has not appointed anyone power of attorney. I was wondering what would happen to her home if state rules she needs to be placed in nursing home if they become her guardian. Her home... Read more »
So her new husband could adopt them. Do the children have a right to his property and get to decide how and where he will be buried? Also our mother and father are deceased. As the oldest sibling do I have the right to make these decisions. My brother had no will.
It depends. If his rights were formally terminated by a Texas court order, that order would have normally had a paragraph stating whether the rights to inherit were terminated as well. Get a copy of that order and call me or consult an attorney.
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