My Grandmother's husband passed away in January. They live
My Grandmother's husband passed away in January. They live inJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: IllinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes his daughter filed a will. My grandmother was left out of the will completely, but they owned a car and a piece of property togetherJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, does she own the property that is in her and his name and can she receive anything else they were married 47 years.
Should house & land be included in the inventory for
Should house & land be included in the inventory for decedent's estate if there was no will? It was initially calculated in the 90-day inventory, but in filing the final account, I'm reading that it should be automatically invested to living heirs? I'm confused on how to proceed with the final account.JA: What are the assets in question? Have any documents been drafted?Customer: A home - titled to deceased & land. Documents been drafted for...?JA: Estate planning laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: NCJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I believe that's it for now.
If I am inheriting real property that I don't really want is
if I am inheriting real property that I don't really want is there a way for me to reject it?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: i don't know what you mean by thatJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The bank doesn't know the person is dead. But the probate action is closed
My ex-husband just passed away and upon seeing his life
My ex-husband just passed away and upon seeing his life insurance policy my daughter found out he never changed his policy when he and I married or, more importantly when either of his children were born over 35 years ago. The beneficiary is still showing as his first wife, of whom he told me numerous time how much he hated because she had left with no explanation and never let him see his son even though he had visitation rights.I'm not concerned at all about myself really, it's our daughter I'm concerned about. She spent the better part of last year caring for him as he fought very painful cancer. She even quit her full time job to care for him full time (literally 24/7 as she moved in with him) in his last few months, though she couldn't afford to, but he had no one else step up to assist, so she was all he had.Is there anything she can do about the life insurance? Can she contest it? If so, how does she proceed? Any insight into this situation would be appreciated. Thank you.
My mother recently passed away. She and my father (living)
Hi. My mother recently passed away. She and my father (living) jointly own a house, and she had a car, which my father is on the title of with rights of survivorship. Her only other assets are an IRA that named my father as beneficiary and a bank account with about $800 in it. She has some credit card debt and I am wondering how that is handled. Is it necessary for us to do probate?
I was divorced in Dec. 2015 and all my ex-wifes assets
I was divorced in Dec. 2015 and all my ex-wifes assets belong to her, however , she never changed the beneficiary on her brokerage accounts(retirement, IRA and Roth) and was asked by her financial advisor to change beneficiary and she said no. She passed away in March 2016 and now the accounts are disputed in the estate. I was told that in FLA. law that the divorce agreement stands and I have no claim to the assets even though she refused to change beneficiary. Should I fight the claim over $29000.00?
Q & A from 02 December 2016 03:58 Q2. Would that be, in
For Ray Answers:Q & A from 02 December 2016 03:58Q2. Would that be, in reality, suing the beneficiaries of the NON-probate assets?A2. Yes such a suit would be by the personal representative on behalf of the estate seeking to recover property fromnon-probate parties that got it in the divorce.Did you mean "...that got it in the divorce?"Ray, the non-probate parties did NOT get the property "in the divorce". Ex got the property in the divorce.* Ex then put the property into trusts and other financial vehicles that would by-pass the probate process, thus making that property into non-probate property.NOTE: Ex got the property in the divorce because he did NOT list those assets on his Fin. Declaration. Thisnon-probate property consists of the hidden assets that I have already claimed based on divorce order which states I am to receive assets not listed on his Fin. Declaration. In estate atty's MSJ, probate judge ruled against my claim for hidden assets.
I am trying to find out what I need to do to finalize an
Hello. I am trying to find out what I need to do to finalize an estate in Florida. I have filed the original will, but am unsure what else is needed. There is no money in the estate (my mother's)JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The original willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am the 2nd person listed as the Personal Representative. The first person, my aunt, did not want to handle the estate. Not sure if this is relevant. I have not put anything in the papers announcing her death (other than the obit). I have checked to make sure she has no outstanding debts. She didn't own any property.
I'm the executor of my late wife's estate in which she did
I'm the executor of my late wife's estate in which she did not have funds in her name to open an estate account. How do I get an order of insolvency for her creditors? I had to file with probate because we had a will.JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: VirginiaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Small asset estate letter from the probate court.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She had 2 cars in her name. One I returned and the other had the title transferred to my name that I'm driving now. They had liens at the time of death.