Why are you needing her medical records? Is there a wrongful death or workers compensation claim ? Had she had an injury claim that took place but was not the cause of her death? These situations call for a Personal Representative to be appointed by the Probate Court either Formal or Informal...Read more »
Our Mom listed one executor, the middle child as the executor in her signed and witnessed will. It was also stamped by a notary. When we are filing for probate for her estate, does the older sibling have a higher right to assignment? And must we add all 3 siblings or just the one our Mom wanted to... Read more »
My husbands father passed away in 2015. We we told he owned property and arent sure if he had other assets. He has two chilrden my husband being one and his sister. When he passed their aunt to control of everything and included them in nothing. We are looking to find out if everything was done... Read more »
Hello, If your father in law was not a resident of Massachusetts, then it is not a Massachusetts matter unless there was property in Massachusetts in which case what is referred to as an Ancillary appointment would be needed, but this is would entail the same person being appointed in...Read more »
with them because they required around the clock care. My dad passed 3yrs ago, and my mom died may 2018. Throughout that time, my life came to a complete halt. My Sisters continued to work, travel and live their lives. Unfortunately, my mom passed away before she put together a living trust. Me and... Read more »
This is a landlord tenant matter at this juncture as well as a probate matter. I cannot tell from the facts presented whether there was a discussion of a potential claim or whether there was and a claim filed against the estate in a timely fashion due to the statute of limitations . You need...Read more »
She had a checking and savings account. The savings acct was put on hold pending probate. My wife was a signer in checking acct. one and a half years after death my wife and her two brothers had a service and wrote a check out checking acct.
Recently the mothers pensioner said they have... Read more »
If she was a Massachusetts resident and the sum of money in the estate in question was under $25,000 then a Voluntary Statement could be filed with the Probate Court for the area where she lived and this would hopefully enable you to deal with the bank and pension payment issue. However, sometimes...Read more »
My father was married to a woman who he shared no children and my sister and I were a previous marriage. He left no will. How do My sister and I protect our inheritance rights? The wife was hesitant to give us a photo album from our childhood never mind our inheritance. Is there some sort of way to... Read more »
Hello...My dad in Everett, Ma passed away in October 2014...and buried on the 14th of October. My brother who lived with my dad made no effort to contact any family members. I found out via email from a friend...My brother wouldn't take my call's & refused to speak to our uncle, my dad's only... Read more »
If father died in 2014 then you would if there are assets over $25,000 involved, need to file a Late Petition to probate the Will and you should do so as soon as possible since you apparently have the original Will. Are you the first named "executor"? If so, you have priority. You should engage...Read more »
loan with a cosigner,he has nothing else with little in bank account.with that said how do i go about the car my understanding is i inherit his belonging and car and as far as i know im not responsible for the car loan the cosigner is but do i inherit the car
If the assets are nonreal estate and less than $25,000 you would need to file a Voluntary Statement and death certificate in order to have title to the car transferred to you ( are you the only heir? No siblings? )You have not stated whether he had a surviving spouse so I am assuming he did not)
My mother died 10 years ago leaving myself and 3 brothers as his only hiers. Do we have to reopen probate to get the proceeds. I know live in Florida. Do I find a lawyer here or in Massachusetts. He died in Massachusetts.
Your question is a bit confusing as you have not clearly stated whether your mother died and it was your father's policy and your mother was a beneficiary and then she later died without having processed the insurance or she was never a beneficiary . If she was never a beneficiary neither she...Read more »
My Grandfather passed away on 12/23/18, and had a Merrill Lynch investment account with 3 beneficiary's. My mother, and her two siblings. My mother passed away two months before him,on 10/9/18. The remaining 2 beneficiary's have since split the account 2 ways, and cut my deceased mother, ( and... Read more »
It depends upon how the beneficiary desigination reads-does it list the 3 persons as joint tenants with the right of survivorship? Or as beneficiaries in common or does it list further contingent beneficiairies.
Father passes away. Father is married and spouse is still alive. Father and current living spouse have one son. Father has another son from previous relationship (no marriage). Spouse has daughter from previous marriage. How is the estate divided? Does the current spouse receive 100% or do some or... Read more »
There are amendments permitted under certain circumstances. lf amendment will not work you will need to start over again with a Formal Petition, however, and you will also need to pay a new filing fee. The Formal and Informal processes are similar, but not identical . There were reasons for the...Read more »
If your brother was unmarried and had no children and if your parents were both deceased at the time of his death, his siblings would be his intestate heirs. If any of his siblings died after he died then the individual sibling's estate would take his or her share. If any of the siblings died...Read more »
My husband, born in Puerto Rico but raised in Massachusetts, cannot renew his driver's license because his name on the birth certificate is different than the one he has been using. When he was born, his father gave him his maternal grandmother's last name but did not include his own last name.... Read more »
I'm sure that stepmother has will and has put her kids on it so that when she dies they get the property. Are the biological able to claim any of the property. And if stepmother dies and would it still go to just her children in Beverly MA
Hello, if your stepmother was given title in some way to the real estate, then depending upon whether it was a complete transfer into her sole name or in joint names as a tenant by the entirety or as a joint tenant with the right of survivorship then stepmother owns the property. However, it the...Read more »
Hello, it appears that you will need to file a Formal Petition for Appointment of Successor Personal Representative on your grandmother's estate and be appointed Successor unless there was an alternate to your mother named in grandmother's Will, in which case he or she can file for Successorship...Read more »
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