Ben F Meek III's answer This is a fact intensive issue that will turn on the evidence you can gather to show that her intent was to name you as TOD beneficiary. Gather every document that has to do with their dealings with USAA, their financial advisor, banks, brokerages, etc., and anyone else in the chain of communication. Much of it may be electronic. Your lawyer can help with that. Contact an experienced probate litigator as soon as possible. Good luck.
How much income you have will determine whether your parents can still claim you as a dependant.
There is a difference between royalties from music and Self-employed Independent contractor income so make sure the contract and the tax docs match. Also, the filing requirement for royalties is higher than for SE income. But you also have the kiddie tax to deal with if it's royalties.
Daniel John Christensen's answer I am so sorry to hear about this happening to you. While this is not the type of law we practice, I would encourage you to contact the State Bar Lawyer Referral Service and ask for a business litigation attorney. Good luck.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer I’ll assume the home was purchased after marriage. In that case it is community property regardless of whether your name is on the loan. If you are now pursuing a divorce you can ask that these funds not be used until everything is sorted out. Let us know if you need our help. 888/343-4529 or 888/3434LAW.
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer It depends on whether the accounts were convenience accounts (children's signatures for the mother's convenience only but all her money), pay-on-death accounts (pay on death to the children but all the mother's money) or joint accounts (jointly owned by the people named, whether or not joint with right of survivorship on the death of someone else named).
Please also note the the mother's Durable Power of Attorney loses its legal effect with her death.
Benton R Patterson III's answer In Texas, businesses do not have to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Your best bet is probably to sell the cryptocurrency for US dollars and transfer the money to a standard bank account.
Benton R Patterson III's answer Generally, a contract is only binding on the parties who sign the contract. If the bank is not a party to the contract, it does not have to follow it. You and your business partner can contractually agree to limit the money each of you can withdraw from the account. However, you would not be able to enforce the contract against the bank because the bank is not a party to the contract.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer I suggest you have an in-person consultation with an attorney. It's a time-consuming job to review all the appropriate facts and advise you accordingly; therefore, you will probably be charged for the consultation.
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer If your sister is a convenience signer, your mother can remove her. If the account is joint with right of survivorship, your mother can take out the money and open a separate account.
A Will means nothing until it is accepted by a Court for probate. If your mother wants to make a new Will, she can. If she does not want to, she can. Either way, during her lifetime, you have no "right" to see the Will.
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer I'm sorry about the loss of your grandmother and mother. I suggest consulting with a probate attorney near you as they can review the personal details and advise you of your options. Many will offer a free consultation and then you can pursue whichever avenue best suits your needs.
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