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My father was an heir the the Lynch family in Tensas

My father was an heir the the Lynch family in Tensas Louisiana. My father's mother was a Lynch Is it possible I can trace this back and be one of the heir to the Lynch estate. Some of my family have acquired their rightsJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: I know where the grave site is located with all of the Lynch that was in the family. My father's mother, brother and etc are claim by the Lynch family. I have a book that date back to my family. Could take DNAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just want to see if I can claim my family inheritance

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I was wondering if my father left everything to his

Hi Pearl, I was wondering if my father left everything to his bookkeeper, under what circumstances can the next of kin contest the will?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: I have a will that leaves me half of a bank account in a bank that no longer excists and any one contesting the will $1JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The bookkeeper did not notify my siblings and I so that he could be cremated. We just happened to call the mortuary to see if he was there and there was a scramble to get our signatures. She (the bookkeeper) seemed angry that I found out about his death.

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My family location is Phila; PA, where searching for a

Hi Pearl.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: My family location is Phila; PA , where searching for a lawyer for Family Estate.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Basically, it would e a battle of cousin (all ) vs (1) surving uncle & (1 ) surving aunt, who have already taken control over two family properties. we are searching for awill from an uncle that passed 2 wks ago, with a property in P hila. then Rehobeth Beach, DE. Thank you,

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I've found out my mother has money from stocks (5) I

I've found out my mother has money from stocks (5) I received this info from the treasury dept. she passed away in 2012. These are listed in my mother and fathers names. They were divorced. My father in the divorce claimed there were no stocks!! What do I do? All listed as over 100. These are vodaphone, att - at that time very profitable stocks.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: What do you mean by reportedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I only printed out the claims forms I've done nothing yet - obviously they are both names my father is still living. We don't speak - it was an abusuve situation

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My family just lost my grandmother. The remaining children

My family just lost my grandmother. The remaining children are estranged and do not speak. I have a copy of a irrevocable trust agreement which names one son as the trustee but I do not clearly see in the document anywhere it mentions a beneficiary. My father (son not appointed trustee) was told by my grandmother that he was being left as "coowner" of property, but do not see that mentioned in the trust agreement. The last statement of the agreement is as follows: "Upon death of the Grantor, the Trustee (fathers brother) shall pay over all sums in t he trust not heretofore distributed to (fathers brother). The event of (fathers brother), Trustee, shall predecease the grantor, then and in that event the distributive share shall pass in equal shares to granddaughters (named fathers brother's children)." The remainder of the document only spells out the trustee's responsibility.Am I correct in interpreting this to mean that the property in question was left exclusively to my father's brother and his daughters if he was to predesease my grandmother, or should I be looking for other paperwork to describe the trust property beneficiaries? I believe there is a separate will describing money and jewelry but I have not seen this.Thanks!

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My Father passed away 5 years ago without a will. He was

My Father passed away 5 years ago without a will. He was buying a house from a bank which would not speak to my sister or myself at the time of his death because there was no will and he did not leave a "next of kin" with his mortgage. Neither my sister or I have paid on the house to the bank and the bank has not paid the property taxes. My sister has received a "Return To Tax Court An Original Citation" from Dallas County stating that our father, her and the bank are being sued for delinquent taxes. How should she respond to this? Neither of us want the house or have the funds to pay the taxes.JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?Customer: My sister had contacted the bank but the bank would not speak to her concerning this and we just left it alone. Is she liable for this tax debt and why am I not mentioned in the suit (not that I have issue with that but....)?

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I live in a home that is in my name. My daughter and her

I live in a home that is in my name. My daughter and her family also live there. They pay me 60% of the rent each month and have been for 9 years and we expect it ti continue. My intention is when the house is sold they will get 60% of the proceeds. If I have passed, I want them to be able to live here until they sell; they would get their 60% and the remaining 40% would be split among this daughter and 2 other children. Do I put this in my will, or do a need something else to protect their rights?

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How do I get access to my deceased relative's checking

How do I get access to my deceased relative's checking account if my name isn't on the account?

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My brother died in 2013. His wife died in 2016. They had no

My brother died in 2013. His wife died in 2016. They had no biological children. but raised her niece without adopting her. Her parents, siblings, and their spouses are all deceased. My brother that died in 2013 has 1 brother and 2 sisters still living. It this enough information to determine who the next of kin is for my sister-in-law.JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: TNJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: There was no will or small estate affidavit filed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The three of us left have property our father left to us. My sister-in-law would be the beneficiary of my late brother's part. I want to sell it, but I don't know who should sign the deed in place of her. I was the executor of my father's estate and for my brother.

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