MY MOTHER WAS LEFT A PART OF AN INHERITANCE, SHE HAS PASSED AWAY SO ME AND MY SIBLINGS WILL RECIEVE HER SHARE, THE THING IS THAT THE ATTORNEY HANDLING THIS MATTER IS VERY SECRETIVE AND HAS NEVER DISCLOSED ANYTHING ABOUT THIS MATTER, SHE HAS BEEN R...
First off, you are permitted to hire an attorney to represent you if you are a beneficiary of an estate. It seems as though this may be a good option for you since the attorney currently handling the estate may not be cooperating with you in the manner you expect her to. You will probably have to pay out of pocket. Secondly, you need to consider opening an estate for your mother since she has passed and because she was the beneficiary of an estate. Finally, are you 100% certain that you and your siblings are to inherit her share? Sometimes a will may dictate that a beneficiary has to survive a certain period of time in order to qualify to inherit. How long after did your mother pass? If you have more details share them and we can try to me more accurate in our assistance to you.See question
my brother and sister will not sign the paperwork for my fathers settlement i signed mine and sent it back in the lawyer says that we none will get a thing if all the papers are not signed its just not right they said they are gonna send the check...
You mentioned lawyer and settlement. Not certain who the lawyer represents here. Is s/he representing your father's estate? Do you have an attorney personally? What paperwork are you referring to specifically? Not really sure the attorney is permitted to "send the checks back to the company". However, if you can provide more details on the matter the attorneys here will be able to provide you with more appropriate responses and guidance.See question
I am one of six siblings who share in heirs property. Will my children inherit my portion if I am the first heir to die or is the property now split five ways. What happens to the property when the last of the six heirs die/
Some information which I think would need to be known first was not within your question...and some clarification of what your actual question is may need to be expanded on.
So, let me just say that there are no known heirs until someone dies. Was there a Will? Did the person you are inheriting from die before or after the heir? This makes a big difference. If the person whom you are inheriting from died first, then we need to look at the language in the Will or if there was no Will, then we will need to determine whom the heirs are by looking at the NC Statutes of Intestacy.
If the person whom you are inheriting from died after the "heir", then you would need to look at the Will again to see if there was a clause indicating someone had to survive a specific period of time before inheriting. It could be that the distribution of that share will be controlled by the estate of the heir that died.
If you can provide more details I think that would be beneficial for you so that you can get the best answer for your particular situation.See question
In my fathers will it states "Second: I make no provision for my son, ____ __. ___, in this, my Last Will and Testament." My brother was apointed personal representative, and trustee of any trust created by this will. He sent me a paper to sign...
Do not sign it without first consulting with an estate planning attorney. There are consequences as a result of signing that you should be fully explained before signing.See question
I borrowed money from our estate with permission from all the other heirs to cremate one of the heirs to the same estate. Our family did not have the money to cremate her because it was an unexpected death. Do I have to pay it back?
Was there a Will? If so, you need to look at the Will to see if the Will references the payment of funeral expenses, etc. The language may be similar to: I direct that the expenses of my last illness and funeral...be paid out of my residuary estate. Generally speaking it should be ok. These payments will need to be noted on any accounts that are filed with the Court and ultimately the Court will need to approve it. I would meet with your local probate attorney to make certain that whatever you have done with and continue to do with the assets in the estate follow the statutory requirements of North Carolina.See question
what are the steps for applying to become the administrator of an estate when you are next of kin and there is no will? there are two of us, my sister and i. she lives in maryland and is fine with me administering the estate of our mother. there i...
Since you are siblings you are both eligible to be the administrator. Since your sister would rather have you handle the estate alone she will need to sign a document indicating that. There are a few additional forms in a probate that need to be signed, notarized and filed with the Clerk of Court in the County where she passed in order for you to have authority to collect the assets and distribute. You will also need to present to the Clerk an original death certificate.
Having said that, you did not mention that there are any other assets that would need to be distributed, other than her share of the home. Real property is treated differently than personal property in North Carolina and you may not need to have a full probate with the Court.
Before proceeding I would call a probate attorney in your area to verify the specific requirements for your mother's estate.See question
Person A has no children and no spouse. Person B is her brother and only remaining sibling. He does have children and a wife. He is under the impression that if he dies first then his heirs inherit what he was supposed to inherit.
In order to properly answer that question we need to first look at what the Will says. The Will may name another person or charity to receive if the primary beneficiary dies before the Testator...the person who made the Will and is now deceased. The Will may also state that it would pass via intestacy law and in that case North Carolina statutes dictate whom is to receive. A probate attorney will be able to guide you through this and tell you who is to receive and what steps to take next.See question
is it still out there somewhere he worked for a radio station in ghicago
Unfortunately, this is probably not going to be an easy task. I would contact an attorney in the Chicago area to assist you in determining whether an estate was ever opened first. In my opinion that would be the first thing I would need and want to know. Depending on the outcome, the attorney should be able to offer you some suggestions on what to do next.See question
My name was added to the deed to my father's house in 2002. My family lives in the house, he hasn't lived here since 2003. He has a second mortgage on this house in his name only. I'm worried that I could lose the house if he goes to a nursing ho...
Your first and only step right now needs to be calling an attorney who is experienced with not only estate planning but also the medicaid rules and regulations and how to properly plan. Everything you do associated with the ownership of the property and or any other extension of that property will be scrutinized by Medicaid when and if an application is made. You do not want to do anything that will cause dad to become disqualified if he goes to a nursing home and needs assets to pay or cause him a penalty period.See question
I am in NC and I want to fund the special needs trusts with a life insurance policy. I am going to seek an attorney in the future, but what are the steps in forming a special needs trust?
Creating a special needs trust is a complicated matter, as my colleague points out. Depending on which type of Trust it is the language needs to be properly drafted otherwise it may not protect the beneficiary properly. There are several questions that need to be answered prior to determining which type is appropriate. I would strongly advise that you contact an attorney licensed in North Carolina to get the proper guidance before moving forward.See question