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A relative passed away a couple of years ago. Their property

A relative passed away a couple of years ago. Their property was owned jointly in bank accounts and in an irrevocable trust. We never went to probate or filed an estate return. Is it too late to do so?

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Loren

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For Ely only - opening a new page due to a site issue - our question page is herehttp://www.justanswer.com/estate-law/9vy63-brother-stabbed-wife-custody.htmlI had some follow up questions///Yes, I do have further questions about this issue. My brother's wife certainly did cause his medical state and she is in custody. BUT she has not yet been declared “Guilty” and in her hearings thus far, she has plead “Not Guilty”. There were no witnesses who saw her stab him, as they were alone at the time. But right after she stabbed him, she saw her son (who lives on the property) and she boasted to him “I just stabbed your father, and he's dying.” At that point, their son called the police.My worry is that since my brother's wife has not been formally declared “Guilty” (which, in our justice system, one is presumed innocent until proven guilty), does she as his wife have rights over my brother (in other words, can she stop their sons from pulling him from life support)??Thank you for your sympathies, and for your assistance.

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I live in honolulu hawaii my sister died without a will in

i live in honolulu hawaiimy sister died without a will in birimingham alabama .no spouse no children except her husband's 50yr old daughter not adopted. married with children grandchildren.shows up.the problem she left an unknown amount in a bank account. i received a letter from an atty in alabama representing the daughter citing alabama law 43-2-22 and will i sign the attached page and send it back. today is the 16aug 2016. received letter 08aug 2016. my sister died 25dec 2015 in her home. received death cert in may2015, daughter told me she was next-of-kin by alabama law after i had body cermated and contacted social security and pention only no one is reveiling money amount.question:1. is it necessary for me to open a probate with only a bank account involved2.can i hire an alabama probate estate lawyer from hawaii over the phone3. what does the letter want from me4. is it to late to open a probate5. my sister had (1) bill a student loan no amount known or with whom she wanted it paid6 $20,000. to charity no namehow are those handled. my name is ***** ***** honolulu hawaii(###) ###-####it's 9a in hawaii it's 2p in birmingham, al. my sister died at 1024a columbia st birmingham,al

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Loren

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My husband and I own property and an uncles name is also on

My husband and I own property and an uncles name is ***** ***** deed. The uncle is deceased and he had no heirs. Can we somehow get said uncles name removed from deed. I have his death certificate. We are in Pennsylvania. My husband and I have solely paid taxes for 22 years.

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My brother passed away on July 19,2016--his only real

My brother passed away on July 19,2016--his only real property is a Ford truck worth about 1500 dollars the people who had him living in a room attached to their house are claiming the truck. I will not give them his death certificate as the truck is in his name and is his only property. I live in South Carolina and what my brother employer to be able to have the truck removed from their land and taken to his shop so he can sell the truck. Please tell me how I can do this.

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My mother passed away and before she passed she filed for

My mother passed away and before she passed she filed for back child support from my father. I am aware that he had made payment and I wanted to know how do I go about collecting the money that he has paid. I was her only child and next of kin. This was filed in the state of New York.

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My brother was killed 3/20/2016 in Monterrey, Mexico. My

Hi there, my brother was killed 3/20/2016 in Monterrey, Mexico. My sister-in-law is South African and went back to live in SA immediately. We have tried to access his bank accounts in the USA for months now - which he had set up for a new business and we have to pay back the shareholders, the bank is ignoring us and not returning emails and keeping me on hold for AGES. They all pretend to be managers but are not. They claim that they closed the account and sent the check to the address on file. When I called the agent, she said she had forwarded to Monterrey address the envelope received. Nobody in Monterrey has seen this envelope. We warned them that if it was cashed illegally, we would hold them culpable as they refused to cancel it and refused to give her any information even though she provided the will and the death certificate. What are her legal options please?

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My godmother died In April of 2015. She called me a

My godmother died In April of 2015. She called me a spiritual daughter. I knew her for approximately 25 years. Before she died, she ask me did I ever thought of owning my own house. I said no, but that it was not out of the question and if I could ever own a home I would love to have a house. She owned a house in Queens and went to lawyers before she died about her possessions. A good friend of hers told me that he took her to the lawyer and that she left me something in her will and that she had a great love for me. Before she died she told me that she was going to leave me 2 of her furs in a vault also. To date, I have nothing in writing not even a will. At her funeral her nephew confirmed to me about the furs, but I need a death certificate to get them. I spoke to her niece and she will not cooperate with me in getting a will or death certificate. I need a lawyer to look into this for me if possible. Her good friend does not remember what lawyer he took my godmother to. At this point, there are so many unanswered questions with regard to what she has left me and her family will not cooperate when I call them or text them. Please help. Thank you.

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Loren

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The HOA has opened up and estate deceased father and has

The HOA has opened up and estate for my deceased father and has appointed a lawyer as his personal representative without notifying any of the next of kin. Am I able to open an estate or do I have any legal say in this matter?

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