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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?

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Only sister and I are executors and only beneficiaries of

Hi. Only sister and I are executors and only beneficiaries of mothers will. No property or car; just cash and jewelry. Mother died and sister and are are fighting over her wanting my executorship, legally, to admin will. Of course answer is no. So far, I've been assaulted and moved out of her rental. I am trying to secure the will and it's value since I can no longer reach sister. I am checking to b sure the will recording at county has not been recorded on 'top of'...what else can b done. Monies are in bank account sister has my mother's credit cards and account number to...but is not Named on account.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes. NCJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Will. My NC Drivers licenseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Death cert original

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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.

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My mother Sally and father had a revocable trust. When my

My mother Sally Jones and father ***** ***** had a revocable trust. When my dad, died, we found out he had a stock brokerage account valued at $400,000 which was titled as ***** ***** and Sally Jones as community property. The brokerage company distributed 1/2 of the account to my mother, but now they say we have to get a "certified court appointment" to get the other 1/2.1. Doesn't community property mean my dad's 1/2 would automatically go to my mom?2. If not does that mean my dad's 1/2 has to be probated?3. Is that a full probate procedure to get a "certified court appointment" or is there some other tool we can use?Thank you.

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I am an heir in a 2010 FL will that was overlooked. The

I am an heir in a 2010 FL will that was overlooked. The benefits were distributed to another party with a 1998 will. How long do I have to contest the will that was superseded by the later will?

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Father dies leaving one of two sons to inherit home

Father dies leaving one of two sons to inherit home (paid-off) and one as independent executor. Four years have passed and son's cannot agree on how to liquidate the asset. What are the options. Can independent executor award full ownership to one son?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Death certicate, will, Letter of TestimentaryJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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My dad past away 2 yrs ago. His wife (non-relation) was

My dad past away 2 yrs ago. His wife (non-relation) was appointed the executor of his estate. She got bonded. The estate assets have been sold the business has been sold for a total of 189000. I did have a lawyer but she has dropped me saying that she can no longer help my case because Virginia who is the wife of my father lawyer will not return the calls we have not seen any Financial gain from 189000. So my question is what papers do I need to file against my dad's wife to get my portion?

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I'm in Minnesota and just went through with the probate

I'm in Minnesota and just went through hell with the probate court in mpls. I am the only survivor of my mother who died at 95 yrs of age and I was named the executor. My mother owned a home and some stocks and shares ect. At the closing table, the bills, back property taxes, lawyer fees were taken from the check i received for selling her home. I thought it was finally over. After a few weeks , the MA (medical assistance) of Minnesota filed a claim against me for 33,000 dollars. The claim was a year past the filing cutoff date, and asked the court to allow it anyway. They did allow it. My mother never received medical assistance in her life. The claim was for the 5 months she spent in the worst nursing home chain in the country. I spent 15,000 dollars in atty. fees trying to get her out of that filthy facility, I could not. I have spent the inheritance from my mothers estate for my retirement fund which I didn't have. I thought it had gone away since I didn't hear any more about it for months. My atty emailed me yesterday asking when I can send the 33,000 for the claim. I'm 75 yrs old and wont have my home if I get stuck with the payment of the claim. Is there anything I can do?

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I am the trustee to an estate in California, and yesterday

Hello again,I am the trustee to an estate in California, and yesterday we discussed the fact that a motion with the probate court had been filed by my brother's attorney without notice to my attorney and without my knowledge (I am overseas at the moment and was not present to receive the certified notification), and it had resulted in the freezing of the trust bank account. It was stated (and my own attorney concurred) that a lawyer would never do this, but upon rechecking the pleading I am the only one listed, and my own attorney has confirmed that he was not included (as he should have been) and the action was indeed performed by my brother's attorney. At that time a whole litany of frivolous claims and gross misrepresentations were also made in the pleading, and I am left utterly flabbergasted that such a situation could occur, and here then is my question: Can you conceive of any reason why an attorney would engage in such reckless behavior, and what are the likely consequences (for him) as far as sanctions from the court are concerned? Also, until this matter is settled, is this court action a matter of public record, and if so, is the offending attorney not liable for slander or some other infraction?Thank you.....

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