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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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Inheritance Law. State of Michigan. My mother died. We

Inheritance Law. State of Michigan.My mother died. We discovered she had unclaimed funds with the state of michigan. They asked us to appoint a trustee to distribute the funds to the family. My sister acted as the trustee. However, when it was time to send the money ($7,200). The state garnished the money because my sister owed the state some money. The paperwork clearly listed three heirs(my mother's 3 living children). and we were required to indicate heir addresses, percentage to go to each heir, proof of relationship,etc. My question is the following? Does the state have the right to take the entire amount when my sister was not entitled to the entire amount. She was only entitled to 1/3 of the 7,200. There was no will or estate established. So, the money was to be split amongst the 3 remaining children. My sister was only serving as trustee, and signed an affidavit to disseminate the money.

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There were 3 kids in the trust. The other 2 received all

There were 3 kids in the trust. The other 2 received all their money in the trust at the time of the parents death with the exception of my deceased wife of 42 years..their will stated that at the death of the trust owners the trust was to end. But they still still can evict me even though it was bought with my deceased wife's money from her trust.We were married 41 years. Heck in Texas if people get a divorce they get half of everything. I am only concern for my 16 year old grandson that we were raising and I am still raising. Thank you.

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We are currently reviewing our estate plans. My husband is

Hello. We are currently reviewing our estate plans. My husband is sole shareholder of an S Corp, and we are wondering how it is handled in the event of his death. Thank you!

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My wife and I have not lived together year 8 months. We are

My wife and I have not lived together for 1 year 8 months. We are possibly heading for legal separation, even though we have been separated for some time now, and possible divorce down the line. In March of 2014, my wife walked out on me, without my consent, and left when I was between jobs. Montgomery County law describes this as abandonment. It took me 6 months to find a job and during that 6 months I fell into heavy debt and my credit score plummeted from 760 to 430.My question pertains to inheritance laws. I live in Montgomery county, MD and my father passed away March 17, 2015 in Cabell County, WV (386 miles away from my residence in Md). I was named the sole heir in his estate due to being his only child. In the state of WV, the inheritance law states that the inheritance is the heir's alone and cannot be "attacked" by a partner in divorce court.I was named executor of the will and I was sworn in as executor of the estate at the probate office in Cabell County WV. It took me 6 months to close the estate and now I am back in Montgonery County Md full time.My father owned a house in Montgomery County MD that he willed to me, in addition to stocks and an IRA.My wife has threatened to sue me on multiple occasions for half the value in the Md house, sighting she has rights as a wife, even though she makes 80k a year and I haven't worked full time since my father's passing. I have literally made under 10k this year. I was only able to settle my father's estate due to a 60k life insurance check, which was used to pay off his debts, update the WV house, and out on the market to sell. I am currently carrying the mortgage of $1300 a month on that house in WV.Am I protected under the WV law on inheritance or am I subject to the laws of Montgomery County MD, even though my dads will was processed in WV and he was living there at the time of his death?Sorry for the long drawn out explanation but I felt I needed to spell out all the details.

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