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May the court appointed administrator of an West Virginia
May the court appointed administrator of an West Virginia estate without a will sell the decedents home? Property owned by the decedent only. Only living blood relative is a 93 yr old cousin. Does the administrator of the estate need a specific power of attorney from the cousin to sign the sales contract and sell the home?
My Mom died March 12, 2016. 3 brothers I'm oldest and 2nd brother
My Mom died March 12, 2016. 3 brothers I'm oldest and 2nd brother who lives in same town executor. Was schocked Mom left home and contents to brother having changed will 1 month before father died 3 yrs ago complications dementia and Mom was at time frazeled from being care giver. Will said 1/3 on other which was 108,000 from qualified funds to me which I was greatful. My brother was coil on how things were divided even to day of burial. He was not being forth right on will. I pulled and found out above. He acts like car is his not by will worth 12000 Mercedes and nonqualified funds a no discussion and could be verified by 1099/2015 tax return with verification of balances since she died unexpectly from fall. My other brother seemed upset I would question anything but both have had money given prior to death at least 100,000 to 3rd brother when struggling. So with second handling funds and even though she had her own home and was independent I have questions why the inequity but overlooking that my brothers behavior on discussing other funds which seem under inflated. He's filed most forms on web site for County but his arrogance and odd behavior and my other brother make me want verification of accuracy conceding home/contents just to see I have not been blindsided. State WV in Morgantown. All us have been sucessful for most part and got along and it's unfortunate mistrust has entered equation more so than money.
Twenty-five years ago, several months before his death, my
Twenty-five years ago, several months before his death, my father loaned my then-husband $35,000 and my husband signed a promissory note with interest at 9% per annum. My now ex-husband never repaid the loan to my father, but paid me the principal a few months ago. Do I have a legal right to collect the interest or has the statute of limitations run for estate matters?
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My father died in may 2015 and left his wife (my step-mom)
My father died in may 2015 and left his wife (my step-mom) as the executor of his will. The probate hasn't closed yet and now my step mom is in a nursing facility. He left me and my step brother as co-executors if she was not able to handle things. I was wondering if I had any legal right to things now since my step mother is in a nursing facility. My father told my sister and me he left her 60,000.00 dollars when he dies. She tells us he only left her 5,000.00. I don't know but I find that hard to believe. Is there any way I can find out if he left her any money because I'm afraid if he did maybe my step brother took over this and she knows nothing about it. Sarah D.GrubbsJA: Estate law can seem daunting, but getting accurate information now can save you headaches down the road. The attorneys we work with have a lot of experience, and I'd like to match you with the one who's the best fit. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I have a lawyer but he is not returning my calls.JA: Is there anything else the Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: There is a house involved alsoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
My brother passed away late January. He had no wife or
My brother passed away late January. He had no wife or children.My mother is in a nursing home with severe alzheimers.My other brothers are not contacting me at all regarding information of the estate and inheritance. I'm embarrassed to say that I believe that they intend to do whatever it takes legally to keep more between themselves by keeping me out of the loop.What are my rights?
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Customer: Hi. I'm tackling with a difficult family issue in regards ***** ***** probate of two family wills. The process has dragged on for over three years and I'm concerned that there is no end in sight. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: There were two houses. My mother owned both. She passed away over three and half years ago. My brother (who was her executor) passed away six weeks later. So, there are two wills being probated. My surviving brother is the executor. My sister, brother and myself inherited the house in Long Island. That was just sold a few months ago. However, the second house (where my sister resides) is still in play. However, on that house, my deceased brother had a partner and he left his share to her. There has been family difficulty and she would like to be paid her interest in that property. My brother and sister would like to use funds from the estate to pay her for her share. However, I think that it is time to finalise the probate of the wills and sell the house. I also think that it will be difficult to negotate an agreeable price with my deceased brother's partner. JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Estate Law Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: Humm. . . Do they have enough details to answer the question? I don't mind waiting, but I suppose what I'd like to know is whether my brother as executor can pay off one beneficiary over the objection of the other (me)? What are my rights as a beneficiary? In addition, I have requested that no disbursements ought to be made without receipts. He is disregarding this, and I am not happy about it. JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.