My step uncle passed away recently without a will. My step dad is the only living family left. The only thing my uncle had to his name is a car worth about $1500 and there is a utility deposit check coming for $118. How do we go about transferring the car title and be able to cash the check without... Read more »
The land is in Atascosa County and should be in my mother's name and other siblings , but i found out it is in my aunts and cousin names. The property was known as the Arthur Gamble survey and was initially in my great grandfathers name, Mauricio Sanchez. Then he passed away and the siblings never... Read more »
I suggest meeting with a probate attorney who is familiar with real estate to review the documents in person. Land transfers to heirs if there is no will. It would not be in every single person's name, only those living and descendants of those that were living at his death and later died. It...Read more »
My mother died one year ago and named my oldest sister as executrix. There are no debts and three properties. One has been sold, one is on the market, and the third my two sisters and I intend to keep. My youngest sister and I do not agree with the executrix on the management of the property. The... Read more »
I suggest you contact a probate attorney and go over the specific facts of the case. Sometimes people say the estate is still in probate if the heirs haven't been given anything; however, "in probate" means there has to be an actual court case pending.
My Father and mother both died without a will. My dad has a Employee Stock purchase plan valued at around $18,000 and has a life insurance policy valued at 40,000. Do that qualify for the Small Estate affidavit probate process? I have got a link to Fort Bend county courts for the required forms,... Read more »
While the filing fee may be around $350, you would do well to hire a lawyer to help you complete this tricky form. Before that, you would do well to make sure that the entities holding the money will accept an Affidavit of Small Estate and not require Letters of Administration.
I’m trying to determine the value of an inheritance of securities the decedent owned. Is the disbursement amount based on the stock price at time of death or is it based on the value when the executors sell the stock?
And I’m dealing with an independent executor that has refused to... Read more »
While in theory an Affidavit of Small Estate might suffice, financial institutions generally require court-issued Letters of Administration when there is no Will. Filing an Application to Determine Heirship and Issue Letters of Administration might cost you as much or more than is in the account:...Read more »
No, not unless you doing something to get the deed changed into your name. You are in need of a real estate lawyer to help you get through this big problem--before it gets out of your hands completely.
The husband is a bully fraud specialist attorney, he has claimed an Estate of 800,000.00 when there are no assets to probate. The estate in reality is about 5,000.00, not even imaginable , to be 800,000.00. Everything that was left, was setup with beneficiaries and/or TOD. Her assets consist of... Read more »
(he told me I was the beneficiary). his landlord confirmed they were in his rental. my sister and/or niece found them, removed them from his rental and are denying they exist. Another family member confirmed they exist in a text message. what do I file, a small estate affidavit or a motion to... Read more »
You should contact an attorney immediately in the area where your brother died. If you know the insurance company, you may be able to present proof of death to them and claim any funds specifically left to you.
Is it legal for someone else to sign official probate documents? The husband signed the Application to Admit Will, the Oath, Death and other facts submitted as her signature. Is it legal for him to sign her name? Named executor is NOT actively trying to probate the husband is. He is signing her name
It is not clear what you mean by "probate documents." If you mean a Will or a Codicil to a Will, please note that if a person is physically unable to sign before a notary and two witnesses, they may make an "X" or direct someone to sign on their behalf before a notary and two witnesses, with the...Read more »
My mother's previous boss left her $100,000 in his will and he passed in Feb 2017. His son went to probate court and was made executor and he applied for an extension to provide inventory to court. This was in July 2017. My mom knew about the will and even went to court house to see the will and... Read more »
A beneficiary has a right to request an accounting 15 months after an executor is appointed and to request that the executor be replaced if no distributions have been made 24 months after the appointment. If either of these "deadlines" have been reached, it might be a good idea to take a copy of...Read more »
My dad passed away today. He has had a live in girlfriend for 9 years. They have separate accounts and not common law. She does help pay for some bills once in a while. How do his kids evict her since the home is 100% in his name.
My mother passed away 11 years ago. My father survived her and I am left, as executor, to settle all debts, sell the house and distribute assets. I don't know if this will require Probate or not. First time experience as an executor. The estate is to be divided equally between my sister and I - and... Read more »
A Will has no legal effect until a Court admits it to probate. Contact a local probate attorney. Since Texas allows estate administrations independent of Court supervision, if the Will is properly drafted, etc., this may be cheaper and faster than you think.
You cannot just fill out forms and take them to some hypothetical "probate office." You must hire a probate attorney to present an application, the Will and the death certificate to court for probate (proving), submit an Inventory for the court's approval, notify beneficiaries and known and...Read more »
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