My father passed 10 years ago. He was married at the time. I was recently contacted by my stepmom asking me to sign some papers on dads house. I just wanted to know if this means I have owner ship in the house. I thought because they were married then everything would go to her. There was not a... Read more »
Hire an attorney to examine the Deed. Both MS and AL attorneys should be able to discern the apparent owner without a title search (assuming they are competent). You are probably an Heir At Law, and thus a Tenant In Common with the other Heirs. Do not sign anything unless you are paid...Read more »
If you are a Next of Kin or Heir, and there are sufficient assets, then you might consider administrating the Estate as Intestate. Then there may be distributions, or you might file your own Claim. Hire a competent AL attorney.
Some additional facts are needed before an attorney can fully answer this question. For example, is the mobile home still titled in your father's name? Does this sale involve the land that the sits on? I recommend contacting a probate attorney in your area to further discuss the next steps...Read more »
I’m sorry for your loss. If your father had no Will, then the estate passes by the laws of intestacy. Those laws provide that one half of the estate passes to his spouse and the other half passes to his children.
The estate does not include assets that pass automatically, such as joint...Read more »
The cause of action for Product Liability, Negligence, etc. is arguably personal property of the Estate. But usually the devisees own the real property when the Will is Probated. To prevent an insurance defense lawyer from dismissing the suit for lack of standing, Both Co-Executors and...Read more »
her parents. My father didn't transfer them over to his name. He passed in 2019. I am the executor to his estate. Problem is, she passed in Alabama and I am a resident of Virginia. We had to get a 3rd party resident of AL to handle the transfers of the oil leases to a LLC for my sister and... Read more »
I assume that there's an attorney involved with your mother's estate? if so, speak to that attorney. if you have issues with him, then consult with another probate attorney and seek what is recommended.
and the money split between he and my mother. His name was the only one on both the deed to home and the ALTA statement and she wasn’t given a 1099. The money was split at the title office and deposited directly into the two separate accounts. How would she need to file this on her taxes?... Read more »
You wrote that your grandmother deeded her home to your uncle, but it sounds like she did not deed 100%. If she deeded to him a co-tenancy or joint tenancy interest, that would explain why the proceeds were divided between them. However, because of the inconsistencies in the facts given, and due...Read more »
After she passed we sold her home. (She was residing in it prior to moving into the home on my brothers property.) The will states that the proceeds from the sell of the home and personal belongings will be split between the 4 children. There are no issues with splitting the proceeds from the sell... Read more »
Whoever has the Will must file it for Probate so that it has effect. Otherwise it means nothing. The Executor will receive Letters Testamentary which gives him authority to marshal up Estate assets, or sue/prosecute for theft. That is his job and if he does not want to do it, then ask the Court...Read more »
We have a shared checking account. In Alabama. No will, no real-estate, no investments, nothing at all but a joint checking account. No joint accounts nothing has my name on it. After the death of the other person on the checking account can any debt be collected from the checking account?
If a creditor gets a judgment against one of the account holders, then it can be collected from any account which he has an interest in regardless of other owners. A few creditors like the IRS can levy without a judgment.
Hire a competent attorney to determine heirship. He then drafts an Affidavit of Heirship to be placed of record as your (and other heirs') source of title. Send a certified copy of the recorded Affidavit to the Mortgagee.
Many times the Deed will have the preparer of the instrument on it. Sometimes the drafting attorney will notarize the grantor. So start by looking at the Deed closely. You might contact the grantor and ask him.
Doubt the Probate has been "stopped" for any reason. Filing a Claim Against the Estate is a normal proceeding in Probate. It may be objected to or paid. If the Estate is insolvent, then the proceedings will be different, but still continue. You may wish to examine the Probate File and...Read more »
When a person dies without a Will, their assets pass to their heirs at law. In a situation where a single individual died with three children and left only a home, then that home passes in equal shares to the three children. After two years the home "vests" in the heirs and good title...Read more »
My aunt had 2 brothers and 1 sister, also all deceased. The siblings all had children. My cousin (the daughter of the sister) met with an attorney in Millbrook, who advised that since her aunt had no will, they could probate the matter using her aunt's father's Will. Her aunt's... Read more »
You didn’t say where the probate case is, but what you need to do is hire a probate attorney there to assist you. Any attorney who says that an estate can be administered using someone else’s will is not to be trusted because that simply is not true. Do not delay because there are deadlines...Read more »
were to get it back from her. One of my brothers died in 2014 no Will and he didn't own anything(rented sec8 house, no creditcard, on disability, car was paid off, My mom paid for his funeral) so there was no probate filed by his 2 kids. 2 years ago my dad's wife (still living) signed the... Read more »
An Alabama attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the recent loss of your mother, and earlier loss of your stepfather. You say that a wrongful death lawsuit has not been settled. It isn't clear from the facts whether a...Read more »
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