Unfortunately, adoption or not, a person has the legal right to leave his estate to whomever he wishes. The only limitation is that if the testator is married, in New York, a certain percentage of the estate must be left to the wife.
In my mother's name a grandparent had left money for me to purchase a home or use for college once I was of age . My mother had withdrawn the money once we found our small home and my father had convinced me to put his name on the home in case of any accidents or lawsuits . 3 years later the story... Read more »
My name was added to the deed to family home in 2009, mother has lifetime tenancy. She told me repeatedly that it was my house, even crying in order to get me to move in to remove troublesome family members whom she had allowed to stay in house while she was living with her boyfriend. After moving... Read more »
I don’t think you have sufficient grounds to sue your mother for lying.
When property is deeded to you that reserves a Life Estate, you receive some ownership rights. However, your mother has the right to live there. Since you are on the Deed, the property can’t be sold or transferred...Read more »
My mom and my dad sold the house they owned together in NY and bought a house together (theyre both on the mortgage) in Florida in ~2013. My dad has never lived in the house, he stayed in New York with his mom. My parents separated but stayed legally married. My brother moved to FL with my mom. My... Read more »
Under NY law, I don't see that you have any case against your father. You can try to bring an action to be appointed the guardian of his property if he is incapable of making decisions, but that is a long process and if your father is able to make rational decisions you will loose. You can try...Read more »
Your question is confusing. Probate means a will. Heirs receive stuff, so their will is generally not relevant. "Diciest" is unclear. Without understanding the facts, contacting heirs is the first thing an attorney does when hired, so the answer is no time.
Her shady husband sold her house but he later died in 2014 (they were separated 30 yrs). She has unclaimed funds; am I able to claim due to her being my legal parent and only surviving child of hers, however, he has other children outside the marriage? she did not acknowledge his outside children... Read more »
To get the funds, you need to open an estate proceeding. What kind depends on the amount. If the amount is small, it is not worth it. I am not sure of your status. Legal guardian is not a parent. You need to be adopted by a formal order to have a right to these funds. If alive, the husband...Read more »
If your mother-in-law passed away while residing in New York State, your husband should be eligible to commence a proceeding to Surrogate's Court called an Administration. The share of the Estate your husband would be entitled to would depend upon whether his mother was married at the time that...Read more »
When you say camp, do you mean a business that is a camp for kids? His kids inherit his estate, not his brother. But a business is likely incorporated, and the corporate papers will govern what happens to your friend's share.
There are three insurance policies, dated 1947, that my maternal grandmother had in which her husband was the beneficiary. In the event of his decease, the benefit would go to her eldest son. That son is also deceased, as are all the other children of my grandmother. However, the wife of that uncle... Read more »
receive the $ until i establish myself long term with employment,financial,health,etc.The trustee(lawyer)assured me this would be a smooth transition when the time came based on already being settled.On their recommendation I retired from truck driving to finish renovations my mother had started on... Read more »
Moms accountant was given unprofessional advice allowed her accountant of 30 yrs be executor and trustee. My brother was executor and successor trustee. I refused to be a executor by choice because i couldnt walk and didnt want to be a burden. I was unaware that together they planned to screw... Read more »
DRIVEWAY GATE BECAUSE I TOLD HIM 3 YEARS AGO HE HAS TO MOVE THE PILLAR IF HE WANTS TO PUT THE GATE BECAUSE ITS ON MY PROPERTY..THE PILLAR HAS BEEN THERE SINCE 2009 I TOLD TO HIM HE HAS TO MOVE IT IF HE WANTS TO PUT THE GATE 2016 AND HE STOPPED BEING MY FRIEND ...IN 2017 HE STARTS TO PUT HIS... Read more »
It isn't clear what your question is but you are correct to be concerned about a possible adverse possession claim. There is a statute of limitations that can bar you from objecting to an encroachment on your property and by waiting before bringing an action against your neighbor you may lose your...Read more »
The inheritance is $3636.00. I am due to get out of Northeast Center early 3/19 in a Medicaid program called TBI Waiver. Med resource is under $2,000, SSI would be problematic and I haven't called them, I received the check today. I want to do the right thing to do, I don't speak well on the... Read more »
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