If real estate passes through a will, the will needs to be probated. You status as heir has nothing to do with it. Think long and hard before going for a reverse mortgage. If you can't afford to keep the house, geting a reverse mortgage just delays the day of reckoning.
The duties of an administrator are to locate assets, collect them, safeguard them, pay proper expenses such as taxes, legal fees and filing fees from assets of the estate, distribute the net assets to the heirs, and account to the heirs and the court. For these services, an administrator is entitled to a commission. Generally an administrator should have the guidance of a lawyer but in very simple estates it may be possible to get by without one.
I am sorry you lost your brother, but prospects of a successful claim seem remote to me. Your brother was fraudulently, indeed criminally obtaining a controlled substance, then he took enough of it to kill himself. While the docs or the pharmacies may have been negligent, your brother's own actions resulted in his death. That's the defense argument anyway, and it would be a hard one to overcome. The recoverable damages in the case would likely be very limited. Lastly, depending on who your...
You are in a tough spot. Absent a writing establishing your entitlement to the apartment your rights are very limited. Your relationship with your family is apparently such that you don't trust their assurances and you don't think they will sign anything. Prodding them may have just the opposite effect from what you want. You need the advice of a probate lawyer in the place where your father's will is being probated. A skillful litigator who is also a skillful negotiator may be able to help you...
Legal Zoom doesn't give legal advice. They just help people prepare documents. See a probate lawyer in your area for a consultation. It will cost a few hundred dollars and then you will know what to do about your husband's estate. While you are at it, you should get some estate planning advice for yourself.
I am sorry this happened. The facts as you describe them are very suspicious but whether there is a solid case depends on many facts you have not put in your question and perhaps don't know. You should consult with a medical malpractice attorney and do so soon. CA has a very short statute of limitations. Such consultations are generally free of charge.
Your claim will be a very hard one to prove Also, since you stopped taking the stimulants 8 years ago, most likely the statute of limitations has run out as well. For these reasons, .I doubt that you will find a lawyer willing to take it on. If you are concerned that the adderall is wrong for you, just see another doctor. And, get into a program for your addiction problem.
Your options depend on who assaulted you and where. If it was a random drunk , good chance the assailant has no money, so suing is getting you nothing. If it was a security guard at a store, your chances of recovering damages are better. In any case, talk to a personal injury lawyer. and do so soon. Assault cases have short statutes of limitations.
Welcome to the wonderful world of insurance. The company represented by that cold blooded lizard on TV is not your friend. None of the other ones are either. Without a lawyer you are at their mercy. If you have a personal injury claim, consult with a personal injury lawyer.