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  • How Do, I Fill Out a Status Report Under Rule 6.12 In Orphans' Court?

    My grandmother's father, passed away in March of 2007 and we, are trying to settle the "estate"... even, though he didn't own an estate. She, has to be in court next week. We, don't know how to fill out the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County ...

    Yvette’s Answer

    The Register of Wills has been advised of a decedent death, either by filing the Will to become the Executor or, if no will, by requesting letters of administration. As a result, the Status of this estate is required. If the form was not mailed to you, then you can find the form for the Status report on the website of Chester county register of wills. A hearing must have been scheduled for failing to respond to prior requests to file. The form is one page and only has 4or 5 questions that you can answer. The form was updated 5/26/2015. Make sure you complete the form to submit at your Hearing.

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  • My sister is not following the legal written will in handling my moms personal belongings..and never provided us with the will.

    Oldest brother is executor but lives out of state, oldest sister is executrix and she did not give us siblings a copy of the will. She is not handling the personal property as my mother spelled out in the will to be sold privately or publicly and ...

    Yvette’s Answer

    You can obtain a copy of the Will from the Register of Wills for the county where your mother resided at the time of her death. The Will has to be filed in order for your siblings to be appointed as the Executor and Executrix. A Petition can be filed with the Register of Wills if the Will is not being followed. Your siblings are accountable to the Register of Wills to follow the mandate of the Will.

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  • Do adult children have to pay taxes on an inheritance they receive from a parent? If yes, what is the percentage in tax?

    I have an insurance policy, I want to place my grown sons as beneficiaries but my husband said not to do that but rather just place him as beneficiary because spouses don't have to pay a tax, children do. So is that true? Or is he making that up?

    Yvette’s Answer

    There will not be inheritance tax on insurance proceed. The tax would be on other assets.

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  • Are we out of luck? How can we determine what is inside a safe deposit box of deceased uncle/aunt?

    Just a brief background of the situation, my husband's uncle/aunt were found dead back in January. They were found by police in their home. The police could only find the next of kin (the niece) to the uncle, she lied to the police and told them s...

    Yvette’s Answer

    No, you are not out of luck but it is very important that you hired counsel to help you through this process. Good luck.

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  • Is there any law in PA that tells me how to sign as an attorney in fact?

    I think I'm going to have to start signing things soon for my ill sister who gave me power of attorney. The attorney who drew it up died a few years ago. Is there any law in PA that tells me how to actually sign? I've seen lots of advice...

    Yvette’s Answer

    It is important that you make sure your Power of Attorney is up to date. As thoroughly explained by my colleague, there are laws governing Powers of Attorney and that you are serving in a very important role. I too recommend that the agent sign their name as POA for the principal, ie, Agent, POA for Jane Doe. I would agree that adding the date of the POA would be added important information.

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  • My dad died and I am administer & beneficiary to his estate. do I have to sell the few assets he had or can I retain them

    assets (vehicles) are valued at a fair market price $6k total if able to sell. the debt of his estate is $250k or more making this an insolvent estate. Ive paid atty fees $1000 to date and have received nothing. im told selling these vehicles w...

    Yvette’s Answer

    The funeral expenses and all debts must be satisfied prior to distribution of any assets to the heirs of an estate. You indicated you have an attorney who should be guiding you through the estate administration. If there is something of value that is sold, those funds should be used to satisfy debts. You are not personally responsible for any of the debts. Consult your counsel for further details of your specific situation.

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  • Deeds listing 'life estate'

    In 2004 my grandmother deeded my house and property to me. I have lived there 20 y ears. My grandparents bought the property in 1977 and me and my grandfather built my house. Grandfather passed in 1997. I've maintained the house, property, tax...

    Yvette’s Answer

    Based upon what you have described, the home belongs to you. Do you have a copy of the filed Deed? The filed Deed is what will helped determine the status of ownership. If there is no filed Deed supporting what you have described, I suggest that you consult an attorney on what rights you currently have.

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  • Is it a problem if you are currently living out of state but willing to relocate in order to get an estate of your parent closed

    I am the oldest and currently living away from Penna. I am being told by the clerk of Wills that its a problem. I have family still there and its no problem to them. I know the area well, was raised there and yet the clerk of wills says because ...

    Yvette’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. There should not be a problem if you consult with local counsel.

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  • My grandmothers house has back taxes I have started a process. Of taking over and I have a form with a gold seal will I have to

    Pay all back taxes

    Yvette’s Answer

    Your question does not provide a lot of details. If your grandmother has passed I extend my condolences. I then assume the gold seal document you reference is your letters to administer the estate. If so, all debts have to be paid, including outstanding taxes, before any distribution to beneficiaries under the Will or if no will then to the heirs. Once all debts are paid then you must file the inheritance tax return and pay the inheritance tax. If there are no liquid assets (cash) in the estate to pay the debts and taxes then the real estate would have to be sold to satisfy these obligations.

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  • Can you sue an estate for Neglect? Both are now deceased, before death aunt was living in hording conditions.

    We met with the estate attorney on Friday, (the attorney is representing the uncle's family). We are awaiting the toxicology report to determine how both my husband' (blood aunt) and uncle died. My husband is the only next of kin living ...

    Yvette’s Answer

    My condolences to you and your husband on the loss of his Aunt. More information is needed to address your inquiry. Who died first? Was there a Will? Are you alleging wrongful death? I would recommend that your husband obtain the services of a probate attorney to review the facts in this situation. It seems that the complexities will require a more thorough review to be of any assistance to you.

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