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Goodmornig, I have a Sister that is taking full advantage of

goodmornig, I have a Sister that is taking full advantage of Our recently deceased Fathers estate, by having an Estate sale and selling Our Fathers primary Home, We have not recieved thecopyof the will/Trust from his Lawyer yet,..what course of actions/options for stopping her ?

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With the excellent help I got here about the content of my

With the excellent help I got here about the content of my Georgia Last Will, I may not have paid enough attention to the legal format. My completed will is now signed, notarized and in the hands of my Personal Representative in another state. However, in looking it over and comparing it to my mother's will, I noticed the Will I prepared for myself does not have numbered pages, and my individual signature or initials are not on each individual page. Could this present any legal objections by heirs or the Probate Court in Georgia? The Will is also signed in black (not blue) ink..does that matter? If a situation occurs where my Executor changes his mind about being my PR, what is the charge for an attorney to be my PR...is that a flat fee, hourly, or percentage of the estate?

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I am a married male 57 years old and propose to leave a will

I am a married male 57 years old and propose to leave a will making my wife as the sole beneficiary of all my assetts and properties I need to know if a will has be probated after the death .If yes how is a probate done.Also does a will need to be recorded?

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WA state holds my father's cremated remains at a cemetery.

WA state holds my father's cremated remains at a cemetery. Grandparents are now both deceased and my Uncle is unwilling to sign paperwork to exhume MY father. As his only child I feel the cemetery personnel are holding him hostage. Does a brother have more rights of remains over an only child? Also plot next to father is held for my ashes.

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My mom passed away on 9/1/2015. Eleven years ago my family

My mom passed away on 9/1/2015. Eleven years ago my family gave up our home and moved into her house to care for her (she had Alzheimer's ). My two siblings want me to have the house. How do I have the house put into my name. There was a will but the house was not mentioned in it. Only that everything would be split between the three kids. Thanks, Kathy

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Barrister

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My father passed away last November 2015. He had left a will

Hi,My father passed away last November 2015. He had left a will for his 6 children and he had a substantial amount. My sister who is executor of the will, made changes last year and I'm concerned she made alterations that would affect my inheritance. We are not in the best of terms and my brother made a statement " YOU do not want to be on her bad side".As of last week, she stated that there is still unfinished business and would take awhile and the inheritance would not be substantial. I am concerned because she just returned with her children to Italy and her children are not well off.Is there a way to look at the original will and/or request the new one? Unfortunately, I had been out of work and needed the inheritance to help with my family.Thank you

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My brother is executor mother's estate. She died almost 3

My brother is executor for my mother's estate. She died almost 3 years ago. He still has not sold her house. He will not tell me anything about what is happening in the process, indeed does not respond to my communications at all. He has changed the locks on her house, and has told me in the past that I have no legal right to be on the property and that, if I want to be there, I need his permission. Since he won't correspond with me, that is impossible. What are my options?

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Navagating probate process--can I appeal a decision made by

Navagating probate process--can I appeal a decision made by probate court to vacate and set aside an order?

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I have a question. 's closest next of kin, s brother,, does

Hi again. I have a question. Michael's closest next of kin, his brother, Mark, does not want to handle Michael's estate for two reasons (1) Michael specifically designated me, his cousin, to have all powers of attorney, Medical POA, and executor and (2) he was on narcotics pending a back surgery at the time of Michael's death, had surgery on July 7th (Michael died on July 2nd) and again on pain medication after the back surgery.One of the funeral homes had no problem accepting the paperwork I had and saying I had authority. The funeral home that is holding Michael's body for "ransom" said I did not have authority...that it belongs to Mark, his brother.Since Mark DOES NOT WANT that authority or responsibility, can't he pass it on to the next of kin in line? (That would be me, his cousin.) I think that's the Right of Sepulcher. If so, does the fact that he verbally told me that suffice? Or should we have him write something to that effect as a word.doc and sign it and send it to me. And if so, what should he write?

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