My cousin died recently and owned a failing business that the next of kin do not want to continue. The next of kin all live in korea (Mom, Dad, Sister). The accountant of the business is saying our family (his aunt, uncle) has to pay for the businesses taxes. What do we do? He left no will and his... Read more »
Talk to an attorney about obtaining disclaimers from the nearest next of kin. That would then leave the estate to the next nearest next of kin, according to the laws of intestate succession. If the next nearest next of kin are in country and are interested in continuing or selling the business,...Read more »
He was close with his mother, lived with her, his mother had no communication for least 4 years with his sister. There is a note from his mothers friend telling him she is sorry about mothers death his mom told her she would leave everything to him when she dies. His half sister took jet ski now... Read more »
You need a probate attorney. This will require two probate procedures. One for the boyfriend’s estate and the other for her estate. Because your boyfriend’s mother had no will there is a high probability that your boyfriend will end up owning the house with his half sister.
We moved my dad from his long term house in Colorado to a place in Arizona. He was in that apartment for 2 days, then to the hospital from injury, then to rehab, where he sadly died a few weeks later. If we need to do probate at all (whole different question, only asset now is a vehicle worth 10K)... Read more »
I am married and live in Colorado. Is my wife automatically the beneficiary of 100% of my 401k, my multiple IRA's, and regular savings accounts, regardless of who I have specifically designated as the beneficiaries on those accounts? I've read conflicting information online regarding... Read more »
In Colorado, a spouse in entitled to up to 50% of your estate depending on how long you’ve been married. They reach 50% at 10 years. If you designate someone else it can cause expensive court proceedings as your spouse seeks the share to which they are entitled. You could designate your spouse as...Read more »
Hi, my father passed away about 16 years ago. I visited https://colorado.findyourunclaimedproperty.com/ to search for unclaimed assets, and I found some in his name. He did not leave a will, and there wasn't an obituary. I was executor and sole heir of his estate because I am his only child. I... Read more »
Yes, the state made the check payable that way to impress upon you the obligation to share the funds with your dad's other theoretical heirs, but as there are none, you can safely deposit the funds in your bank account and you need not worry about having to share it with other heirs.
It depends. In some circumstances probation is mandatory to ensure you comply with a treatment program, for example in domestic violence and DUI/DWAI cases. Be careful what you wish for though- I've seen this request made before and the judge put the person in jail for the maximum sentence...Read more »
In estate after a death, do secured assets that go to auction but fail to raise funds to pay off balance get paid off before unsecured debt or should they be treated equally? Credit cards are clamoring for money, but so is company that financed deceased loved ones camp trailer for delta between... Read more »
Do a quit claim on the property and file it with the county. The mortgage , insurance and utilities are in his name. He had some debt as well medical mostly. Do we have to go thru probate and do we have to pay his debt off.
It is not possible to answer your question without reviewing the trust, the deed, and other things. You should contact a trust administration attorney. Most likely a probate will not be required but some kind of trust administration will be required.
You can if the judgement has not expired. District court judgments are valid for 20 years, so unless you renewed it for another 20 years before it expired in 2004, you can no longer collect on it. If the judgement was issued by a county court, it was only valid for six years, so you would have...Read more »
You are asking really good questions. The bottom line is that divorce is one of those events that should trigger an update of your existing estate plan. Schedule an appointment with an estate planning attorney and, in the meantime, be thinking about who you will want to nominate as the guardian...Read more »
Over the years he refuses to allow me to see the autopsy results. Also this same brother masterminded a banking fraud with the brother that passed away, when our mother had passed away in 1992, he included my mothers landlady in this.... they forged and cashed a check from my mothers account at her... Read more »
Father died, has a legal and binding Will. Executor of Will (1st born son) is not carrying out the Will per deceased wishes. As a result, other siblings not receiving distributions according to the Will. What is our recourse ?
You can hire an attorney to petition the probate court to have the executor replaced due to his wrongdoing. If there is not a probate already opened, then petition to have yourself or one of the "good" siblings appointed as the executor and probate the will.
He talked about wanting specific items to go to other people after having a falling out with the original recipient. He verbally told people and wrote it down but never got it back to the lawyer to rewrite the will
My grandparents died 5 years ago and had a house out of state that hasn’t sold. It is listed online as “off market” and we still have not received the inheritance from the executor. Do they have a time limit on when this needs to be paid out? It’s been 5 years and it still is not settled.
There is no set time for an estate to be wound up and paid out; it depends on the size of the estate and other factors. The executor (or personal representative) of a last will has a fiduciary responsibility to protect the assets entrusted to them and to insure that everything is done legally so as...Read more »
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