Now my attorney wants to charge me more for a deed to a small piece of vacant property left to my sister and I. I am giving my half of the property to my sister. Is the property now part of the estate?
A deed is essentially a contract that conveys real estate. Once the deed is signed over to another party (the grantee) the grantor (the person deeding the property) has no further interest in the property. There are exceptions to conveying real estate by deed, and when it comes to probate or...View More
The attorney has made a claim against the estate, provided a brief description, no billing, no agreement, was not hired by the PR of the estate. Did not assist the PR of the estate. The PR appointed has not used anything from the attorney. What can be done to fight the attorney fees? What type of... View More
My mom did a lady bird deed for me conveying the house to me since. 2018-2022 and my brother changed it when she was sick how can I challenge the deed my mom couldn’t sign her name no more like it was on the deed my brother done
I concur, but not just a 'Michigan' lawyer, but one in the area where the house is located. Michigan as you know, is not a 'small' state -- an attorney in Houghton will not be of much help in a dispute in Saginaw, Bad Axe, Traverse City or Grand Rapids, and one in Detroit...View More
In the State of Michigan, filing an Application for Informal Probate with the probate court does not necessarily require an attorney, and individuals can often complete the process themselves. However, it's essential to note that the probate process can be complex, especially when dealing with...View More
The PR cannot 'just decide' to not share documents. Michigan Probate REQUIRES sharing things like a death certificate, petition to open probate and also any Will covered by probate. Sharing the text of the trust with the named beneficiaries is also 'just good form'.
In Michigan, as in most states, the process of handling a deceased person's mail is governed by specific legal and postal regulations. As a spouse, you have certain rights, but these need to be navigated carefully, especially if you were living separately at the time of your spouse's...View More
My stepmom said we are to our father's passing is $800000 now. She hasn't reached out to us in a timely matter. Should we get an attorney and also, what would he die without a welcome? What do you think the money's ad was a hole held
In your situation, where there is a significant inheritance involved and some uncertainty about the distribution of assets after your father's passing, it's advisable to consult with an attorney. Legal guidance is especially important if the estate distribution seems unclear or if you...View More
My cousin and brother brought this inheritance to probate court and signed all paperwork before the attorney located myself and another brother. I believe that if i did not sign any form of guarantee that all legal fees and burial expenses should be the responsibility of the individuals who did... View More
I was appointed full Guardian of my mother. I signed a settlement before trial with my sibling (opposing party & lives out of state). Visitation is of subject. The settlement says the following: Social plans for "mom" shall be considered if they conflict with a proposed visit,... View More
Although many of us will read the terms and think that the meaning is clear, it is apparent that there may be multiple interpretations of the visitation terms that the court has put in place. In instances like this, particularly where there has been discord among the interested parties, the best...View More
To find out the lawyer overseeing your father's will in Michigan, start by checking the will for any mentioned contact information. Reach out to the executor, if appointed, as they likely have details about the lawyer. Contact the probate court in the county where your father lived at the time...View More
We lost your stepmother last month. She had both a Will and Addendum to her Will Notarized and Witnessed. She has no natural children, both her spouse (my father) and parents are deceased. She has a sister living. She appointed me as Personal Representative in her Will. When I file the... View More
My parent died last year, I was not informed about will or trust, I am not specifically disinherited from the will, but the other children are specifically mentioned. Do I have grounds to contest the will and/or entitled to any assets, or will I be turned down?
There is a QUESTION, but nothing is guaranteed. I always advise people to SPECIFICALLY name someone they intend to disinherit just to avoid the ‘dad was getting old and just forgot’ argument to challenge the Will.
That’s exactly what You have here but that doesn’t necessarily mean...View More
If I understand the question properly, your father has passed, and only his name was on the deed to the house you're interested in. Your mother, who was not married to your father, is still alive but not competent, and you want to put the house into your name alone despite the fact you have...View More
There is typically no way for the general public to know if court records or files have been sealed unless this is specifically disclosed by the court. Sealed records are, by definition, restricted from public access and inspection.
Instead, here is what generally happens when records are...View More
This is a scenario with a legal answer and a contrary common sense approach.
If the phone is on your account, you are ultimately responsible for the balance. That has nothing to do with the sibling. Why would he or she want the phone? Have you, or could you, ask for it back? If they refuse,...View More
I may be able to enter into the Camp Lejeune lawsuit on behalf of my late father, but I am also not on speaking terms with my mother, and if she will receive the proceeds from any settlement then I'm not going to bother with it. Also would I need to be executor of his estate to file?
The estate needs to bring the action for the claim. If your father passed without a will, then the Michigan intestacy laws will apply. This means that your mother, if married to your father at his time of death, will receive most of the assets of the estate. More information and facts would need...View More
In Michigan, if someone dies without a will (known as dying "intestate"), the state's intestacy laws determine how the deceased's assets are distributed. Since the accounts and businesses were solely in your father's name, they become part of his probate estate. Generally,...View More
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