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 »
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.
My brother and niece didn't sign the succession, because they wanted to contest the will, however I'm the executor, my niece and brother took what they wanted, and has caused me financial hardship because of not signing the succession. I paid my attorney the full amount, but yet she fired... Read more »
You should consult with another attorney immediately. He or she can discuss your best option to finish the succession. Your siblings don't have to sign to conclude matters, although it helps. If your new lawyer feels your previous lawyer overcharged for the work performed, he/she can give...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 gave me permission to stay at his home while awaiting my home to be ready. During that time he passed away. I am not the beneficiary, my son is. My son is not the executor a lady is who took care of him. Can she evict me while I am waiting on my house to be ready.
I am sorry to say but yes, she probably can, and she probably has a duty to do so. The executor is charged with collecting all property in the estate and securing and maintaining it. Without a written lease, you don't have much of a leg to stand on to stay. You might try negotiating a short...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?
Does the Court use the date of the Act of Renunciation or the Date of Death in applying the law in affect at that time ; or does the law applying to require a specific named donee that became effective at a later date?
I got picked up for an outstanding warrant for some probation when i was16, im now 21 & whenever I went to court the judge revoked probation and gave me credit for time served plus he dropped the charges. But my probation officer came and told him that I had never done anything i was supposed... Read more »
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