I am trying to apply for the 9/11 Fund for my deceased mother. I have been told that because she was married at the time of her passing her husband would be entitled. He has since passed away. My mother did not have a Will. They have no children together. If my mother's husband had any... Read more »
its been 6 years already and he obviously had no intention of notifying the beneficiarys that everything was completed nor did the executor, something is very fishy, I contacted the attorney and asked for all papers he said I will try to get things together, Said its been 6 years he said I really... Read more »
The executor of my mother's estate says that estate expenses come out of the residuary estate, and since I'm the beneficiary of 65% of the residuary estate (and my brother is beneficiary of 35% of the residuary estate) that the estate expenses will have to be paid 65% by me and only 35%... Read more »
You may not need to. If you are going to sell, Usually the title company will accept a deed granting to the buyer from the surviving spouse with a death certificate. If you do want to change the deed now, you would need to file a new deed along with the death certificate and transfer documents,...Read more »
My father died last October. He has a death benefit with his union. He was a resident of NYS, in NYC. He listed my mother as the beneficiary, but with an inaccurate/incorrect name and marital status. My mother is listed as his wife, but they never married. Her given name is listed with his surname.... Read more »
Do you have other siblings? If not, then it does not matter whether you or your mother gets it. They have to pay someone. Thus, offer them to either pay your mother, or pay an estate, or pay you. They may require waivers so they do not pay twice, but you do not care about that either.
The father passed away in June 2020. His four "personal use" vehicles in his garage are titled through his used car business. One of the vehicles has a value over $25,000. The executor of the will believes that all four vehicles "possibly" belong to the beneficiary that got the... Read more »
We all live in different states and another country. We are being sent papers to review and sign. What are these papers. This person we are told is our uncle. Lawyer found my father to notify but he has passed now lawyer wants us to sign papers but did not explain what they were for. Just told us... Read more »
Without seeing the paperwork, no one can properly advise you. Normally, when someone files a petition to be granted power to administer an estate, they ask potential distributees to consent to their appointment.
note stating they can't take care of the home expenses and was giving the house to me fast forward to 2018 my mom passed away in January and in February a deed transfer was made taking my mom off the deed and adding myself along with my dad to the deed in April another deed transfer was made... Read more »
These cases turn on the facts. You must answer it and not default. The fact the deeds were done by a lawyer and notarized helps, as long as those people will testify for you. However, you are years away from that issue. For now, you just need to respond. The manner of the response depends on...Read more »
This lawyer did parents estate when mom had dementia put her on medicaid for $. Then sibling gets excess income I have to pay, created accounts w mom as joint, refused to pay me back, I couldnt object no lawyer, really want them all caught but no help but need to know my future I have mom and... Read more »
"When such beneficiary reaches the age of 24 years the principle then remaining and any accumulated income shall be paid over to the beneficiary." What does the above mean regarding the inheritance of a trust? ie. is this trust being passed on OUTRIGHT AND FREE OF TRUST?" Does the... Read more »
First, this is not a "Family Law" question. It is an estates question. However, any lawyer would need to see the entire trust to interpret it. What you are describing appears to be a final distribution of an asset, meaning it would no longer be governed by the trust, but, ahgain, that is...Read more »
Father passed away from Covid in April, he left a handwritten will which stated that my Uncle was the beneficiary of his bank account, and he was to distribute the money equally between My mother , my brother and myself. My father has left a business and since we trusted my uncle would do the right... Read more »
This should be posted in the Estates and Trusts section. However, in general, since your father died in NY, NY has jurisdiction. In NY, a handwritten will is not usually legal. You would have to start a proceeding in the Surrogates court where your father resided. As part of that proceeding,...Read more »
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