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How Do I Find Out What the Assets Received and Bills Paid By the Executor Were?

My father passed away in December of 2008 and my mother in May of 2009. A Will had been drawn up by my sister and her attorney in the presence of my mother and in the Will my younger sister was given the power of attorney and appointed executrix of the estate. Although the assets were not distributed equally between the two remaining children - my sister and I, and my sister w...

11/22/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: New York   |   #23692

Does Alabama Law Allow an Executor's Fee to Be Paid to the Executor?

My father passed away and in his will he put for everything to be divided among my 2 brothers and my sister and me. My oldest brother is executor, he has gotton an attorney to probate the will. The attorney has mailed me, my sister and other brother papers to sign to probate the will, I have no problem in signing the papers nor does my sister but my brother says he is not signi...

10/23/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Alabama   |   #23466

Can I Contest the Probate of My Wife's Estate in Illinois After 4 Years?

my wife died 4 yrs. ago without a will I gave her father power of attorney to settle the estate as I was unable to be in town to settle estate It was my understanding that she owned a third of a family business there was never any mention of this in the probate papers I signed off on her father is in possession of some of my,undeniable, property and is withholding it subject to...

08/28/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Illinois   |   #23036

Does a Stepchild Need to Be Mentioned in a Will and Get Notice of Hearing?

If you are a stepchild and your Father passes, does the executor have the authority not to inform you of the reading of the will, and as stepchildren if you are disinherited, doesn't the law require that your name be listed as disinherited, in the state of KY. Your're asking for my State of residence, but this question applies to the great state of KY, as that is where I was r...

08/19/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Ohio   |   #22957

How Do I Contest a Will in California?

I need to file a quitclaim against my family and the 88 page will and trust they left me out of in the clerks office. Whit it in the clerks office, the court one day may have a greater solvency and I simply have attached rights at ownership. I live in California - I need to get this filed in Virginia. I am only intending a title review for a later date. Sensible behaviour has s...

06/05/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: California   |   #22320

In Arizona how much time do you have to contest a will?

Is there a time limit on disputing a will?

05/13/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Arizona   |   #22109

Can I leave to majority of my estate to two of my children and only a small amount to the third?

I have 3 children, but want to leave one child only $100 and the other two children the balance of my estate in equal shares.I want to stipulate if the child that gets the $100 contests the will, she will get nothing.To be legally valid, what wording should I use to convey that intention in my will (form TX-WIL-01400)?

05/13/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Texas   |   #22108

Can Property No Longer Owned By the Deceased Be Inherited Through a Will?

My husband's father died a year ago. There was a will made in 1999 stating that all his assets be split between him and all of his siblings, (5 sisters) his house was to be sold and split etc. After this, there was a quit claim done on the house to my father in law and my husband. It was filed in 2007 with the county. I have been told by several lawyers, that the quit claim ca...

05/08/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Michigan   |   #22043

Can My Son Sue His Siblings if I Leave Him Out of My Will?

I have three grown children. I am leaving my son, $10,000 and a $50,000 life insurance policy. My will states, everything will go to my three children. My two girls will receive almost all of my estate. Should I change my will and state. I do not intend to leave anything to my son, (LLB). his name. Or can he sue my girls after my death if I leave him in my will.

04/05/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Florida   |   #21684

Should an Out of State Will Be Registered in Florida?

We have a will executed in Wisconsin. Should it be registed in Fl and if so how?

03/07/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Florida   |   #21276
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