I do not recommend you use any assets that are subject to Probate Jurisdiction until the Estate is closed and the funds are properly distributed to you. Otherwise it would be a breach of fiduciary duty, or there might be a late filed Estate Claim, another Will filed, etc.
A Judge is in favor of granting a decision for a plaintiff/defendant. If a party can prove that the adverse party has lied under oath multiple times could that change a Judge's mind? If it can change a Judge's mind how many lies should be provided to the Judge in order to do so?
Credibility of a witness may always be challenged, but that does not mean the other side wins. Hire an attorney to represent you. In Probate Court there sometimes are no actual hearings. Motions and other pleadings must be filed to even raise issues before the Court.
He had no will, but I was beneficiary to life and 401k and deed on house is specific. At the time of passing his father was still alive and his sister was trying to contest everything. She told me she was requesting executorship of estate through probate court. Since we were not married, I had no... Read more »
Your Deed is very important but you have not stated what the granting clause is, that is who owns it. You might own 1/2 , a fee or nothing. If you own an interest, a Partition Action might really work for you in Chancery Court. You probably had no interest in the other assets.
If everything your husband owned was owned jointly with you, then most likely it was owned as tenants by the entirety and you are now the sole owner by operation of law. Most of the time all you have to do to remove your husband's name from those titles is provide a death certificate to the...Read more »
It depends on the Title. If she bought it as tenants by the entirety, then surviving spouse owns the fee. If she owned individually, you might own one half as an Heir unless she devised it elsewhere. Hire a TN attorney to search the Title.
As the court-appointed executor, you have right to demand and receive all items stolen from the estate. You might need to hire an attorney to help you with this if the thief does not voluntarily return them.
My cousin on my fathers side of the family passed away with no spouse, or children. His parents and grandparents are also deceased. There are no brothers, sisters, nieces, or nephews to this person. According to his family tree he had 1 aunt and 3 uncles on his fathers side with only one surviving.... Read more »
The Court may order it until Probate is closed. But Heirs take at death, not after the Probate is closed. You may move the Court to stop the renting and take possession. But the renter has to have a Detainer filed against him by someone with authority or ownership, unless he leaves...Read more »
home place and I am to inherit vacant land. The probate lawyer insisted that the rent from the vacant land which will be mine to be placed in the estate account. However, my sister is collecting rent from the
house she will received, but she is not depositing any funds into the estate... Read more »
house to her grandson and spent a lot of money remodeling it for him. She is keeping the rent money for herself. She did not have permission from me to do any of this. is it legal for her to keep the rents for herself and not go into the estate account?
Ask her for half the money. If she refuses, then file an action for a Sale For Partition. That will get her attention and a possible agreement. She can put others in possession. You could sue in Chancery for contribution, but it would probably not be worth it.
The land is in my name I pay the taxes probate court is over its been a year I want to sell a piece of the property that is in my name can she get half money even though she didn't didn't want anything to do with it or come forward..they still haven't but I'm just worried about... Read more »
Hire an attorney to search the title and determine heirship. Owners have rights, which include Partition actions. Land usually does not go through Estates, but Probate may have to close prior to clearing title.
Without physical possession of a Will it is very difficult to prove its existence. You may wish to start an Intestate Administration, but first consult with a competent attorney to see if Probate is needed. Remember a surviving spouse cannot be disinherited, and is entitled to a large amount of...Read more »
My deceased father's WILL listed monies from a home that was sold outside of the current estate to be used for payments but that account was co-owned by my father and I which I was told left me as the owner. I was told I did not have to use those funds to pay the mortgage but I did anyway... Read more »
It sounds like you were joint owner of a bank account, which left you the sole owner at Father's death. So the Will did not include such money even if it had such a clause. The remaindermen takes the real property as they vests in possession, which here is subject to a Deed of Trust. If...Read more »
My wife and I were in the process of divorcing when she passed away last week. She lived in Illinois, I live in Tennessee. We had been separated for nearly 25 years. I initiated the divorce. We have no property to divide, nor did she have power of attorney or a will to my knowledge. She had no... Read more »
You should discuss all this with your attorney. But if she passed during the divorce proceeding, then there's no more divorce. Depending on her estate, you may and likely are entitled to some, if not all, of her assets. The issue would need to go to probate in Illinois since that's where...Read more »
You can always hire another attorney but when you do, be sure to let the first attorney know that he has been fired so he does not keep working on your file (assuming he is working on it). As a general rule, attorneys cannot bill for services NOT provided, but there are subtle exceptions. Your...Read more »
Gifts transfer ownership of the gifted item from the giver to the recipient(s). Items your sister gave her parents belong in their estates. They do not automatically go back to her. If she wants those items back, then they would come out of her share of the estate.
My dad's will has specific details on what to do and my sister is not complying with anything. She won't even respond to my text, call's, or email. I need help. I'm going to be homeless if she isn't going to help me.
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but there was urgency in your post, which must have gotten overlooked in the "Uncategorized" heading. Repost your question in the Probate and Estate Planning categories, or you could also reach out to attorneys in those categories. There's a...Read more »
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