My mother passed in January. We desperately need to sell our other property, but my mother's name is the only one on the deed. My father's name is on the land contract and they were married when my mother passed. I do not know if that works in our favor.
Looking for legal advice concerning my family rights. Situation as follows.
Younger sibling has medical and financial power of attorney for my mother.Sibling refuses to divulge financial information concerning investment portfolio,IRA and other current assets as well as a copy of the last... Read more »
My aunt passed in 2017 in NJ I live in Ohio and was the executor to the estate. She did not have any assets other than a trailer that was sold and used to pay bills. 3 years later I get a bill from the NJ treasurers for an inheritance tax of 300k plus penalty and late fees. I didn’t receive an... Read more »
Good question. Most attorneys won't do a simple will without making sure that a POA is in place for medical and non-medical needs. To have an attorney look at your situation and draft new documents will probably cost at least $500. Of course, some attorneys charge $3,000 to $5,000; so it depends...Read more »
In my will, my two children will get 95% of my estate, and the remaining 5% will go to my four grandchildren. BUT, all my annuities, bank accounts, CDs, etc are POD to my two children. So how will my grandchildren get anything at all?
You can accomplish your goals by hiring an estate planning attorney to help you create a trust-based estate plan in which you designate your percentages. Then transfer all of your accounts to your trust or, for those that can't be transferred, designate your trust as the death beneficiary. That...Read more »
My boyfriend of 15 years is dying. He wants me to receive the inheritance he's supposed to get once his grandpa passes, who is not dying anytime soon. His kids are all under age and he knows I will make sure they are taken care of.
It is highly likely that if your boyfriend predeceases his grandfather, the inheritance from his grandfather will pass to his (your boyfriend's) children. With no guardian already in place for them, a court will appoint a guardian to receive the funds. So what you want is to be appointed as their...Read more »
I think my husband's brother stole from his siblings. He never filed the death cert or probated the will. We paid for a chunk of the funeral and for his sister and her 2 kids to fly in which was supposed to be paid back to us out of the estate. They also found bars of silver in the house that... Read more »
A will merely nominates someone to be the executor. That person must file the will with the probate court and have the court appoint that person as the executor. Until that happens, there is no executor. If the person named in the will doesn't do it, then any other family member can file with...Read more »
in april 2015 a month before my uncle died 3 home health care workers liquidated assets of my Uncles house worth 700,000 dollars .. sold it for 5000000 .. They were actively disposing of his assets before he died ... My uncle had alzheimer's ..his cause of death on the death certificate says... Read more »
My deceased mother will be receiving a tax refund next year which I am told will come in her own name or the name of her estate. It is the only thing that will be in her estate since she had a trust that contained everything else. Her will leaves anything not already in her trust to her trust. I... Read more »
He has stage 4 cancer, hospice is in, and he is no longer able to leave the house. He wants to get his will done so there is no fighting. He also owes a bit on his house but wants to transfer the home to his daughter, can this be done? Lots of questions but hope to be guided in the right direction.... Read more »
Who filed the will? You are not obligated to serve as as administrator of the estate. If you do not want to do that, then sign the waiver. There is no charge for that. Let one of the siblings deal with it. If you have questions about the probate process, use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a...Read more »
NOBODY has the authority to sell someone ELSE's things without a power of attorney from the owner or, as you have, appointment as guardian. You now have the authority to prevent other people from selling your grandparent's things. If they do it anyway, they are guilty of theft and conversion....Read more »
My uncle had a will he did 10 years ago, my dad who was still alive then was listed in the will. My uncle passed away recently and now his siblings want my brother and I to sign our rights away . Do we have any right to inherit from the will since we are next of kin from my father , his brother.
Whether you have a right of inheritance is impossible to say without reviewing your uncle's will, but your relations apparently think you do or they wouldn't be asking you to waive them. If you have a right of inheritance, there is no law that compels you to waive it. Don't sign anything without...Read more »
My father's sister-in-law has died leaving behind property without a will that was transferred over to her after his brother (our uncle) died. My aunt has no surviving spouse, grandparents, parents, siblings, or children . My father has no surviving siblings. In this case, do nieces and nephews... Read more »
He retired from the state of Ohio. He named me the beneficiary ( his daughter). What are my rights with this. I have a brother I would split it with. Does she get all of it. Do we have any say at all with this. I know he wanted us to have this.He left her a 401K , all for his other assets , 2... Read more »
You will have to consult with a local probate attorney who can review all the facts, gather any information and documents, and then advise you. You might have to file to administer the estate, unless his wife or someone else does. Whether you or anyone but his wife receives anything, will depend...Read more »
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