Well, if it was signed by your grandfather, in the presence of two witnesses, who also signed the will in their and his presence, then the signature requirements of the law are satisfied for making a valid will. Whether the document as a whole makes a valid will cannot be determined by the facts...Read more »
My grandfather left me his guns in his will - he died when I was 10. I was supposed to get them when I turned 18. I'm now almost 21 and she said her new husband wants them, but she's willing to get them appraised and give me the money for them. I told her, I'll get them appraised,... Read more »
My mother’s will specifies my sibling gets the house if he secures a loan to satisfy the reverse mortgage loan within 90 days of her passing. The will goes on to say that if my sibling sells, or is unable to maintain the house for a three year period the house is to be sold and the proceeds split... Read more »
The answer is in the document you cite, and the words in that document matter. You say it says "within 90 days of [her] passing" in the Will. Does it? What you need is counsel to review the Will and file a claim at the appropriate time.
My grandmother passed. She informed that a certain person wasnt getting anything. Everything that person was getting is going to me. I was just informed that supposedly her will can not be found and because of that, I'm getting nothing. My uncle has assured me that he "got me". Now... Read more »
If you can identify the lawyer your grandmother would have used to draft the will, you might be able to obtain a copy. A copy is not sufficient on its own--there will need to be a court hearing to determine both that the original of that will is lost, and that no new will was signed to take its...Read more »
If the house is still in the name of the decedent, then the Estate is not yet closed. But the Personal Representative has broad powers to administer the assets of the Estate and make distributions according to the Will or laws that apply when there is no Will. If the house must be sold, then...Read more »
I have had no relationship with him nor anyone for almost 50 yrs. Apparently he really didnt have anything. A crappy car, bank acct. I live in TN his estate is in MD. My question is what do I do? I'm not spending a penny to do anything for a stranger for might be nothing in the end. Help
You don't HAVE to do anything. If you want any of his stuff, you can hire an attorney in MD to help you probate his estate. For a small estate, there might be an expedited procedure. If you do nothing, and nobody else (such as a creditor of his) does anything either, then his things will...Read more »
Because of the pandemic, all Maryland courts were closed for business except for "emergency" matters as of March 16, 2020, and in addition, all filing and time deadlines provided by any statute, rule or scheduling order were also automatically extended for the same amount of time as the...Read more »
My mum passed away leaving only a car with a trade in value of $17000. The car has been paid off by credit insurance but the bank has reposed the car and would not release it to me until I prove am authorized to be given account information. I am the only imediate family member residing in the... Read more »
Contact MVA. Call Center- 410-768-7000. Email- MVACS@mdot.state.md.us. I believe Maryland law allows an expedited change of car title at the MVA by producing the death certificate and whatever else they need to show you are next of kin. It's not something lawyers tend to get involved in resolving.
Need more facts. Did he have a will? How were his assets titled? We’re there “transfer on death” beneficiaries on any financial accounts? Did he have children? Are any of them minors? His spouse has statutory election rights even if there is a will and she is left less than what her statutory...Read more »
My mom passed away and a year before she passed her and I got a joint banking account together. Now that she has passed my sister is taking me to Court for the money in the account. How can she do this when I have survivors rights to the account and it's not part of the estate. She's... Read more »
You are probably on solid legal ground, but anybody can sue anybody whether they can prove the legal right to win or not. Injunctive relief is permitted when there is an immediate irreparable harm that will occur if the court does not issue an immediate temporary order to stop another party from...Read more »
My father married my stepmother in 1987. He passed in 2011 while they were still married. My stepmother ended up selling the home that she and my father lived in before his death to her daughter (my step sister). My stepsister, in turn, sold the home a few years later for a nice profit. My... Read more »
Yes, by all realistic scenarios, there is no inheritable estate left, assuming the absence of fraud. Your stepmother could not have sold the house and transferred title to her daughter without having sole title herself, either as joint tenant with right of survivorship on the deed, or by a will...Read more »
Estate is being sued by surviving spouse for 1/3 of value of the family farm that was premarital asset (in fam for years). The property is owned f&c now but was used as collateral to purchase other assets/property that created financial gain/property & assets that the surviving spouse has... Read more »
There is no way to evaluate this competently from your incomplete description. You need an estate or probate lawyer in the state where your father resided at the time of his death. Spousal share cases are complex and often fact-dependent. In other words, the facts you described may or may not...Read more »
The just debts of the decedent must be paid out of assets of the Estate, before distribution to the heirs. So, the house must be sold or refinanced to pay off the credit card debt. This can be wrapped in with the sister disclaiming her interest (if she doesn't want the value of her interest),...Read more »
Generally speaking, wills valid in the state of original domicile remain valid if the planner moves. A will may become void in some cases of changed circumstances, such as if a planner both marries and has children after creating their will, but a valid will does not become "void" based...Read more »
My mother passed away last year and I was placed as the PR. I handled all her debts and creditors but, did not file the first account. Due to the delay in filing, there was a hearing (without my knowledge) and I was taken off as PR and a lawyer was placed in. He wants to sell the real estate... Read more »
My uncle is a fiduciary to my sons trust fund. The fund was created when my mother passed. We have never seen an accounting of the money. How do we find out what's going on with the fund? He is not returning phone calls or emails or snail mail in regards to this matter.
Your uncle as trustee of a trust for the benefit of your son is required to provide your son or, if he is a minor, his parents with an accounting of the trust assets. Unfortunately, since your uncle is refusing to communicate with you, your son or you will be required to institute litigation...Read more »
My husband died without a will. All our "known" assets were joint owned so we did not see a need for probate since all he had went to me as surviving joint owner. I need some documented proof of inheritance to claim & sell some previously unknown property out of the country inherited... Read more »
There is no statute of limitations on filing a probate. I've filed DC estates that were over 20 years old. Your biggest problem may be that $30,000 was more than a small estate 21 years ago in Maryland, so I think you need to file a regular estate, and the procedures last millennium were less...Read more »
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