I am sorry to hear about your situation. Yur first step should be to speak to an attorney about all of your rights and options. You really do not want to have your personal information discussed in a public forum.
The short answer is that you need to have a consultation with an estate law specialist.... not a general practitioner who does some estate work. Here though is the question that he is going to ask since your dad is still alive. I presume that the house is in joint name between your mom and your dad...Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your situation. It would not hurt to talk to another lawyer about your situation. With COvid-19 many things related to the government have been put on Hold, so even hiring another attorney may not help at this time, but going over your situation with another attorney may...Read more »
The executor does not HAVE to be "next of kin". Anyone with an interest in the case can petition the court to be appointed executor, and then the executor can receive the life insurance proceeds and use the funds to pay expenses of administering the estate.
I am sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I know exactly what you went through. What you are going to need to do to solve this problem is to bring a partition action to enable a sale of the property. If your mom past without a will then you will need a Probate attorney in addition to a civil...Read more »
I’m POA/POD. Her home is paid for. Mom has 4 bum kids over 55. My mom didn’t want her bum kids getting any of the money from the sell of her home she wanted it to go in trust. The other siblings will offer no resistance to the sell of the home.
You need to go through the Probate process. You will need her death certificate. You should also get the other kids to sign off on you being the personal representative for the estate. Since there isn't a will you would have to get a bond to serve as the personal representative.
Mom had been living in an assisted living facility which exhausted all of her cash assets. Her checking account, of which she and I were co-owners, has a present balance of $50. She had no other assets. She sold her home years ago and was living with me before she went into the assisted living... Read more »
Part of her estate, but he doesn’t have a bank account. I’m uncomfortable sending him a substantial check. Do I have any legal recourse? Can I stipulate that the funds will be dispersed through direct deposit only? Thank you.
Yes your child can gift the money back to you. It would be a taxable gift but the odds are no gift tax will be owing due to a lifetime gift tax exemption in excess of $11 million per person at this time.
You need to schedule a personal consultation with a probate attorney and provide more facts. Disclaimer might not achieve the result you want because it results in your children being deemed to have predeceased your mom with the result that the funds would go to persons other than you, depending on...Read more »
Our mother left her will to her grandchildren. They want to disclaim their inheritance. Can they disclaim it to their parents ? If yes can they put a money value of what they will accept and disclaim the rest ? Will it automatically pass to their heirs or can they name who it will pass to? Some... Read more »
My uncle withdrew his entire fee and now the estate account is empty with property taxes, home insurance and utilities overdue and is looking into selling the house. Is my uncle or myself(beneficiary living in the home) responsible for the bills? Also, is there estate tax and inheritance tax due in... Read more »
The fee should not be taken until the estate is settled. The house sounds like it is going to need to be sold to make the estate whole. The estate tax is based on who takes what and the relationship to the deceased. You are better off talking to a probate attorney to get direct answers to your...Read more »
His son has recently contacted me and says that his bank account that he had with his wife is frozen. He said that his lawyer that is handling this process needs my original birth certificate sent in the mail to P.R. But he’s not providing much detail at all. So far I know there’s no will but... Read more »
He passed in Puerto Rico and I live in New Jersey and his son has recently contacted me asking me to send him my original birth certificate but no other information. He hasn’t told me if there is a will or not. What should I do?
The will was contested and a judgment was rendered to be executed as soon as possible, but to date there has been no finalization of the will. It's been well over a year, so how do we get the judge's decision fully executed and by who? The estate lawyer is dead. The executor of the will... Read more »
NJ intestate laws support spouse keeping whole estate but will in NY specifies 1/3 of his portion to surviving spouse and 2 adult children as heirs of his estate. I live in NY and estranged mother in NJ. She wants me to authorize will administrators to send her entire amount so she doesn't... Read more »
You need to speak with a probate attorney. Depending on how much money there is in the estate there may be money you are entitled to under the will. How ever without knowing your father's debts, and total assets there is no knowing if you would be able to collect anything if your mother...Read more »
You need an attorney who is a Probate attorney. The right documents are obtained by an attorney and the stock is liquidated by a stock broker. That is all you require. A fair amount of work may be required depending on what you have already done with the Surrogate.
A woman is one of five children. She lived with her elderly mother and stepfather for the last 10 years. Her stepfather dies. The house and all assets go to his wife. Then his wife dies. The woman who has lived in the house for the last ten years has paid bills, remodeled and paid taxes on her... Read more »
When a person dies without a will, the property the decedent owned is distributed through a process called probate to the decedent's heirs according to the states laws of intestate succession. If the decedent had surviving children but no surviving spouse, which sounds like the case here, the...Read more »
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