In Kansas, assuming you didn't co-sign on any of his debts, and assuming you weren't a fiduciary for him, you won't be liable for his debts. Without knowing more, it's tough to say if there are any legal requirements to be aware of. Generally speaking, simply being a beneficiary on an account...Read more »
No, it is not required for the will to be valid. If the testator wants to make sure that the beneficiaries can be properly identified and located, then it helps to identify them by their full legal names and also their nicknames and current addresses and relationships (e.g. my son, my daughter, my...Read more »
Technically, if there is no probate, there is no executor -- which means no fees at all. To the extent someone has to actually do work on behalf of the estate, it's usually done on an hourly basis and the hourly rate is based on complexity of work and skill sets required. The size of the estate is...Read more »
Will wasn't followed. Me and my brother contacted her and asked what was going on and She said with what. What dad left each of us. She said there was nothing. I read the will when it was drawn up. And my father never changed it that I know and am sure of. What do I do.
More likely than not it is still valid, but the only way to know for certain is to have it reviewed by an attorney near you. Estate plans should be reviewed every few years anyway, so this would be a good opportunity
If the house truly is in your name along with your husband, your mother-in-law's death will be of no consequence. The house will remain in your names when she passes. The unfortunate problem with that technique (lifetime gifting), however, is loss of the step up in basis at your mother-in-law's...Read more »
Unless the will has been filed with the court, your only options are good old fashioned detective work. Try calling estate planning attorneys in the area to see if any of them have it. Look through the decedent's files if you have access. Or, if you know who has it, then ask for a copy from him...Read more »
Person A purchased a tract of land in 1970. In 1979 Person A formed a Revocable Living Trust and transferred the land to the Trust. Person A was the Trustee and Beneficiary of the Trust during his lifetime. The Trust named A's three children as Successor Beneficiaries. Person A died in 1985.... Read more »
There are several very important IRS tax questions presented here; and the several (alternative) legal answers would require the professional services of an experienced CPA and an experienced tax lawyer--working together--to spend at least 15 to 20 hours meeting with all three clients and then...Read more »
You should work with an attorney where your mother was living at the time the will was prepared. An attorney might have better luck knowing which attorneys to contact and have a chance to visit with those attorneys. There is a duty to make reasonable inquiry to locate the will, and your attorney...Read more »
The landlord/property manager has added an additional property manager without verbal, or written notice. The new manager has verbally told me that he will be the new manager. He is installing sound monitors in hallways and wants to enter mine to install one, without written request. They also are... Read more »
I am not licensed to practice in Missouri; nor do I represent your landlord of their property managers. However, unless there is some real demonstrable reason for the landlord or property managers to want to "install sound monitors in hallways" of the tenants' apartments I would strongly advise...Read more »
My home is paid off and my son has been living with me for over two years. On my death can I request my home be sold and profits be split between my three children. Would there be inheritance tax on the home? Would it be best to add my son to the title and if so how could I go about doing this.... Read more »
You are planning on writing a will. A will is a document that--in Kansas at least--is given no legal effect until it is probated in a court after the person who wrote the will (the “testator”) has passed away. When you pass, and the will is filed with the court and determined to be valid, the...Read more »
There are several different procedures under which the probate proceeding could have been filed. You indicate you recently signed a consent and waiver and that a final settlement was filed. Any person who has an interest in the estate should keep informed about the progress the probate proceeding....Read more »
I understand that a joint tenancy postpones the selling of a home to satisfy a lien. If I am a joint tenant on my mom's home, then she dies, the home passes on to me, the house cannot be taken and sold to satisfy the lien. Then I add my son on as a joint tenant and when I die, also, the house... Read more »
It is not unusual for a mortgage and/or a promissory note to have a provision that accelerates the debt obligation upon the transfer of an interest in the property to another person. To answer your question, you would want to know the specifics of the promissory note and mortgage in question. As...Read more »
My mother in laws name is on the deed to the house. She passed away. She left the house to her kids in her will. Her husband is still alive who is a step dad. The will has not been filed with the court yet. The will states the husband can live in the house until his death. Does the will... Read more »
If there is a will, it should be filed with the court within six months of the date of death. Notice will be provided to persons with a potential interest in the estate and a hearing date will be set. If no one opposes the probate of the will, it will be probated as a valid will and an executor (or...Read more »
In May my dad passed away then two weeks later my grandmother, his mother, passed as well. My grandmother had a very large estate and she of course planned ahead and had a will. She legally had 3 children my dad, my uncle and a adopted daughter. The problem is that since my dad passed first... Read more »
He leased the house for a 5 year period that runs thru 1/2020. The lease is signed by my father-in-law and the man and wife who are the lessors. Their are cancellation provisions for the lessors but not the owner except for cause. There is no transfer of ownership clause in the lease. Is the lease... Read more »
There is a process that allows for use of an affidavit for the heirs at law or beneficiaries of a will to transfer the assets directly to them if the value of the estate is under a certain amount. K.S.A. 59-1507b provides that if the total assets of the decedent subject to probate do not exceed...Read more »
Sometimes a trust document provides a process for the identification or appointment of successor trustees who are not called out in the trust document. Alternatively, a court proceeding may be initiated by someone having an interest in the estate to ask the court to make determinations in...Read more »
Your brother should consult with an attorney regarding the Medicaid eligibility issues that may relate to the situation. A home of a Medicaid recipient may be transferred to an adult child who has lived with the Medicaid applicant for the two years prior to going into the nursing home and the...Read more »
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