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Our executor is also a benefactor in the will, he gets an

our executor is also a benefactor in the will, he gets an even division of the remaining proceeds whenever he decides to divide. He is charging the estate 5% for all the monies that come in each month and the total amount of each check that he writes. Is this okay

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I'm the sole beneficiary of an estate out of TN. The house

I'm the sole beneficiary of an estate out of TN. The house with all of its contents were sold. All that's left is a property in Virginia that is being transferred into my name and the attorney the executor hired says they had to open an ancillary probate in VA, which they did. The executor and attorney are getting a percent commission of the estate. So my question is what percent commission will they get in TN? Also is it normal for the attorney to get a percent commission? If the property in Virginia has to have a separate probate opened do they use that property value to calculate the executor and attorney fees out of TN? Estate total value is 750K the property in Virginia is worth 450K.

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I am a beneficiary and my two sisters are my trustees. I'm

I am a beneficiary and my two sisters are my trustees. I'm originally from Ga and that where they live now. I reside in AL now. My father made a will and my two sisters being the trustees give me money when they at their discretion, My dad passed in 2012 and they gave me most of my money in the beginning and my husband got sick with cancer I was paying most of the bills here . Sorry this is so long. He passed away last year and now I'm a widow and the trustees treat me extremely bad and slander me . I have a little money left and one sister said that she was going to save out 10,000 from my trust to bury me. I told her she can't do this as it isn't written down in the will. I am also very sick with a dangerous disease and they never keep in touch with me and most of the time will not answer my calls. I'm in fear for my safety also.., Do the truestees also have to look out for my welfare , not with my money left but just because I'm here alone with no family.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: In AL now but the will was made out in GAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I also have 4 sisters me being the youngest.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: They have never sent me any papers whatsoever or told me they were keeping records and accounts on my funds. I'm in the dark.

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I am in the middle of an estate dispute, meeting with lawyer

I am in the middle of an estate dispute, meeting with lawyer in three days. Three sisters inherited finances and property, two different Fl. trusts. There is no dispute over finances: to be divided equally in thirds. One sister and husband is interested in purchasing the house and property in NJ but have suggested they have an appraisal significantly lower than the market valued appraisal, $850,000.00. We have suggested they can purchase at 26% less than the market value. Since the two of us hope to settle quickly without going to court we plan to accept an offer less than we expect. Obviously emotions are heated. In cases like this are there usually counter offers or from your experience is it hopeless and perhaps we should cut our losses and accept their offer regardless how low?

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In new Jersey, my father in law passed away. He named s

In new Jersey, my father in law passed away. He named his three sons but my husband passed away before him. Do I get his share of estate? His brothers want me to have it. What to do special for me to receive? It states that survivor of any of them was also executor. They were all co executors.Thanks

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I was married years, had 4 kids [now all grown], lived in

I was married for 25 years, had 4 kids [now all grown], lived in Texas. While married, we owned a little lake lot [value less than 1k] near where we lived. We moved to Arkansas and divorced a couple years later, 2009. My ex got the TX lake lot in the divorce. I am pretty sure there was nothing done is TX as far as changing the deed or anything -- he wasn't much for paperwork.A year after the divorce, he had a heart attack and died without a will. To save my kids from the hassle, I became executor. He owned a business that was bankrupt, so lots of dept and no estate proceeds. The Arkansas lawyer knew about the lake lot, but [I guess] she did not want to deal with out of state property. I was so overwhelmed with trying to close out his business and the estate, I did not press the issue. The estate was eventually settled and closed.So the question now is what to do with the lake lot. My AR attorney later told me I would have to hire a TX attorney to sort it out, which of course I would have to pay for. I am already paying homeowner fees and taxes on the lot out-of-pocket even though I don't think I am the owner. Someone else said to just walk away from it, and it will be eventually taken by the county for taxes owed or the HOA will get a judgement against it. Losing it would be fine -- neither my kids or I want it. But I value my credit, and don't know for sure that I wouldn't be held personally liable either as a former owner or executor of the estate. Or worse, my kids would somehow get mixed up in a legal mess since they are technically the 'heirs' [that was a laugh].So the question: Who owns the lot, and what can I do to get rid of it?Thanks.

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I have been divorced years the mobile home bought together

i have been divorced for 14 years the mobile home bought together needs to be returned to leanholder there is no will and exhusband died 4 years ago but my name is ***** ***** paperwork the judge told my ex he was to pay for the home since i didnt want it now i need to understand what i need to do to keep the loan company fromtaking me to cleaners since ex had no will or power of attourneyto sell home it has to be seperated in estate i just want to get my name cleared of his messwhat do i do

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My brother is a lawyer and has been appointed executor in

My brother is a lawyer and has been appointed executor in most family wills for over 20 years. however he has also committed ongoing patterns of malfeasance toward the courts and toward various intended beneficiaries. in addition he breached fiduciary as a trustee of a trust and lost $140K of 200K thru carelessness, intermingling of funds and breach of fiduciary. And he wrote a two lined will for my 87 year old grandfather, appointing himself executor and sole beneficiary~Now I am shocked to see he has been appointed executor of my 70 year old sister's will, as well as beneficiary to some degree. He refuses to let me see the will and I don't believe he has filed it-- or any other family probate. My sister is a widow with no children- I am the only other natural heir. My sister and I are not estranged. Can I get him removed from the all powerful executor post? And don't I have the right to see the will? When my mother made her will, my brother violently forced me to show him her will. What recourse do I have. Remember he has also committed fraud on the courts as a court officer- he is extremely dishonest but appears like a wolf in sheep's clothing

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I am seperated from my husband but not a legal seperation. i

hi i am seperated from my husband but not a legal seperation. i have found out he has died and i need to know if i can see if he has any money in his account to bury him. i don't have the money to bury him, my name is ***** ***** his accounts and if i can go and get his belonging out of his apartment?

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