We were planning on getting married on Christmas Eve 2019 but he was hospitalized at the U of I. They were planning on letting him sign the Marriage license application in front of the notary but his youngest adopted daughter called up and threatened to sue the hospital if they did. His condition... Read more »
If he still has capacity it is not too late to make a will. There are steps that can be taken to make a will valid even if he can’t physically sign. But you need to find a local experienced estate planning attorney now. He should be sure to let the attorney know that he is worried about potential...Read more »
My mother and Grandfather were on the deed to the home. Both passed over 7 years ago. My father-in-law (mother's husband by law) was not on the deed or successor and stayed in the home which was not an issue. He passed 10 months ago and the home is now vacant. My mother wrote her wishes down but... Read more »
The answer to your question is far too long and complex for this means of communication. Make an appointment with a lawyer who handles estates. Bring all the documents you can find that are related to the situation to the appointment for the lawyer to review.
If your Great Aunt died with a will - meaning she died testate - then a copy of the will is on file with the clerk of the court. You should go to the probate clerk and ask to see a copy of the file or the will. This will allow you to read the will for yourself and determine if the "paper" is an...Read more »
A judge may ethically enter any order that the judge deems appropriate under the circumstances and matters presented to that judge. From the way you phrased your question, it sounds like the judge abused his or her discretion under the circumstances. When a judge orders you to file an appearance,...Read more »
My youngest sister is the executor of my parents will. My oldest sister and I are named beneficiaries in the will. Our father is still living. My father and my youngest sister will not provide me with a copy of the will.
Wills are private documents. The testator can choose to share copies with whomever he wishes but has no obligation to do so. They do not become public information until the testator passes. Until then they can be amended and replaced as often as the testator wishes as long as he still has...Read more »
Probate is the court-supervised process pursuant to which the titles to assets owned by a decedent are transferred to the decedent's heirs. You said that you and your sister are already on the title to your mother's home, so it sound like your mother's estate has already been probated....Read more »
Dutch Powers from Grafton, IL was my grandfather, he was part of the asbestos settlement listed above. my sister contacted me about a received check a few years ago and I believe she has been depositing these checks directed to me for her own benefit. I am looking for help to find the truth. she... Read more »
It depends on who gave you the money and any restrictions that may have been put on it for the spending of it. Additionally, it may depend on what you used the money for-as was it for the benefit of the girls or was it used to buy yourself a piece of jewelry.
Not entitled to house. Owner died. House in probate. Ex wife now trying to claim house because quick claim deed was not filed 4 years ago when divorce was final. Does ex wife have have legal right to take the house?
Illinois statutes contain “Intestacy Laws” that determine who receives a deceased person’s assets in the absence of a valid will. These laws apply only to probate property; as a review, probate property must be distributed by the court and include assets which are owned solely by the deceased...Read more »
My father-in-law (Bob) his brother Norman (died) and had a deed to his house in his son's Len (died) name. Len's wife (Joann) died a week later. Now Joann's brother (Tom) opened probate cases on the estate of Len (for Norman's house) and Joann. Is he legally entitled to them? What about Bob,... Read more »
In our settlement, my ex and I agreed he would take the child tax credits for our children every year on his tax returns, though I am the custodial parent. He died last spring. Should his 2018 (deceased) return carry the child tax credits, (in which case any refund would go to his estate which is... Read more »
My mother owned four stocks when she passed into the Light. I just found out that my sister who is the executor of the estate cashed three of the stocks into the estate and the fourth one transferred the shares to each of us ten children. My issue is I told her in an email and verbally I wanted all... Read more »
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