MY MOM PASSED AWAY IN 2006 IN THE STATE OF GA, WHO HAD NO SURVIVING SPOUSE. I AM ONE OF 4 OF MOTHER’S CHILDREN. BUT MY SISTER PASSED AWAY IN 2017, WHO WAS MARRIED WHEN SHE PASSED. MY MOM HAD NO WILL BUT OWNED A HOME WHICH IS BEING OCCUPIED BY MY SISTER’S HUSBAND SINCE HER DEATH. REAL... Read more »
If you're questioning the validity of the will, it sounds like you're interested in contesting the will. The statute of limitations to contest will depend on the type of probate brought by the executor or interested person. If it's common form probate, then an heir has up to 4 years...Read more »
Under GA Code 53-5-3, a will shall not be offered for probate following the expiration of five years from the latest date on which a petition is filed for: (1) The appointment of a personal representative of the decedent's estate; or (2) An order that no administration is necessary on the...Read more »
a. If a subscribing witness is also a beneficiary under the will, the witness shall be competent; but the testamentary gift to the witness shall be void unless there are at least two other subscribing witnesses to the will who are not beneficiaries under the... Read more »
...it over to me. The property is still in his name only and I don't not think there are any liens in the property. It is in the state of Georgia. My question is am I able to do the proper paperwork on my own?
Hello, unfortunately, I am unclear who "she" is, whether she is the judge, or whether she is the non-compliant party. If the latter, judge's can enforce their orders by contempt. It depends on the issue what the judge may do.
Yes. Evidence can be admitted by way of video or verbal testimony. Therefore, the officers involved in the traffic stop could simply testify to what took place (what they observed) and it would be up to the judge or jury to determine if that verbal testimony is credible. As you might imagine,...Read more »
Member I could not keep making the 1200 mile trip back and forth to decide what I could or could not have in my mothers estate. She has sent me a bill for $60.50 to file it . is that normal? She has made it obvious that she sides with my Crooked brothers that have stole my mothers property . And... Read more »
After researching it, I note that Butts County is in Georgia, not Florida. Whether it is appropriate for the judge to charge you to file your letter. You should ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Georgia; it is not a Florida question.
The answer to this question will depend on what is stated in the Probate Court Order and also the powers stated in the will. You may be required to take additional steps before transferring the title to real estate. If so, missing these steps would affect the title.
My mother lied multiple times on a petition to take my kids. She said I abandoned my kids when I did not. She kicked me out and I let my kids stay with her to have consistency but I was there every day with them, picking them up from school and caring for them until they went to bed. And on... Read more »
This boils down to an evidentiary question. Contest your mom's allegations with your own evidence (i.e. witnesses, phone records, etc.) in court and it is up to the judge or jury to determine what is credible evidence and therefore "fact." Remember, petitions merely consist of good...Read more »
8 children, 4 out of 8 were excluded in moms will. Since them one of the 4 has passed intestate with no spouse or children. So, the land and home which was shared interest 4 ways must now be divided 1/4 for the 3 in the will and 1/7 of the 1/4 for the split of the brother who passed intestate. The... Read more »
You do not need a lawyer to file a caveat. As I tell folks all the time, you don't need a dentist to pull a tooth either. However, I would not recommend doing either without professional help. You should locate an attorney who handles probate matters to ensure you are getting the right advice....Read more »
Couple was living separately for 10 years, have no children, and the decree provided ~50/50 split of assets. Does the surviving spouse still have all the rights as a primary beneficiary if the other spouse dies intestate? Next of kin are surviving siblings.
If a couple is living under a separate maintenance agreement when one of them dies, the couple is considered married for all purposes of inheritance. hose rights however can be altered by the terms of the separate maintenance agreement.
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