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A family member just became aware of unclaimed funds from

A family member just became aware of unclaimed funds from Massachusetts. The "life insurance proceeds" lists the family member and his deceased father as owners. They are asking for a death cert. assignment of heirs, etc if an owner is deceased. The father remarried later in life and the new wife refused the father's children any claim to his estate (via a threat of endless legal action in FL) at the time of his death. He doesn't know if the life insurance policy is from his Mother, who died more than 46 years ago, or possibly the Father, who passed in 2000. There is also a "stock liquidation proceeds" account listed in the Father's name only. Can you tell me how these funds would be considered legally? Thanks so much, Sue

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My family filed a petition for no administration that was

My family filed a petition for no administration that was finalized in jan 2017 because decedent did not have a will. The insurance co sent a check for property damage due to storm in oct 2016; check sent to estate of decedent; bank saydoes iCan iWhat is the s that since ck addressed to estate of deceased; need an executor to deposit; there was no executor assigned in petition how do went get ck. from insurance co deposited and cashedJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: gEORGIAJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Documents from probate court showing petition finalized and signed by judgeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: how long does it take to communicate with this lawye?

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Ray, I was wondering if there is anything we can do

Hi Ray,I was wondering if there is anything we can do regarding them auctioning off the partition property. I did the quit claim deed to me son and the sheriff's department stated it was just for legal fees. They are saying otherwise and that it is going to be auctioned off. On my sister's 2nd amendment and I have attached it, Debra who got her home the attorney's all misinterpreted it. This should have gone to her.Can I threaten them with a lawsuit because of their incompetency to determine this? The new lawyer is stating it goes to my sister's estate but the amendment says otherwise. Debra got the home that was paid in full.Also, it was vacant and they withdrew the execution on 10-4-2016. I did not hear anything from them so I rented it out and signed a lease on 2-1-2017. The sheriff said my tenant will be evicted. Could I get sued over this? Thank you.

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Trying to find out if I have a leg to stand on - or rather,

Trying to find out if I have a leg to stand on - or rather, my mom. She has been in a long, protracted dispute with her jealous, half sister. When their mother died (my gran) this sister took a bundle of love letters that were written by my mother's birth father (not the same as my aunt) and will not give them - nor even make copies of them for my mother. My mother never knew her father and had no idea these letters existed. As they are in her father's hand addressed to my grandmother, my mom believes they are more rightfully her's than my aunt's. End of day, she just wants to know what they say/read. My aunt has also kept other personal family photos of my family and has gone on to defame my mother on social media for nothing but selfish and malicious reasons. Note, she has also let just about every other member of their family (mom & aunt's siblings, etc) read these letters except for my mom and our immediate family. Is there any legal claim we can make to have these letters - or at least the contents returned to us/my mom? Thank you.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New york, though my mom lives in Texas now. Aunt is still in new york.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not as yet. Aunt has had letters for nearly 25 years and mom has been somewhat passive on fighting it. However, she's in her 70s now and from my sentimental point of view, I just feel she has the right to this information before she goes.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: I'm going to have to go offline soon... is there a way to pick tgis up again later? My email is***@******.***JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, just worried that I have to leave soon! Gotta catch a train!!

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I am looking at an "Unclaimed Property Inquiry" form for the

I am looking at an "Unclaimed Property Inquiry" form for the state of Michigan. This will be for my paternal grandmother. She is listed on the Unclaimed Property site in Michigan. She died on July 20, 1991. We, my brother and I, have her death certificate. We have some questions before we open up this unclaimed property inquiry. My brother went to the Wayne County Probate Court in Detroit. He found out that: No action has been taken on the estate of our grandmother. There was no will. There was no trust. Here are our questions:1. In Part 3: Deceased Property Owner section of the "Unclaimed Property Inquiry" form 3433, for Question #3, how do we answer "Did the Decedent have a Probated Estate"? The Wayne County was unhelpful in answering this question for my brother.2. If there is no Probated Estate, is it considered "Open" or "Closed"?3. What if unclaimed life insurance policy has another name listed other than our grandfather's name or our names as beneficiaries, is that person still active as a beneficiary? We don't want to pay for a lawyer to sign any legal documents if that person, if still alive, is the legal inheritor of unclaimed property.4. Is there a statue of limitations of any debt owed by our deceased grandmother?5. We do not know of any outstanding debt, but how would we even learn of any debts?6. Would creditors have first dibs on any unclaimed money in her life insurance policy?

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I believe his son started filing papers in jan of this year,

I believe his son started filing papers in jan of this year, how much time do I have if I must contest this in probate court?

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My Aunt Reggie passed away in January of 2016, shortly

My Aunt Reggie passed away in January of 2016, shortly afterward, I received a letter from my Aunt Josephine's lawyer notifying me I was named (along with several of my cousins) in Reggies will. Josephine was named executor of Reggies estate. Is there a limitation on the amount of time the executor has to distribute the assets of the estate? Do I have any rights as a beneficiary?

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I was just referred to you by another advice web. The

Hello, I was just referred to you by another advice web. The situation is about an inheritance property in the State of Florida. It involves four siblings, located in various States, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York and Colorado. Both parents are now deceased and intestate; so the property went thru Probate Court in Florida. The property fell to the four siblings. The deed is still in the parents names. The four siblings would now like to sell said property. How can we go about changing the deed over to them from each State.

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I am wondering if we would have to notify my husbands

I am wondering if we would have to notify my husbands brother of his moms passing. My husband is inheriting all. We did send an email and text to my sister in law ;; no response. She did receive itJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: oregoJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: oregonJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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