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I was married years, had 4 kids [now all grown], lived in
I was married for 25 years, had 4 kids [now all grown], lived in Texas. While married, we owned a little lake lot [value less than 1k] near where we lived. We moved to Arkansas and divorced a couple years later, 2009. My ex got the TX lake lot in the divorce. I am pretty sure there was nothing done is TX as far as changing the deed or anything -- he wasn't much for paperwork.A year after the divorce, he had a heart attack and died without a will. To save my kids from the hassle, I became executor. He owned a business that was bankrupt, so lots of dept and no estate proceeds. The Arkansas lawyer knew about the lake lot, but [I guess] she did not want to deal with out of state property. I was so overwhelmed with trying to close out his business and the estate, I did not press the issue. The estate was eventually settled and closed.So the question now is what to do with the lake lot. My AR attorney later told me I would have to hire a TX attorney to sort it out, which of course I would have to pay for. I am already paying homeowner fees and taxes on the lot out-of-pocket even though I don't think I am the owner. Someone else said to just walk away from it, and it will be eventually taken by the county for taxes owed or the HOA will get a judgement against it. Losing it would be fine -- neither my kids or I want it. But I value my credit, and don't know for sure that I wouldn't be held personally liable either as a former owner or executor of the estate. Or worse, my kids would somehow get mixed up in a legal mess since they are technically the 'heirs' [that was a laugh].So the question: Who owns the lot, and what can I do to get rid of it?Thanks.
I am executor and beneficiary of my husband's estate. Is
I am executor and beneficiary of my husband's estate. Is probate necessary in Texas for estates less than $50,000. - $100,000JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: His daughter is demanding a copy of his will? Do I have to give it to her?
I filed a suit in magistrate court against my two nephew who
I filed a suit in magistrate court against my two nephew who I had a verble agreement withi stood good for theire mothers funeral bill .I named them personaly should I have also named my sister estate ? because most of real property is still in her name .there is no will or exsective.
My brother is a lawyer and has been appointed executor in
My brother is a lawyer and has been appointed executor in most family wills for over 20 years. however he has also committed ongoing patterns of malfeasance toward the courts and toward various intended beneficiaries. in addition he breached fiduciary as a trustee of a trust and lost $140K of 200K thru carelessness, intermingling of funds and breach of fiduciary. And he wrote a two lined will for my 87 year old grandfather, appointing himself executor and sole beneficiary~Now I am shocked to see he has been appointed executor of my 70 year old sister's will, as well as beneficiary to some degree. He refuses to let me see the will and I don't believe he has filed it-- or any other family probate. My sister is a widow with no children- I am the only other natural heir. My sister and I are not estranged. Can I get him removed from the all powerful executor post? And don't I have the right to see the will? When my mother made her will, my brother violently forced me to show him her will. What recourse do I have. Remember he has also committed fraud on the courts as a court officer- he is extremely dishonest but appears like a wolf in sheep's clothing
My best friend ( I am executor) died this past Sunday. As I
My best friend (for whom I am executor) died this past Sunday. As I was his closest friend, he trusted me with his debit card info. He was on SSI and all forms of government aid. I need to withdraw some money from his account to cover cremation costs. Is this allowable?
I am seperated from my husband but not a legal seperation. i
hi i am seperated from my husband but not a legal seperation. i have found out he has died and i need to know if i can see if he has any money in his account to bury him. i don't have the money to bury him, my name is ***** ***** his accounts and if i can go and get his belonging out of his apartment?
Last year, I took my father's small (~$4000) estate throughView more estate law questions
Last year, I took my father's small (~$4000) estate through probate. It was a release of administration, not full admin. My problem is that not all bills were probably not submitted to the court (my fault) and additional ones came in shortly after I gave bills to the court. The probate was published as required. Medicaid recovered ~$2500 of the estate, the rest went to court costs and bills. Me, my brother & sister walked away with $70 each after all expenses were paid. I want to know if there is anything I can do to rectify this situation (if necessary) and what my liability might be. The estate has now been closed for one year and I would like to take steps to avoid any future claims is possible.