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My aunt had dementia at the time her will was made. As far as I know she left half of her estate to a church and the other half to my sister. She had no children and there are 3 of us girls not just the one. We all helped in her needs at one time ...
If she is still alive you don't have a cause of action yet. (Although some states are beginning to recognize what is termed inference with an expectancy/expected inheritance). Additionally, not liking what your aunt did with her will is not a cause of action - she is entitled (assuming she has capacity) to change her will as often as she likes. If you believe the will is not valid it is likely based on undue influence/coercion or lack of capacity. These causes of action are the grounds on which you might challenge the will. All of these causes of action are extremely hard to prove and will cost quite a lot to litigate. Also, having dementia is not an immediate reason to invalidate a will (although it certainly can be a huge factor) because you have to show the person did not meet what are very minimal/basic requirement for executing a will.See question
After my sister died in NJ, my brother in law begged us to clean up the house and move a lot of the items to a nearby storage unit. He has the only keys to this unit. These items are still waiting to be appraised for probate. The storage ...
It would seem to me that the person who opened the unit should say the keys are lost or unaccounted for and ask to move the items or for the lock to be changed. If the person who opened the unit did so for the benefit of the estate they are now a creditor of the estate and can make a claim for reimbursement if one is not coming amicably. If the executor continues to refuse to take control of the items you have option in terms of demanding the executor provide an accounting (eventually - it has not been long enough) and eventually removal of the executor. However I would note that all of that requires court intervention and would not be cost effective so you'll have to try to work it out like adults (at least initially).See question
My wife and I are on medicaid . So far for doctor visits and prescriptions. When we die will the state take money from our estate to recover what they spent on us?
More information would be needed to give you a specific answer so you should sit down, preferably, with an elder law attorney. Most states provide for a priority of creditors to be paid when someone dies and there is a medicaid state recovery lien. That lien is near the top of priority after administration expenses of the estate.See question
Grandparents died and I inherit money from their estate. My mother died so I'm her heir. Do I have to pay taxes on any money that I receive from my grandparents sold property? Thank you in advance for your feedback.
I believe you are asking about income taxes, but also keep in mind that if the grandparents and/or parent was a resident of PA, there would be inheritance taxes due as well.See question
My mom and I are wondering what to drink so I thought crush sodas
I'm partial to Fanta. I also like the Mexican sodas like Jaritos. Good luck.See question
I am Administrator of my mother's estate in Philadelphia, PA. The estate is insolvent. There are no beneficiaries and one legitimate creditor- (The Commonwealth of PA-Department of Human Resources(Medicaid). Do I need to file any paperwork with t...
I would advise you to meet with an attorney - due to the priority of creditors you may, for example, be entitled to be reimbursed for funeral and administrative expenses (and attorney fees) before you pay back the estate recovery. It is worth the effort to do it right. Good luck.See question
my mother pass away 3 years ago. The deed to her house only have my name on it. I have 7 sisters and brother legal do i have to put there names on it. And if i dont what will happen
Not enough information given to give you an answer. If the deed has your mother and you on there as "joint tenants" or "joint tenants with right of survivorship" the property would pass to you outside her estate and you would therefore own it. If it is owned some other way there is a possibility her assets have to be shared with others. That is not to mention what would happen with her other property. I would suggest sitting down with an attorney to review the situation.See question
My parents had banked at a MN credit union, even after moving to FL. I think my sister stole their assets. She was named Executor of Mom's Will/Estate in 2015 (Dad died 20 yrs ago). I think my sister began stealing Mom's money shortly after Dad's ...
Most likely the only way to obtain these would be in the context of a court proceeding - basically suing your sister for her misdeeds. See an attorney right away.See question
My brother and mother both recently passed away and I inherited 4 rental properties. I would like to leave the properties titled as "the estate of...." since there are mortgages on all the properties at least for the time being. Question is will L...
I would not approach it in that fashion. You have a number of issues to address (inheritance tax, other creditors, etc.) and in any event if the properties go to you in the will your interest has already vested despite what the current deed says. Also if I were acquiring a significant amount of rental real estate I would want the properties in an LLC to protect myself liability-wise. See an attorney to assist you and do it right the first time.See question
My father recently died. I am his only child but have been estranged from him and am totally unaware of what he has, his debts, his assets, his bank accounts etc. He was not married. Am I required to be the administrator of his estate as I'm his ...
I would attempt to ascertain if you would end up with anything. Being estranged has no real bearing on things. If he had no will and you are his child you would get everything net of any debts, etc. You are not required to act but if you don't you will have 0% chance of getting anything. He could be mired in debt or you could now be a millionaire, who knows?See question