I have been waiting a YEAR now for opposing counsel to respond to my attorney's requests and demands. My attorney is horrible about keeping me informed or returning calls/emails. I need to know if this is normal or if I should seek a different attorney to handle this. I feel like she... Read more »
Unless there is an active court case, timeframes are moving targets. What are you requesting? I think it's reasonable to assume that opposing counsel is not going to respond. The questions you should be asking your attorney is what the next step is, and is it worth it (financially) to proceed.
Usually, when a house is sold appliances are listed separately as personal property, and they are transferred using a bill of sale or an assignment of property. This is in contrast to the real estate, which is transferred using a deed. Your settlement statement at the closing should include values...Read more »
Fair market value would be the sale price that you could get by selling the same items to a third party in an arm's length sale. For example, on Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, garage sale, yard sale, etc. OR, you could also think of it as the price you would have to pay to buy an equivalent...Read more »
You need to get a consult with an experienced probate attorney for these matters. There is a ton of additional information that needs to be discussed and considered, before anyone can give you an answer to your question. Call a probate attorney in your area, and set up a consult.
No, you cannot have power of attorney over your father if he has a guardian. He has a guardian because he doesn't have the capacity to handle his own affairs, and thus he can no longer has capacity to appoint you as his power of attorney.
The alternative is that you could ask the...Read more »
My sister is in the hospital, for kidney disease and another life-threatening illness. She will remain there for another 7 weeks, after which she is expected to get a kidney transplant. She is mentally competent--understands what the doctors tell her, has normal conversations with us and can... Read more »
The deceased partner owned the home. The surviving partner provided almost all of the furnishings. The personal representative for the estate needs to provide inventory for probate. Do heirs have a claim on the survivor's personal property? How do you prove who owned what? There are some... Read more »
First question to ask is whether this is an issue. In other words, is the personal representative contesting the surviving partner's claim in the property? If not, then there's not much of an issue; the court is not interested in sifting through items of personal property. If there is an...Read more »
I have been given Letters of Administration for my mother's estate in Florida. She has a safe box located in Michigan. In order to access the box, the bank said these Letters of Administration need to be stamped and filed in in the county it is located or Letters of Authority need to be given... Read more »
My mom named me her agent on a durable POA for all real and tangible personal property and highlighted at the end that it went into effect immediately (Dec '13) and was to "CONTINUE UNTIL REVOKED" - in all caps . Mom got her wings last April. After I refused to sign a letter of... Read more »
A durable power of attorney terminates upon death of the principal. Once your mother died, you had no power under the POA. If you believe someone forged a document submitted to the probate court, you should contact the court.
Unfortunately, the executor(my grandmother) of a college fund left to us by our great grandmother is estranged to my siblings and I due to my parents' divorce and our choice to be with my mother for 100% custody after a 50/50 arrangement for 3 years when I was in middle school. 2 years ago,... Read more »
You could file for guardianship/conservatorship over your father. Then, if the court believes your father is in need of legal protection and the past conveyance was not in your father's best interest because of duress or undue influence, the court could set aside the transfer. To do any of...Read more »
My husband's uncle passed away with no will, no spouse and no children. He is proceeded in death my his parents and one brother. How I read the law is that the inheritance goes to the 2 surviving siblings and the children of the deceased brother. Am I reading that correctly.
So what you're saying is, your mom gifted the property to you. The property became yours upon completion of the gift, ie when it was delivered to you. Now, your sister is detaining the property against your rights and not allowing you to have it.
My mom was going through court with her dead husband's kids so to protect this house she added my brother to the deed because I live in another state. Now he is fighting me even though he know what my mom wanted and won't split the profit from the sale. Do I have a case?
Trusts are generally private documents that do not require public filing like a will or disclosure in probate. A will may reference a trust and disclose its existence. You may also search public records for property that is commonly put in a trust, like a home, that would require a deed listing...Read more »
A person in possession of a deceased person's will has a legal duty to forward the will to the Probate Court in the county where the deceased person last lived. You could check with the Probate Court and see if a will is on file. Also, if you are a designated beneficiary under a trust, you...Read more »
Close Estate Administration & Terminate Personal Representative Authority. I do not understand this language. Please advise. Thank you. I will see and talk with a lawyer later this week, but am confused. I am settling my husband's estate; but my husband's daughter is my problem. I... Read more »
If you have a lawyer, he will be in a much better position to answer this. The point of the letter from the court is that the appointed personal representative has NOT got everything under control and has failed to complete the probate appropriately. Whether or not that will cause YOU an issue is...Read more »
In October 2018 mom then changed all assets into her name. Is that will from 2010 still valid. Am I still the executor since step dad passed away, and Mom converted everything to her ownership. My stepdad did disinherit his natural children and it was stated in the will. He named myself the oldest... Read more »
The will is valid. The question is whether there is any property owned by your deceased stepdad that requires probating. If all your stepdad's property was jointly owned with your mom with survivorship rights, then the property would pass to your mom automatically and the will may not need to...Read more »
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