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I am the administrator / sole heir of my mother who passed

I am the administrator / sole heir of my mother who passed away in California. Order of final distribution is complete. My problem is... I have a step brother who took a title to a vehicle in Minnesota. In order to get the title and vehicle back the DMV .. Dept of Public Safety wants a court order proving I am entitled to the vehicle. Well my CA certified Order for Distribution is not going to work as they wont accept it ... not in their jurisdiction? So now how do I go about getting a court order in Minnesota without having to go thru Ancillary probate. It's only the title and vehicle I want given back to my the rightful owner. Is their a way to submit my current letters of testamentary and Final distribution to be able to exercise power to assets in Minnestoa

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My mother died last month. I am her executrix of her will

My mother died last month. I am her executrix of her will and the trustee for her revocable living trust. She lived in Florida and owned a house. I filed her will at circuit court and I filled a quit claim deed as well (property equally divided between my brother and me). I was told that I need to open an estate account in her name (I already have a checking account where I am joint with her). But I was told I need a letter of testamentary in order to do that. How can I get this letter (with the living trust I was told I don't need to go thru probate) in order to open the estate account. I was told my the surrogate court in NY (where I live) that I would have to get a letter from Florida first and then get an ancillary letter for NY in order to open her estate account in NY.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: The state is Florida. I live in NY.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, my mother had a lawyer that prepared all the documents but when I tried to talk to her she sent me a letter saying she wouldn't talk to me without paying her money up front. Which is what I had intended to do ... But the letter put me off ... And since then I've found out she was not recommended.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: There is no contention about the distributions to the beneficiaries of the will ... I'm just trying to get thru the process. We had thought having the living trust and all the paperwork would make this easier. Doesn't seem so.

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My Mother passed in 2010. I have an old will that she made

My Mother passed in 2010. I have an old will that she made in the 80's deviding everything between me and my sister. I have recently found some unclaimed money that she left but am told that I have to go thru probate court to claim it. What would probate give me to claim this money?

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Last year, my father added me to s checking account as an

Hi Pearl, last year, my father added me to his checking account as an authorized signature. He passed away four months ago and my uncle is the executor. I've been writing checks to pay the bills. How long after receiving letters of testamentary should my wait before closing that account and opening a new one?JA: Our average wait time is under 20 minutes. Sometimes it takes just a minute. More complicated questions that need more research might take an hour or two. I'd be happy to chat with you while you wait. The stories I've heard working here...Customer: How can I be sure everything is being handled properly?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: No, I haven't.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: At this point, I'm just trying to trust that my uncle is doing what he is responsible for. It is all so confusing to me.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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My daughter died 2 1/2 years ago and the court has awarded

My daughter died 2 1/2 years ago and the court has awarded us a few thousand dollars (made out to the estate of Lindsay Davis). I tried to deposit the checks at our bank by bringing her death certificate, but was told that I probably needed a lawyer to establish that I had the rights to do that. I am not sure exactly what I need to do. Advice?

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Question is specific to Riverside California Probate. I am a

Question is specific to Riverside California Probate.I am a beneficiary assisting my aunt who is the executor of my fathers probate, in Riverside California and we are in the process of transferring real property (9- Parcels). We hired a paralegal service to assist us with the probate, which they have done to some degree, unfortunately they have dropped the ball on buttoning up the transfer of real property which is the last thing we need to do before the probate is closed.Side note - the executor has been issued full authority and letters of testamentaryMy specific question(s) are.The Parcels are located in Riverside CaliforniaWhat documents do we need to fill out.We have the followingPreliminary Change of Ownership Report form#BOE-502-A (P1) REV. 12 (05-13)Change In Ownership Statement Death of Real Property Owner form#BOE-502-D (P1) REV. 08 (05-14)I was informed by the county clerk the above forms are necessary documents but are not recordable documents. Would the Grant Deed be the recordable document we need to submit? if not what document would it be?Also, several of the parcels are tenants in common and currently the title is held in three individuals names. My brother and myself will be splitting my fathers 33.333%. I am not sure if this will complicate matters worse. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.Kindly,Sean

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My brother died one month ago today. He was single, no kids,

My brother died one month ago today. He was single, no kids, parents are deceased, and he has 4 siblings. He did not have a will, he rented a condo, and his vehicle was being financed. His death was sudden. He has an account at a credit union, but in order to close the account ($66) and to receive the $1,000 death benefit, they want a letter of testamentary. I understand the filing fees and the lawyers fees will probably add up. What else can I do to claim the $1,000 from the credit union at a reasonable price? This is in Lubbock County.JA: Estate law can seem daunting, but getting accurate information now can save you headaches down the road. The attorneys we work with have a lot of experience, and I'd like to match you with the one who's the best fit. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Is there anything else the Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I am his twin brother and the other 3 siblings will probably not try to claim any of the credit union money. I have split up his belongings to each brother and we are all happy with the arrangements. I think this is all.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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I am trying to close a small bank account of my mothers. I

I am trying to close a small bank account of my mothers. I am the son. We forgot to put me (sign) as the beneficiary at the bank. She had a will that I am named as executor of her estate. I had power of attorney while she was alive. I have the certificate of death. There was no probate. No property involved just the small bank account ($1200.00) How can I proceed to keep the money from to going to the state of Texas? There where 4 other children besides me that live all over the country. Can I have an Affidavit of Heirship filled out by third party that knew my family and notarized. Do I have the signature of all my brothers sisters on the Affidavit of Heirship to satisfy the bank?

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My father in law passed away in Watertown, NY. He was a resident

My father in law passed away in Watertown, NY. He was a resident of NY. His will designated my wife as the executor of his estate. We live in San Antonio, TX. My wife hasn't probated the will because his estate was very small and her sisters agreed to allow her to settled any claims. Now, the IRS wants the will probated. His refund is $420. Can she probate on line? If not, does she have to do to NY or can she do it in Texas?

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