For example: a couple is living together in a long term relationship (greater than 10 years) but one of the parties is just separated, not divorced from their spouse would the live-in be able to use the obituary listing of their noted relationship to claim a share of property or other assets from... Read more »
Sister in-law lies to get an restraining order. My son have been living in this home for years . The grandma died who was living there and now the sister wants to take over . The sister name is not on the property but the aunt is and she wants my son to continue living there . What do we have to do
My wife just passed away. She bequeathed half of my home to her son, which I had no knowledge of until a few days ago. He is the executor of her estate and wants his half of my house now. I know estate executors have a lot of power over a deceased's property and assets. Can he take my own... Read more »
If her will left her half of the house to him and it was purchased during the marriage, that makes you the owner of the other half. Either of you can force a sale if neither of you wants to buy the other out. Call a successions attorney.
I am my mom's beneficiary and the account was only her personal savings account and personal checking account. My dad never contributed to the account. I live in Louisiana. What should be my first steps?
Power of attorney dies with the person. At the moment of death, a will kicks in. If no will exists, then child owns half of everything dead parent owns and spouse owns half of anything acquired during marriage. Child needs to hire a successions attorney immediately.
Unfortunately she connived my dad because he felt sorry for her and she took him and my mom her mother to get a will made up sneakily years ago and I just found this out but she won’t give me a copy. My dad raised her and 3 more kids my mother had by 3 different men while she was married to my... Read more »
My stepmother informed my siblings and myself about our father's will. We have contacted her because we live in Texas and wanted to know more information about it. She refused to speak to us about the matter. Each one of us has recieved a letter from an attorney asking us to donate our share... Read more »
My mother passed and did not have a WILL, we got her half and my father is still alive. We want to donate her half to my father. WE heard this was the best thing to do in case he wants to do anything. He owns a home and property and vehicles etc.
My father passed away 4 years ago. My mom needs to sell her house to get out of a financial bind. There are 5 of us, and pretty much all of us are on board with it. Does she need our permission to sell it? Also, are any of us entitled to the profit of said house?
As a legal matter, yes, you can. As a practical matter, you would have to discuss this with a few lenders until you find one that is willing to lend. The lender will not only look at how much you want to borrow in relation to the value of the property (called loan-to-value or LTV, the lower the...Read more »
If a couple owns a home jointly (person A owns 50% and person B owns 50%) and person B passes away does the title of the house needed to be updated to the sole beneficiary of person B before Person A can sell the home?
In theory, no, because could just sell his or her 50% interest on his or her signature alone, but it is unlikely you will find a buyer who wants to co-own with the estate of B. Most likely you will need to have B's interest retitled in order to sell a 100% interest in the property to an...Read more »
There are four living children, two dead full siblings and one dead sibling belonging to father. Dead siblings have children. Mom left a will leaving the house to me and the living siblings are fine with that. We don't have money for lawyers, so how do we handle this? I am in Alabama but my... Read more »
The will states that we sell the trailer and lot and split it 5 ways. They all signed the succession but the lawyer quit before I signed it. So it’s still not in our names and I’ve lived here for 2 yrs and just want to stay til we sell it.
The executor has the duty to marshall and protect estate assets for the benefit of all beneficiaries. He or she is just doing his or her job. It will also be easier to sell and will sell for more if it has already been vacated, which is in the best interest of all beneficiaries. You could be held...Read more »
My will was drawn up by an attorney in Indiana. We also had it notarized by two witnesses. The witnesses were the notary and attorney. I've read in Louisiana the notary cannot be a witness. Is this also true on a will that was prepared in another state?
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