I do not have a lawyer yet and the clerk can not tell what forms I need to get started. The assets are over $200,000
There is no time limit, but it is best to institute probate sooner rather than later except in an unusual circumstance. However, you first need to make sure that probate will be needed. That depends upon how the assets are titled or if there are beneficiary designations in place or if decedent had a Living Trust.
It is well worth consulting with an attorney in this case. Even if you have to pay the attorney a couple hundred bucks for the advice.See question
My aunt left a trust to care for her grandchild. It specified if grandchild dies, anything left in the trust would be distributed to my aunts two sisters. Thus trust was to be distributed to the two sisters children. My mother was one of the si...
The Trustee is being prudent. Trustee wants to be in contact will ALL beneficiaries before Trustee takes steps to distribute assets and, ideally, wrap up the administration of the Trust. If Trustee is not comfortable making distributions, that is within Trustee's discretionSee question
Okay so I just figured out that my parents been hiding the fact that my sister has a will in probate court and I'm wondering how can we get it out ? I really don't want them to find out.
If you found out, they can find out just as easily and there is no changing that. If the Will is merely on deposit and your sister is living, only she can remove the Will, and no one else (other than Court personenll can look at it. If she is deceased, then that Will always will be in the custody of the Court and it will take the filing of an Application to Probate Will for the document to become public record.See question
My wife's cousin passed away in January. To our knowledge he had no will. We want to try and purchase the land he had as its been in their family for 150 years. We cannot find who has taken ownership of it. The probate court said nothing has been ...
The County Recorder is your only true source for real estate ownership information. Many counties have the info available online.See question
About a decade ago my husband and I made a will and it was recorded by our attorney. We need to update/void the old will and add new will based on life changes but our attorney retired. Looking to for cost estimates and also the best way to go ab...
Creation of a new Will will void the old one. Since you have had changes in you life and need to change your plan, now is also a good time to review all of your estate planning options to see what documents are the best to meet your needs and goals. There are many quality estate planning attorneys you can locate using the Find An Attorney search box on this site.See question
Hello, I want to know who the best legal wills provider. Legal wills are playing a very major role so I want to write my wills. My friends suggested me Alberta Wills Online but I want to know some other options so that I can hire proper legal wi...
A good Will provider is one who will discuss with you the options you have available to pass your wealth at your death without have to resort to a probate process unless, after that discussion, you feel that a Will is best for you and your intended beneficiaries.
That is something you will not find online.See question
My grandmother recently passed away and had a trust. We did not need to go through Probate Court. We found a Life Insurance Policy that she was beneficiary for (belonged to her deceased husband.) They will not pay her trust, only her estate- whic...
You do have another option. Assuming there is a Funeral Bill that was paid, that the value of the policy proceeds is not more than $5,000, and the amount paid on the Bill is at least the value of policy proceeds, then the person whose name appears on the Bill can file an Application For Summary Relief From Administration, with a copy of the paid Bill and a competed Form 1.0. 100$ filing fee.See question
My Dad's Father died and this attorney sent me a copy of the will, which I'm not in. He also sent a waiver with the will. I never responded and today I received notice about a certified letter I need to pick up. Do I have to sign that waiver? And ...
It is likely that the letter is a Notice of Probate of Will. Since that mailing was made, it takes the place of Waiver signed by you. Even if you don't sign for the letter and it is returned to the attorney, that will constitute service of the Notice to you.
Signing the Waiver does not adversely affect your right to contest the Will if you wanted to. So there really is no reason not to sign it. Your decision not to sign just means the Estate will result in little more expense (attorney fees) to administer the Estate.See question
I find this odd. Requested a visit to discuss the trust. I responded with why a phone call would not do. The response was a time and date and asking would that work for you. I find it not usual. I find it not customary.
One purpose of the meeting may be to deliver a copy of the Trust to you so as to comply with Ohio law.See question
if i decide to get married, will i still be able to keep them as my beneficiary
If it is an ERISA Plan benefit, then after marriage you should have your new spouse sign a waiver of her rights as beneficiary and the-designate your children as primary beneficiariesSee question