The family has no righto be I agreement at this stage. The assets are the property of your mother and she has the right to distribute those assets in any manner she sees fit. Absent a will, the items will then be distributed per intestate succession. At that point, your family can agree on whatever they want.
Hiring an estate planner to talk to her, explain her rights, and allow her to make her own decision is a good way to go.
It would depend on who died first and the specific language in any Will or trust.
If no Will or Trust is present, then if your husband died before his grandmother, then he would receive nothing, and then you would receive nothing.
If he died after the grandmother passed; then he would be entitled to his share, and then his share would be distributed in accordance with his Will or by intestate succession (meaning you get some of it)
Um, are you sure you have the evidence you need?
You need to file a civil claim. What court - I have no idea - I don't know the evidence.
State or Federal - I don't know the evidence
Superior or Probate court - I don't know the evidence
What papers you need - not sure, I don't know who the witnesses are, I don't know if any businesses are involved.
The law is not so simple. You can file a civil claim or a probate claim and will need to file a pleading, serve process, file the service...
Attorney Wayson's response is quite thorough, and I fully agree. My assumption on the outcome is that this would end up being fought over on appeal. While there isn't a grated scale, it doesn't make sense that SSR would be denied or payments lowered if a disabled individual qualified for SSDI.
If title was changed after the marriage, then this would be a strong case that the property has been converted into community property. Generally, inherited property is considered separate, unless co-mingled or transformation.
If I have the facts right, this is a strong case for conversion of separate property into community property.
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Never fun. As Mr. Bodzin correctly states, Washington law applies for property located in WA where WA was your Aunt's place of residence.
Your risks and things vary wildly and are far too complex to warrant a decent explanation here. If you live in Oregon,as Mr. Bodzin states, you should hire an attorney up here to handle your aunt's affairs.
You can, if you want, completely wash your hands of the whole situation and will have no legal obligations....
Do not form an LLC in CA. CA imposes an additional 10% tax on revenue above about $250k. You'd be better off either filing for an S Corp (if you qualify), or an LLC in Nevada (which does not impose this additional tax). Depending on the type of business - and who the partner is, may change the analysis somewhat.
You can file for an entity in Nevada now if you like, you do need a registered agent though, which can cost about $40 a year if you use a professional registered agent.
It depends on what the cousin's debts were. If your cousin had debts, you need to file a probate and provide notice to the creditors. If they file a claim, the money and jewelery needs to be put towards those debts. If not, they can be distributed as per a Will or intestate succession