Late grandmother domiciled in Alabama until death. She had both UK and US assets but only a UK will leaving it to immediate family. UK courts requesting legal opinion from US solicitor before proceeding with granting probate. US court already determined UK grandchildren (last remaining immediate... View More
In general, the ability of a management company to run a Homeowners Association (HOA) meeting may depend on the provisions in the HOA's governing documents and applicable state law in Alabama. It is advisable to consult with an attorney familiar with Alabama HOA laws to determine the rights...View More
Ordinarily, a bank provides accountholders with some sort of paperwork when they open the account; that's generally the way it works with attorneys opening escrow or IOLA accounts. If you're talking about an account that you're not aware of (possibly suggesting that an account was...View More
The attorney and executor insists that they sent the money to Syria, however there is no paper trail. The money and a substantial amount of property has been sold and money has disappeared in the hands of the attorney and executor. What legal rights do my siblings and I have? What do we need to do?
It sounds like a tough situation and the options really depend on a lot of facts about the case that cannot be efficiently conveyed here. In general if there was an Executor, I would assume there was an estate administration in the probate court. That court has/had jurisdiction over the assets and...View More
If a spouse has foreign property and dies, and wants to leave it to the other spouse, are there any special verbiage or statements that should be in that spouses Will to support any potential issues with the foreign government/courts (i.e. Romania) where the land/house is?
When I have had clients who owned property in another country, I have advised them to have a valid Will in this country that addresses the specific gift AND a Will valid in the country where the property is located. The distribution of foreign owned property will be dictated and handled pursuant...View More
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