Because of your great help before I am back with new questions.This is in the estate
law category,I'm sure.
What's happening is that I am now playing games with the bank.Without the proper forms I can't even be told who the beneficiary (ies) is or are.It's neither of the two that was expected So I'm wondering if it is our mother that is named.
Now our mother died in 2005 and procrastination is one of my brothers strong characteristics.I had power of attorney and was executor for her.When I studied probate
for the role of executor,I read that,in Florida, if Everything could be kept out of probate for two years it did not have to go through probate.So I methodically paid what had to be (with my own money) and cleared other debts until she owed nothing to anybody and I never went through probate for anything.
The problem is,I can not find the forms,especially that pertaining to executor,that all living family signed at that time.My brothers death was so unexpected that we never got around to discussing such so I need to know which forms I need to show that I handled my mothers and that I am the last close member of our family.We have one grand- mother left and one half sister.
What form do I need to prepare? As it stands now all I can do is guess but there is no one else and the bank will only tell the named death beneficiary if they are or are not the beneficiary (which seems really stupid if you want my thoughts on it.
Please reply as soon as you can,