My dad has a will named his co executors as myself his dtr and his significant others dtr (they weren’t married). I want to follow my dads wishes and I feel like I have to hurry up and get everything done. She has done nothing other than sign documents to sell his house. I had to find the... Read more »
Where there co-executors it is not unusual for one of them to do most of the work. A co-executor can be removed by court order but I would not recommend spending estate assets for this procedure unless the co-executor's conduct is causing loss or damage to the estate. I recommend completing the...Read more »
I am the second named successor trustee of an irrevocable trust and the trust document’s only wording regarding succession states, “If ___ fails to act for any reason, then ____ shall act without bond”
First try to get the first named trustee to sign a resignation. Or, if a trust protector is named in the trust document, ask the trust protector to remove the first named trustee. If the foregoing doesn't work, hire a trust administration attorney to review the trust document to see what your...Read more »
Paid atty in order to get finacial records they would not give me because they could not interrupt the terms in the trust to determine what my interest was . I refused to sign a release of liabilities and the trustee refused to guve me an early distribution . The trustee Than charged me for the... Read more »
The best source of advice for this situation is your existing attorney, who knows the facts and circumstances better than anyone else besides yourself. If you are dissatisfied with your existing attorney, it is within your power to fire him or her and hire another attorney. Be prepared, however,...Read more »
It sounds like you paid for the property but never got a deed. Yes, the property would be part of her estate and you have a claim to receive it pursuant to contract. You should hire a probate attorney to help you pursue that claim.
You need to identify which items in your mother's estate were her community property with your stepfather and which were her separate property. Under California law, your stepfather will inherit all of your mother's community property and one-third of her separate property. Your mother's children...Read more »
Theres alot of property and money involved and there was plenty of benefit for my uncle that was executor. However he is also passed away . Last week I found out about all this and the family has been keeping all of this away from me
Father died without a will. Brother signed affidavit saying hes the only child-I tried to open probate but judge denied me to be administrator because I have to work out of state all the time. He said I could refile but if I cant be admin. whats the point. Does this mean my brother gets away with... Read more »
My sister is the executor of my fathers estate in FL. Her and I are close and have no issues. Is it possible for me to file probate for land my dad has in AZ since I live here? Or does she have to file?
Under Arizona law, death of a bank customer does NOT revoke the authority of the bank to accept, pay, collect or account until the bank knows of the fact of death and has reasonable opportunity to act on it. Even with knowledge of death, a bank may for TEN DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF DEATH pay or...Read more »
My Father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer in April 2019. Immediately, he was deemed unable to drive and was put on anti seizure meds. Here's a quick timeline of events as they occurred in order.
1. Cancer diagnosis April 2019.
2. Created or changed will and trust June... Read more »
There is not enough information to answer your question. An attorney would need to review your father’s entire estate plan and possibly also his medical records in order to even start providing any kind of analysis regarding your options.
She took the car keys, the laptop the phone and still never called anyone she lied to the mortuary and said he was homeless with no family she cannot afford to pay for the cremation but she told us we have no rights We believe she was undue influence on him She will not show the will And just left... Read more »
Powers of attorney have no effect after the principal dies. She has no authority.
Your best recourse is to hire a local probate attorney to help you probate the decedent's estate. If you don't have access the will, but you believe that she does, you can get the court to order her to turn...Read more »
An Arizona attorney can research California inheritance laws the same as any other attorney can. However, unless he or she is doing the research for free, you will probably find it cheaper to contact a California probate attorney because they have these laws memorized.
Would have to buy to secure my other brothers and sister and I. I don't feel comfortable waiving that bond because for one she already cleaned my mother's house out took all her jewelery and said all that was left was cleaning supplies and clothes, my grandparents are claiming my mother's vehicle... Read more »
The bond serves to insure that your sister properly administers the estate. If she steals assets from the estate and does not have them to return, then you could get reimbursed from the bond. Waiving the bond does not absolve the personal representative from liability to mismanagement, but the bond...Read more »
The procedure you described appears highly questionable. You may have grounds to object to this will. The will may not qualify as a valid holographic will and/or your Mom may not have had testamentary capacity. I recommend reviewing this matter with a probate attorney as soon as possible. Once...Read more »
It is impossible to provide you with a quality response because there are so many missing details and the information you have provided could be interpreted in different ways. That said, IF all of your father's possessions passed to your mother and IF the POA has the authority to handle her...Read more »
I want my daughter to probate the estate. she lives in Louisiana I live in Arizona, and My son was working in California., he owns property in Louisiana how do I sign off to give her the right to probate the estate. She has two sons, and all agree that each will receive 1/3 of estate.
Your daughter can hire a probate attorney in California to help her petition the court to appoint her as your son's executor. If your son was unmarried with no children at the time, with no will, then you are his heir at law along with his mother if still living. But you can file a disclaimer and...Read more »
If a house in owned as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, then the surviving joint owner becomes the sole owner upon the death of the other joint owner. Thus, your step-dad would be the sole owner when he died, and the house would pass according to his estate plan, and if none, then to his...Read more »
Several months ago, my mother (who passed away last week) put together a last will and testament (based on a form from WillForms.org for the state of Arizona). It is signed, notarized, and doubly witnessed by two individuals not receiving any property under the will.
Show it to a local probate attorney. You are going to need to hire a probate attorney anyway to help you probate your mother's estate anyway. Your mother's things do not automatically vest in you; there are steps that need to be taken, and the sooner you take those steps the better.
Mom has dementia and is in a assisted living home, a very expensive home. My sister is the Executor of the will and I think she may have guardianship or POA. Long story short but when we moved mom we decided as a family to spruce up the family home and rent it out to offset her costs. My sister has... Read more »
I recommend that you consult an attorney about a conservatorship. Appointing a conservator will provide competent help for your mom with her financial affairs and safeguard her assets. A conservator is supervised by the court and must account annually.
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