You shouldn't need to do that, and filing liens inappropriately can get you into trouble.
You should seek local legal representation to determine whether or not you need to file a claim against the estate, but more likely if you are an heir you don't even need to do that. Without...Read more »
If there are no beneficiaries named on cash accounts and the accounts are in your Father's name alone at the time of his death, you will HAVE to involve the Courts in some way to make the distribution.
If there were beneficiaries on ALL the accounts or ALL of them were jointly owned,...Read more »
I think you mean they signed 'quit claim' deeds. Regardless, if the house was left in a will or otherwise did not pass directly to you, you will need to have the executor / personal representative assign the house (and the mortgage) to you (or to all the siblings -- however the will is...Read more »
The power of attorney ceases to be effective upon your death, so that won't work. The foolproof way is to have your spouse adopt the children. If that is not possible, you should designate your spouse as the children's guardian in your will, and express your preference that they...Read more »
My brother, sister, and I have been named co-executors for my Mother's estate. My Mother lived in the State of Virginia. I live in the State of Washington. Will I need to travel to Virginia to sign documents in person?
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