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My sister passed, 3 years ago. her estate she left, was from

my sister passed, 3 years ago. her estate she left, was from her TIAA-CREFinsurance. i understand that , in oJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: she died in new york, but i did not finish my question. we were told that checks from her pension plan takes about 4-6 weeks. but, a codicil was drawn up, because my sister died before her common law husband. eventually, he also died 2016 in november. while he was alive the persons listed on her will, received $50.000 each. after. he deceased, his daughter transferred the case to another attorney. there is a balance due to the beneficiaries. i know, that her common husband left her about one million dollars because she called to my attention. is it legal to drawn up a codicil and attached it to a will, while monies are pending?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: i know a codicil was filed and returned, because the attorney handling her case spoke with me. after, my brother-in law expired, it turns out that i am the next executor. i know they were waiting for the codicil submitted to court, according to the office rep.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes, when i last spoke to the attorney handling my sisters estate, there was a pause on the phone, because i had mentioned a codicil. he just said hold on, I'll recheck the husband will. please advise, i dont want this to get ugly, but my sister devoted herself to this person, neglecting her own health.

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When my grandmother died, my Mother received approx. 80

When my grandmother died, my Mother received approx. 80 acres of land and her house which sat on the land. Upon my Mother's death in 1994, 3 siblings and myself inherited all her assets equally, 1/4 interest for each. My brother is wanting to pay us for our share this year. My share will be a buyout of $100,000. My Mother and 3 siblings lived/live in Missouri and I am a resident of Indiana. Is the inheritance law still in effect or will I have to pay taxes upon this sale of my share?

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My understanding is that a financial POA must make financial

My understanding is that a financial POA must make financial and legal decisions according to what the Principal wants. However, if a principal is diagnosed as mentally incapacitated and no longer able to make decisions, what would keep the POA from being able to make whatever decisions the POA wanted instead, since no one could say for sure what the Principal wants anymore?

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I have a mother whom lives in Japan and is a Japanese

Good Evening,JA: Hi. What do you want help with?Customer: I have a mother whom lives in Japan and is a Japanese nationality, I received a called from Japan on the 16 th December from a third party real estate person that my mother had passed away that night, I was very shocked only because I had just spoke to my mon < 3 weeks ago and she seem fine. I recieved an email the next day stating the situation that they needed permission to remove her furniture and personal belongings. They also mentioned that she was paid up on her rent for the month of December however something needed to be done by or before January 2017, and they wanted my instruction on what to do with her items. The question I have is I emailed back to them that I have a friend in Japan from the same town Kawaguchi that is like family who I give permission to get the furniture and do what she would like with it but I want all of my mothers personal items to be sent to me or I can give authorization to my friend to get this and I would send her money to mail to me. Ok now thats fine however now they have found someone whom says she is my mothers younger sister and gave her all rights to all of my mothers items because she was closer in town. I need to know the law in japan on a decease who is the next of kin that should receive the decease personal items. I live in California and I have purchased my ticket along with my brother to go to Japan and argue this issue. Please advise me of this issue. I'm very upset and very confused please help me Janette EllisJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Kawaguchi City Saitama Ken JapanJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: all emails that were sent to me originally stating they wanted my permission to advise what I want to doJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have more to tell, I'm just so strained on this now I have to go and fight for my mothers items. for now this is all

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My stepmother and I are named as the inheritors of a real

My stepmother and I are named as the inheritors of a real estate property in China that my late father purchased. She would like me to sign a release of interest on the property so she can sell it herself (I'm ok with this). She states that I need to send a copy of my birth certificate and passport to a third-party immigration service (not a law office) in New York to draw up the paperwork to release my interest, then we need to take that paperwork to the Chinese Consulate in New York. Is this the correct process? Should I be worried about sending copies of birth certificate and passport to an unknown "immigration service"?

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Both of my parents are deceased. When my dad passed he did

Both of my parents are deceased. When my dad passed he did not have a will. There are 5 children. 2 from a previous marriage and 3 with my mom. We can not agree on anything with their house...or any belongings for that matter Can my husband and I move into the house without threat of one of the other siblings throwing me out?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We had hired an attorney and was getting everything ready to go to court. My sister was handling all of that, then decided she didn't want to. So now we are at a standstill.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The lawyer has not filed any paperwork with the court as of now

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My dad passed away last month. I am wanting to educate

Hello, my dad passed away last month. I am wanting to educate myself on the process of probate law in Ky. He had no will. My step mom says she is owed all his stuff but I know my dad would want me to have something. I understand that there are inheritance laws

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My 3 children received $100,000.00 to split from the sale of

My 3 children received $100,000.00 to split from the sale of a home in Bolivia. They received the part that their father would have gotten but he is deceased. There really isn't any paperwork, the money came in cash and was deposited in a savings account in November of last year. They don't know what their responsibility is as far as taxes are concerned. They did not claim the money on their 2015 taxes, so they would have to file an amendment. Is this inheritance or just income. Do they owe Federal and State?

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My father and step mother had a family trust before he died

My father and step mother had a family trust before he died 9 years ago. I just found out via A random look at Facebook that my step mother pasted away last year and her d aughtJA: The Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: daughter never let me know, I have been sending holiday cards and nothing was said, is it possible they changed the trust to exclude me after my fathers death.JA: OK. The Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Do I have any recourse if the trust was changed after my fathers death ... There house was paid off with a value under $600,000,JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Estate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: I would like to know who much it would be to answer my question.JA: 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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