Kenneth R. Gold’s Answers

Kenneth R. Gold

Plymouth Estate Planning Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Does my childrens inheritance from my mother count as part of my personal inheritance ,me being her daughter?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Kenneth R. Gold
    2. Christopher Allyn Sevick
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. Donald B. Lawrence Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    If the terms of the Trust are clear as you state, then he can't do that and change them. Is he the trustee? If you can't work it out with him, you can petition the probate court to get it resolved. Ken

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  2. There was no will nor deed he left for her

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher Allyn Sevick
    2. Kenneth R. Gold
    3. John F. Brennan
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. John W. Drury
    5 lawyer answers

    Not that I'm aware of if there was no will nor deed and she was not married to him . Ken

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  3. Michigan- father has passed and did not register will with the county. Step mother has copy and will not release to his children

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Kenneth R. Gold
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. Howard Robert Roitman
    4 lawyer answers

    How much time has passed since his death? Also, are you sure that there are assets only in his name that need to be probated? This could include payments still owing to him under the land contract. Its possible she may not be providing copies of the Will because she may get less under the Will and the children more then would be the case if he died without a Will. The named personal representative has priority to open the estate but you don't have a copy of the Will to see who that is....

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  4. Probate Inventory Filing fees

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth R. Gold
    2. Julie Aletta Paquette
    3. Peter L. Conway
    3 lawyer answers

    The Inventory is filed and is based on the date of death value of the assets. The fee is a set fee based on that value. If it is later found that more assets are to be included, then you should file an amended Inventory and would be required to pay the additional fee.

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  5. Looking for a trust specialist firm called Golden Harvest

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Kenneth R. Gold
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. John F. Brennan
    5. John P Corrigan
    5 lawyer answers

    I have never heard of them. I'm sure you can find a qualified attorney here on avvo to help you. Ken

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  6. What forms do I need to file an estate tax return. My father died in Sept 2012 and his estate finalized through probate in Nov

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lynnmarie A. Johnson
    2. Kenneth R. Gold
    3. Donald B. Lawrence Jr.
    4. Kevin Matthew Sayed
    4 lawyer answers

    Form 1041 if you are looking for an estate income tax return. If you are looking for an estate tax return it is Form 706. It is only required for high net worth estates. These are 2 very different returns. I suggest you contact a professional to help you with either or both. Ken

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  7. I am an execuator of my mom's estate and my sister is petitoning the will what documentation do I have to show?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth R. Gold
    2. John J. Keenan
    3. Julie Aletta Paquette
    4. James P. Frederick
    4 lawyer answers

    I don't really understand your question, but now especially because it appears that your sister is challenging something that you did I strongly recommend that you consult with a probate attorney to represent you. Ken

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  8. Michigan Probate Can you sell assets of a trust before you pay probate taxes

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth R. Gold
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Peter L. Conway
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm not quite clear about your question. One major reason trusts are executed is to avoid probate. The trustee is responsible for paying the taxes which are due and paying creditors. Quite often assets have to be sold and turned into cash to pay the taxes and creditors. Distributions to beneficiaries shouldnt be done until those issues are dealt with. Hope that helps a bit. If you have other questions, please contact me. Ken

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  9. My father passed away and my mother. Needs to put the hone in her name she currently is not on the deed...what forms do we use

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Christopher Allyn Sevick
    3. Kenneth R. Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    If she is not on the deed she will probably have to open a probate estate. She should really have a probate attorney review the deed etc. Many of us offer free consultations. Ken Gold

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  10. Living Trust. giving a house to the beneficiary now instead of waiting until my death .

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Kenneth R. Gold
    2. Charles P. Ward
    3. Donald B. Lawrence Jr.
    4. David J. Hutchinson
    5. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    A quit claim deed would work. But there are gift tax consequences and basis consequences to gifting the property now as well as you losing control and rights to the property so you should discuss this with an attorney. Ken

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