A chapter 7 is not a "reorganization", a Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 for businesses are "reorganizations".
If you file for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy you can set up a payment plan which must include the principal loan on your home and if you can afford it, you can probably keep your home. If you cannot make the payments, it might be better to let the home go and file under Chapter 7 if you fall under the means test.
Contact a local attorney to talk over the details in depth
Depends on the size of the estate. You can file a small estate affidavit if the estate is under $100,000. Or you need to open a standard probate by filing the proper case form, requesting the court to accept a copy, and providing notice to interested parties you wish to nominate yourself executor.
In additional to Mr. Frederick's correct advise. You cannot evict a tenant who has an active lease. Even though the landlord may have died, his estate is still bound by the contract. You cannot evict them until they cease to pay rents, have damaged the property to an extreme level, or the lease runs out.
I disagree with the previous answer. While Federal law requires notice and approval for 401(k) plans, and does not apply to IRA or ROTH, state law does apply. Under community property laws of California, a spouse cannot unilaterally make any transfer of property without spousal consent (peripheral expenses, such as groceries or daily expenses are not included in this requirement, but are presumed).
Thus, if the property is community property (which is unclear based on your facts), then YES,...
Admin of what? Her Estate? Your father's estate?
If you challenge the will, the likely outcome is that her assets will pass by intestate succession. Since you are not her child, you will likely receive nothing through intestate succession. Thus challenging the will would be pointless.
A am sorry for the loss of your brother. Your options will depend partially on funds. If your brother was particularly wealthy, you can potentially invest his capital through a created foundation and use the interest for the purpose of the foundation.
If you have less funding, and will be using a model that seeks charitable donations, then a business attorney can help you establish a non-profit and will be able to take you through the steps to get to where you need to be.
First, a power of attorney terminates immediately upon death.
Second, if your mother is actually the executor, then you can challenge her appointment for cause. You will not be successful if the reason is not legitimate, or if you do not have facts and documents to back up the removal. If she is mishandling money, then this may be a viable reason for removing her as executor.
You should contact a local probate attorney and go over exactly what is going on in great detail.
Yes. If you gave him the money for the condition that he sell the house, then his failure is a breach; and you are entitled to damages at law or restitution damages to disgorge the benefit you gave him. Small claims court for an amount this small.