Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Estate Law Questions
My ex mother in law passed recently. She has one son and did
My ex mother in law passed recently. She has one son and did not leave a will. She left me as beneficiary on her insurance policy. Do I owe the son anything? Can he sue me ? And should I retain an att… read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
5,494 satisfied customers
My father recently passed away and as I'm going over his
my father recently passed away and as I'm going over his will it was done when he was a resident of CA. He hasn't been a resident of CA since 2009 when he moved to OR & that's where he died. Am I goin… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
53,211 satisfied customers
My aunt Midge had recently passed and she has a few
Hello, My aunt Midge had recently passed and she has a few different life insurance policies. I have lived her for over 25 years as has my father which is obviously her brother. My father also passed … read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
5,494 satisfied customers
My father passed away in October. As background, Mom passed
My father passed away in October. As background, Mom passed away in '81, and Dad's parents died in 1996 and March 2016. Dad has one sister, living, and two children (me and my sister). Dad has a life … read more
Loren
Loren
41,355 satisfied customers
My aunt passed way 2014. She did not have a will but had a
My aunt passed way 2014 . She did not have a will but had a surviving spouse my step uncle. Step uncle recently died and only one heir his son who is a stepchild to my aunt and a step cousin to us.her… read more
Loren
Loren
41,355 satisfied customers
I just found out that my aunt died in Aug 2015 in Illinois.
I just found out that my aunt died in Aug 2015 in Illinois. My dad passed away in 2007 and may aunt was the last living relative of my dad. No one in my family was notified of her death. Is there not … read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
53,211 satisfied customers
My dad had a living trust and then remarried. i believe they
my dad had a living trust and then remarried. i believe they refinanced the so that he could put her name on the property. he is now deceased and she says all of a sudden she doesn't know where the tr… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
6,741 satisfied customers
My mother is named beneficiary on my aunts TDA. My mother passed
My mother is named beneficiary on my aunts TDA. My mother passed away in 1999. Does the TDA pass to me in the event of my aunts passing. I am the excecuator and only child of my mothers estate.… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
69,773 satisfied customers
my father passed away recently. there is no will. he has a
my father passed away recently. there is no will. he has a deceased wife and recently re-married prior to his death. it was revealed to us during the making of final arrangements at funeral home, that… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
6,741 satisfied customers
My husbands aunt passed away just last week and has been buried
My husband's aunt passed away just last week and has been buried - it seems without a will. Never married, no children. My Husband and his two sisters are closest heirs. (Nephew and Nieces.) She had A… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
53,211 satisfied customers
My father passed away and I was not the Executor of his estate.
My father passed away and I was not the Executor of his estate. I received a Statement in Lieu of Settlement of Account for Decedents Estate. On the last page this statement was added. The inventory f… read more
Ellen
Ellen
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
20,875 satisfied customers
My grand mother recently passed away. She had a will my father,
My grand mother recently passed away. She had a will my father, her son knew nothing about. The house she was living in is heir property. She wanted the contents of the house to go to her grandchildre… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
23,984 satisfied customers
I was left as the beneficiary and personal representative for
I was left as the beneficiary and personal representative for an estate and the individual was married. His wife was on hospice and passed away. He became very ill and passed away the next day. 31 hou… read more
Lawyer Lori
Lawyer Lori
Attorney
JD - Attorney
1,834 satisfied customers
My uncle is about to pass away. The only survivors are his
My uncle is about to pass away. The only survivors are his father (my non-biological grandfather) and his half-brother (my full blooded uncle) and myself. His brother has not contributed nor been a ma… read more
Daniel P.
Daniel P.
Managing Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,741 satisfied customers
My adult son was killed in an auto accident on Labor Day. He
My adult son was killed in an auto accident on Labor Day. He was the sole proprietor of an Arborist business. He has no real property, only a trailer, chipper, climbing gear and outstanding credit car… read more
Daniel P.
Daniel P.
Managing Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,741 satisfied customers
My husband passed away on May 7, 2010 without a will. His
My husband passed away on May 7, 2010 without a will. His estate is going into probate and I am to sell everything, including the house. He had a PERS retirement account. He made me beneficiary on his… read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,422 satisfied customers
My 1/2 brother just passed away in mass. He took his own life
My 1/2 brother just passed away in mass. He took his own life on 11/28 according to the note he left. The body was discovered on 12/10. An aunt of ours passed away on 12/2. I am my brother's next of k… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
My Aunt passed away without an Executor of her Estate, and
My Aunt passed away without an Executor of her Estate, and has a few non-beneficiary Financial accounts and no real estate or other assets. Do we have to go to Probate court? Does everything automatic… read more
John Legal
John Legal
Doctoral Degree
3,418 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

6,741 satisfied customers

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

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

6,613 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,618 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,335 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Attorney

1,334 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< 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