Tyler R. Barrett's answer I am sorry to hear that your wife passed away. Unfortunately, because the home was not in joint tenancy, it will be necessary to probate your wife's estate in court. Only then can your wife's name be removed from the title so you can refinance. Moreover, if you and your wife have children and your wife did not have a will, the children could be entitled to inherit partial ownership in the house. While you can represent yourself, I highly recommend that you hire a probate attorney. The probate...
Richard Samuel Price's answer How and why was the property transferred to your uncle? If your uncle legitimately owns the house, then he has every right to sell it and do what he wants with the proceeds. If your uncle really doesn't have an ownership interest in the house, then you can challenge his title to the home in court.
Daniel Anthony Testa III's answer If the Deed is not in their names the Will must be probated through surrogates court. The cost and length of the probate process will depend on the complexity of the estate.
Richard Samuel Price's answer Your sister should hire an attorney to help her through the probate process and have her appointed as the administrator of the estate. This estate shouldn't have any estate taxes due, since the exclusion is $5.45M that your mother can pass before any estate tax is due. But Probate is complex and has arcane rules that you have to follow. Call or email an attorney for assistance with the probate action.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer Look at your question. When the first spouse passed, then the surviving spouse received everything. On your father's death in 2006 it was all hers -- even under the terms of the will. The fact that if she had passed first, and then on your father's death you would get something does not mean anything -- because that didn't happen.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer I can't decipher your question. If you dad's sister died without a will, and had no parents or children living (both grandparents and grandchildren) then her siblings would inherit. The children of living siblings have no interest in the property and don't inherit.
Thomas H. Roberts Esq's answer Not necessarily. The house belongs to 9 children. One of those children died (you don't say whether before or after your father's death). If the son died before your father, assuming that your father's will provided that any share to a predeceased child goes to his children ("per stirpes") then that son's children own 1/9 of the house. If on the other hand, the son died after the father, then his share goes according to that son's will or if without a will to the intestacy laws. This...
Julie A. Rice's answer Go to probate and state your case and let the probate judge decide. Some things may need to be sold but I doubt that everything has to be sold and most likely the court will make sure that you get those special items.
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