First, I am sorry for your loss. I am assuming that your grandmother passed away in Arkansas and that Arkansas laws apply to your situation. If your grandmother died without a will any property that is included in her probate estate would be divided between her surviving spouse (assuming that...Read more »
My divorced mother died intestate, and my sister and I are her only heirs.
We have obtained her credit reports and determined that aside from one small collection, her only debt is the mortgage to the home we would inherit jointly had she made a will, as that had always been her intent.... Read more »
If the mortgage is your mother's only debt and the value of her estate after the balance on the house note is subtracted equals $100,000 or less, then you should be able to file the small estate affidavit. However, be aware that if your intent is to sell the home, most title companies will...Read more »
My brother was a resident and died in Arkansas in 2014, leaving no known will. No wife or children. 3 siblings and one was appointed personal representative.He lives and works in Arkansas and bond was also waived. Have never been provided any documentation of estate, real estate property has been... Read more »
Anything your fiancé owned wherever located is part of his probate estate. Some assets bypass the probate estate such as assets held in joint tenancy with another person with right of survivorship and assets with designated death beneficiaries. It would not have been possible for him to designate...Read more »
Probate is a court process that allows property to transfer to an heir or beneficiary after someone dies. A deed to land can be issued by the personal representative during the probate process. If you would like to talk about your case to determine whether probate is needed in your situation,...Read more »
He died in AK. The will was drawn in PA, where I live. I know his kids have to be served. I was told if they contest I would most likely get nothing. I have 3 options, let the house rot, serve them and take my chances or serve them and offer a deal up front! I cant believe I would be entailed to... Read more »
He believes he gets all, Home, Tools, all antiques. He hasn’t even called to discuss if there is even a will. There are 3 in all to inherit the property. Total of it all land is valued at $250k tools and antiques probably if sold in auction another $175. I have not lived near them in years but... Read more »
If you can prove that your mom lacked the mental capacity to sign a deed when she signed it or that she had been subjected to undue influence, you might be able to convince a court to void the deed. You will need a fiduciary litigation attorney to help you.
It depends. If you have documentation showing proof of ownership, and if you are confident an Arkansas probate judge would rule that you own the items. But be absolutely certain you can prove not only your ownership, but that you owned the property prior to the decedent’s death, and that no...Read more »
Generally settling an estate takes at least six months. Mostly it takes this long, even if not much else is happening, because anyone who has a claim against the estate has six months to make a claim, after which all claims are barred.
His girlfriend had a daughter with him and claimed she was his wife. They actually got married and now there's bigomy. I contacted the funeral home and informed them that she was not legally married to him and gave them info where to verify this and they did, so they changed the death... Read more »
Separate occasions that I would inherit the house and that he had a will. He also said he wanted my stepmother to live there until she dies. My dad passed away November 8, 2019. Now my stepmother says she can’t find the will. What should I do? Should I open probate or wait for her to die before I... Read more »
Wills do tend to "disappear" when the person in possession of it doesn't like what it says, but the person in possession does have a legal obligation to turn it over to the probate court. If you have ANY evidence that there was a will (a copy, someone who witnessed it being signed),...Read more »
There is no time limit to close a probate. However, if the personal representative is not doing what they are supposed to (managing the assets, filing an inventory, filling accounting, etc) then you can file to have those things done and possibly;ly to have the personal representative removed.
We are in probate. My niece is fighting my mom's will and accusing me of hiding my mom's money. This is an account that is for business purposes only, no checks. It is a Reserve Account with a hold on the funds from the bank to pay our monthly mortgage. I don't have access to... Read more »
There is a very, very strong presumption that a bank account that is titled as joint tenants with right of survivorship goes to the survivor upon the death of the other account holder, and the bank can safely turn over the funds to the survivor without requiring probate.
In Arkansas you have five years from the date of death of the decedent to Open a probate estate for the deceased individual and to file their will for probate. After the five year deadline has expired, You can no longer file the will for a regular probate proceeding. After the expiration of the...Read more »
The Arkansas lawyer appointed as my aunt's executor upon her death has NOT closed either of their estates. They were simple cases, with simple wills, with minimal moneys and little property involved. The wills were followed per each of my Aunt and Uncle's wishes. The Arkansas lawyer... Read more »
My mom recently passed and I don't have the money pay her debts until/unless I can sell her house. I know her estate is fits within the guidelines of a small estate. I have 3 other siblings too. I'm just not sure of the process in Arkansas.
You most likely need to speak to a lawyer. Even if the house fits, you may have issues with title once you try to sell. A lot of title companies will require the house to be probated even if it fits within the small estate guidelines.
You should speak to a lawyer about the debts owed and...Read more »
It depends on whether the deceased spouse had any children. It also depends on how each piece of property is titled. Real estate may be titled such that it passes automatically to the survivor. Bank accounts may have payable on death beneficiaries.
My aunts in charge of distributing in will (she lives out of state) , it got out probate in August. I haven’t heard anything since then. Do I need to hire a lawyer? I’ve already been told my name is in the will, haven’t been told anything else. I don’t really know much about this stuff... Read more »
You can walk into the probate court and ask to see the file. In there you will see the will, which you can read. You can also read up on what happened in the case. Look for the final order of distribution, which states who got what.
If the court is too far away, you can hire a local...Read more »
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