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How Do I Dispute an Intestate Administration in Texas?

My father died Mar. 24, 2008, my mother did not call to tell me he was dead. There was a safe deposit box with my name on it and she has a friend at the bank that helped her remove me and put my brother on it. She has never called and no mention of a will. I was very special to my dad and she is hiding something from me. She put my brothers name on the safe deposit box and ...

02/21/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Texas   |   #21063

How Do I Contest a Will for Fraud?

When I divorced in Nevada, my name was on my husbands account and his on mine. He lied to his attorney and later died in December. Since I got a 1099, I contacted his attorney handling the will. The attorney was unaware of the account. Therefore? can I contest the will due to fraud committed by my ex-husband?

01/30/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Nevada   |   #20698

Do I Have a Right to Property If My Partner Died Without Leaving the Property to Me in His Will?

I moved in with my late _significant other_ in 1988 (PA, in case it matters) he passed away in 2005. He had lost his wife ( the mother of his 3 children) to cancer , I was 10 years younger and divorced.Anyway, they had a will and it was never updated. After his passing, people were surprised to find out that he and I weren't _legally married_.He was self-employed, tired of ...

01/09/2010   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #20361

Can I File a Show Cause Order to Continue With Probate of a Will in a Will Contest?

After attempting to probate a will it was returned to me after a caveat was filed claiming undue influence. I was told by the surrogate judge I need to file a motion to show cause in Superior Court.With a legitimate will and no basis for undue influence claim can I do this myself? The surrogate Judge says I can. Thanks

12/31/2009   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: New Jersey   |   #20256

How can I see mother's will while she is alive and I believe sister is abusing situation?

My widowed mother had recently been diagnosed with slow memory loss requiring rx. at the same time my sister (executor of the will) has slowly moved her adult children, her new boyfriend and herself into my mothers house. just recently my mother stated to my brother that the will had to be updated and or changed and my sister had done so with her but she dosent remember what wa...

12/04/2009   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: New Jersey   |   #19909

How Do I Challenge a Will in California?

My sister died 6 months ago as a result of drug and alcohol overdose.Her domestic partner who is the personal representative and beneficiary is still abusing drugs and alcohol which we believe makes her incapable of fulfilling her duties as the personal representative. We raised the question with the attorney handling the case and attorney does not agree. The will is 10 years o...

10/30/2009   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: California   |   #19394

How can I contest bequests to charity in a will and challenge the actions of an executrix?

My Aunt who resided in Massacusetts, passed away and named me as one of her heirs in her will. In her will she left about half a million to charities. Just before her death she wrote out checks for half a million dollars to these same charities, planning to remove these charities from her will, which she did not do before she died. She died suddlenly from a stroke. The execut...

10/08/2009   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Massachusetts   |   #18993

Can My sister Force the Other Heirs to Return Estate Property for a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

My brother and 2 sisters are all executors of our mothers estate. we have divided most items in the house and my youngest sister thinks that my oldest sister go more than she did and wants to ask a judge to have all of us bring back everything that we removed from the house. Can she do this?

09/22/2009   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: North Carolina   |   #18737

What Are the Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty by an Executor?

August 20, 2009To Whom It May Cocern:My friend, x died in October, 2003. My parents informed me about a month after his death that I was named in x will to received $187,000.00. My parents stated to me that x wanted me to have the money to _'pay in full_ for a condo or house which at that time, I was in the process of purchasing. My parents also told me that x said he would...

08/20/2009   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Ohio   |   #18169

Can A Person Change a Will?

a person originally named me a beneficary in his will, I was to inherit his home. He was concerned about death taxes, probate, ect and then made a trust with his daughter the trustee. I am now getting the run around and it is being implied that I may not get the house. is this legal? do I have any recourse?

08/16/2009   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Indiana   |   #18099
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