The bank (Family Trust Federal Credit Union) said only the executor of the estate can get bank statements. Aren’t beneficiary accounts outside the realm of the estate and the executor? My sister lived in Arizona when she passed. I live in NY. The bank account is in South Carolina, where she used... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
As a beneficiary of a POD bank account, you may have the right to receive bank statements related to the account. However, this can vary depending on the laws of the state where the account was held and the specific terms of the account agreement. Generally, if you can provide proof of your... Read more »
The bank said only the executor of the estate can get it. Aren’t beneficiary accounts outside the realm of the estate and the executor? My sister lived in Arizona when she passed. I live in NY. The bank account is in South Carolina (Family Trust Federal Credit Union),where she used to live. I... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
As the beneficiary of your sister's POD bank account, you may have the right to obtain copies of the bank statements. However, the bank may have policies in place that require the executor of the estate to request the statements on behalf of the beneficiaries. You should contact the bank... Read more »
The petitioner is indigent, has mental and physical disabilities, the trustee has been committing frauds and not distributing his money so he can’t pay for an attorney. Can the court appoint an attorney and order the trustee to pay for it or get him an attorney probono? I have been assisting him... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2023
You should consult an attorney about appointing a guardian of the person because of his physical and mental disabilities.
My life tenants have put up a sale sign as of yesterday after tress have fallen on house and septic tank and other issues. The value is not up to par, I doubt they had insurance since they asking to sale , and no one mentioned anything to me
answered on Jan 17, 2023
In theory, yes, you can sell your remainder interest, but as a practical matter you might find it difficult to find a buyer who is willing to wait until both life tenants pass before he can take possession of the property.
The life tenants could also sell their life estates but, again, as a... Read more »
By harassing me i mean he smokes it obnoxiously in my face and continues to follow me around with it. I feel like he is trying to sabotage my health and career, and I feel unsafe around him. We are divorcing. The house is mine. He is forcing me out. He pays nothing on the house and is now trying to... Read more »
answered on Nov 28, 2022
There are not enough details here to provide you with specific information about your rights. The best course of action is to consult with an experienced South Carolina divorce lawyer.
I live in Tacoma, WA. His car, photos, police memorabilia and belongings are at his girlfriends house in which he stayed. She is not cooperating with me Getting his stuff although I am the sole beneficiary in his will. They weren’t married. I have the Will but, I want to get the stuff with no... Read more »
answered on Aug 22, 2022
Dear Mrs or Mr,
at first I would like to note that I am not able to answer this from the exact point of view of your jurisdiction. So I will be telling a general legal advice and how I would proceed in your case.
In my country there is a special type of action that can be filed to... Read more »
Property was sold with out notification to heirs living on the property
answered on Jul 18, 2022
Consult with a competent SC attorney to exercise your Redemption Rights quickly if you still have them. Time is of the essence. It will take money, or forget it as someone should have paid those Taxes.
I have bill of sale for property contents were owned my me, which executor said I forged however court found me not guilty.
Executor stated he had property in side outside storage building but does not.
Hes basically stolen my livelihood using probate court.
answered on May 10, 2022
It appears that you have already lost your Case. You might hire an attorney to file an Appeal, but you must act quickly, and the personal property may not be worth it.
His grandfather is paying a mortgage on the house my partner inherited, and he is threatening to foreclose on the home. What rights does my partner have? Will we be forced into homelessness with no further say in the matter?
answered on May 2, 2022
Whoever owns the mortgage is the one the that can foreclose. If the notemaker buys the note, then he can foreclose. It sounds like he is threatening to quit paying the note. Being the executor probably has no relevancy here.
answered on Dec 28, 2021
The BEST advice that any attorney can give you is to hire an attorney to help you do this the right way. Too many times people try to do this themselves in an attempt to save money and mess it up so badly that is costs MORE to fix the problems than it would have cost had they hired an attorney at... Read more »
what happens when you do a QuitClaim Deed of property over to a Private Common Law Irrevocable Ecclesiastic Trust? If the person’s name is on the recorded Deed as owner… meaning legal owner of the property, having a legal interest in the property referring to the right to possess or use... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2021
Transferring property to a trust does not magically remove security interests. If the loan goes into default due to lack of payment, the lender may foreclose its lien.
