When my grandmother passed away, she left the house and land equally to me and my aunt. Instead of selling the house and dividing the proceeds, my aunt has continued to live there since her passing. Currently, my aunt and I are somewhat estranged and I do not know what preparations she has made.... Read more »
Administrator of my father's estate have the authority to prevent any beneficiary from accessing the residence? And is the Administrator the final decision maker on the sale price of the residence, and do all the beneficiaries have to agree on the sale price of the residence, along with any... Read more »
The beneficiaries of the estate own any real property located in NC upon the death of the decedent, although the administrator can petition to bring the real property back into the estate if it is needed to pay the claims of creditors or costs of administration. Unless that is the case, the...Read more »
If the residence was in your father’s name then it is part of his estate. The probate court can appoint an executor. Usually a family member petitions the court to be appointed. A local probate attorney can help you with this.
You could check with the Register of Deeds Office to see if he recorded his Durable POA; however, his physician will have to check with the Secretary of State's Office to see if he registered a Living Will or Health Care POA
If your father lived in NC at the time of his death, then you don't have to wait 30 days to apply to be the Administrator (Personal Representative) of his estate. If you have a key, you may go there and you may live there if it helps to keep the property in good shape. As Administrator, you will be...Read more »
Once the estate is filed with the Clerk of Court, the Clerk sends out notices to all the heirs listed in a will. The executor needs to be in contact with the heirs to handle the transfer of property left to them, but the official notice to heirs per statute, comes from the Clerk of Court....Read more »
Yes. Essentially, the heirs of the deceased will take the deceased's share of the property, and they will have to approve any sale. Alternatively, it is possible that the property will need to be sold (or the other 4 pay the deceased's estate for...Read more »
I am sorry for your loss. The best option for your situation is for the person who is executor or administrator of the estate to file a petition to recover personal property with the clerk of court to try and have the property returned. Feel free to contact me if you’d like further...Read more »
A person’s primary residence isn’t considered a countable asset for Medicaid purposes if they intend to return to the home (this is a very low standard to meet) so owning it wouldn’t impact his eligibility to qualify. Any cash that he received from the sale of the home would count against his...Read more »
It has been 1 1/2 years since her passing and he has yet to contact me. I sent him a letter requesting certain items, but received no reply. Nothing since her funeral. He has since remarried, and I was told her things were removed from the house. Storage? maybe. I need some closure, as I have... Read more »
Unless she left you something in a will, anything you gave to her as gifts are hers and are part of her estate. You would likely not have any direct claim to them or cause of action to force him to give you anything of hers. Should her husband give you something to remember her by? Likely he...Read more »
Although it depends on the surrounding circumstances, if he was competent and not subject to undue influence or duress the revocation of the amendment would probably be considered valid by a court. You should definitely discuss this further with an attorney.
My sister and I bought property in North Carolina together. An attorney filed the paper work and the new deed reads "Joint tenants in common with right of survivorship". I understand (matches the situation exactly) the "joint tenants in common". I understand that the ROS keeps the property out of... Read more »
The spouses would not inherit, because the property would pass to the survivor and only the survivor's spouse would inherit (maybe). I say "maybe because I've never of "joint tenants in common with a right of survivorship". It's "tenants in common" or it's "joint tenants with a right of...Read more »
I've not been informed of estate sale(date) but everything in house is gone. Found out from friend car sold but I've been told nothing. Is this legal? The other 2 heirs are my sister and her son. Sis is executor. What is my recourse on this? Is this breach of contract?
If the executor has been appointed by the clerk of court and probate opened, then an inventory of the property should be filed along with periodic accountings. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss further.
My husband and i purchased a home together recently right before we were married. We have a mortgage on this home. Because I paid the down payment on the home, it is listed on the deed as me owning 60 % and husband owning 40%. I have 3 adult children and he has 2. All of theses adult children are... Read more »
ANY document can be challenged, and most (save an irrevocable trust) can be changed.
The actual planning, particularly when there is a mortgage, can be tricky. I would strongly urge you to consult with a local estate planning / real estate attorney to insure you do things in such a way to...Read more »
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