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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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Doctoral Degree

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I have recently moved to Florida and need to update my will,

I have recently moved to Florida and need to update my will, etc. Can I make hand-written changes with my initials and will this be considered legal? I don't have a lot of money to pay a lawyer. Thank you

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Marsha411JD

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With the excellent help I got here about the content of my

With the excellent help I got here about the content of my Georgia Last Will, I may not have paid enough attention to the legal format. My completed will is now signed, notarized and in the hands of my Personal Representative in another state. However, in looking it over and comparing it to my mother's will, I noticed the Will I prepared for myself does not have numbered pages, and my individual signature or initials are not on each individual page. Could this present any legal objections by heirs or the Probate Court in Georgia? The Will is also signed in black (not blue) ink..does that matter? If a situation occurs where my Executor changes his mind about being my PR, what is the charge for an attorney to be my PR...is that a flat fee, hourly, or percentage of the estate?

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jb156200

Associate Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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Mom aged 83, living in assisted living in, asked me 3 years

Mom aged 83, living in assisted living in Virginia, asked me 3 years ago when she wrote up a VERY SIMPLE Revokable Trust to be her Gen'l POA, Medical POA, Trustee and Executor. Prior to that it was assumed it would be my brother since he was the Executor of my Dads (VERY SIMPLE) estate when he died 15 years go. My mother chose to go the other route since my brother has some health issues, and since I live literally 1/2 mile from my mom and I am her main caregiver etc. My brother who has been very upset about Mom even getting a trust - he claims he doesn't understand the need etc, has been badgering me for these last 3 years about why, what's in it, who are the beneficiaries etc. Since mom entrusted me with the "posession" of her Trust papers he feels he has the right as a beneficiary (while she is STILL Alive - and hasn't resigned the trust to me yet) to see everything in the Trust documents AND a copy of the will since he is a beneficiary along w/ myself and my two other sisters. He harassed mom's lawyer so much he will no longer take my brothers calls, and frankly she doesn't feel the need for him to be involved with it at this point. Recently again, he wrote me a 6 page hand written letter including a copy of a "newsletter" - which he hoped would help me see what my role is - (The newsletter was regarding post-mortem not while living). If mom doesn't feel the need for him to have a copy, and her lawyer wont take his calls anymore, can he technically continue to harass me about this? Am I responsible to give him all these copies of things he wants now? How can I get him to stop? As I said it is VERY simple. Not funded with anything strange or unknown to the family. Thank you.

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

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Sold my truck to someone signed over pink slip only have a

Sold my truck to someone signed over pink slip only have a handwritten note with both our signatures saying he will pay now he won't what do I do is it worth the hassle of court

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Infolawyer

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Juris Doctor.

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My uncle passed away in 2013 with no will. He had no

Hello,My uncle passed away in 2013 with no will. He had no children, was never married and his parents are deceased. A statement of intent from 1997 was found last year. The estate has remained untouched due to a caveat filed. The statement of intent states that 70% of monetary assets go to one brother and 30% go to a sister, not mentioning a second sister or my father (deceased brother). I received court papers stating that I am a party of interest in the matter.I would like to know how I should proceed with this. I know the estate has a significant amount of money / home. Do I have any rights to this. A court date is scheduled on July 5 2016 in Toms River NJ.

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Dwayne B.

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My aunt recently passed away. She was never married and has

HiMy aunt recently passed away. She was never married and has 1 living brother (my father). She does not have a written will. My father has some concerns that the living spouses and/or children of his and her 2 deceased brothers are entitled to portions of her estate. Is this the case?

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Roger

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