The settlement came in my name but went through bankruptcy court to pay both our debts. The rest comes to me. But has both our names on it. Husband had no assets of value. Never opened probate estate I just pay his bills as they came in. Now what do I do
It sounds like the check came from the bankruptcy trustee. Contact the trustee and ask to re-issue the check in your name only. Be prepared to submit the certificate of death for the Trustee's due diligence.
The ownership depends on the language located in the deed, the language in any wills, and the order in which your family members passed. Without all that information, a lawyer will not be able to give you specific answers to your questions.
The estate constitutes a house and a business. The deceased wanted her brother to live in the house until he decided not to and own the business. However, this wish was never legalized in a revised will. So, based on a 2009 will, all assets are divided amongst the 4 siblings, who are not all on... Read more »
Do I have any rights to my grandma's estate? Everything was left to her 3 kids with the intention of them including the 3 grandchildren. 2 of the grandchildren are underage so they are automatically included with their respective parent. I'm the only adult grandchild and my parent has not... Read more »
My grandmother passed away and will states everything divided between her 3 children. One is my father who died before she did, so I know I inherit his third. My aunt is asking for me to pay her back outside of the inheritance for groceries and household goods and transportation she paid for over... Read more »
The answer to your question depends on who you are, how much was in the estate at the date of death, and where you are in the process. Simply filling out the 506 is not enough. Have a consultation with a probate attorney to make sure you've done everything properly.
My father recently passed away. He did not have a will. My mother is alive and was his legal spouse. Most of the assets are in both of their names. My dad had a life insurance policy on me and one for my sister where he was beneficiary. My mom was not listed on the policies. He had taken out a loan... Read more »
You don't have to go to court at all, if your mother will be administering his estate. Have her meet with an attorney as to what to do, as the attorney will want to review all assets and debts related to the estate, before giving any definitive answer. If you or your sister intend to...Read more »
My husband and I were married 21 years. During that time he had children with other women out of wedlock. What constitutes those children being legitimate to inherit from him? He isn't on either of their birth certificates. He did pay child support and signed an affidavit while legally still... Read more »
Unfortunately in this scenario, all of your husband's biological children as well as yourself are heirs. However, there are some options available to you as the spouse that may cause all of the assets to pass directly to you rather than to all of the heirs.
If there is no will and the only major asset was a primary residence owned jointly with the surviving spouse, will the surviving spouse be eligible for 100% of the real estate simply because they were jointly on title? All other assets probably worth under $20K.
of deeds. Probate rep agreed these were real estate and not included in probate. Final Accting probate rep says they are included since my Mom's will says executor must liquidate remainder of estate, both real and personal, and distribute assets. If they aren't part of probate, then how... Read more »
Without seeing the will, I can't give a definite opinion on the status of the plots. However, generally speaking, real property will always pass outside of probate unless it is either brought back into the estate to pay bills or left explicitly to the executor in trust.
Unless the house is specifically mentioned in the will that it is to become part of the estate it does not automatically become part of the estate. The executor of the estate will likely have to join in the sale to release any potential interest the estate has but you should do everything in your...Read more »
The funds in the checking account at the time of death are part of your father's estate. Because this money was transferred after death, it becomes much harder to determine the ownership. To access the account, you will have to go through the probate process and be appointed the personal...Read more »
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 »
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 »
A family member forged signatures and/ or lied claiming to be sole heir and took possession of property deeds. Now, all land and money matters have been placed on hold but currently, no lawyer is involved to help resolve matter so I'm not sure why matters are on hold or cannot be touched or... Read more »
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 »
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