Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Estate Law Questions
Four adult children gifted "20%" each of the estate in
Four adult children gifted "20%" each of the estate in California in an A/B trust. The "balance" gifted to the "grandchildren" in equal shares. One of the children predeceases the last (survivor) of t… read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
2,171 satisfied customers
I am the trustee and POA for an Uncle (), father's brother,
I am the trustee and POA for an Uncle (B), father's brother, in California. His brother, in Hawaii, passed away, two weeks ago, July 29th, 2018. The uncle, (A), had only child, a daughter, deceased, 1… read more
Robert L
Robert L
Juris Doctor
533 satisfied customers
We have a revocable trust, and 2 sets of children. T,T,and R
We have a revocable trust, and 2 sets of children. T,T,and R will split 40%of estate per stirpies. L1 and L2 will split 60% per stirpiesHowever, what happens if L2 predeceases trustees and has no chil… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
9,414 satisfied customers
I am one beneficiary of a trust along with my two sisters
I am one beneficiary of a trust along with my two sisters and a step sister. My father passed 3 years ago and my step mother passed January 13, 2017. My step sister was named as the executor. Accordin… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
I am the Successor Trustee for my deceased father and
Hello, I am the Successor Trustee for my deceased father and deceased step mother. The Trust Allocation is to my brother, myself and my step mother's son, who passed prior to my step mother. He has no… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,921 satisfied customers
My mother died my daughter and stepbrother are administrator
my mother died my daughter and stepbrother are administrator they change the lock on the doors. do I have a right to key to the house . I am the only son,… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,921 satisfied customers
Estate/Trust ?: My parents created a family trust a few years
Estate/Trust ?: My parents created a family trust a few years ago with 3 sons as the successors with per stirpes provisions. My mother passed away a few years ago just leaving my father. Two of the ch… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,908 satisfied customers
I am named as the executor of my sister's will. My sister
I am named as the executor of my sister's will. My sister died yesterday. I have Parkinson's Disease and don't feel that I cant do the job. If she will accept it, can I just pass the responsiblity to … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
14,135 satisfied customers
My mother planned to, but neglected to add me or my brother
My mother planned to, but neglected to add me or my brother as the beneficiary to an account. She passed away, and her will if valid has three of my brothers names on it who have also passed away. Wha… read more
J. Warren
J. Warren
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,270 satisfied customers
I know of a lady that passed away about eight months ago and
I know of a lady that passed away about eight months ago and some money went directly to her son; the rest of her estate was to be split between her living son and her three granddaughters from a son … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
21,332 satisfied customers
My mother writes in her will the following regarding her beneficiaries: Any
My mother writes in her will the following regarding her beneficiaries: Any and all of my estate is to be equally divided as follows: To my daughter _________ and her spouse _________ To my daughter _… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
1,522 satisfied customers
what is the difference between per capita distribution and
what is the difference between per capita distribution and per stirpes distribution in regard to NYS EPTL 4-1.1(a) (7)… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
My mothers first husband died without a will in 1957 in Somerset
My mother's first husband died without a will in 1957 in Somerset County PA making her a widow with three small children (my stepbrothers). She remarried in 1959 and I was born in 1960 and my sister w… read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,203 satisfied customers
I need to fill out a form to change my beneficiary on my life
I need to fill out a form to change my beneficiary on my life insurance and want to make sure I do it correctly. Right now I have: Primary beneficiaries: Lou (my biz partner) and my Mom - "shared equa… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
126,232 satisfied customers
We currently have a Living Revocable Trust (an A,B Family Trust)
We currently have a Living Revocable Trust (an A,B Family Trust) leaving the Trust property to each other. When the second to die dies, the trust property will be distributed to our "issue who survive… read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
If my aunt died in the State of Florida and willed her entire
If my aunt died in the State of Florida and willed her entire estate to my mother who predeceased my aunt. Would the legal document for the inheritance to the beneficiaries be my mother's will? Or wou… read more
JaxLaw
JaxLaw
Associate Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,722 satisfied customers
my mother passed away leaving myself and my wife to run her
my mother passed away leaving myself and my wife to run her restaurant. My father is living and she wanted him to be taken care of and us to run the restaurant, which we did, Now he is selling it and … read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
2 YEARS AGO MY UNCLE DIED (MY MOTHERS BROTHER) 2 WEEKS AGO
2 YEARS AGO MY UNCLE DIED (MY MOTHER'S BROTHER) 2 WEEKS AGO HIS WIFE DIED. NEITHER HAD CHILDREN. I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR ESTATE?… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
27,041 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