My grandmother owned life insurance policies on my grandpa and myself. We want to cash them out because they are horrible policies. They were supposed to transfer ownership to my grandpa but never did after we filled out the paperwork. Now they are saying we need all of my grandmother's heirs to... Read more »
You did not state this, but it sounds like your grandmother has passed and there are things still in her name, such as these life insurance policies. You should contact a probate attorney to help you with getting those assets retitled. The type of process that will be needed will depend on more...Read more »
I am looking for advice on how to sell a piece of land that is still in my deceased father’s name. My father passed away in 2005. He was a resident of NY and his will was admitted to probate in the state of NY in 2005. Letters testamentary were issued with my sister and I named as executors of... Read more »
No. But closing an Estate can easily exceed two years and often does. Will Contests will affect the ongoing Probate obviously, and the Executor must defend the Will while maintaining, not dissipating, Estate Assets. This happens often and makes Probate expensive.
I'm trying to buy a home in foreclosure from daughter(executor)from Will of a deceased 5 years prior. The deed and mortgage is still in the mothers name. They have a Will that states the daughter is executor and is authorized to sell real estate of her estate without an Order of the Probate... Read more »
You are right to be scared. Do not do this without the assistance of an attorney. In addition, do not do this without the assurance of title insurance. An attorney or a title insurance company can tell you what steps will be required in order for you to obtain clear title in your particular case.
My total assets left are worth about $1,000 $500 for a car and $500 for clothes, furniture, etc Do I need to have my will probated in Tennessee? I may have some credit card balances, but no cash to pay
For an estate that small there is an abbreviated procedure using a small estate affidavit that gets filed with the court. The filing fee varies depending on whether the decedent had a will or not and whether bond is waived but it is usually about $105 for the filing fee and around $100 for the bond...Read more »
Not sure of your question. But if the surviving grandparent died intestate, then you are probably one of the Heirs At Law. Hire a competent attorney to perform a title search, and possibly execute and record an Affidavit of Heirship. If you are an Heir, then either intercede in the proposed...Read more »
If the Will is not Probated, it has no effect. Apparently the vehicle was intestate property, and goes to the spouse, and issue if any. They could file for Probate several years from now, but it does not sound like there is enough property to pursue such a proceeding against a surviving spouse....Read more »
There is no law requiring Probate, Testate or Intestate. It may not be practical to Probate the Estate , as it is a lengthy expensive process, and there may not be enough assets available. There are a lot of factors to consider, and in your case, are you an Heir At Law/ Next Of Kin? I...Read more »
My wife's father died (no spouse) in Tennessee with a will which states everything is is to be split between six siblings. Her sister is executor of the estate and the will has been probated. The four month waiting period has passed. A parcel of vacant property is included with the inheritance... Read more »
More than likely yes as most Probate Judges will not order asset distribution without all claims paid. And 4 months is just the start, creditors actually have a year from death of the decedent to file claims usuually. Thus it is hard to properly close an estate earlier than 16 months or so....Read more »
Co-executors can not agree on a price to sell the home and one is living rent free for many years and wants to keep the home. There are 4 people involved two get 1/3 and two get 1/6 of the home and the rest of the estate. The will has been in probate for over two years. I want to fill a petition so... Read more »
Either a co-executor or a tenant in common can file an action for a partition sale. The home may or may not be in probate. You need a competent attorney to do this. The personal property assets are probably lost at this point. But a good attorney should be able to force a sale.
My grandma left me part of her estate when she passed away. She Appointed one of my cousins as Trustee of her estate. I went to jail for a period of 4 months. While in there I was served with papers accusing me of damages to the house that I did not do and a court date was set. I was physically... Read more »
You might file a Rule 60 Motion now within 1 year of the Judgment. You need to be very convincing of your legal disabilities at the time. But even if you are in jail, you need to file papers (including handwritten in pencil) with the Court. Default Judgments are often set aside. You should...Read more »
I am a co-executor of an estate and was wondering about due process. It was my understanding that a motion to sell the home was supposed to be filed with the court and the realtor was supposed to submit comps to be approved by the judge. The house has a buyer, so is this process necessary?
You need to hire a competent attorney. Real Property usually does not have anything to do with Probate, unless there is a Will Devising the disposal of such, or the Estate is Insolvent. Many title companies want Probate to ensure that no debts remain against the Estate, but it is not a legal...Read more »
The sister is not the executrix here. If there is an actual Probate, then the substitute executrix takes charge, or the Court will appoint someone. If no Probate, then that Will has no effect. Your problem is that your
sister is now in control of both Parents' property due to intestate...Read more »
The car and the gun was in my uncles name, the drugs wasn't mine. The cops let my friend take car. I was told I could get my gun when I got out of jail. Then when I went up there they wouldn't let me have it. Im fighting the drug charges. Im not being charged with a felony. Since the gun is my... Read more »
Felony charges might occur at Grand Jury. If there is a Probate, Administrator should ask Court for return of firearm. But it is probably not worth the trouble, and may again result in more charges. Hire a competent attorney, but you being in possession of drugs and firearm are themselves...Read more »
Eventually you are going to want or need to sell or refinance or insure the house and/or the car and you won't be able to do so until the titles are updated into the names of living persons. The purpose of probate is to update the titles. The deadline is more of a practical one, when you need to...Read more »
My aunt was in a nursing home for the past 2 years. Last March (7 months ago), she had her house put in my mothers name (her sister). My aunt passed away a couple of weeks ago. From what I understand since the house was given to my mother it will not be included in probate. But is it possible for... Read more »
It may be possible that TennCare takes it. Your Aunt should have hired a competent attorney. But do not Probate anything, hire a competent attorney to conduct a title search, and your Mother needs to conduct herself as the owner.
You'll have to look at the deed to determine who owns the house. If they are divorced and she's not a title holder than the house would pass to the next eligible heir by statute. Consult a local attorney to determine what options, if any, you may have.
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