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My husbands grandfather had 2 children, a daughter and a son

My husbands grandfather had 2 children, a daughter and a son (my husbands father...who passed away in 1995). When his grandfather passed away, he left 1/2 of his oil and gas royalties to his daughter, and the other 1/2 that WOULD have been his son, to his son's three BLOOD children. Therefore, my husband has 1/6 of his grandfathers royalties, his full brother has 1/6, and his full sister has 1/6. My mother-in-law had two kids from another man, prior to marrying my father-in-law. He was never allowed to adopt her two children and they never changed their name to his last name. Now, my mother-in-laws son from another marriage, is coming in and saying that he should have been given some of my husbands grandfathers royalties. He is saying that he is going to sue my husband and his brother and sister for his part. Is this a possibility considering he is NOT related by blood at all to my husbands grandfather, nor was he adopted? He has always legally gone by his biological fathers last name.

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I went to Iqua and did a quitclaim deed to my house to the

I went to Iqua and did a quitclaim deed to my house to the woman I was living with at the time. I'v been home for about 6 years now. My question is what becomes of that deed now? Do I need to cancel it? Thank you for any help you can give me.Larry

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North Carolina Situation: Two males, unrelated, contract

North CarolinaSituation:Two males, unrelated, contract to build a house together. Closing (September 2008) involved two loans – primary loan and secondary loan, both loans were in both names and the deed specified: Joint Tenants With The Rights of Survivorship and Not as Tenants in Common. House refinanced Feb 2009 to obtain a consolidation loan with both names of the loan and again the deed specified: Joint Tenants With The Rights of Survivorship and Not as tenants in Common. House refinanced in 2012 to obtain a lower interest rate and thus a lower payment. Only A's name was on the loan at suggestion of senior mortgage lender in December 2011. Two days prior to closing, senior mortgage lender sent E-Mail to A to say that there was a slight problem for closing; B needed to sign deed over to A in order for loan to be closed, which occurred at closing (February 15, 2012) after being told by the senior mortgage lender and the closing attorney that when the deed was put back in both names, A and B (February 22, 2012) everything would be as they were. The deed specified: Joint Tenants With The Rights of Survivorship and Not as Tenants in Common.A dies April 21, 2013. B continues to make payments. Probate not yet opened because of incorrect cause of death on death certificate, the validity of the will is in question, and health issues experienced by B.What options regarding the house are available regardless of probate: - Can lender file claim against estate for outstanding balance at time of death of A thereby delivering house to B according to deed?- Can B file claim against estate for all or half of the outstanding balance of the loan at time of death of A?- Will house have to be sold to pay off the loan on the house in order to settle the estate of A?- Other options?

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Need direction on contesting trustee that was set up by grandfather

Need direction on contesting trustee that was set up by grandfather for competent 34 year old granddaughter in a secret trust whereby cousin was left as trustee and is making life difficult. We have already addressed issue with estate atty and trustee. However, if we have to go to court how do we file and what leverage can we used. Some point we made this week with Trustee are: *all other beneficiaries receive lump sum and some went through large sums in a few mos.*Trustee does not make automatic deposits and makes beneficiary beg*refuses to pay for Any type of medical necessity*Never advised Beneficiary of Trust. 4 months after death, granddaughter approacheded Trustee and still no accounting has been made of over $110,000*If trustee is in any type of law suit, money will be lost.*trustee is Very abusive verbally to beneficiary*beneficiary is competent, works full-time same job over 2 years, lives independently and cares for her own needs. *Trustee is very invasive into granddaughter's life and each month she is made to nearly beg for the $500 Trustee hand places in her bank account*Trustee at times insists granddaughter meet at his home and he has been drinking*Once again Trustee has never made any kind of accounting to beneficiary of the financial investment in his name for her, nor has he ever made any act to her of his actions. Our proposal was for him to voluntarily step down and allow granddaughter to manage her own trust fund. If he refuses and we must go to court, could you provide us with some direction. We in the state of MN....Thanks

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Based on the 20 / 30 million dollar estate, 10 millions for

Based on the 20 / 30 million dollar estate, 10 millions for the life insurance. they have 3 kids, they are all under 5 yrs old, please come up with a mechanism to have the estate pay no estate taxes and have the hiers potentially inherit the full value of the estate. Your solutions must be with the legal financial limits . Consider using charity.

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My sister had my mothers house put in her name 10 years ago

My sister had my mothers house put in her name 10 years ago to avoid long term care expenses from eating up the inheritance. My mother has died and now my sister doesn't want to give me my half of the value of the home. What can I do?

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Great-Uncle died in 1981; his Will set up two trusts, one for

Great-Uncle died in 1981; his Will set up two trusts, one for his wife and one giving a life estate to his wife and, if she did not bequeath the second trust to anyone in her Will, it was to be divided among family members provided they were living at the time of the termination of the Trust. Great Aunt died in 2011 and the family members mentioned in the second trust all predeceased her. They had no children. So, who does the second trust go to?

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6 years ago my girlfriend and I purchaced a home in biloxi

6 years ago my girlfriend and I purchaced a home in biloxi ( in her name ). 1 month ago we called it quits and decided to split. Im working 1100 miles away and am unable to remove physical property from home . New Boyfriend , is wanting my things out and threatining to remov of a 2010 16'-0" ( fully loaded ) enclosed trailer from home, and move to an undisclosed location .... what can I do ?

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With regards XXXXX XXXXX trust, is there a legal difference between

With regards XXXXX XXXXX trust, is there a legal difference between a remainderman & beneficiary ?Thank you, Glen

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