Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Estate Law Questions
Ray Thank you assistance. My father passed with a trust. The
Hi Ray Thank you for your assistance. My father passed with a trust. The trustee is a crook. We had a settlement agreement and I was to split the coins into two "piles" and he would choose one of them… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
I am a 5% beneficiary of a CALIFORNIA trust and the Trustees
I am a 5% beneficiary of a CALIFORNIA trust and the Trustees have altered the final instructions of the decedent which were transcribed by the decedent's attorney (with me present) and sent by email t… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
I'm the sole beneficiary .my trustee has been mia a
I'm the sole beneficiary .my trustee has been mia for over a year. The grantor is now passed. I have his pourover will which was written up in California (he was a resident of California). But at the … read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
My father had a trust, he never wanted 'us' to go thru proba
My father had a trust, he never wanted 'us' to go thru probate. My father's oldest & dearest friend was named by him as executor. For a myriad of reasons (mainly grief, age (80 & still teaching univer… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
I do not want to get into any trouble because of the prudent
I do not want to get into any trouble because of the prudent investment laws. does the investing of money have to always make money or I GET into trouble as the trustee?… read more
Attorney2020
Attorney2020
Lawyer
2,480 satisfied customers
My mother is still alive. Her successor Trustee is also her
My mother is still alive. Her successor Trustee is also her conservator to make all decisions while she is alive. She won't let me have a copy of the trust. How do I go around her and get it? Also, is… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
My brother died and assigned me a succ.. trustee. His widow
My brother died and assigned me a succ.. trustee. His widow left the house in question one year later, as directed in the trust... immediately after or before?? she left the house a son of my brother … read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
Im a beneficiary to my Fathers Trust along with my brother
I'm a beneficiary to my Father's Trust along with my brother who is the Executor. He hired an attorney to guide him distributing the financial matters left to us. I was told by his attorney that only … read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
How can I have A Trustee of a Trust removed for not selling
How can I have A Trustee of a Trust removed for not selling property in a reasonable time frame and not distributing equal percentages to all sons in the Family Trust as required by the the FamilyTrus… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
The New Jersey estate owns a house and their are 4 heirs (siblings)
The New Jersey estate owns a house and their are 4 heirs (siblings) and the heirs wish to sell and distribute the proceeds. Do all of the heirs (individually) have to approve the sale or can a majorit… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
My step-father lived in California. He was reported missing
My step-father lived in California. He was reported missing and his declared date of death was almost 2 years ago. A caregiver is being held in jail for his murder, forgery and filing forged documents… read more
Attorney2
Attorney2
Attorney
9,205 satisfied customers
I need legal advice in regard to my 1/3 remainder interest in my grandfathers irrevo
I need legal advice in regard to my 1/3 remainder interest in my grandfather's irrevocable trust. the income beneficiary died over 13 months ago, yet the trustees, a bank and an individual, who is als… read more
Thomas McJD
Thomas McJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
3,170 satisfied customers
Survivor trust. Mother alive but mentally not there. Large
Survivor trust . Mother alive but mentally not there . Large estate . Two daughters, me and my sister. Sister is trustee for past 6 years. Sister and mothers trust attorney never would provide an acco… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
Good Morning, Im one of several beneficiaries in a revocable
Good Morning, I'm one of several beneficiaries in a revocable living trust in California. The estate was in California, most the the beneficiaries are also living in California. The Trustee is living … read more
JaxLaw
JaxLaw
Associate Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,722 satisfied customers
I *stupidly* entered into an agreement three years ago, in
I *stupidly* entered into an agreement three years ago, in which, I placed my house (still under mortgage) in a trust. The agreement stated that a property company would place a tenant/buyer in the ho… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,908 satisfied customers
This is a question for a Florida litigator. In a pending action
This is a question for a Florida litigator. In a pending action in Florida probate court, I want to bring a motion to ask the court to instruct the estate's trustee to serve Notice of Administration u… read more
Lawdoctor
Lawdoctor
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
1,396 satisfied customers
Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX PA, & I have a very in-depth question
Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX PA, & I have a very in-depth question involving my mother; Karen whom inhearited a trust from my grandmother in 2001 in Chicago. I don't know I I can explain it in such a… read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
I am having some negative feelings about what is going on
I am having some negative feelings about what is going on behind closed doors and want to understand the rule 69.031. The lawyer is trying to have the court approve him as a Personal Representative in… read more
Alice Wright
Alice Wright
Research Expert
Bachelor's Degree
302 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