Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Estate Law Questions
My dad died. He named s children beneficiaries of s IRA,
Hello. My dad died. He named his children beneficiaries of his IRA , CD's. His spouse ( who is not our mother) is claiming these are to be part of the estate as "non probate transfer" assets and there… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
I have inherited an undivided interest of family farm land
I have inherited an undivided interest of family farm land from my Father's QTIP Trust. My mother has now deceased who was the beneficiary. Can I sell the undivided interest without incurring the shel… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,908 satisfied customers
My brother was co-executor, along with my daughter & myself.
My brother was co-executor, along with my daughter & myself. Mom died in 2013, & her will probated. He died five months after. He left a spouse of two years in MN., no children or will. I think that h… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
14,602 satisfied customers
I would like advice and to understand what the duties of an administrator when there
Hello I would like advice and to understand what the duties of an administrator when there is no will. If an administrator is nominated and approved does that mean she has carte blanche to make whatev… read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
spouse died intestate, with descendants from a previous marriage.
spouse died intestate, with descendants from a previous marriage. The children have started to take things into their own hands, they have assumed management of the family business and have basically … read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
When a person dies without a will, and his estate is worth
When a person dies without a will, and his estate is worth approximately 1.5 million and all real estate, checking accounts, etc are in husband and wife's name, and all investments have a beneficiary … read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
18,090 satisfied customers
A wrong full death case was deceided, and the check was made
A wrong full death case was deceided, and the check was made out to the deceased son and sister. Are they both entililed to half of the proceeds?… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
MY Uncle, Brother or Cousin who is a legal heir pass away.
MY Uncle, Brother or Cousin who is a legal heir pass away. Who inherits their share, their wives or biological children?… read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,191 satisfied customers
NC GENERAL STATUTES 30-3.1 RIGHT OF ELECTIVE SHARE VERSES NC
NC GENERAL STATUTES 30-3.1 RIGHT OF ELECTIVE SHARE VERSES NC GENERAL STATUTES 53-146.2 PAYABLE ON DEATH ACCOUNTS TO SOMEONE ELSE BESIDE THE SPOUSE. THE PART THAT STATES (3) UPON MY (OR OUR) DEATH THE … read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
My ex husband John passed away last August. He resided in Colbran,
My ex husband John passed away last August. He resided in Colbran, Colorado. He did not leave a will. John was remarried. He is survived by his wife, her three children, and our two children. Are John… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,856 satisfied customers
If my husband dies without a will and he has grown children
If my husband dies without a will and he has grown children from a prior marriage who gets his property? The home and cars are in both of our names, most of the household goods were jointly purchased.… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My grandfather died, in Florida, leaving property in West Virginia,
My grandfather died, in Florida, leaving property in West Virginia, with no living spouse and 4 children, and had no will. How is the property supposed to split? Who is responsilble for the taxes and … read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
my grandfather passed away in 1953 at the time of his death
my grandfather passed away in 1953 at the time of his death he was considered a very wealthy man with land farms and cattle the estate was in minnisota there were five brothers four of them received p… read more
AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq.
Managing Lawyer/Advocate
Doctoral Degree
37 satisfied customers
A North Dakota man (Harry) dies in 2001 without a will. At
A North Dakota man (Harry) dies in 2001 without a will. At the time of his death, the man owned an oil lease that he acquired in 1959. He has no wife or children, and his parents preceded him in death… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
IS IT TRUE THAT IN FLORIDA. FOR AN ESTATE WHEN PARENT HAS DIED
IS IT TRUE THAT IN FLORIDA. FOR AN ESTATE WHEN PARENT HAS DIED , WITHOUT A WILL IS 70-30 ACCORDING TO THE FL STATE LAW?… read more
John Legal
John Legal
Doctoral Degree
3,418 satisfied customers
Does your firm do estate representation. We have been instructed
Does your firm do estate representation. We have been instructed by my mother in laws life insurance the proceeds need to be made payable to the estate. My husband is the only living son in the family… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
my grandmother died. no will. house left. in texas. father
my grandmother died. no will. house left. in texas. father lives in it with brother. all in family knew grandmother wanted dad to have the house. uncle (father's only sibling) told grandmother on her … read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
My father just died leaving my step mother and 3 adult
my father just died leaving my step mother and 3 adult children in Wyoming. My step mother says she isnt required to give us anything but is asking us to pay off the equipment my dad used in his busin… read more
VanDLaw
VanDLaw
Juris Doctor
4 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