I'm wondering if anyone know if there's a way to include deceased person's share of a joint tenancy unit that was bought less than a month before the incident?
The question is not very clear - I would either try to restate it or make an appointment with a local probate attorney to discuss. Thank you.See question
Won a settlement with a creditor and am trying to find the best way to pay the taxes on it. Can I pay now and get I'd over with? Do I wait till next years tax season since I already did my taxes this year? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
First, you need to know if it is taxable. If it is, you would pay tax on it in the year received (be that 2016, 2017 or another year). If it is 2017 you would include any taxable amount in your income tax filing for 2017 (Due 4/15/18)See question
My husband died over a year ago. We have been separated, not legally. We lived in two separate states. I was the person they contacted when he passed on. So I received a letter that from an attorney asking me to give up my rights as a wife so tha...
If I were you I would at least want to know if I had anything possibly coming to me, wouldn't you? Therefore it is probably worth it to see a lawyer so you know your rights are being protected. eSee question
Will need to be probated. Not self proven but have two witnesses. Only deceased signature. Typed will. Was told this is holographic will. I have copies of property tax checks to help township verify signature on will is genuine. Does township typi...
The local county Surrogate is the office you would present the will to in order to determine if they will admit it to probate. I would advise consulting with an attorney regarding the many tasks associated with probate.See question
My brother passed away recently I was his Guardian he has money in the bank with my name as representative what should I do with the money he told me to split it up amongst the siblings and Dad can I do this legally
I agree with the other attorneys - I would add that if you were a Guardian in PA you need to file a final report as guardian with the Orphans Court in addition to dealing with the estate.See question
Removal of an executor of an estate who has admitted to " borrowing"'in excess of one million from the estate. Money is earmarked for charity as well
You will have to speak to the Judge's office.See question
My uncle created and made amendments to his final working of his will and testimony in March 2013. He, his lawyer and a paralegal signed and witnessed it. Because Maryland (his state of residence at the time) does not require a stamp or imprint on...
If he resided in PA at his death you will have to have the (Lancaster County) Register of Wills decide if the will can be admitted to probate. From there it is likely the wishes of the will would be carried out...you need to see a lawyer to assist you.See question
My sister passed away. I have been living with her. She left no will. What happens to the house and what if any rights do I have?
As the other attorneys mentioned it depends on the family situation and if she had a will or not. If for example she had no spouse or children and you are the only sibling you'd likely be the only person to handle/inherit if she has no will but without more facts you won't know for sure. You need to see a lawyer.See question
Sick friend died quickly, but had expressed to us, and her family that she'd like us to become legal guardians to her 9 yr old. We live in Texas- they in Pa. Is the letter enough for us to bring her to Texas? What other steps must we take to re...
Typically guardianship is determined by the decedent's will. Without seeing the document it is impossibly to say if it qualifies as a will. Most states also allow for the nomination of guardians if the document meets the requirements of the stand-by guardianship statute. If everyone is in agreement it would be easier for sure. I would advise you to hire an attorney local to where the children live now/friend lived.See question
In 2016 I received Philadelphia Discovery TAX Unit letter that demand W2 from my wife on my address. I was surprised by that because she has been living in Brooklyn NY and Jersey City NJ for more than 10 years. I replayed them back with explan...
From your explanation it sound like she both lived and worked outside of Philadelphia. If that is the case then she should not owe Phila Wage tax. You need to speak to someone at the Dept of Revenue and probably file an appeal. I would suggest getting the assistance of a tax lawyer or CPA depending on how much is at issue.See question