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In new Jersey, my father in law passed away. He named s
In new Jersey, my father in law passed away. He named his three sons but my husband passed away before him. Do I get his share of estate? His brothers want me to have it. What to do special for me to receive? It states that survivor of any of them was also executor. They were all co executors.Thanks
I need help. My husband of 40 years has terminal cancer of
I need help. My husband of 40 years has terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has about 6months to live. He is my second husband and i am his first wife. He is leaving the house to his nephew - which is fine - he had it before we were married. Then he sold his business and "spent" the money. I don't know where it went. He won't say. He went with his nephew and had a new will drawn up. That's ok, he has that right, I suppose. Nither one will tell me how I fare in the will except that I may not get anything. that's not ok. I'm told I may live in the house until my death or until I can no longer live there. OK But we live in the So. San Francisco and I only receive 2040/mo from my retirement annuity. Can't live in that area with less than 3000/mo. I'm 79, he's 89. He had me sign a post nuptial agreement when we were first married. Then I had a house and he had a house and busines (and the building). But unfortunately, I invested in property, did well at first and then put all my money in a mini mall andd lost it all. Now I llive with him on my retirement of 2040 and he pays most of the house expenses. I pay for his medical insurance, and part of the other expenses, most of his meds, and the VA (or UC) takes out an amount to cover him if I should die. But he does not have anything to cover me when he dies. I don't know what his will says, and he has 6 months to live. Although I am told I may live in the house, I may not be able to afford it. Is it possible to contest his will so I can have an additional income from the house - a reverse mortgage of sorts? I'm 79, and have a lot of heart problems, so I probably will last about another 5-6 years. The house is worth about 700K, and once I'm gone the rent from the house should make up the expense withing 6 years. The house is paid for and the value is solid equity for the nephew. i'm spending my time caring for him; I've arranged for Hospice and the VA to care for him without cost, but what will happen to me?
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 IView more estate law questions
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?