My mother had land given to her by her parents with the deed in her name. She was given this this land before she married my stepfather. She lived on property with my stepfather who still lives there, which is fine. I just want to make sure we get done what need be as far as deed transfer and also... Read more »
You should definitely meet with a lawyer with probate experience. Since your mother received the property by inheritance, it is considered separate property. However, the legal presumption is that all property acquired during a marriage is community property. This distinction impacts the shares...Read more »
Sorry to hear about your mothers passing. If she had a trust created then she can typically bypass the probate process. Verify that the trust has been funded properly and properly executed. Oftentimes, trusts will be drafted together with a pourover will. So you can probate that pourover will...Read more »
If a plea deal is entered to by a defending party for whatever reason, even though the person may be innocent, does the prosecution still need to prove guilt or does an admission automatically situates his/her guilt?
My mothers will made my step father the executor and then it was to be split equally between me and my step sister. After she died he changed the will without my knowledge and totally left me out giving it all to my step sister...not honoring her wishes
Absolutely NOT. Only your mother had the power to change her will. There's no such thing as a will being changed by someone else. You should definitely get a probate attorney to represent you, because your stepfather is up to some shenanigans if he thinks he can change a will after your...Read more »
She was married for 4 years but at here job for 17 years 13 years is separate property and the other 4 was community but during the last year she accumulated medical bills so I’m trying to see if her husband would have to pay from his community property or it would come out both community and... Read more »
Up to $15,000 of funeral expenses and up to an additional $15,000 of medical expenses associated with your mom’s final illness must be paid out of your mom’s estate as a priority claim before any other debts or expenses are paid.
If you paid funeral expenses out of pocket, you need to...Read more »
An executor of a will is not required to get a formal appraisal or to show the appraisal to the heirs. However, if the executor files an Inventory, Appraisement & List of Claims with the probate court, it is a public document which the heirs could easily obtain a copy of.
I'd need more information to be able to answer your question more fully; however, as a general rule no one is entitled to possession of a decedent's personal property until an executor or an administrator is appointed for his or...Read more »
My father in law passed away 2 years ago. The executor of his estate never filed the will into probate. The only assets left by him were a car and house. Car was repossessed and the house sold in foreclosure auction and there are excess funds. Is there any reason at this point to bother with... Read more »
I verbally agreed to sell my interest but didn't sign a sales contract. The realtor handling the deal had a sales contract that only had one party's name & signature as seller (not my name). The only info I had prior to closing was the sale price, that the proceeds would be split... Read more »
You need an attorney to handle this for you. The good news is that it should be easy to draft an agreement or release for the buyer to get their money back that protects you. However, I would need to see everything you previously signed, and anything presently offered for your signature....Read more »
My father-in-law passed away this week in Texas, he had virtually no assets (lived in an apartment, had a car loan) and a lot of debt from credit cards, medical expenses. There is no will, and my husband was named executor in the POA. There is a very small amount of money in the bank, and the car... Read more »
If your mother had a Will, then that will goes through probate court. You'll want to have a probate attorney help you, and it may even actually be required. Anyway, find a probate attorney that focuses on probate law in your area, because they tend to do the best job for the best prices.
The instructions say to sign name exactly as appears on deed. My husband and his wife were divorced many years ago and he got the house; he left the house to me, but the only proof that it was his is the divorce papers. How should I sign the TODD?
The prior chain of title involving your deceased husband and his former wife is irrelevant to how you need to sign your TODD to ensure that the property passes outside of probate in the event of your death.
Your mother has no claim against the IRA, but you might have a claim to the money.
First, you need to determine if the IRA has a "pay on death" endorsement or beneficiary designation and, if so, who is named. If your father named someone, whomever he named is entitled to the IRA....Read more »
There is a family battle for Durable Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Executor. I am primary on all things as of this moment but my mothers mind and memory is getting worse by the week so other family members have stated that if they get her alone then they will have her sign and have notarized... Read more »
Given your mother's deteriorating condition and the threat of other family members to have her sign another POA, your best course of action is probably to petition a probate court for temporary or permanent guardianship of your mother.
That will probably be less expensive and more...Read more »
Yes, your mother can leave her half to you even if the home has a mortgage on it. If she does that, then after she passes you and your brother will need to keep making the mortgage payments on the house lest the bank foreclose. In the end, you and your brother will probably end up selling the...Read more »
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