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My sister passed away about two years ago. Her husband died

My sister passed away about two years ago. Her husband died several years earlier. They had no children. Out of 18 siblings I'm the only one surviving. My sister wanted me to take care of her affairs after her death . I was her power of attorney and took care of her will after she passed away. We did'nt know anything about a executor. 2 years after we buried her social security sent me a letter that there was money due to her. I filled out the social security form and sent it back. I explained that I helped my sister take care of her affairs. I was in charge of her finances and wrote and signed her checks to pay her bills. Veterans affairs and Black lung was financial helping so I could take care her when She needed 24 hour care. I reported to Veteran's and Black Lung about her finances regularly to answer to show that their money was going for my sister's care. Social Security states that $8,000.00 was due to her and they say I'm not entitled to this money because I was not appointed executor. Social Security said it was their money now. I told them that it was't fair because I took care her over 6 years before I had to put her in a 24 hour care facility and stayed with her at night' because she was scared at night. It just don't seem fair.Lorene Grose

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Barrister

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My mom passed away over two months ago and she had no will.

Hello my mom passed away over two months ago and she had no will. Neither me or my brothers want the responsibility of being and executor through the court system. She had/ has a home that she owes way more then it is worth. Her long time companion wants the ,car however we are worried that signing it over to him would tie us to the house or any debt she might of had. We all decided to let the house go let it be forclosed on. So my question would be can it put us at risk signing car to him with the mortgage company? Is it two separate things to apply for administrator of car and house ? Can you please explain how all this work please if and if there is any risk to me and my brothers if we do this for him ? And if you need to know this is in NJ Thanks

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Christopher B, Esq

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I am the administrator / sole heir of my mother who passed

I am the administrator / sole heir of my mother who passed away in California. Order of final distribution is complete. My problem is... I have a step brother who took a title to a vehicle in Minnesota. In order to get the title and vehicle back the DMV .. Dept of Public Safety wants a court order proving I am entitled to the vehicle. Well my CA certified Order for Distribution is not going to work as they wont accept it ... not in their jurisdiction? So now how do I go about getting a court order in Minnesota without having to go thru Ancillary probate. It's only the title and vehicle I want given back to my the rightful owner. Is their a way to submit my current letters of testamentary and Final distribution to be able to exercise power to assets in Minnestoa

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My dad passed away last month and left me a considerable

My dad passed away last month and left me a considerable estate (6 figures). The executor refuses to talk to me! How can I hold the executor accountable and be sure I get what I am entitled to? I would like an accounting of the assets of the estate from a CPA

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Barrister

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My husband is deceased. The automobile insurance money from

My husband is deceased. The automobile insurance money from the person that killed him paid $50,000 to "the estate of". I reimbursed for funeral expenses and paid outstanding cc bills but will have approximately $35k left. How do I transfer that money to myself or grandchildren without paying taxes?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in? When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I do have an attorney that set up the estateJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no

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My Mother in Law passed away on 4/1/2014 without a will. On

My Mother in Law passed away on 4/1/2014 without a will.On 4/15/2015 my wife was appointed Administrator of the Estate.After paying all bills on the estate and selling her house we sentout release forms and the amount each beneficiary will receive.One of the 3 beneficiary's wants an accounting from the dateof death until now. I was told the Administrator is responsiblefrom the date they are appointed forward. Trying to get informationon accounts and transactions from 4/1/2014 to 4/15/2015 willbe costly and difficult.Thank You Bernard Schmidt

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My brother is deceased and the bank is asking for a letter

My brother is deceased and the bank is asking for a letter of testimony. Can I print out a form letter?JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: I'm in NY. My brother kived in TN.JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: His death certificate, a small estate affidavit. I had his POA before his death but they told me after the fact that he should have signed a POD form. All that he has left is a small amount in his checking account.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you.

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I am executor for my uncle's will. I saw a message on

I am executor for my uncle's will. I saw a message on internet that usual executor reimbursement for Texas was 5% of estate. His estate is small, so this fee would not amount to much. Can I charge by itemizing time (He had a reverse mortgage that I had to make numerous phone calls about, DISH network that I fought with for ages, several creditors that required numerous phone calls, plus driving 100 miles round trip to his house to clean it out, talk with bank, cut off utilities, etc.) If I can itemize these expenses and use that instead of the standard 5%, how much do I charge for hour of time (travel, phone, emails, etc.). Do I also charge for gas (I have dates and know total mileage but not always start/stop odometer readings.) Thanks

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RobertJDFL

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Reside in WI. Dealing with father-in-laws estate. His wife

Reside in WI. Dealing with father-in-laws estate. His wife is still living but in assisted living facility. My husband is the personal representative.Can we settle probate if the house was left to 3 family members or do we have to have only one owner?We are interested in selling the home but because of community resources utilized by my husbands step-mother she does not want any funds from the sale of the home. I know she could do a quit claim under normal circumstances but because she is receiving government assistance does she still have the option of doing this?Can one person take a home equity loan on the house - there is no mortgage - and use those funds to "buy" the home from the other parties?

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