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My mother passed away, in Tucson, AZ on Jan. 2, 2017. Her

My mother passed away, in Tucson, AZ on Jan. 2, 2017. Her estate was $78K. We were told she needed no probate or executrix. NOW I am being told by my cousin that Chase bank told her she has to be declared executrix before the estate can disburse funds. Is that true?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The will was on record, I believe.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If I'm being lied to, can I challenge the will & have this cousin cut out?

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My mother-in-law made a will naming my wife and her brother

My mother-in-law made a will naming my wife and her brother as a beneficiary. She remarried but never updated her will. She has now passed away. Does the new husband inherit the estate or does the will stand? She was a resident of Alabama.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AlabamaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The will was prepared by an attorney. She just passed a few days ago. Nothing has been filed yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. Thank you

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Has Texas adopted the Uniform Transfer-On-Death Security

Has Texas adopted the Uniform Transfer-On-Death Security Registration Act as of 2/01/2017. If not, what can a resident Texan do to transfer their securities upon death to avoid probate ? Thanks in advance.

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My wife and I had a yard sale. A local consignor came to it,

My wife and I had a yard sale. A local consignor came to it, loaded up a number of items, bargained to buy more and pick them up later. She wrote a check for the items which bounced. Prior to the check bouncing she wrote up a contract to consign a number of other items (primarily nice furniture). Before her check bounced she had picked up all the items she initially bought and wrote a contract to consign the others. We've tried multiple times to get her to pay up on the first check and cover the bad check charge, but she has delivered only empty promises. We're going to send her a certified demand letter about the original check, but I'm wondering if we can threaten her with theft by deception since she took other things for consignment and now we can't trust her to give us our share if she sells them.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia. The deal was made in Glynn county and this woman's business and domicile are in Brantley county.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. My wife has made phone calls, sent text messages, made arrangements to meet with this woman to get cash--and we've still not been paid. It's been a month since the sale.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'd like to resolve this at a low level. I don't think the value of the consigned items merits a lawsuit, but I do feel like I've been cheated out of the original money ($393 with the bad check charges) and several hundred more dollars that the consignment of the other items would bring.

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My husband is in the Navy. We've moved around often. He is

My husband is in the Navy. We've moved around often. He is currently stationed in Washington D.C., and we live in Virginia.We are ORIGINALLY from CA. We have lived in many states and have always paid CA taxes yearly.This past year, we did something drastically different. We purchased a house in VA.We have property in CA as well...but we are currently renting them out.VA has a personal property tax on vehicles.This is what it says..."Active duty military personnel who claim Virginia as their legal residence are NOT exempt from the personal property tax and license fee."Since we purchased a house in VA, does that make us legal residences in VA?We are not planning on living here past his orders.We just didn't want to pay high rent here anymore and our monthly mortgage was less than rent.

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I am executor of my father's estate. Everything of the

I am executor of my father's estate. Everything of the estate has been finalized except the sale of a timeshare. There are 5 people to share the money. I want to buy the timeshare for more than it would probably sell for. One member of the estate wants us to sell it to someone else. The other members want their money. The one member will not answer letters or phone calls. Do I try certified mail? Can i determine a fair amount and distribute the money without her approval? This has been going on for several months and I'm very frustrated. Can you please send me some advice? Thank you ***** ***@******.***JA: Have you thoroughly reviewed the contract?Customer: Yes, I've been told it's not really part of the estate, but I promised my dad I would take care of it. The member considers it part of the estate. Dad died 2 years ago and everything else was handled a year ago.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: What do you mean by filed or reported? I have spoken to ssales agency in north carolina.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, I just need to know how to contact this member and if I can decide on a fair price and distribute without her input if she refuses to respond to me. I really would like to have this problem over with . Thank you

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The court transcript does not read much like what you said.

The court transcript does not read much like what you said. Much of it is questions from the judge and my answers regarding the split of property and assets which was previously agreed to in a notarized document between my wife and I and really is not part of the court's decision. I have attached a scanned copy of the transcript. Can you highlight the areas I am supposed to use please?

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Louisiana: My daughter was in an accident and it was her

Louisiana: My daughter was in an accident and it was her fault. The lady she hit was in the hospital for several days and has medical bills beyond our coverage. The car was in my name. My wife in not my daughters mother. My wife also has a home basically paid off which is in her name only. She had it before we married. How can I protect our assets?

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In hosting this musical tribute to Prince (who is deceased),

Hello again, in hosting this musical tribute to Prince (who is deceased), and his Estate owns the rights 2 His Image and likeness and name, would we still need permission to mention his name, Could we say "Diamonds and Pearls" A Tribute to the Music of Prince... mentioning his name only as in th the event description vs using his name as part of the event title..is this ok, or is that crossing the line?

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