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 mother's house was transferred into a trust and after she
My mother's house was transferred into a trust and after she died we remodeled the house and then sold it so the proceeds could be divided among he four of her children do we have to pay capital gains… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
56,732 satisfied customers
My mother left her house to her 6 children in her will. She
My mother left her house to her 6 children in her will. She spent the last years of her life in long term care. She put her home in an irrevocable trust to lower her assets in case we had to apply for… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,551 satisfied customers
I live in MA and my parents have investment properties with
I live in MA and my parents have investment properties with a total estate value of about $3.5M. They want to put their investment properties into an irrevocable trust to reduce the size of their esta… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
37,075 satisfied customers
My parents established Irrevocable Trust in 1990. Father
Hello, my parents established Irrevocable Trust in 1990. Father died in 2006. Mother still alive and is Trustee (Grantor). If house sold now with Her alive..is capital gains based on home value at tim… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,038 satisfied customers
My mom had trust where her husband has the right to occupy.
Hello, My mom had trust where her husband has the right to occupy. It is very clear that if he moved out the home would be sold and myself and siblings would inherit the money from the sale. Question … read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,005 satisfied customers
Are distributions from an irrevocable trust taxable before
Are distributions from an irrevocable trust taxable before the death of the grantor … read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
8,060 satisfied customers
Sold parents home, was in a irrevocable trust, how do I pay
sold parents home, was in a irrevocable trust, how do I pay taxes on the money from the sale of the house? The money is also being divided between my siblings. I was the trustee. … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,038 satisfied customers
I am part owner in a property that was converted from a
I am part owner in a property that was converted from a trust a few years ago into an llc when my grandfather passed away. The trust was set up by my gradmother in the 70s and when she died my grandfa… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,038 satisfied customers
A.) If upon one's death, stocks and mutual funds in a
A.) If upon one's death, stocks and mutual funds in a deceased person's Revocable Living Trust are sold to pay the deceased's outstanding house mortgage and other bills as directed by the deceased's w… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
10,126 satisfied customers
I currently live in a house with my brother that is held in
I currently live in a house with my brother that is held in an irrevocable trust established by a deceased uncle. The trust is passive, no income or distributions have been done and no tax returns hav… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
56,732 satisfied customers
My parents built their house in 1965 and title was in both
My parents built their house in 1965 and title was in both their names. In 1979 my father transferred title QC deed to my mom. In 2005 the house was put into a trust. In 2010 my mother passed away. Th… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
56,732 satisfied customers
Assume my home has a cost basis of $100,000 and a current market
Assume my home has a cost basis of $100,000 and a current market value of $300,000. Also assume I transfer (gift) my home to an irrevocable property trust that subsequently sells the home for market v… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
27,362 satisfied customers
In Pennsylvania, can my son serve as the trustee of my irrevocable
In Pennsylvania, can my son serve as the trustee of my irrevocable trust? He is also a beneficiary to the trust. If not, can my son in law act in that capacity as he is an attorney? He is not a benefi… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
Please make sure this question is anwered constently with California
Please make sure this question is anwered constently with California State Law. My wife and I are exploring demolishing Mother-In-Law's (M-I-L) current house and building a new house on my M-I-L's pro… read more
Thomas McJD
Thomas McJD
Doctoral Degree
6,425 satisfied customers
My brother died and had a Living Will/ Living Trust, my sister
My brother died and had a Living Will/ Living Trust, my sister became executor. The deed is my sisters' name If my sister sells the house in the same calendar year that my brother died and her income … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
37,075 satisfied customers
I am a Trustee of an Irrevocable Trust. We sold my fathers
I am a Trustee of an Irrevocable Trust. We sold my father's house in the name of the Trust and used just about all of the monies towards paying his way into a retirement community. What is left (less … read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,973 satisfied customers
My wife obtained title to my mother in lwas home 6 years ago.
My wife obtained title to my mother in lwas home 6 years ago. At thetime my mother in law retained a life estate. My mother in law is now confined to a nursing home and we are selling the house. what … read more
levr
levr
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
61,386 satisfied customers
My dad had a living trust. He had to sell his home to pay
My dad had a living trust. He had to sell his home to pay costs in his assisted living. The 4 children were 60% owners in the trust. Do the children have to pay capital gains on this money?… read more
legallysound
legallysound
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,324 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:

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

8,038 satisfied customers

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

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

8,005 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Nate

Nate

Attorney

1,936 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of legal estate experience.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,762 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,551 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Attorney

1,478 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