Father in-law owns for 25 years. In 2015 I went to Georgia but I kept up the bills and maintenance of the house. He passed away in 2018 without a will. We came back in January of this year 2023. Can we claim it through adverse possession without involving her siblings because we are the ones who... View More
Continuous adverse possession has not occurred since you left the property for 5 years. Hopefully you have paid taxes on it for several years. Transferring title by adverse possession is usually a defense to ejectment, not a suit for you to file as plaintiff. Right now you do not have color of...View More
Policyholder and insurance carrier can contract either way. But the remainderman is the one potentially loosing the house itself. Life tenants lose use and probably personal property. Usually life tenants pay for policy which insures both estate holders.
Husband. He lived there taking care of her and working from home part of time and at our home in Arkansas. MIL left house with TOD in my husband's name only because his brother had so many school loans and she didn't want "the big man" getting on his part. Apparently there is a... View More
When your husband sells the home, the home equity line of credit will need to be paid off in order to pass free and clear title to the buyer. Yes, the gift of half of the proceeds to your husband's brother would be a taxable gift to the extent in excess of $17,000. However, there is a...View More
Probate is probably not an option after 21 years. If you are not an Heir, or there is an adverse occupant, then you may not own any interest at all. Hire a MS attorney to search the title and determine heirship. Hopefully a recorded Affidavit of Heirship will give you a source of title.
Only disabled veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses are 100% exempt from paying property tax in Mississippi. An exemption for seniors, and disabled people, is available in Mississippi, and persons over 65 can qualify for a reduction of up to $7,500 on the taxable value of their property.
Hire a MS attorney to search the title and determine heirship. Then draft a deed from the other siblings over to you, with at least a proper derivation of title clause if not a recorded affidavit of heirship. Get them to execute deed, then record it.
Both of my parents died last year. They maintained an estate trust. There are four children listed with my sister being designated as the executor. Recently she distributed the first disbursement in which she wrote herself and my two brothers checks for $150,000. She gave me property in the... View More
You do not have a right to any type of certain deed conveyance. You can make a motion in the Probate Case, or an action against the Trustee, for a better distribution of Trust Assets, but you will probably lose. Hire a MS attorney to advise you of what to do, but I think you will find that her...View More
As a Partner you should be able to either sue for a Partition Sale or Division In Kind, or dissolve the Partnership. The Partnership Agreement may define your rights in assets, so read it. Hire a competent MS attorney to either sell the timber, the property or dissolve the Partnership.
My mother died from a terminal illness. After mom passed away my sister said she didn't leave a will but later on she said she found a will and mom had left me her car . I also asked her about my mom's bank account cause the hospital just gave my sister my mom's debit card, she said... View More
This does not sound at all like you are being played. When a person dies, everything he or she owned in his or her individual name (with no beneficiary designations) must go through a legal process called probate in order to get those things transferred to the intestate heirs (no will) or...View More
My dad passed away w/out a will. We’ve done the succession and estate is closed. We haven’t been named as owner on a deed/title. Attorney working case said there would be no deed. I want to know how I get mine and my siblings names listed on deed.
Read your Contract for a liquidated damages clause. If earnest money is involved, you may be able to keep it. Suing the would be purchaser for Specific Performance may be an option, but you must be ready to execute the Deed on the closing date at the right location. Consult with a MS attorney...View More
Hire a MS attorney to search the Title and determine ownership. Husband may own it individually or as a tenant in common with children. If the latter, then a Court could still allow sale of minors' interests.
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