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Celia R Reed

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  • My father died 2/08 and my younger brother was the executor of estate,me and my 2 brothers each recieved a portion of assets.

    However, I recently discovered that my younger brother,who was the executor of the estate, did not disclose all my fathers assets, he mentioned cashing in an annuity to purchase a vehicle, and previously there was $8000 in gold coins that wen...

    Celia’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Harris. It may be too late for you to recover any additional assets, especially in light of your agreement, but it is definitely worth consulting with a probate attorney to explore your options.

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  • Dad died his wife claims he had no will. many investments and home. how can my sister and I find out if there was a will.

    Does the state of Az automatically step in to distribute his property. Can she cash in all investments and leave it all to her family

    Celia’s Answer

    The state does not get involved. If you believe you are entitled to an inheritance and the wife does not open a probate, you may have to do it on your own and then you will be able to conduct discovery. My advise is that you consult with a probate attorney now. Your attorney may be able to open the lines of communication so that you can avoid a probate dispute.

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  • As executor of the real property can i have the ones living in the house tell them they have 72 hrs. to leave so i can sale it.

    My mother didn't leave a will and died before we could get the land in my and my sons name. Her wishes for me and my son to have itis we would keep up on the taxes and my brother to have the trailer so the babies would have a home. He lives there ...

    Celia’s Answer

    It is unclear as to whether you have filed for probate and have been appointed as personal representative or if you are calling yourself the executor based on your mother verbal wishes. In order to take any action to remove your brother from the property, you would need to be appointed by the court as personal representative and take the correct action to remove your brother from the property. I strongly recommend that you consult with a probate attorney regarding you mother's estate.

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  • The grandkids did not get paid because the executrix to grandmas will was one of three daughters so the money...

    was split between the three daughters only. Not sure if this is legal and ethical???

    Celia’s Answer

    I agree that you have not provided enough information. You would have different results under different circumstances, such as whether there was a will and the grandchildren were listed as heirs, or whether the grandmother died without a will. You need to see a probate attorney to sort through the issues.

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  • How can my husband cash a check made out to his deceased father?

    It is Union benefits that he should have received. Now it should go to his beneficiaries (son and daughter). There was no will. The Union can not change the check. The only thing they did was add my husband's sister's name to it, "care of". No ...

    Celia’s Answer

    You may be able to use an Affidavit for a Small Estate. The form and instructions can be downloaded from the Maricopa County Superior Court website.

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  • Heir to a will, havent gotten paid.

    Grandmas house sold, grandkids did not get paid according to the will.

    Celia’s Answer

    There are many reasons you may not have gotten paid. Some of them are legitimate, for example, the estate is still open, or there are not sufficient assets and some of them are not, such as the personal representative is mishandling the estate. The only way to determine the reason is to consult with a probate attorney and review the estate proceedings.

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  • I'm a WA state resident. Can I obtain an annulment after seven years of marriage?

    I was led to believe my spouse also wanted to have or adopt children. This ended up being a lie as he already has 2 children from a previous marriage and had no intention of having more.

    Celia’s Answer

    It is unlikely that a court would grant an annulment after seven years. You don't state when you discovered that your husband did not plan to have more children, but the courts don't favor annulments.

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  • Do i need a real estate attourney?

    My father in-law has a property which is under an assumption of mortgage with a second party, but they have a third party residing there(their daughter). They are not keeping payments current and are ruining his credit. can he legally evict them? ...

    Celia’s Answer

    The terms of the assumption of mortgage will set forth your father-in-law's remedies. He needs to contact a real estate attorney as soon as possible.

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  • I was beneficiary told to pay mortgage all bills of deceased 2 years later got letter your not beneficiary Is this fraud?

    I n will I was named beneficiary paid bills then over 2yrs later lawyer sent letter your NOT someone else Is beneficiary IS this fraud?

    Celia’s Answer

    Fraud requires the specific showing of many elements. It may just be a mistake. In any event, you are probably entitled to reimbursement of payment. Consult a probate attorney as soon as possible.

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  • In the state of Michigan ..I moved out of the home took all my belongings it's been two months..I was told I have to move back.i

    I was told I have to move back in until the court proceedings start....

    Celia’s Answer

    I am assuming the court proceedings have to do with your leaving the rental before the lease was up. If my assumption is correct, no, you don't have to move back in. Consult with a landlord-tenant attorney prior to the hearing to find out your rights.

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