My father passed away and I live in his house, my brother doesn't want anything out if it and said he will sign whatever needs to be signed, I had another brother who passed away, he had 4 kids they will all sign as well, what paperwork do I need to file? We do not want to go to probate, would an... Read more »
In theory, if your father left nothing but the house and had no debts (owed no income or property or other taxes, had no medical or funeral expenses, had no credit card debt, never used Medicaid, etc.), a title company would accept an Affidavit of Heirship and you could avoid probate. A court...Read more »
The agent under a power of attorney can do no more than the person granting it. If that person is a convicted felon who has not had his rights restored, he cannot act as administrator of the estate and neither can his agent.
An Affidavit of Heirship only passes title to real property and...Read more »
My parents are going to gift one of their properties to me and my adult disabled child. There will be a substantial capital gains tax on this property. How do we go about transferring ownership without a realtor? When and how will this capital gains tax be due?
Your parents might incur a gift tax for the amount of the gift over $60,000 ($15,000 x2 recipients x 2 grantors), but it is not likely because together they have an approximately $22 million lifetime exemption.
The two of you (gift recipients) will inherit your parents' basis in the...Read more »
I have had id theft issues for years. Recently this affected my 401k my account was locked due to thief tried to access account and changed email address. They said they needed to verify my identity and so I sent them copies of dl, ssn and also sent them several police reports that I have... Read more »
Roll that account over to an IRA with a different custodian. The new custodian will help you get it rolled over. Fees might be higher but at least you will get access to your funds. Before you withdraw from it make sure you understand the tax implications.
If your mother named your brother and the court appointed him, only the court can remove him. You can petition the court to remove him if he has not produced an accounting within 60 days following your demand after 15 months or if he has not distributed the estate after two years or if you have...Read more »
IN FEB. OF 2016 MY MOTHER ASKED ME TO COME STAY WITH HER TO HELP CARE FOR MY STEPDAD WHO WAS ON HOSPICE AND HAD ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO LIVE .MY 4 BROTHERS ALSO AGREED..SHORTLY AFTER MY STEPDAD DIED MY MOTHER WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER SO SHE ASKED ME TO MOVE IN INDEFINETLY. SO I PACKED UP... Read more »
One can't just make themselves Executor of an estate without actually going to Court and asking the Court's permission to do so. If there has been no petition to the Court then that is where everything starts.
Depending on what is in the estate and on your relationship to the deceased, you and all the other heirs may be able to file an Affidavit of Small Estate. When people try to do these without a lawyer, about half are denied. There are some detailed, perhaps rather persnickety, requirements. Hire...Read more »
How unfortunate! While an executor is required to preserve the estate, you cannot pay what you do not have. Maybe you can revisit the situation with the realtor to determine what can be done to sell the house.
My mother in law passed and I was told she had no will. So her home selling would be split between the grand kids. The family wants me to have these papers notarized but I don't know what they are ? Chapter 1351 of the texas estate code. But it looks like my husband name is on the top as soul... Read more »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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