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Ms., My mother (86) had her copy of her will stolen some

Hi Ms. Wilson,JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: My mother (86) had her copy of her will stolen some years ago, but just realized it recently. A law firm in Denver did the will with her and my father at least before 1989.JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: She is in Colorado.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My question is, is there a record kept, by the state, of wills that people have made?

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RobertJDFL

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My ex-husband passed away in September, state of Va. he made

my name is ***** ***** ex-husband passed away in September, state of Va. he made a handwritten will and it was witnessed by two people but not notarized. I obtained a copy of the will and noticed that one of the witnesses was a relative (niece). The court accepted the will for probate. Just trying to figure out if my children can contest the will since it was witnessed by a relative. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: He left his entire estate to his current wife but made no provisions for our two daughters unless his current wife was deceased at the time of his death, which she is not.

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My father passed away in colorado on sunday and i am his

My father passed away in colorado on sunday and i am his only next of kin...He did not have a will but his friends say that he has a piece of paper (not notarized) stating that they receive some of his property. How do I handle this?

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RobertJDFL

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I am disabled. My mother passed away and left me the house.

I am disabled. My mother passed away and left me the house. The will wasn't finalized so it's mine and my sisters house. Her house is apart of this too which half of it is mine. I am filling out a Probate form.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Charlottesville VirginiaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: an in finished willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My sister and I agree to have a new deed of trust made up in my name

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Roger

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Ms. Parents / (my Grandparents) passed away 35+ years ago.

Hello, Ms Wilson. Parents / (my Grandparents) passed away 35+ years ago. They owned a home in Pennsylvania (Washington County) - it is vacant; the deed remains in the deceased names. The Heirs wish to disassociate from this estate. Do we need to go through a probate lawyer or is there a legal form we might submit on our own? Please advise.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Ma'am, I wrote that information in my question so I don't quite understand. Are you asking where the heirs live?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There was a handwritten will passing the house to the heirs but no one wants it.

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Ely

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My mom left her last will and testament handwritten

My mom left her last will and testament handwritten notarized and three witnesses. Yet my brother gave me a.copy. None of the will has been carried out per my moms wishes do inopened up my copy only to find it typed. But witnesses signature on bottom. And a barely deciphered stamp from a notary. Which could have been redone. Scanned. Etc. how do you find out

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Barrister

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This is a continuation of my first question: Apparently now

This is a continuation of my first question: Apparently now there is a will. Today I was served with a copy of my Father's (handwritten) will along with a cover letter from an attorney stating the will has named me and that I am to receive nothing of my Father's estate and also that my Father's sister has been names Personal Representative of my Father's estate. I tried to determine if the will is considered valid or permissible in Washington State. I read conflicting articles. Some say yes, handwritten will are acceptable as long as they meet certain criteria. Other articles say no. Is a handwritten will accepted by the courts in Washington State.

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RobertJDFL

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Deceased family member left what looks like to be a will

Deceased family member left what looks like to be a will behind, but is a hand-written paper that is not legalized or on file with county court. State of Washington. What legitimacy does this document carry? What does WA state law concerning wills and intestancy?

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Ely

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In 2008 I inherited 50/50 of my mothers properties with my

In 2008 I inherited 50/50 of my mothers properties with my sister. She was the trustee of trust. She wanted to buy out 1 of the properties from me & my share of it was to go towards purchasing a mobile home for our brother to live in with it to be put in both our names as other property was. I signed over a quick claim deed to the property she wanted & she sent me a copy of title to trailer purchased with my name hand written in as owners along with her name that was typed. Found out later she never added my name to title just hers is on it. Am I just out my share of $25,000 that was suppose to be used to purchase trailer & put into both our names?

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Barrister

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