Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Estate Law Questions
My father has passed and a will was left in Texas where we
My father has passed and a will was left in Texas where we lived, He lived with me and I was his caregiver. Now, the will has me as executor of trust and He has wriiten in the will, " If i have left y… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
I have a brother who has no other family member and I am
I have a brother who has no other family member and I am next of kin. The hospital recognizes this but I cannot get banking info needed to pay his insurance (health) and get into his home to find impo… read more
Expert James
Expert James
Doctoral Degree
12,781 satisfied customers
I have a question. 's closest next of kin, s brother,, does
Hi again. I have a question. Michael's closest next of kin, his brother, Mark, does not want to handle Michael's estate for two reasons (1) Michael specifically designated me, his cousin, to have all … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
125,465 satisfied customers
My fiancé recently passed away, leaving no will. He is a Canadian
My fiancé recently passed away, leaving no will. He is a Canadian citizen. His father is the next of kin, but would like to legally make me the representative to conclude my finances' business matters… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
My son's Father died 1 1/2 yrs ago and christiaan my son is
My son's Father died 1 1/2 yrs ago and christiaan my son is (his only blood kin) and next of kin has been ecluded from the family, when his Dad died he was always told as I was from my son' Father tha… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,215 satisfied customers
My son died in a tragic accident two weeks ago leaving behind
My son died in a tragic accident two weeks ago leaving behind two small biological children and a fiance. There was no will but my son named his fiance beneficiary of his life insurance. Since his chi… read more
Loren
Loren
35,967 satisfied customers
if a sibling was determined not to be my fathers child after
if a sibling was determined not to be my father's child after 18 years and my father's name is XXXXX XXXXX birth certificate, but DNA report say otherwise, what claims does sibling have to my now dece… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
13,788 satisfied customers
My ex-son-in-law was killed in a motorcycle accident in Jan
My ex-son-in-law was killed in a motorcycle accident in Jan 2013. His minor children are next of kin. The beneficiary on his life insurance and AD&D through his company is his off -and-on girlfriend. … read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
my brother died i have a sister we have all rights to the remains
my brother died i have a sister we have all rights to the remains he had girlfriends I recently signed a renunciation of estate so girlfriend can get in apt and take his belongings the landlord asked … read more
DamienJD
DamienJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,961 satisfied customers
My father passed away in February of this year. We have been
My father passed away in February of this year. We have been searching for him for years. We just found out about his death. He died alone in the hospital and after his death, his body went unclaimed.… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
my husband of 8yrs was living in connecticut with his parents
my husband of 8yrs was living in connecticut with his parents when he unexpectedly passed away in march. in february 2012 he received his disability settlement and purchased a motorcycle and had the r… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
Party A dies intestate and the next of kin (son) is allowing
Party A dies intestate and the next of kin (son) is allowing his grandmother to make funeral arrangements. It has been 3 weeks since the funeral and the body is still at the funeral home due to the fa… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My sons father was killed in a motorcycle accident a couple
My son's father was killed in a motorcycle accident a couple of days ago. His father was not married and had no other children. He was killed out of state. California highway patrol notified my son's … read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,799 satisfied customers
In Illinois. My uncle created a revocable trust using a law
In Illinois. My uncle created a revocable trust using a law firm I believe recommended by his stock broker. I also believe his broker recommended the trust and it was not his idea. I think his broker … read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
6,615 satisfied customers
My son passed of Cancer. His fiance was beneficiary on his
My son passed of Cancer. His fiance was beneficiary on his life ins but there was no one appointed on his 401k because he planned on taking it out but passed suddenly while on vacation. There is no wi… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,989 satisfied customers
Our brother died recently in a motorcycle accident without
Our brother died recently in a motorcycle accident without a will in Idaho. Can his brother, (closest next of kin) access his bank accounts to pay his funeral expenses and other bills? I guess in othe… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
My father passed away 1/1/2008, he lived with my neice and
My father passed away 1/1/2008, he lived with my neice and upon his demise did not give me all the life insurance information for my mother, who at the time was in a convelescent home. Upon my Dad's d… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
My domestic partner, significant other was killed in a ...
My domestic partner, significant other was killed in a motorcycle accident. I am trying to collect the $''s from the motorcycle insurance that was only in his name. Is this possible without a power of… read more
MartyBurbankLaw
MartyBurbankLaw
Post-Doctoral Degree
155 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

65,081 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