In 2017 both of my parents passed away, my mother owned a portion of the 2 acres located in Texas where she lived until her death, while my uncle in California owned the rest. After the passing of my mother, the entirety of the estate went to my uncle, (Still under his name) couple of months later... Read more »
I am being told by his creditors I need letters of testemonary, affidavit of heirship to sell his house, or become executor of the estate to collect money he left my brother & I as beneficiaries in an IRA. There is no money in dad's estate.
They died intestste11 months apart in Puerto Rico. They had assets un Texas. Money in bank accounts, CD's, my mother's spousal IRA that matured the year she died, stocks with the same company as the IRA, and oil/gas rights.
Short answer is yes it can be done; however, it has to meet certain criteria and there must be certain steps taken to actually authenticate everything for Texas. I suggest you speak with a probate attorney in Texas.
His heirs are distant relatives and none of them want to be administrator. Also, the will is handwritten and a copy was sent to me by his cousin because she thinks it’s not fair that her other cousins aren’t taking action on his estate. Do I have any recourse? If I open probate as an interested... Read more »
Our stepfather doesn't want to give the jewelries from my mother. Before she died she told him that it belongs to her children, we have witnesses. Most of them were bought when she was still single (not married to him) and some are from my grandmother. What action should we do? He doesn't even want... Read more »
Am I required to disclose the amount to anyone? Do I have to split it with anyone? Am I supposed to use it to pay his bills? He did have life insurance with another relative listed as the beneficiary. He also owned his home and his vehicles. I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing.
YES! You are entitled to property. In fact, under Texas Law you're probably entitled to receive more of your father's property than your stepmother. Reach out to a probate attorney as soon as possible to schedule a consultation meeting so that your inheritance rights are preserved.
Our stepfather doesn't want to give the jewelries from my mother. Before she died she told him that it belongs to her children. Most of them were bought when she was still single (not married to him) and some are from my grandmother. What action should we do? He doesn't even want to show us the... Read more »
The will states that if I contest or attack the will I lose my inheritance. It also states that we can no go to court over the administration of the estate other than all the filings the executor has to file with the court. But can I take the executor to court if hes being fishy about things? He... Read more »
Some Wills allow the executor to make distributions before paying all the creditors. You might want to review the Will before concluding that the action was "fishy." If an executor does not provide an accounting, you may hire an attorney to file a Motion for an Order to Show Cause. If the Court...Read more »
The executor of our will is saying that he does not to show us any paperwork except the will. We asked to see the paperwork to show how he came up with the inheritance amount but hes saying he doesn't have to show us. It's being split between 2 people. There's a sale of a condo, then repayment... Read more »
I'm the executor of my father's estate and probate has opened. My mother is the sole beneficiary. Both their names are on the house deed but no Transfer on Death language is in the will or on a signed form. I'm my mother's beneficiary for real property and am now paying for repairs to their house... Read more »
That is possible but more often than not it is not the best idea for your mother for tax, liability, asset protection and other reasons. Your mother should consult with an estate planning attorney or an elder law attorney. There are other ways to ensure you receive the property at your mother's...Read more »
I'm the only beneficiary for mom.when she died we didnt k ow she had a will so my stepdad became the beneficiary. He gave me a choice to sell or move into my home now which belonged to mom. Theres a note in his name and I'm supposed to be paying this but due to financial strain he has been and is... Read more »
A will does not become stale or invalid with the passage of time. Find yourself a local probate attorney right away. If no probate was ever begun in the past, it might not be too late to right these wrongs. Probate fees are usually paid out of the probate estate.
My brother passed away last month in Montgomery County, Texas. He named me as executor (I'm in Iowa), and my mother as secondary (she's in Texas). How do I go about relinquishing executorship to her, as it will be much easier for her to handle the estate since she's there?
My brother passed away last month in Montgomery County, Texas. He left behind a mountain a medical and credit card bills, and three retirement accounts, only two of which have beneficiaries. The third account was recently transferred into his name, and he hadn't had a chance to add a beneficiary... Read more »
First contact the plan administrator and notify them of the plan participant’s death. Some plans default to the estate but others default to spouse, children etc. if it is the estate for this plan you are going to need to hire a probate attorney.
Your facts are not clear but it sounds like there is already a judgement against you and you think it was based on false information. However, if it has already gone to judgment then your opportunity to defend against the false claim has already passed. You should have presented your side of the...Read more »
My mother, who lives in Texas was diagnosed with a terminal illness. She has but a few weeks to live. I have durable POA over her financial affairs. She owns no real property and has personal property of no value. Her only assets are in a POD bank account and a TOD brokerage account. The... Read more »
A Durable Power of Attorney grants you access to your mother's accounts to pay her bills, to the extent there is money in the accounts. It does not give your mother's creditors access to your accounts -- unless you avoid paying outstanding bills in hope that everything will pass POD/TOD, thus...Read more »
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