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My Father just died and I am Executor. My Mother is still living. What next?

My father just passed. He left me as executive of his will plus power of attorney. My mom still lives but was diagnosed with demensia one yr ago. Where do I stand now

12/25/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Texas   |   #28774

Is probate essential if the estate’s value is only $ 80,000.00?

My uncle was living in Carroll County, Illinois. He passed away last month leaving a will. I’m named as the executor of his will. My uncle has left behind stocks worth $50,000 and a bank account with a balance of $30,000. His will does not mention any debts to be paid out of the estate. Can I administer the will without probate?

12/01/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Illinois   |   #27409

I was left all property owned by a Friend in his Will and don't know what to do.

I am about to go to probate for my best friends estate to try and become executor. He left a will and left me everything. I was told by my lawyers secretary to try and refinance the condo he had left behind. I am new to all of this and I don't understand how I can do that without being name the executor and I am not named on his mortgage. Even though he has left everything h...

11/26/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Virginia   |   #27192

How can I force a named but unconfirmed executor to show me the testament or file it for probate? She

How can I force a named but unconfirmed executor to show me the testament or file it for probate? She won't take my calls.

11/23/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Louisiana   |   #27055

How do I force the probate of my sister's will when brother was named executor?

My questions are about Probate. My brother in MD was named executor of our sister's estate about six months ago. I live in Texas. I have received no legal papers concerning his appointment. Our sister lived in CO. I went to CO when she died-no one else went to CO. While there I had my sister's mail forwarded to Houston. My brother has never asked for this correspondence since b...

11/30/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Colorado   |   #25555

Is a Relative Legally Bound to Follow Your Instructions When You Die?

We have a living trust, and our trustee is my sister. We also have iras and 401ks, and life insurance with her as the beneficiary, my question is, how do I leave legal instructions to her what to do with our estate, what forms or wills to put the instructions on, and is she legally bound to do with the money what we instruct?

11/04/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Arizona   |   #25543

How Do I Probate the Estate of a Deceased in Nevada?

A permanent resident from Spain died in August with no will. His family is here right now and they will be taking his ashes back next week. They want to give me power to take care of his estate. What forms do we need to get filled out and where do I begin to take care of this stuff. He has a house worth about $75,500, a truck worth about $4,000 and a bank account (checking)...

09/12/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Nevada   |   #25489

How Do I Put the Property of a Deceased Family in Relatives Names if There Was No Will?

Which deed is required if the owner of a property has expired, leaving no will, sister that lived w her has paid taxes since ind death. now wishes to put deed in her and her daughter's name. owner of prop has one daughter, again left no will. owner's sister took care of her, lived w her, lived in home & has paid prop taxes for 12 years. property is owned free and clear

09/06/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Texas   |   #25471

Does a Will Created Before We Married Need to be Renewed?

My husband and I made wills 2 years prior to our marriage. In those wills we left our entire residuary estate to each other. Both wills are identical in stating that if we do not bequeath anything to our listed children, that the omission is intentional. We then married and did not renew the wills as we felt that they would still apply in the event of our demise. The house we l...

09/03/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Nevada   |   #25450

What is Exempt Property in Probate?

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, has hasn't lived with his father for a year. His separated wife has moved on and has been living with someone for 3 years as was my brother, he had been with his girlfriend over a year. I understand that sh...

09/01/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Probate   |   State: Florida   |   #25443
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