My 17 year old sister (who turns 18 in June 2016) moved in with me. Her father lives in another country and does not obtain her Birth certificate, she does. We live in Arlington, Tx and I am trying to get a form/paper stating she is under my care....
First priority is admission to school. Call the school and discuss with them how you can get her enrolled. Other issues are solved by a SAPCR proceeding or guardianship. If there is an existing custody order concerning your sister, you need to go to that court for a modification of the SAPCR. If not, you can consider a guardianship and should consult in person with a guardianship attorney.See question
If what is left after legal fees is 18,000 and there is a brother of full blood and two half sisters what would each of them inherit?
If the heirs are truly half-blood of the deceased, they inherit half as much. If, however, we are talking about the Decedent's children, they are all full blood to the Decedent. In other words, you are either a blood descendent or not, so half blood calculations only come into play when he heirs are remote, i.e. nieces and nephews, for example. Here is the statute.
Texas Estates Code 201.057:
If the inheritance from an intestate passes to the collateral kindred of the intestate and part of the collateral kindred are of whole blood and the other part are of half blood of the intestate, each of the collateral kindred who is of half blood inherits only half as much as that inherited by each of the collateral kindred who is of whole blood. If all of the collateral kindred are of half blood of the intestate, each of the collateral kindred inherits a whole portion.
I already have the affidavits prepared by a Texas attorney for the death of my daughter (I am in Washington State) that have been signed and notarized by witnesses. Now the bank is telling me they have to be "court filed". When I called the cour...
Here is what is clear to me from you question: If the only asset that you can't access is a $1000 bank account, then further pursuit is probably unwarranted. You are dealing with a bank insistent on technicalities of the law despite the small amount. To do a small estate affidavit will cost $250 out of pocket, not mentioning the cost, hustle, and likelihood of failure (because you won't have an attorney). Here is what is unclear: if your daughter had other assets, real property, investment accounts, etc., then a small estate affidavit may be inappropriate and you need to consult an attorney for a more thorough probate process. Good luck, and bless you for your loss.See question
I care for a 12 year old who currently lives with me and we are moving to Ireland for 2 years. She and her father want her to go and he has sole custody. What is best and easiest for him to give us temporarily while in another country? Can he sign...
I've changed the practice area to Child Custody so you get an answer from family law attorneys. I think that to have anything anyone in Ireland will follow you need a court order. Since there is an existing custody order, you need to file a modification and would need an attorneySee question
HE TOOK CARE OF HER WHILE LIVING.
You need to investigate the entire estate to determine the best option. Is there a will? Is there real property? Are there other assets other than the bank account? If this is the only asset and there is no will, the bank may accept a court-approved small estate affidavit. All other options would be too expensive for just a $1800 asset. If there is real estate or other assets, probably an heirship proceeding and administration would be the best option.See question
A roofing company that I hired to do my roof did a shoddy job. They refuse to fix the work and I refuse to pay for work not done correctly. They continue to come to my home and this time threatened to take my roof off.. they had a latter out and t...
Not legal. Call the police if they arrive againSee question
My mother is not of sound mind. My step father took her to his attorney to have her will rewritten. I have NO doubt that he did all the talking, basically rewriting the will to his favor. As a family member, I am extremely concerned about this. ...
It is unclear from your question if your mother is alive. You state she "is not of sound mind" indicating she is alive. If she is alive, you can file no action, subpoena no witnesses, nor compel production of the will. A will is private until the testator dies and the will needs to be probated.See question
I have the death certificate.
I would be shocked if the bond isn't released in this instance, but I've changed the practice area to Criminal Defense for someone in that field to post a more knowledgeable answer.See question
Decedent died in Texas, where the estate is being probated. The estate contained a parcel of land in Arizona, currently state appraised at $500. Executor has paid all back taxes on the parcel and estate's federal taxes are paid. The Will specifies...
Most likely, after probating the will in Texas you will do an ancillary probate in the appropriate county in Arizona. You will need an Arizona attorney for that step and he may advise differently based on Arizona law/procedure.See question
9 children living
Verbal equals no will. Property goes to heirs at law.See question