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Is it legal in PA for the estates executor to make decisions

Is it legal in PA for the estates executor to make decisions for all the inheritants?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is in Pennsylvania.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: My brother died three years ago and left his property to his four siblings. A will was found but the person appointed executor could not be found and was assumed deceased. My other brother hired an estate attorney and he was appointed the executor. Is he legally permitted to make decisions for all the heirs without consulting these heirs?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, my brother and the other heirs live in Pennsylvania. I reside in Mexico.

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My mother recently died in KS. She had a living trust and

My mother recently died in KS. She had a living trust and pour-over will. I have received letters from her medical and life insurance companies asking for "letters testamentary" or "letters of administration." Since there is no probate, what can I provide to the companies as a substitute? -- JKM

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My husband's brother died in June 2016 in Kansas City, MO.

My husband's brother died in June 2016 in Kansas City, MO. We live in Indiana. The brother's bank has contacted us about a safety deposit of which the contents were to be given to my husband upon his brother's death. They also told my husband there is some money in bank accounts that was to be left to a sister that has died before him in Oct 2015. The bank has said we need forms from Mo but they won't tell us what forms or how to get this taken care of. Can you direct us since we are out of state from the brother.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Just the death certificates for both siblings. We can't get info to know how to proceed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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If my husband had will prior to our marriage in another

If my husband had will prior to our marriage in another state leaving all to that person does that stand if he has had no cotact with that person since ? He died without will in flordia he only owned a camper( lastvregistered ohio) and personal items what needs to happen regarding settling estate?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: He lived in flordia last 15 years but prior to that ohioJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: I had power of attorney , he signed life insurance over , and a letter saying he didntbwantbhis son to get anythingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much does this cost ?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: I didnt get it yet

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Texas matter. I have a situation where a man dies intestate,

Texas matter. I have a situation where a man dies intestate, no spouse, no children, no parents. He has a full blooded sister and a half-blood brother. The deceased was a beneficiary under a "special needs trust." The trust distribution says Upon termination of the Trust, the Trustee shall distribute the corpus and any undistributed income of the trust to the Beneficiary's descendants, per stirpes, and if the Beneficiary has no descendants who are then living, to the Beneficiary's siblings, who are then surviving, if any. A court has determined heirship finding the whole blooded sister is entitled to 2/3 of the estate of the decedent and the half-blood brother entitled to 1/3. Since the trust property was not titled in the decedent's name, how is the trust property distributed? thank youJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: texasJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Judgment Determining Heirship and irrevocable trustJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My father passed away and my sister is the executer of his

My father passed away and my sister is the executer of his will. All assets will be split between the 3 siblings after his debts are paid. This entails selling his house and assets. In the mean time my sister who was somewhat homeless has moved into his home, is driving his car as she does not have one and holding up the process of getting the house sold. Also using funds from his bank accounts etc. What can my brother and I do to get her to clear her stuff out of the house etc so things can move forwardJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IdahoJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: His will. She says she is handling probate, but so far we see no evidence of that. She threatens us with an un-named lawyer but we have no clue who that might be. In the mean time I suspect that she is driving his car without insurance as he is dead and she has no way to get insurance on a car she does not on and that has a lien holder.. I could go on an onJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How can we find out what documents have been filed or even if she has completed anything to date other than just live at his houseJA: Got it. Would you like to talk to the Estate Lawyer within minutes for $56 or stick with $46 and get an answer in an hour or two? The entire amount is fully refundable if you aren't satisfied.Customer: ...

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My father died without a will and I was the estate

Hi there. My father died without a will and I was the estate administrator. I just got a call from the bank where I had the estate assets and was notified that one of my siblings did not cash her check. The check was good for 6 months. I emailed her, phoned her and sent a FB message and non were answered. Do I reissue the check via certified letter or do I simply redistribute the money to the rest of my sibs? She initially said she didn't want any inheritance so this might be her passive way of not receiving it.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The check not being cashed or the estate?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We have been though probate

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Can an executor delegate some of the estate administration

can an executor delegate some of the estate administration duties to the successor executor in California?JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: None - just general question. Will names sibling 1 as executor and sibling 2 as executor if 1 "ceases to act". So can 1 "cease to act" as to specific tasks and delegate them to 2?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: NOpe/

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My grandmother passed and we would like to give her car to a

My grandmother passed and we would like to give her car to a grandson. We need to know how to transfer the titleJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OklahomaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: We have a title to the car a death certificate and a will. The will does not specify the carJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The caar is in Oklahoma the grandson resides in Texas

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