and I am employed and make a very good income and I have a son that is a minor from a previous marriage to whom I would like to transfer my assets for his future and I will rely on my income that I am earning now. I am not planning on getting a divorce, but in case my husband and I will get to... Read more »
Read the prenuptial agreement carefully. If in fact it says what is yours is yours then you can transfer it whenever you choose to whomever you choose. You may want to speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
The deed to the house is in just my husband and his step-dads name. However there are 4 more siblings. The step dads will states that the house is to be sold and split 5 ways. Will my husband be soley responsible for any taxes due or fees since he is the only one on the deed?
It appears that you husband and his step-father each have half interest in the property. So what do you mean when you indicate that your husband is the "only one on the deed"; has the step-father died? If the will is admitted to probate, one would expect that the step-father's half...Read more »
My wife owns 50/50 of a house with her sister because when their mom passed away, she didn't have a will. Is there any way we can legally get her evicted from the house and ownership of it? She doesn't work. doesn't pay the mortgage, electric, water, etc... we pay all the bills while... Read more »
The best solution to your wife's unfortunate situation is to her to hire a real estate litigation attorney to file a lawsuit called a "partition action" to force the sale of the house. Your wife and her sister would then split the proceeds. She might be able to convince the court...Read more »
Florida does not require or have a registration of a Trust. If what you are referencing is a "Notice of Trust", then the rule is upon the death of the person/settlor of the trust. Florida Statute states the following;
I was wondering, If an individual dies in the State of Florida without any heirs or any living relatives or children whatsoever, does the state collect the items that once belonged to the person? and if so, what exactly happens to those items? Are they sold/auctioned off, or does something else... Read more »
I plan to hire an attorney to draft a revocable living trust that will be converted to a South Dakota irrevocable dynasty trust upon my death. I just want to get more educated on the subject matter before contacting an attorney.
You will want to speak with an attorney in the state where you are domiciled and reside as a resident (where your homestead is and where you spend the majority of your time), I mention this because it will be important related to all of your estate planning with things such as your Will, Living...Read more »
My great aunt passed away in 2013 and everything went to my great uncle as the will stated. then in 2015 my uncle passed and being the executor his estate and his power of attorney before that I'm wondering what's needed to claim property in my great aunts name that we just found a few... Read more »
Hi there - given that you uncle passed away about 7 years ago, the first step would be to determine if a probate has been opened. There are many factors that would go into whether or not you have anything to claim:
1. Was there any property left to probate at your uncle's passing?...Read more »
I would like to appoint my sister to manage my estate. My sister is capable and would guide my wife if I become an invalid or die. My wife is a recent naturalized citizen and I worry she would prove incapable of managing things on her own.
Yes, you can pick whomever you would like to be your Florida Durable Power of Attorney and there is no requirement, law of obligation that says a wife/spouse must come first. There are numerous rights that a spouse has related to any estate, these issues and considerations you should weigh and...Read more »
No, if title is in both of your names, and not joint title with right of survivorship (or something similar), should she predecease you, the property will not be solely in your name. Her estate would own half. Talk to an estate planning attorney.
And you want to know whether the power of attorney and the deed can be annulled, and you can examine the bank accounts? You need to retain a Florida attorney for the purpose of adjudicating your father incompetent as of the date of the POA.
I am sorry for your loss and the passing of your cousin, please accept my condolences for you and your family. You will need to work with and get a probate attorney in the state where they were a resident, if property was owned in another state, you will likely need an attorney there as well. When...Read more »
Should you sign a receipt for money you didn't receive? Of course not. Tell the attorney (for the PR, I assume) to explain, not simply to tell you that a paper by which you indicate you have received money which you have not received is "normal verbiage".
Yes, as long as no prenuptial or postnuptial agreement was signed or some other waiver of Homestead Rights, then the surviving spouse usually has substantial rights to Homestead (at least a life estate or half 50% interest) amongst many other rights. The Will or any estate planning for that matter...Read more »
You will want counsel of a competent FL attorney, assuming the legacy is situated in FL. `Exemption Rights will be pertinent here. You may even open up a Trust. This is a public forum and you do not need to talk about this with anyone else but your attorney.
My grandmother passed in 2011, then my mother passed away 2013. My uncle is trustee of my grandmothers Will. My grandmother had a property and stated in her Will "Upon the sale and liquidation of the property, all net proceeds shall be paid to my children, and if any should not be alive then... Read more »
This should definitely be corrected, Ronald is a big difference from Robert and while you can try to claim it is just a typo scrivener error potentially, I would not rely on it and I would get it corrected, updated and changed as soon as reasonably possible. There is no real conceivable way someone...Read more »
The 2011 transfer doc states "Grantor does hereby convey and transfer unto the Grantee, heirs and assigns, the following described property.....". The original trust was created for my father and his decendants. It was controlled by a trustee, as he had many issues. We benefited... Read more »
No, you do not have any interest in the property. If the deed was to "the Grantee, heirs and assigns", it means that the grantee was given "fee simple" title to the property. The wording " heirs and assigns" means the GRANTEE's heirs or whoever the GRANTEE might...Read more »
the beneficiaries (5 siblings including the trustee) with details of the trust nor an accounting of the trust. My understanding from reading FL statutes is that she has 60 days to provide a copy of the trust and an accounting of the trust's assets and liabilities to the beneficiaries. She has... Read more »
The reason why Florida law allows Trustees at least 60 days to notify beneficiaries is to allow the Trustee sufficient time to locate and examine the decedent's Last Will, search for and gather the decedent's personal property, get copies of deeds to real property, inventory all of the...Read more »
You likely need to start with an attorney in the state where this probate or matter took place. You should start with the deceased person's state of residence/domicile, where their Homestead was located and where their property/estate was probated. If there are monies due, it would be listed...Read more »
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