My father in law passed away in June 2020. My husband has presented all documentation to the bank within 2 weeks of his dad's passing. However, the bank keeps giving him the runaround. The bank won't provide any information as to any of his dad's accounts or when they will be... Read more »
I can imagine that there could be one of two problems:
First, it could be that the bank requires "letters testamentary" or a "small estate affidavit." These can be required by the bank, and you can only get them by going to probate court. If your father in law had a...Read more »
The agreement was that they would be paid once I sold the house. I was laid off due to COVID, I informed them of this and they stated it was not their problem. I only have a couple of more steps to close the case. I am not sure how to proceed, I am located in Texas. How will this affect my case?... Read more »
since 2016. The will is now in probate and I would like to look at the records of how my moms money was managed, but when I asked my sister, the request was denied. What do I need to do to be able to review the records, not just current estate value, but historical records as well?
With regard to your sister's actions as your mother's agent under the Durable Power of Attorney (that is, while your mother was alive), there is a provision of the Texas Estates Code which allows anyone who would be an heir or beneficiary or who can persuade the court that they have a...Read more »
The best way for your grandmother to give her house to you is through a Transfer on Death or Lady Bird Deed. That way, if she ever needs Medicaid (and many of us will, especially if we have to go to a nursing home), the gift will not count against her in qualifying to receive it and the house will...Read more »
My Father never signed prenuptial agreement with my stepmother. They lived in a triple wide trailer on my grandfathers land with tractors and other large equipment. She completely abandoned everything and moved to Dallas. My Grandfather is my POA because I live in another state. He has brought to... Read more »
See whether you qualify for Volunteer Legal Services (Legal Aid) in the area in which your father lived and died. If not, see whether you qualify for the Modest Means program of Lawyer Referral Systems there.
Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2015. Sister has Mother. I was joint Power of Attorney and in Trust for 50 percent estate. In 2019, sister took Mother to a doctor (after Mother's MD in Tucson already said Mother was unable to make financial decisions in 2018) and had me removed... Read more »
As the attorney representing you might advise, there may be a set aside for a surviving spouse and minor children. Aside from that, all properly presented claims must be paid before anything, including the house and the car, can be distributed. If you, the executor, do not pay the bills out of...Read more »
Do you mean that he tells the Texas parole authorities that he will be living at a house owned by another person, but that person doesn't have anything to do with that house or has moved away from it? If the releasee doesn't know that the house is no longer being occupied by the named...Read more »
Is there a way to get an Affidavit of Heirship (my deceased parents home) if my other 3 (half) siblings refuse to uphold their financial responsibilities with the home? My mother passed away in March 2018. I reside & have been taking care of the mortgage. The house needs repairs & I need to... Read more »
You are referring not to an Affidavit of Heirship but to an Application for Determination of Heirship and Issuance of Letters of Administration. This can be awarded without your siblings' agreeing to an Independent Administration. It will be a Dependent Administration, meaning that it must...Read more »
This is called "probate with will annexed." You can still have an administrator appointed, but you'll need an attorney if you want an administrator. If you don't want or need an administrator, then you can do a "probate as muniment of title only." With muniment of...Read more »
Yes, you can. You also should establish a trust in your will for your daughter. You need to do this so that your daughter doesn't lose her governmental benefits... We don't charge anything extra for adding this type of trust into our clients' wills.
Widow's lawyer says only one will and put into probate, but two other heirs were shut out of process, not notified of the probate, and now see that the court see it aside and removed the widow as executor saying there is later will. Her lawyer won't talk to other heirs (decedent's... Read more »
If the Will has been submitted for probate, it is available online through the website of the Travis County Probate Court. If not, the other Will could not have been set aside in its favor. You can hire a lawyer to ask the Court to compel production of the alleged later Will.
NM resident dies. Will explicitly states Mr.X receives title to residential property in Dallas. Can Mr.X file ancillary probate motion relating only to title transfer of Texas property prior to Executor filing a New Mexico Probate Motion ? There is a sense of urgency to have the title... Read more »
Beneficiaries take under a Will. Heirs take under an heirship. No heirship hearing can be held without notifying them. Your probate attorney should do this for you and submit a attorney's certificate that he has done so to the court. This is not a DIY project.
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