Mother passed without a will (no spouse). I had no contact with her for 20 years, a month later (last week) my sister passed. My brother in law wants everything. I was willing to let my sister have it all. Never said that or signed anything stating that, I feel I am entitled to a part of my... Read more »
Her mother refuse to sign the papers to have the money move to a trust until my niece is 21. My brother signed but because they have shared custody the mother must sign. Do I have to get a lawyer to have the court make her signed the documents? She has no reason not to sign except to be... Read more »
His son was living with him and wants to stay in the house. His Half sister says it’s ok but when he sells she wants half. How do I set that up? There are no other assets so how do I pay off his debts and end my responsibilities As administrator?
Estate executor used dealer "trade in" value as the basis for purchasing a vehicle for 7K that she had previously valued at 10-15K. Lawyer claims that because a dealer wrote a note claiming this is trade in value, it is now an appraisal that represents fair market value. I think there... Read more »
It doesn't sound like self-dealing in regards to the facts given however you can always let a lawyer look into the case. It is common for cars to be sold at the trade-in value rather than the private party or retail value.
Yes. An executor is entitled to commission on the income from an asset of the estate. See New Jersey Statute 3B:18-13 which reads in part: Commissions in the amount of 6% may be taken without court allowance on all income received by the fiduciary.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. Yur first step should be to speak to an attorney about all of your rights and options. You really do not want to have your personal information discussed in a public forum.
The short answer is that you need to have a consultation with an estate law specialist.... not a general practitioner who does some estate work. Here though is the question that he is going to ask since your dad is still alive. I presume that the house is in joint name between your mom and your dad...Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your situation. It would not hurt to talk to another lawyer about your situation. With COvid-19 many things related to the government have been put on Hold, so even hiring another attorney may not help at this time, but going over your situation with another attorney may...Read more »
The executor does not HAVE to be "next of kin". Anyone with an interest in the case can petition the court to be appointed executor, and then the executor can receive the life insurance proceeds and use the funds to pay expenses of administering the estate.
I am sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I know exactly what you went through. What you are going to need to do to solve this problem is to bring a partition action to enable a sale of the property. If your mom past without a will then you will need a Probate attorney in addition to a civil...Read more »
I’m POA/POD. Her home is paid for. Mom has 4 bum kids over 55. My mom didn’t want her bum kids getting any of the money from the sell of her home she wanted it to go in trust. The other siblings will offer no resistance to the sell of the home.
You need to go through the Probate process. You will need her death certificate. You should also get the other kids to sign off on you being the personal representative for the estate. Since there isn't a will you would have to get a bond to serve as the personal representative.
Mom had been living in an assisted living facility which exhausted all of her cash assets. Her checking account, of which she and I were co-owners, has a present balance of $50. She had no other assets. She sold her home years ago and was living with me before she went into the assisted living... Read more »
Part of her estate, but he doesn’t have a bank account. I’m uncomfortable sending him a substantial check. Do I have any legal recourse? Can I stipulate that the funds will be dispersed through direct deposit only? Thank you.
Yes your child can gift the money back to you. It would be a taxable gift but the odds are no gift tax will be owing due to a lifetime gift tax exemption in excess of $11 million per person at this time.
You need to schedule a personal consultation with a probate attorney and provide more facts. Disclaimer might not achieve the result you want because it results in your children being deemed to have predeceased your mom with the result that the funds would go to persons other than you, depending on...Read more »
Our mother left her will to her grandchildren. They want to disclaim their inheritance. Can they disclaim it to their parents ? If yes can they put a money value of what they will accept and disclaim the rest ? Will it automatically pass to their heirs or can they name who it will pass to? Some... Read more »
My uncle withdrew his entire fee and now the estate account is empty with property taxes, home insurance and utilities overdue and is looking into selling the house. Is my uncle or myself(beneficiary living in the home) responsible for the bills? Also, is there estate tax and inheritance tax due in... Read more »
The fee should not be taken until the estate is settled. The house sounds like it is going to need to be sold to make the estate whole. The estate tax is based on who takes what and the relationship to the deceased. You are better off talking to a probate attorney to get direct answers to your...Read more »
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