Doesn't the wife already own 50%? Why does she only get a lifetime right on the house? The wife says she had no knowledge of what the will said before his death.
answered on Sep 7, 2021
Provided there is no question that the two were married, at the very least she is likely entitled something called an "elective share" and there may be other issues that protect her interest to probate (or non probate) property.
Probate issues are often complicated looking, but a... Read more »
She just sold her house in in NC and moved in with my Dad(her brother) in SC. I had been talking to her a lot recently and she had told me several times she felt like something was going to happen to her and she didn't want my dad to have her money. Being she has no surviving spouse, parents... Read more »
answered on Jul 30, 2021
If the facts you related are true, there is nothing you can do. Her husband will inherit. The only exception would be if you can prove that she did not kill herself; rather, her husband killed her. If he killed her, then he does not inherit.
Hi, my question is in reference to a home that was given to me by my aunt before she died. The original name on the deed is my uncle who has been deceased for about 25 years. His wife gave me the home before she died about 15 years ago. I have lived in the house since then. Their children all live... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2021
Hire a competent attorney to search the title, determine heirship, draft and record an Affidavit of Heirship, then draft a Deed for the other tenants in common to convey their interests over to you.
With the forever be in at the end she got a mortgage and me nor my sister signed on that mortgage on agreement to the mortgage nor did we see any of the money so is there any type loophole with the , forever, that gets us out of the mortgage.? So we can keep the land for our children
answered on May 30, 2021
You might be misunderstanding the meaning of typical wording in a deed that says "to [name of Grantee] and her heirs and assigns forever". That does not mean that title is vested in the heirs along with the grantee. It just means that the grantee acquired fee title. The signatures of... Read more »
They were married at her death and he was her beneficiary of life insurance in SC.
answered on May 19, 2021
Any account or life insurance that has a beneficiary goes directly to beneficiary outside of a probate. You didn't mention if she owned Florida real estate or if she had a will. Different rules would apply for intestate or homestead property.
My grandmother deeded the land to multiply people under survivorship joint tenant in SC before my my grandfather death is that legal. An my grandfather didn't signed the deeds either to the people she deeded the land to. An what are the consequences behind her doing this if it was illegal. Can... Read more »
answered on May 7, 2021
She can convey her interest in the property. Assuming the grandparents own the property as husband and wife, then if she survives her husband, the conveyance vests. If not, then the conveyance is extinguished. It is a future interest conveyance, and very legal.
My sister has taken over the house. Is that legal?
answered on Apr 22, 2021
I suspect that the real property actually went to the Heirs which would include you and your sister, as it appears no Will was Probated. But whatever the case, a title search is necessary and you may wish to file an Action for a Sale for Partition if both you, the sister and the aunt own the real... Read more »
There are 3 daughters from previous marriage. Step mom is not on the title so probate says we are the heirs. Step mom wants us to sign renucation of right to administration of bond.
we want her to stay as long as she wants/lives obviously but we don't want her to be able to sell it.... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2021
You should hire your own attorney to represent you and your interests in the matter. Don’t sign anything without having your attorney review if first. No attorney in this forum can give you personalized advupice without reviewing all of the relevant documents and your particular circumstances.
Do heirs have more rights than i do what rights do claimed heirs have. To property i am last living owner. And its a bit of confusion do they have same rights as i do whats the difference
answered on Dec 9, 2020
This may depend on how long it has been since the deceased person passed away and if the others named in the will or related persons of the deceased survived the deceased person. A probate lawyer can help determine how to best proceed in what is most likely a Determination of Heirs situation.
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