He had four credit cards and owed the IRS can the IRS bill me. or can credit card company's list me on credit reporting agencies reports . I have already paid from my pocket for funeral expenses.
I'm sorry for your loss. As Voluntary Administrator, you are just volunteering to act for your brother's estate to close out his affairs. Creditors, even the IRS, cannot seek payment from anyone who is not on the account to be paid. So, any debts he left behind can only be paid from his assets. If he has no assets, no creditors will be paid. You can send the credit card companies a letter saying he passed, and a copy of your Voluntary Administration form, with the court docket number on it.
The Voluntary Statement includes a space to show his assets. In your case, this space will show little or no assets. The letter should point this out and ask that they write off the debt as uncollectible. The IRS will require a call first, to find out where to send the letter. That should be sufficient.
You will not be personally responsible for his debts. Good luck -See question
I know I need to put property (like real estate, corporations, etc.) into trusts, but I was told by bank mgr to fill out beneficiary paperwork (which was notarized), & my son (who's also my POA & HCP) would receive my 4 bank accounts & my IRA acct...
I agree with my colleagues. You don't say whether these estranged relatives are your children, or as another poster suggested, an estranged spouse. If a spouse - get a divorce. Even with language in a Will excluding a spouse, he or she can receive a portion of your estate if you are still married. If they are children, I suggest that you at lease create a Will that specifically excludes them.
You should also review your actions in the context of MassHealth planning, as suggested by another poster. I suggest you speak with an estate planning attorney to address all of your issues.
Good luck -See question
The person who is not of sound mind is 71 and will not eat or get out of bed. He only wants alcohol which his wife gives to him.
It sounds like you, as a concerned observer, may want to contact your local elder services agency. The man may be in need of protective services. If the couple is also in Quincy, you can contact South Shore Elder Services: www.southshoreelderservices.com At this point I would suggest focusing more on his health and well-being than on punishing the wife. Good luck -See question
A friend died over two years ago.The executer seems to have passed me by.Obviously no plan to ever contact me.What is best way to proceed to get my bequest?
It's not clear from your question how you know you were left anything in your friend's Will. I assume the Will was probated, as you use the term executor. If the Will was presented for probate and you were named in it, you should have received some notice. Since you have not, you may not have been named in the Will or a Will may not have been probated. I suggest you contact the executor and ask about this. If you don't know who the executor is, you may go to the probate court where your friend lived and see if there is a probate file and review it. Good luck -See question
one of the questions for The long existing legal test for competency for wills is ' Does the person want to leave their estates to" The natural objects of their bounty." Washington State
This phrase means the people who would "normally" be considered as likely recipients of the testator's estate. If he is married and/or has children, the natural objects of his bounty would be his wife and/or children. If the testator left neither a spouse or children, the "natural objects" become more tricky. In that case the attorney trying to determine capacity or a court looking at possible undue influence court would look at both the state's intestacy statute (to see how the state would distribute her property of there were no Will), and to evidence of what people she was closest to during her lifetime, particularly at the time she made the Will. I hope this is helpful -See question
My friend's father died in Baton Rouge, LA in 2004. My friend was never notified of any probate proceedings and assumed that she was excluded from the will. She would now like to see the will if possible. She knows the parish of residence and deat...
I agree with Attorney Sirois. I would also add, however, that if your friend did not receive notice of any probate (assuming her whereabouts were known when her father passed), her father may pave passed without a probate estate. Probate assets are only those assets that are owned by the decedent individually and do not generally include any jointly-owned property, property held in trust or property that names a beneficiary.See question
I have a female dementia friend who had an aspiration incident. she was previously living in a residential care facility, but what I see in her is she probably will need additional chronic care which would be appropriate for her to be in a skill...
There is no harm in conveying what you've seen and your concerns to the conservator. If you feel competent to discuss possible placements, you may also do that. Please remember, however, the decision as to whether and where your friend will be moved is the conservator's.See question
I was adopted.About 3 years ago I found out about my biological family And come to find out my grandmother passed away and left me an inheritance for me and my biological brother whom was adopted with me? How do I go about Collecting This Inherita...
I think you should hire an attorney, especially if your biological mother wants to contest the bequest to you and your brother. It sounds like there was a Will. If so, you should have received notice that the Will is being probated and who to contact to get a copy of the Will and find out more about the estate. If you have not received notice, how do you know you and your brother were remembered in your grandmother's Will,? I suggest you take whatever information and documentation you have to a local attorney to find out the status of the estate and your possible inheritance from it. Good luck -See question
Trusts are superior to wills. Unlike a will, a trust is private, avoids probate, & passes assets to beneficiaries much more quickly & easily. Therefore, I'm looking to have a trust done, but unfortunately my family dynamic is very hostile & conten...
I agree with the others here. The best way to get what you want done is to speak with an experienced estate planing attorney and discuss all of your concerns. He or she can determine how best to meet your needs. Good luck -See question
This friend is visited regularly, but recently shows more anxiety. Had impromptu meeting with the facility owner. He said: increased anxiety, needs to eat elsewhere as behavior may disrupt others at meal times, I should "just be a friend" an...
If your friend has no family and the conservator is the only one who can speak and act on her behalf, then I would suggest that you share with the conservator what you learned from the director. If your friend needs to be placed elsewhere or if getting her additional help will make her life safer and more enjoyable, then the conservator needs to know. Good luck -See question