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My mother in law has a living trust leaving a portion of her

My mother in law has a living trust leaving a portion of her property to her son upon her death. Her son is my husband. There are 3 dwellings on the property. He will inherit the dwelling that has been our home for 20 plus years. His sisters will inherit the other two. His mother is elderly, however my husband is not well either. If he dies before his mother, do I or our children have any rights to his portion of his inheritance? Is there anything we can do to ensure this will happen. His mother has Alzheimers and is not able to change her trust at this time,

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When legal fees are filed and they are awarded client, does

When legal fees are filed and they are awarded for the client, does the law firm receive the check even though the client has paid the law firm in full? Can a client request for the Courts or have her attorney request to the Courts to send him or her a check instead of the lawfirm?

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My wife passed away after 10 yrs of marriage. She has two

My wife passed away after 10 yrs of marriage. She has two sons from previous relationship and we have a 9yr old daughter together. Of course she had no will so we are currently going through the probate process. Her youngest son, 21, still lives here at home. Her oldest son, 27, does not live here but informed me yesterday that not only is he moving back home he is moving into the master bedroom. What should I do?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: a littleJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: NoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Our mother died 2 year's ago this past April, my sister was

Our mother died 2 year's ago this past April, my sister was the executor of her estate and was in charge of her care, when we would ask her about Mama all she would tell us was the state of her mental and physical health, if she was asked about bills she would say they where being taken care of, so we assumed that mama's social security, savings, retirement and the sale of her belongings were taking care of everything. We found out recently that wasn't the case. After mama's death the house and land that belonged to our parents was supposed to be sold and split between 4 siblings, but because our sister kept the knowledge of how Mama s bills and things were being paid for from us and didn't give us the opportunity to help pay for mama's care she is saying that we have no claim to the house and property, we were wondering if we could do anything since she wasn't up front with us.

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This questions is in regard to my sister's house and now

This questions is in regard to my sister's house and now that her children are legal adults.1998, she purchased a home and had her husband sign a disclaimer deed (the builder had them) which is still on file at the country. Disclaiming any ownership then or in future. She was in the process of a divorce when she passed away in 2001. Now that the two children are 19 and almost 18, I question if this home should be titled to them? (she did not have a will so all property would go to the husband yet he signed a disclaimer deed which I would think the next of kin would be her children to receive)It still shows her as the tax owner and since the time of her death, the kids father refinanced the mortgage in his name BUT he has lived off of her social security death benefits since the time of her death. Benefits left for the children yet he used them to pay the mortgage, qualify for the refi etc. As such, can the children claim this house as their own?

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Parents died left me $ in will, now six years later i

parents died left me $ in will, now six years later i received a letter requestingi sign, notoarize and return (receipt and release) beofre i get money. is this normal? sould i say send me the moeny and i'll send their release?

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I guess I was looking less general answer. I released the

I guess I was looking for a less general answer. I released the Independent administrator but lined out the part about the attorney...who I had no dealings with. It seems odd that I need to indemnify him not knowing what he did or may have done wrong, since I didn't hire him and he made it clear that he did not represent me. Why would my release of the attorney have any thing to do with the closing. Since formal closings are optional in Texas. Do courts require the non clients to release the estate attorney and his law firm Seems like overkill since being a non client I cannot sue for malpractice

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Is it proper Texas estate attorney to demand that the non

is it proper for a Texas estate attorney to demand that the non client heirs sign a release after distribution not only for the independent administrator but for the attorney and his law firm? He says more legal cost if we don't.Why is it not enough to just release the independent administrator since the attorney was his and the attorney was not the heirs attorney and did not provide any legal service to the heirs. What recourse do the non client heirs have?

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I am a benificiary on my Uncles trust who just passed away

I am a benificiary on my Uncles trust who just passed away this past March. My sister who I have not spoken to on over a year is the trustee with my other sister Leslie Pech is the co-trustee. When Alison sent me a letter to get a copy of the trust it had to be by certified mail. So I sent it to her and she did not pick it up. So I sent her a text that I was sending her a new one could she please pick it up. When I received it there were numerous and I mean numerous pages missing including the name and number of the lawyer.Of course my other sister sent it to me and you would not believe what it said... They both are to get 1/3 of the trust and another 1/3 which is hidden in an account I have no idea what it is.Mo have had a bad back for numerous years and am having another surgery on 9/7 this year. This whole trust is extremely unfair, showing favoritism to my other sister who is the co-trustee. On page 5 there is a portion that reads the following...despite the forgoing distribution provisions , the trustee may delay any distribution until a time no later than beneficiaries death if the trustee determines that is reasonably certain that the distributions are not in the beneficiaries best interests because the beneficiary is incompetent, suffers from substance abuse or because Beneficiaries financial circumstances are such that failure to delay distributions will actually reduce the trust benefits to the BeneficiRy. This is totally against me because she doesn't like me.. She is definatly showing favoritism to the co/trustee and this is perjury on her part. I haven't even spoken from her for over a year because we do not get along and she has been untrustworthy. I am about to go to the DAs office on Monday to present this. I am also going to contest this . My Uncle had dimencia and had people come to his house 5 hours a day because he couldn't take care of him.. Please help Abdrea(###) ###-####

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