No, a temporary administrator does not have the authority to determine who can live in the deceased's home or who needs to be evicted. This is because a temporary administrator is only appointed to manage the estate of the deceased until a permanent administrator or executor is appointed. The...View More
House with small mortgage and bank account in his name only. Investment account, pensions and two small debts. Does she need letter of administration or is this all considered marital property? Or just year of support form filed with court? Dekalb County, Georgia.
You have two options: 1) file a formal administration, or 2) file a petition for no administration necessary. Since he did not have a will, formal administration would be necessary if the creditors do not agree to the no administration necessary. Some or all of the assets may not be subject to...View More
If you have an attorney you should speak to your attorney about any changes the opposing attorney has attempted to make after mediation ended. If you are representing yourself you could file to enforce the mediated agreement. But there is not a form for that. If a final order was drafted by...View More
If you've been informed by Fidelity that you are entitled to benefits following your father's passing, but it has been six weeks and the benefits have not been disbursed, it's advisable to follow up with Fidelity to check on the status of your claim and the reason for the delay. You...View More
Your husband's will needs to be probated. After it has been probated, the executor should provide the royalty administrator with a copy of the will, the death certificate, the letters testamentary, and a request to transfer the royalties to you. Once that has been done, the royalty...View More
You can send a request to amend the death certificate to the Department of Public Health. If a funeral home was involved with the arrangements following the death of your father, they may be able to assist with the correction. If you need additional help with probate, schedule a free consultation...View More
My step dad and mother had wills done at the same time. My step dad passed away, two years later My mother passed. My siblings and I agreed I take over the payments of the house and I buy them out instead of selling the house. The agreement was if one of the children purchase then we pay what they... View More
You will most likely need to probate the will in solemn form. If you are also named as the executor, once you are appointed as executor with letters testamentary issued, you can then transfer the property into your name once the creditor claims period has expired. You can also manage insurance and...View More
The calculation and availability of survivor benefits in your dad's pension plan would primarily depend on the specific terms and provisions of that plan. Typically, pension plans offer survivor benefits to spouses and, in some cases, other designated beneficiaries.
In the state of Georgia, a surviving spouse may have the possibility to collect the unpaid unemployment benefits of a deceased husband under specific circumstances. One crucial factor is the duration of the marriage, and a marriage lasting over ten years could potentially meet the eligibility...View More
The Judge states that the codicil is not self-proven. Interrogatories to Witness to Will are being asked for. If said witnesses cannot be notified, what would be my next course of action? I have the original Will, but the original Codicil is with a copy of the Will records in another county. I did... View More
In order to be self-proven, a will or a codicil has to have a self-proving affidavit attached to it pursuant to OCGA 53-4-24. Since the codicil in question does not have a self-proving affidavit, interrogatories to the witness must be produced to confirm to the court that the will was signed as...View More
It depends on the wording in the will, but generally, yes, it can change and often does - children, siblings, nieces, and nephews get disinherited when a parent remarries and leaves everything to the new spouse. Schedule a free consultation so that your aunt's will can get reviewed to see what...View More
Unfortunately, if you cannot qualify for a bond high enough to meet the court's minimum requirements, you may not be able to administer the estate. If no beneficiaries or interested parties qualify, the court would likely appoint an administrator to handle it. Schedule a free consultation to...View More
You can ask the Probate Judge to set a lower fiduciary bond. But usually someone else that can qualify for that bond requests to become administrator, sometimes an attorney. You may be including items which are not part of the Estate. Consult with a GA attorney that knows Probate, and you can...View More
Money was stolen from my fathers estate in 2015.I know the amount that was taken and who took it.I also have documented evidence to prove it.Is it to late to ask the probate judge to have this money returned?
I lost my grandparents around 3 years ago. My mother, also the executor of both estates (and bear in mind we have an extremely strained relationship), inherited almost everything while I ended up with the house. I have received a deed with clear title and it has been filed with the local superior... View More
If the estates are still open, your best bet would be to petition the probate court to have the items removed or have the estate pay you a storage fee. You could make a claim as a creditor. Since you are the legal owner, you technically have the right to have the remaining personal property removed...View More
The time it takes for heirs to be served by the sheriff after the petition to be the executor is filed in probate court can vary depending on the specific circumstances and workload of the court. In Georgia, the process typically takes a few weeks to a few months. The court will need to review the...View More
You will have to file Will for Probate or all the Heirs/ Next of Kin take. That pension might be deemed an Estate asset, and with Letters Testamentary you will be able to demand it be paid into the Estate. If administrator refuses, you will have standing to sue for breach of contract/conversion.
This is far more complicated than it seems. If the spouse has a wrongful death claim, and elects not to pursue it, the claim goes away. No one else can pursue it. If she wants to pursue the claim, but does not want the money, she has to first get it, and then give it away, which comes with gift tax...View More
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