How to obtain a certified letter of guardianship?
I am not the guardian. I am the father of a minor child whose mother, my wife passed away. She left some money in an account with his name and his sister, the bank wants a certified letter of guardianship from me but I don't know where to start. He is my child. His mom passed away with cancer. I am in Wyoming and the bank in question is in Jacksonville Florida.
My father passed away and he did not put my name on his bank
Hello, my father passed away and he did not put my name on his bank account. I am an only child, he was not married, and he had no other assets other than a small investment account that he did put my name on. How do I go about getting control of his bank account in Saint Louis MO?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
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Re Estate Law & Legal Malpractice I was widowed in 2014 by
re Estate Law & Legal MalpracticeI was widowed in 2014 by my postal worker husband David X who left a large (federal) Thrift Savings Plan ('TSP') account. There was a will and a Georgia attorney is handling the estate. But the savings account is outside the estate (it cannot be willed and any "settlement agreement" has no weight.There are 7 "heirs at law" for the estate; myself 6 adult children (from his previous marriages). One adult sons, say 'Sherm', immediately arranged a fraudulent (yet 'official') State of Georgia Death Certificate erroneously listing David as Divorced. Then he hurriedly filed a fraudulent claim with TSP using the fraudulent DC & got the (low 6 figure) savings. He did so while I was still awaiting for correction of the Death Certificate . I eventually filed a claim with TSP but it was denied based on 5 CFR 1651.18 "Payment to one bars payment of another".I filed a fraud complaint with TSP against Sherm; but the agency plays hard ball and tells me to file a federal Tort Claims suit.Adult son Sherm's success was possible only due to negligence, actions and acts of omission by the estate attorney.(Fortunately many of the attorney's actions & inactions causing me to lose the savings are documented in his emails to me.)QUESTION: So do *I*, an "heir at law" to the estate, who lost my husband's savings due this attorney, have a case for Legal Malpractice? I understand one element is 'duty' -- "that the attorney must have owed me a duty to act properly"1. am the estate attorney's client ? and/or2. does he have a duty to me, an "heir at law" ?
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.
My 25 year old son passed away in May, he did not have a
My 25 year old son passed away in May, he did not have a will so I had to file a small estate affidavit. It was rejected because his father did not sign it. My son and myself lived in the same household and his father has not been involved in his life at all. I called and asked his father to sign off on the affidavit but he refuses to do so. Do I have any other options?
A taxpayer passes away on July 12, 2015. He has an S
A taxpayer passes away on July 12, 2015. He has an S Corporation. In his will he states that corporation and its assets go to his girl friend. His girl friend is also the signatory of the corporation bank account. The court has appointed deceased taxpayer's daughter as the Estate Administrator. Is the Corporation under the Estate? The Administrator is preparing the Corporation tax returns. The girl friend thinks that since she is the signatory to the bank account, she can spend the corporation bank account funds not only for the corporation but also for her personal needs since she thinks that corporation is going to be hers any. Distribution of Estate assets has not taken place. How will Administrator handle this situation?Can the Administrator liquidate the Corporation? Can the Estate Administrator freeze the bank account?
Need to transfer vehicle title when owners are deceased.
Need to transfer vehicle title when owners are deceased. Will did not specify the vehicle. My sister and I are the surviving children, have death certificates. Someone told me could do a power of attorney via the DMV, but not sure what exactly needs to be done.