My grandfather died without a will and he owns the house and has a sizable bank account not in my name. He has no heirs other than me. What do I need to do to get them in my name. I was adopted by my biological grandma and he was married to her the moment she passed away and continued to raise me.... Read more »
There are a couple of questions that will need to be answered before I can give you specific advice. Did your grandfather adopt you as well? And second, are you biologically related to your grandfather? If you can answer yes to either of those questions, you can likely get his assets transferred to...Read more »
The debtor spouse can exempt (protect from creditors) up to $3,500.00 equity in one motor vehicle. For a jointly owned vehicle, you take retail value (not trade in), subtract any outstanding liens, and divide the remainder by two. If there is any "wild card" exemption remaining, up to...Read more »
I dont want to claim bankruptcy and my only goal is to protect the house. I am being sued by an unsecured creditor. I executed a new deed a year ago and my wife gave me $12,500 out of her 401k for repairs. Can this be considered fraudelent by a judgement creditor? I believe this to be fair market... Read more »
original family home relatives lived there didn’t pay mortgage, house went into foreclosure my dad bought it out of foreclosure and started paying the mortgage and lived there with his brother. My dads brother didn’t pay anything and now says house is his, everything was in my late fathers... Read more »
Did your father leave a will or not? You need to go open an estate for your father if one has not already been opened. If the deed was only in your father's name, the house passes to whomever he left it to in his will, or if there was no will, it passes to his heirs. If there is no will and...Read more »
How can I get the vehicles off my property with out trying to take claim of them through becoming an administrator of his estate or possibly doing an mvr-317? Can I try to get an abandoned title since they have been on my property longer than 30 days? Can I just have them hauled off at worst? What... Read more »
A bond for this small of an estate would be pretty small, additionally, if you are on good terms with your family they can waive the bond. This may be the best way to handle the matter as it will be quicker. Alternatively, you can apply for an abandoned title. Most scrapyards require you to show...Read more »
was told today that the children are the only Heir.
In 2019 the elderly mother died with out a will, then in 2020 the adult son, of the mother, died with out a will and in 2021 the elderly father died without a will. there is a surviving widow to the son, and three adult children to the... Read more »
Without seeing everything, it is possible that the son did not inherit anything. All of the mother's assets may have passed outside of probate to the father, so the son would not have received anything. Then when the father passed, the widow was not part of the father's estate. The three...Read more »
The POA expired at your grandfather’s death so, no, the agent under the expired POA cannot thereafter sell the property. However, if the property was already under contract before your father died, then chances are the buyer can enforce the contract against the estate assuming the POA was valid.
In this scenario, because the grandchild is the deceased child's issue, they would likely take their parent's full share, giving them a 55% share of the estate. However, it would be difficult to give a firm legal opinion on this matter without reading the document.
Need to know what to do to get a new deed with her name removed I'm disabled we have guardianship of our nieces her side I had gotten gangrene right after she past away and COVID had to have a limb removed so it's been kind of difficult dealing with this death and the sickness and... Read more »
There are attorneys in this forum that very much would like to help, but we can't without more information. At a minimum an attorney would need to look at your existing deed to see exactly how title is vested now. The existing vesting determines what direction to take. You might want to...Read more »
It depends on how the property was held before the deceased passed. There are several methods of ownership that exclude real property from the probate process. Talk to a local lawyer to get an opinion as to what your options are in this specific scenario.
if he fails to do so he must surrender the house back to the estate for it to be sold and the money to be divided between the grandchildren. He did not pay the taxes and refuses to move out. I filed for an eviction, under the advisement of the lawyer that wrote the will, but when it went to court... Read more »
I am guessing that your filing was rejected because the estate did not own the property when you filed the eviction. By default, real property is not in the probate process unless specifically instructed to be under the will. You will need a lawyer to draft a special proceeding to bring the...Read more »
I would advise having an attorney draw up the deed just to make sure everything is done properly but yes you can draw up the deed and it should be signed in front of a notary. All spouses will have to sign as well.
Without seeing the actual order, I cant tell you how to access it. Generally speaking, you would take a certified copy of the order to the bank or other entity and that would allow her to withdraw the money or transfer the interest. But once she has the money it is her money.
You are describing what sounds like a pour-over will. It means that the testator wants all of his property to be administered by the terms of his (or their) trust. The best practice is to transfer all property to the trust during lifetime. The pour over will is only there to catch things that...Read more »
A person nominates an executor for his or her eventual estate in his or her will. An agent acting under a power of attorney does NOT have the authority to make or amend a will for the principal so, no, you cannot "name" an executor for another person.
Also what can I do to have funds of proceeds to where I can use for other living arrangements without hurting my disability benefits? With times now can’t afford to loose them. It is in probate now I am the administrator.
You have touched on multiple different topics that would need specific information from you to answer. My advice is to find a local estate planning attorney and talk to them so that they can provide you with a more complete answer that this board could not.
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