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  • Do I need to reopen mother's probate if her estate receives an inheritance check almost 3 years after her estate has been closed

    My mother died in 2012. My siblings decided that I should serve as executor. Her estate was probated, deemed insolvent and closed about 7 months later. Now we come to find out that my grandmother's estate (she died in 2009) will have money remaini...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Yes. You should consider retaining a qualified probate attorney in the county where your mother died to ensure you comply with the probate your in such state.

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  • Can some funds be distributed before estate is settled

    Small estate but have state tax that needs to be filed so am I able to distribute partial amount to heirs before it is settled.

    Kevin’s Answer

    You should wait until all creditors have been paid before making distributions to heirs, otherwise you may be liability. Consider retaining a qualified probate attorney in you locality for help.

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  • What kind of fees or taxes have to be paid on a estate home that was willed to a trust

    My parents passed away within 10 months of each other, daddy being last, oldest sister was left as executor, the will states each of us 3 girls is to receive a certain % from the estate, the house was sold a month ago my sister said she doesnt wan...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Houses are typically transferred into trusts, not willed. You need to get a copy of the trust to confirm what assets are held in the trust and who are the beneficiaries of the trust. You should also be able to retrieve information on the home sale from public records. Good luck.

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  • Abuse and exploitation to an elder

    Mother was declared incompetent in 2011 bad son got power of attorney 2013 because other son find out the abuse and exploitation. Other son got power of attorney 2014 and brought mother to Virginia to help her with dental work she needed and beca...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Consider calling the Department of Children and Families. Their Abuse Hotline toll-free phone number is (800) 962-2873. You may also want to talk with a qualified Florida elder law attorney.

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  • My Parents have passed away. there is a Will The Will must be probated due to real estate over $50,000 and personal property

    When the will goes through the probate proceeding can anyone or anything prevent my spouse from joining me at the probate proceeding? I would like my spouse at the proceeding to help speak on my behalf if required

    Kevin’s Answer

    Creditors of your late parents may participate in a probate proceeding. You should consider talking to a qualified probate attorney in your locality. Good luck.

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  • If a person left no will and had no assets except a home purchased with girlfriend is probate necessary?

    My son died without a will, his only assets are a paid off 2002 truck and a home he purchased with his girlfriend. His name is on the loan and both names appear on the deed.

    Kevin’s Answer

    It depends on how the deed was worded. Yes if the deeds shows a tenancy in common, No if it shows joint tenancy with rights of surviviorship. You should consider contacting a lawyer to confirm the wording.

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  • If I am a beneficiary of a trust with a business and the business is sold? Can we close the trust?

    The decedent had an income generating business when they passed. During probate we sold the business. Can we distribute the monies and close the trust? For what reason would we keep it open.

    Kevin’s Answer

    Maybe. Your will need to read the trust to find out if it contains any restrictions on the sale of the business. You should strongly consider talking with a qualified trust in your state to make you to comply with the terms of the trust as well as your state trust laws.

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  • How do I get custady of my 9 month old niece?

    Both the parent are drug users and the mom is 5 month pregant and has not went to the dr cuz she will fell for pot and possibly meth.

    Kevin’s Answer

    Contact your local Bar or State Bar Association or your local legal services agency to request a referral to a qualified guardianship attorney for help. You will definitely need the help of a qualified attorney.

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  • My mother died in Washington State owning two Life Insurance policies on my sister's children. What are my options?

    My mother was owner and my brother is the beneficiary. My brother and I are the only 2 heirs and we are co-PRs. My brother says my only two options are: a.) gift the policies to his two 20-something children respectively or b.) receive date of ...

    Kevin’s Answer

    AS the named beneficiary, your brother should contact the insurance company, present a death certificate of your mother, and request the proceeds.

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  • Can my boyfriend legally live with me?

    I am 18, he is 16 will be 17 in December. We are having a baby in January and he wants to come live with me and my mom so he can see the baby and help me. He would still be in school, both his parents are in prison. So he lives with his Grandmothe...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Probably not, unless he is married to you, since he is currently single and considered a minor. Contact a qualified attorney in your city or town to get the right answer.

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