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As a second wife, do I have the right to beneficiary

As a second wife, do I have the right to beneficiary designation? Can a company decide that a retired worker cannot change his beneficiary when he has made a second marriage?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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My half brother died last week and my other siblings refused

My half brother died last week and my other siblings refused contact with me, how can I get information about his estate. Thank you

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My sister is stealing and taking anything she wants from my

my sister is stealing and taking anything she wants from my dads estate.I want her to be held up for accountable.She will not talk to me and my other sister at all.

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My brother passed away late January. He had no wife or children. My

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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My father passed away, I never his will, but his wife (my stepmom)

My father passed away, I never his will, but his wife (my stepmom) just sold their house. I heard my sister and I only inherit when she dies, but if she sells the house do we get a share now?

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