Dad has Dementia. Im his daughter, POA, lived, cared for him for 2 years by myself until he fell. He has a living will, trust,etc. In the VA Hospital for 1 year. "Now, It's my fault dad will not get the waiver for assisted living because I failed to supply a list of items on time, I WILL... View More
Your perspective on this may or may not be skewed. One way to find out would be to obtain a second opinion from another attorney. This forum is not a way of obtaining a second opinion. For that you would need to consult an individual attorney and provide ALL of the background information and...View More
In Minnesota, if a person passes away without a will (intestate), the distribution of their assets is determined by the state's intestate succession laws. These laws dictate how the deceased person's estate is divided among their surviving relatives. Typically, spouses and children are...View More
So my brother was shot and killed by the St.Paul police,. We originally appointed my aunt Monique and the Trustee because we believed that she would be neutral but sadly that's not the case, she has been prioritizing her side of the family and herself when portioning how the settlement should... View More
There are legal action the beneficiaries can take if the trustee has breached her duties. The trustee's obligation is to the beneficiaries, not to "one side of the family." There are different ways to approach the situation. The circumstances would dictate the appropriate approach....View More
Our dad died in May without a will and we do not want the girlfriend/mother of the minors to blow the money, we want our 3 siblings (all under the age of 5) to have something when they turn 18, 21 and finally 25. A friend told us we can not set up a trust without the mothers ok, but the mother... View More
My condolences. It's difficult to tell what the situation is exactly. You seem to want to bypass the mother for the sake of her child. This seems unlikely, but without much more information it is impossible to advise. Especially, on a free online Q and A.
In MN an estate has to be $75,000. He doesn't have this and doesn't have an estate. He has one check from a workers comp check that is worth about $13,000. How do we go about getting this cashed. We are also in a different state. Does it need to go through probate or is there a way to get... View More
I think we need more information to answer this question. If your father lived in and passed away in Minnesota, you will need to likely speak with a Minnesota Attorney. Generally, Probate is initiated in the court of the county where the decedent resided at time of death, I would assume Minnesota...View More
My father passed away without a will. The property went though probate and was finalized about a year ago. The property title had to go in to the 3 children names. How do we transfer the title to one of the children? Is a Quit Claim deed the hway to go or should we hire an attorney to do it?
Hire as MN attorney to draft the Deed from whichever heirs are conveying to the one heir which will have fee simple title. The Derivation of Title clause will need to recite the Probate Case and who were decreed as the tenants in common.
I live in Texas, my father lived and died in Minneapolis MN. I want to know if I can use the affidavit for collection of Personal Property to access his bank account, vice filing applying for an informal appointment of a Personal representative?
The short answer is Yes. The long answer is you must comply with Minnesota Statutes § 524.3-1201. It must be 30 days since your father passed away and there cannot be an open or pending probate case having been filed.
A father dies, he names 1 of his 4 children as the only executor. The estate owns property that produces income annually. Years later, the executor dies. The executor is survived by his wife and 2 children. Does it go back to the courts? Or does one of the survivors from the executor take over?
You will have to hire an attorney. If I were the attorney, I would get you appointed the administrator of the estate. Then get that person served and force him or her to come into court and prove that a trust exists. As administrator, you'd be able to get bank statements of the decedent...View More
My grandmother passed away last year. Grandpa already passed years ago. They had 4 children, my mother being the third child. In my grandma’s will, she had stipulated that each of her kids receive 25% of the money she had left behind. However, before she had passed, she had opened a joint account... View More
Unfortunately, the money in the joint account likely ceased to belong to your grandmother when she died leaving a surviving joint owner on the account. However, if your grandmother lacked the mental capacity to understand what she was doing in setting up that account or in transferring funds into...View More
Some of the hearings are being held remotely via zoom. Otherwise they are proceeding pretty normally in most counties. You should have an attorney assist you with this situation so you don't get revoked.
I just got the probate and distribution paperwork and there are many discrepensies of money that was paid out during probate. Ever since she took over my moms estate she’s been vacationing getting her sons new cars and herself a new car. I just have gone through enough I don’t want this to be... View More
Hire an attorney without delay to look into this for you. It is possible you have already lost your rights due to expiration of the statute of limitations but if you have any time left it’s not much. Don’t post any more questions seeking free legal advice. No attorney in this or any other...View More
Lied to police and said she was 'next of kin'. The police required zero proof. Now the man's girlfriend and their children have nothing. The police, Sheriff, etc refuse to take a report of the crime. It has been more than 2 years. Can anything be done?
ok what the deal is when my dad passed away I had to sign for a release of a death certificate of my dad with the funeral home for my stepbrother who is not a biological son of his. But yet they gave my dad's girlfriend 10 death certificates without me signing for the release of any death... View More
If two owners had a tenancy in common deed, and one owner passed away (now both have passed). What document would be filed to show the passing of her portion of the properties to the next-of-kin? My aunt died (has husband and two kids), she had tenancy in common in three properties. My cousin... View More
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