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What happens if only personal property exempt under Florida Law is left by deceased?

What happens if the estate of my Father only consists of what I understand is only personal property exempt under Florida Law?

02/08/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Florida   |   #31806

Do I have to go through probate for estate of only $60,000.00 in Florida?

My mother died in 1999 and my Father just passed in January, 2017. His estate only consists of a bank account containing $40,000.00, a car valued at $4,000.00 and person property. The total value is only around $60,000.00. He did leave a Will leaving everything to me. Do I have to go through probate? If not what is the procedure in Florida I need to follow?

02/08/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Florida   |   #31801

I am filing a Small Estates affidavit with the court to be in charge of my sister's estate. Do I need to publish notice to creditors?

I am filing a Small Estates affidavit with the court to be in charge of my sister's estate. Since I may not be aware of all her bills, am I required to place an add in the paper to state her death, where to claim payment, etc.?

11/24/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Oregon   |   #27119

Can I handle my daughter's small estate if I live in a different state?

My Dallas-resident daughter died with a will naming me executor (I live in SC). Can I handle through a Small Estate Affidavit?

10/21/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Texas   |   #25528

Can the Bank Foreclose on My Deceased Relative's Home?

My brother had no valid will. He owns a house worth $66k with a mortgage of $37k and a lien of $37k. Other than the house, he has bank accounts and life insurance with beneficiaries named. Is the house the only probate item? Can I use the Small Estate Affidavit for Estates under 30,000? Can I have the bank foreclose on the property or do I have to try to sell it? The house is a...

08/17/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: New Mexico   |   #25349

When is Probate Necessary in Indiana?

I'm the youngest of three sons we are all adults our father is deceased and our mother passed away 7/24/11 without a will all three had power of attorney I was the first on that. She has two homes and a lot located in Warsaw, IN she also had several bank accounts, safety boxes & retirement accounts some still have our fathers name. Is it possible for us to do probate using only...

08/17/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Indiana   |   #25344

How Can We Collect Savings in a Bank Account After the Owner Dies?

My fatherinlaw died without a will but he had a small estate with paperwork naming my wife and her sister as co-trustees. There is a small savings account in Texas he had that my wife and her sister would like to get. The savings bank says they must have a court order appointing them as co-executors before they will give them the money. As an added detail the decendant was a...

07/07/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Texas   |   #25151

How Do I Collect Money From a Bank Account of a Deceased Foreigner?

I live in England. My father died in 2006 in Italy, leaving his estate to me, and two other siblings one a minor. part of the estate was left in an account in an Bank of America. We have full english probate and a transfer certificate from the IRS showing no tax due on the money. The bank now requires a court order, Is summary administration satisfactory. Can we do this on-l...

04/30/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Florida   |   #24755

What is the Small Estate Law in Idaho?

My aunt died in October, 2010, and was a resident of Idaho at the time of her death. After insurance coverage, there is about $2,300 in medical debts owed by her estate. There is $752.62 in a bank account in Idaho. In addition, she received in December, 2010, a check for $4,200 as a refund for certain medical expenses. There are no other debts or assets. My aunt had four heirs,...

02/22/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Colorado   |   #24275

What Amount Qualifies as a Small Estate in Oklahoma?

As of 1/1/11, what is the limit for pursuing Small Estate Probate, i.e. is it still $150,000?

01/30/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Small Estates   |   State: Oklahoma   |   #24113
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