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My Grandfather passed away. My Mother was the only heir. But

My Grandfather passed away. My Mother was the only heir. But halfway thru the process of settling the estate she passed away. I am her son and not sure what to do now. We giving the executor ability to a near non heir family member. We live in Indiana but the estate is in North Carolina. Not sure what to do.

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LegalGems

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My mother died intestate leaving a mound of debt and no

My mother died intestate leaving a mound of debt and no assets. How do I handle the creditors?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. Just trying to manage expectations for how to proceed.JA: 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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RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

 
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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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My husband set up two trusts before he died to Hold the

My husband set up two trusts before he died toHold the proceeds from the sale of our home which is free and clear. He gave our three children his power of attorney and they are trying to keep the money from me, what can I do to stop this.?

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ScottyMacEsq

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Towards the end of their life, about 11 years or so, my

Towards the end of their life, about 11 years or so, my grandparents lived with my mom & I so my mom could take care of them. Even though it was not necessary, my grandparents wanted to "repay" my mom & I by leaving my mom my grandmother's antique collection. About 14 years ago my grandfather passed and about 7 years later my grandmother went to visit her brother & sister in-law with hopes of trying at some point to get a small place of her own. So, my husband & I packed a large moving truck of her items & antiques that my grandmother wanted around her and drove her to my great uncle's home. Unfortunately, my grandmother was not able to get her own place & passed away 2 years ago while at his home. Then about a year later my great aunt also passed.My mom has one brother & one sister; at the time of my grandmother's passing, they all agreed not to disrupt my great uncle's life anymore than it had been and nothing within the home would be touched or removed until my great uncle's passing.I recently found out that my aunt (who is a truly awful person in every possible way) has taken it upon herself to remove a lot of my grandmother's belongings (many which should have been passed down to my mom) from my great uncle's home.My grandparents were from a different time, when a persons words was all you needed, consequently my grandparents never had an official will. However, in 1999 my grandparents gave my mom a General Power of Attorney. It is notarized, but we are not sure if it was ever filed in the state of Arizona. They had hoped this would help my mom avoid any problems she might have with her sister after they passed.My question is, do you think my mom has any legal rights to try to get some of the items my grandmother wanted her to have? The other little wrinkle might be, my evil aunt does have the Power Attorney for my great uncle and has put her name on his home. Does that matter? My mom doesn't want much, she just wants to be sure my great uncle is taken care of and get back the few items that remind her of her mother.

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Alex Esquire

Managing Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
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IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENSION THAT NON PARTICIPATING ROYALTY

IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENSION THAT I AM A NON PARTICIPATING ROYALTY INTREST OWNER THAT I ACQUIRED FROM MY BIOLOGICAL FATHER THAT IS DEAD NOW. I WAS ADOPTED WHEN I WAS 8 YRS.0LD. IAM WONDERING IF BEING ADDOPTED DISQUALIFIES ME. SINCERELY ***** ***** KINAST

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LegalGems

Juris Doctorate

 
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My dad died 10yrs ago, I red an attorney to clear the tittle

My dad died 10yrs ago, I hired an attorney to clear the tittle to the house my dad lived in because he remarried a woman who had 7 children, I was my dad's only child. The attorney advised me to buy out the woman's children and get an affidavit of heir ship for my dad which I did. The woman's children went to my attorney's office to sign the legal paperwork my attorney drew up for them to sign, after the documents were signed each surviving sibling was given a check for the agreed amount they settled for. Several years ago I signed the house over to my son as an investment for him to do as he saw fit for the house. My son recently wanted to sell the house but has found out from the tittle company that the title is not clear, my dad's name and his wife's name is ***** ***** the title. The title company stated there maybe liens against the house which occurred after my dad's wife's children received their settlement. I reached out to this lawyer 10 years later and it doesn't appear he has the slightest idea of what he's doing. How can I clean this mess up and sell the house. Then I want to take some type of action against this attorney for incompetence/greed. The attorney also forgot to mention if one of the siblings were dead their portion of the settlement is suppose to go to their surviving children. his suggestion was that portion was split among the living siblings only. Two of the siblings were dead but only one had children.

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

 
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I am next of kin to my Dad's estate. He had been collecting

I am next of kin to my Dad's estate. He had been collecting a pension after he retired which was in 2013. He was going to collect for 10 years. Now he has passed. He listed an ex-girlfriend as the beneficiary and she will received the pension for the next 8 years a sum of $590 per month. Is there any benefit or any way to contest this beneficiary being that my dad had a huge breakup with this woman last year and came to live with me?

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LegalGems

Juris Doctorate

 
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I just found out my grandpa died six months ago. I was never

I just found out my grandpa died six months ago. I was never told of his passing by anyone in my family; we have been estranged for a couple years now. My family sold off grandpas belongings a month after he died at an estate sale and did not share anything with me. My sister was overseeing the sale. His estate was to be left to his five kids. My mom's one of his kids, but she's dead. So in California, her portion of grandpas estate would go to me and my sister, her only heirs...1} Can I force my sister to share grandpas estate proceeds with me ?2} Grandpa was in the military, air force, until he retired many years ago. I rec'd word by mail that I will receive part of his federal employee benefits. Are there any other benefits that military family should expect besides fed employee pay? Because I've seen no other forms come and dont want to miss anything. I'm assuming he has a life insurance too, would my mom, me or sister be entitled to that ?I'm sure his will, they wrote with him on his death bed really quick, did not cut me out, but did not list me specifically either.

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TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

 
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