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The Executor of my Mother's estate lost a diamond ring. Can I sue?

The executor of my Mother's estate lost a diamond ring I was to get. It was valued at 2000.00 but to me it is priceless. Can I sue the executor for 10,000.00 or more?

05/19/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Alabama   |   #37441

What should I do if the executor of my parents' will is deceased? My Mother is till alive but in failing

What should I do if the executor of my parents' will is deceased? My Mother is till alive but in failing health.

04/22/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Indiana   |   #36119

I am am executor of a will and POA. Can I resign before the maker dies?

I am am executor of a will and the Power of Attorney and Power of Attorney for Health. Can I resign these positions before the persons death?

04/07/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: South Carolina   |   #35357

I recently decided to draft a will and my attorney asked me to name an executor for my will. Should I pick a family member as the executor of my will?

I recently decided to draft a will and I had contacted my attorney for the same. He asked me to name a will executor for my will. I am not sure why I need a will executor and I don’t know whom I can pick as a will executor. I would like to know if family members make good executors or would it better if I picked someone with financial or legal experience.

11/09/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: ALL   |   #26466

Can an Executor Give a Larger Portion to a Caretaker Heir?

I have been made executor of the will of my mom and dad.For the last 2 years of my dad's life he was taken care of one of my sistersMy question is- since my sister received no pay for being the caregiver, can I as executor, take money out of the will, and pay her what I think is appropriate, before it is distributed to the rest of the family? (The total estate is less than $20...

04/15/2012   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Utah   |   #25656

How Do I Resign as Executor in Texas?

I wish to decline duties as executor of my mom's will. My mom passed away Monday night. Being executor of her will causes me to have to deal with her sister who is a very unkind women. Please tell me the process i need to take. Also if all people appointed in the will decline acting as executor what happens then?

09/09/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Texas   |   #25484

Can a Sister Be Appointed Personal Representative of the Estate Over the Spouse?

My brother was going through a divorce at the time of his sudden death. No will. He was separated over 2 years, divorce paperwork was in the courts. One son, 20 years old. His separated wife and has moved on and is living with someone as was my brother. I understand that she is entitled to 100% of the estate, which is just about upside down. She seems to think that he was hidi...

09/01/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Florida   |   #25442

Can an Executor Also Be Named as a Beneficiary?

I am doing my will and testament using the form for 'single with no children'. My question is, can my executor be the same person as one of the beneficiaries? I want to name my nephew executor but also my beneficiary if the main beneficiary dies before me.

08/30/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Alabama   |   #25430

Can an Executor Sue Someone for Fraud on the Decedent?

My father passed away nearly a year ago, and I am the Executor of his Estate & Trustee of his Trust. While he was ill, I witnessed deceptive actions against him; frankly, extortion. Can I still bring charges of extortion against this individual now that my father has passed? She continues to try and get her hands into his estate with no proof whatsoever that she is a benefic...

08/21/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Illinois   |   #25377

What is a Mutual Will and Why Does an Executor Have to Post a Bond?

My father had a will and in it he left all assests to my mother. It stated if she died then my sister and I were to inherit my parents estate and split it equally. It named me as the executor. However, upon meeting an attorney this am she said that since my mother didn't have a will that my father's will was null and void. Thus we now have to pay $4,000.00 for bond to have me o...

05/14/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Executors an...   |   State: Illinois   |   #24835
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