Is there a way to get an Affidavit of Heirship (my deceased parents home) if my other 3 (half) siblings refuse to uphold their financial responsibilities with the home? My mother passed away in March 2018. I reside & have been taking care of the mortgage. The house needs repairs & I need to... Read more »
You are referring not to an Affidavit of Heirship but to an Application for Determination of Heirship and Issuance of Letters of Administration. This can be awarded without your siblings' agreeing to an Independent Administration. It will be a Dependent Administration, meaning that it must...Read more »
This is called "probate with will annexed." You can still have an administrator appointed, but you'll need an attorney if you want an administrator. If you don't want or need an administrator, then you can do a "probate as muniment of title only." With muniment of...Read more »
Yes, you can. You also should establish a trust in your will for your daughter. You need to do this so that your daughter doesn't lose her governmental benefits... We don't charge anything extra for adding this type of trust into our clients' wills.
Widow's lawyer says only one will and put into probate, but two other heirs were shut out of process, not notified of the probate, and now see that the court see it aside and removed the widow as executor saying there is later will. Her lawyer won't talk to other heirs (decedent's... Read more »
If the Will has been submitted for probate, it is available online through the website of the Travis County Probate Court. If not, the other Will could not have been set aside in its favor. You can hire a lawyer to ask the Court to compel production of the alleged later Will.
NM resident dies. Will explicitly states Mr.X receives title to residential property in Dallas. Can Mr.X file ancillary probate motion relating only to title transfer of Texas property prior to Executor filing a New Mexico Probate Motion ? There is a sense of urgency to have the title... Read more »
Beneficiaries take under a Will. Heirs take under an heirship. No heirship hearing can be held without notifying them. Your probate attorney should do this for you and submit a attorney's certificate that he has done so to the court. This is not a DIY project.
process of setting up a will and living trust and then passed away (None of her Assets were put in the trust in time). My father is still with us but nothing was in his name. We are still trying to locate all the assets. My Father has an estate attorney involved and has filed for probate. But... Read more »
In Texas inherited property is always separate property. It passes to the spouse if all children of the deceased are also children of the surviving spouse. The children only have a share if there are children of the deceased who are not children of the surviving spouse.
The estate was probated into my minor son's name for him to obtain at the age of 18. My question is: can I withdraw the funds on the scope that I, as his BIOLOGICAL Mother (only surviving natural parent) in which he lives with and I have SOLE responsibility for, believe those funds provide the... Read more »
As a parent, you have a duty to provide food, shelter and medical care for your child. You do not have a right to use his inheritance for these. You can apply to the court to receive reimbursement or funds for things which a parent is not legally obligated to provide: summer camp, music lessons,...Read more »
I am filing to be Executor and received a huge bill from criminal attorney (hired in error by my nephew to help with probate). Most charges are after my nephew's death and no contract. Doesn't the lawyer's obligation terminate upon client's death?
You are required to have an attorney to probate the will and to become the executor. Your probate attorney should be able to easily help you with this. The probate attorney will probably advise you to send the criminal attorney a "permissive creditor notice." Then, even if the criminal...Read more »
My dad passed away a couple of years ago she contacted me yesterday to sign a paper to relinquish my rights to his estate. The will has not been probated I asked to see a copy of the will and a suicide note and she has not replied what are my rights and can I represent myself put a complaint in... Read more »
Do not sign. Hire a probate lawyer who practices in the county in which your father lived and died to require production of the Will or, if there is none, file an Application for Determination of Heirship and Appointment of Independent Administrator. If the Will gives your stepmother more than...Read more »
Beneficiaries are asking for details of a bank account that was held jointly with rights of survivorship. Not with them. It passed directly upon death, as such, did not go through probate. All holdings were POD or joint w/right of survivorship. They received all of their POD monies directly from... Read more »
They can ask but there is no reason that they should expect an answer.
An account held joint with right of survivorship passes to the survivor on presentation of the death certificate. Absent a suit for elder exploitation, no one else ever had any right to the money or any right to inquire...Read more »
My FIL died made me medical power of attorney no will has three at least properties that we no of mayb more but has no will what are our next steps! Also trying to plan a burial but family won’t way in options what do I do
I have a bedridden mother that I take care of her home 24/7. My older sister got my mother to sign power of attorney to her without my mother realizing what she had signed. So my mother revoke that. They were selling her property without her permission and now trying to sell her home and put her... Read more »
My father died without a will and was remarried. We went through mediation for settlement of assets. I need to know how or if I can get access to the home since my step mother is no longer living in the home. What are my legal right to the home since she does not live in the home.
house. Dad purchased house for son & daughters, son was supposed to pay on it for 10 years then get a note to pay it off in his own name. He got sick about the time the note was due. So we know the house should default back to his dad. Question, can his dad take actions to put locks on the... Read more »
You need to see if there was a written contract. There are many other questions that need to be answered. Check with the county clerk to see if they have a copy of the will. Sometimes a copy of the will can be found in a safe deposit box at the bank. If you know of the attorney who prepared the...Read more »
A judge could decide to revoke your probation for one failed drug test, you are not entitled to a free pass. It is important that you adhere strictly to the terms of your probation, make the satisfaction of the terms of probation as your top priority.
My father passed after the money was gone. (Before 2010). It was early 1990s when the money was put in my name. One brother said he didn't receive money and wants it now. Is there a time on how long it can be contested?
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