My mother would like to give me my late grandmother's house. The estate is still under probate, my mother is the executor and sole named beneficiary. Can she do this as part of the estate, so that it is not subject to gift tax?
I am the only child born to my parents marriage which ended after 25 yrs. The entirety of that time my father worked at, and paid into a company offered pension fund, which my mother was awarded 50% of in the divorce decree. (QDRO) obtained. She predeceased my father, who to my knowledge started... Read more »
Yes, in all likelihood, 50% of your father's pension that would have gone to your mother would, therefore, go to her estate. Additional information would be needed to say that is the case with certainty. Any experienced estate administration attorney can assist you with this matter.
No, an executrix cannot make a unilateral donation of any amount whatsoever, without having clear, written authorization from the decedent. You would need to read the will and any codicils carefully to see if it contains any provision for a charitable donation.
My sister and I each inherited 1/4 of a vacation property in Brigantine NJ upon our father’s death. Our mother owns the other half. My sister and I have been paying the mortgage for 5 years now and we want to invest a large amount of money on repairs and improvements. We want to buyout our... Read more »
Your question is far too fact specific and beyond the scope of this forum. Your situation will require an in person consultation and detailed analysis. This is beyond the scope of what most attorneys would handle in a free consultation. This is a very complex situation, more so than you probably...Read more »
my uncle died without a will leaving only two alive brothers. One brother renunciated to the other and I (niece) have been handling the Estate. Are the children of my predeceased aunt entitled to per stirpes? If so, are they supposed to renunciate as well making my alive uncle the administrator.... Read more »
We are not supposed to give you specific answers to legal questions site only general answers. I would suggest to get specific answers on what to do, that you setup a consultation with a local lawyer. It may cost a few hundred for the advise, but its better than getting sued later on for doing...Read more »
My husbands’ parents have a conservator, but he is intimidating them and bullying them. They were tricked into signing affidavits by their daughter, who is only concerned about her inheritance, saying they are incompetent. Not until after the conservator was appointed, did they know what the... Read more »
Conservatorship usually requires the consent of the wards. They need to get an attorney, if they are being abused emotionally or financially or if they gave their consent under duress or false pretenses. If they truly lack capacity, guardianship is probably the more appropriate remedy, since...Read more »
But had no beneficiary named. Possibly my sister tho. I am on joint bank account w/ mom. Also I am living in the home and took complete care of her when she was sick. Can I as executor find out who was paid if it was sister and when the money will be paid to? Also is the joint bank account... Read more »
I am the executrix of my dad's estate. Myself and my three sisters are named in the will. The estate tax has been paid. There is a house that is part of the will (equally split) I'm going to be taking over to live in. It's presently still in my dad's name. There was an agreed upon value put on it... Read more »
Best way is to hire an estate planning lawyer, what your asking can be very complicated and has many possible pitfalls and not meant for a short question and answer forum which is basically to tell people whether they should speak with a lawyer or not.
Mother died without will. Her son was made administrator. Has now lied to surrogate court about reason for property not selling yet stating one of three beneficiaries who lives in the home and served as caretaker refuses to move. This is not the case and we are worried that this could mean trouble.... Read more »
Removing the Administrator who fails to comply with responsibility
Under New Jersey Law, the person who agrees to accept the numerous legal responsibilities following the death of the person needs to liquidate assets, pay bills and taxes, file all necessary court and tax returns, then...Read more »
After following Order of Priority to pay other claims, a small amount of decedent's money is left. None has yet been applied to mortgage on house or credit card bill. Can money be totally applied to mortgage and then credit card gets nothing (because mortgage is secured loan and credit card is... Read more »
I am the executor of my mother’s estate. My sister received a life insurance check because she was the beneficiary. We both knew that this was for funeral expenses so she asked me what account to put it in and I told and she put in the estate account. Now she wants to check back. Is this check... Read more »
If the insurance check is related to a policy refund or some claim made by or for the decedent, then those funds are part of the estate. It should be deposited into the estate account and can then be used for any estate expenses. I don't understand why your sister "wants it back". If it was your...Read more »
she has not paid anything for over a year for water, taxes etc. The home has gone to me and my brother and we have given her several changes to leave or pay a fair monthly amount. She ignores everything. It is actually costing me money for her to live there. I am a single mother and recently... Read more »
Depends, we would need to know much more information to determine that. That being said for most individuals with assets of less than 5 million a will works just fine. Just make sure her will is recent (i.e updated within the last 5 years) and drafted by a lawyer. Lastly probate in NJ is not...Read more »
This is a very complicated area in which a lawyer would need a lot of time to explain for your particular situation, but basically in overly simpliﬁed terms the surviving spouse will only be entitled to approximately 1/3 of the other spouses assets (assuming the spouses live together at the time...Read more »
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