Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Estate Law Questions
My FIL died in August and all assets were held as TOD,
My FIL died in August and all assets were held as TOD, except his single checking account. The bank is requiring a Letter of Appointment that is issued by the court for us to close the account and rec… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,908 satisfied customers
I live in California, mom died in Arizona 2008, She is
I live in California, mom died in Arizona 2008, She is buried in Illinois where she lived and is buried next to her spouse who died in 1995. I discovered some very old stocks and dividends less then $… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
9,247 satisfied customers
I need a letter of testamentary to become the executor of my
I need a letter of testamentary to become the executor of my mothers estate. She has a money account opened n New York, but died in Nevada. I live in Colorado. In which state do I obtain the letter? … read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
2,078 satisfied customers
I signed a form to give my son the right to take care of my
I signed a form to give my son the right to take care of my inheritance from aunt and uncle. I have no idea how much they left me and he will not give me any information. Is there a way I can find out… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
9,247 satisfied customers
My Aunt was brought to courthouse 30 years ago and deemed
My Aunt was brought to courthouse 30 years ago and deemed incompetent by the court. Her husband was named her guardian. Her husband died March 1, 2016. Can my aunt hire a lawyer to defend herself? My … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
13,788 satisfied customers
my parents passed away 2004 and my grandmother in 2008. my
my parents passed away 2004 and my grandmother in 2008. my only aunt is claiming my grand parents entire estate that was to be devided between two families. what laws are there in Arizona that would h… read more
Georgetown Lawyer
Georgetown Lawyer
Principal Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
11,193 satisfied customers
Dad died without a will in Az, i live in Washington, brother
Dad died without a will in Az, i live in Washington, brother in Oregon, sister in Montana. The paperwork for representative is confusing. The estate is about $80,000. Is there a way to get this done f… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
My father was the beneficiary of a TOD account left to him
My father was the beneficiary of a TOD account left to him by his aunt. His Aunt died in December of 2012. My dad died in February of 2013 and had not been notified at the time of his death about the … read more
Jack R.
Jack R.
Partner
Juris Doctor
6,136 satisfied customers
My ex left his house to my 21 and 24 yr old sons in his will.
My ex left his house to my 21 and 24 yr old sons in his will. I wish I would have thought of a quit deed before he died because we knew he was terminal with cancer. Now we have to do a probate to get … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
1,867 satisfied customers
My grandmother passed in Maricopa County,AZ in 08/2013. My
My grandmother passed in Maricopa County,AZ in 08/2013. My mother(eldest sibling)) has Parkinson's Disease.She does not understand legal issues. My mothers sister (my Aunt),is trying to avoid AZ proba… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
35,661 satisfied customers
My aunt died in jan 2013 she had 3 IRAs 1.) was contracted
My aunt died in jan 2013 she had 3 IRA's 1.) was contracted in 2008, the other two were in Aug 2012. The problem is she left them to a lady around the corner. The 1st one we have no issue with it was … read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My nephew passed away three days ago. His sister has been
My nephew passed away three days ago. His sister has been the only family member close by enough to participate in his health care since he was so badly beaten up five years ago. He has been in a care… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
9,247 satisfied customers
I had an aunt who died recently as a ward of the state in a
I had an aunt who died recently as a ward of the state in a nursing home in Los Angeles County. Apparently, she had a substantial estate. How do I find out if she had a will, and whether she left any … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
1,522 satisfied customers
My mother passed away in August and was a resident of Wilmington,
My mother passed away in August and was a resident of Wilmington, NC which is in New Hanover County. She did have a will and the original executor signed over rights to me because she is leaving the c… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
I will try to keep this short. My father passed away on 7/15/2010.
I will try to keep this short. My father passed away on 7/15/2010. His Will leaves 25K to his girlfriend and names me trustee for his half of their townhouse. Leaves my 49 year old brother's funds in … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,145 satisfied customers
Our mother died sveral years ago and our stepfather (her husband)
Our mother died sveral years ago and our stepfather (her husband) died a few weeks ago/ The orginal will left all to him if she died and all to her if he died. If they both passed away it was lfet to … read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,196 satisfied customers
my aunt passed left a so called will my brother found in her
my aunt passed left a so called will my brother found in her apartment, he had an attorney send me a letter saying she was glad he was able to find it. Why didnt she have a copy? it looks very suspici… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My aunt, in Georgia, died without a will. The only living
My aunt, in Georgia, died without a will. The only living relatives are her sister and myself. I am the child of their brother who is deceased. I live in California. What are my rights to her estate? … read more
N Cal Attorney
N Cal Attorney
JD
6,952 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My husband has been driving me insane with questions regarding estate issues since his mother died. I'm not a lawyer! Thanks to JustAnswer, I was able to calm his concerns.

Loretta TIllinois

Thanks Adam!! - A very direct and understandable response - you have been a great help!

Happy CustomerEllicott City, MD

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Thomas McJD

Thomas McJD

Attorney

3,170 satisfied customers

Wills, Trusts, Probate & other Estate Matters

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

5,908 satisfied customers

17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

5,629 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

5,145 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,522 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,215 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x