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Father passed away nearly 21 years ago in 1966 he bought a house with my mother to whom he was married to around 1975 they divorced and my father was awarded the entire home and property ! It was now his seperate property, he had made a homestead...
Since your father had no will, you might have had a claim 20 years ago, because separate property passes one-half to surviving spouse and one-half to issue when there is no will and the property is separate property of the deceased. However, your father may have signed a community property agreement with his new wife, which would give all of the property to his new wife on his death. Or he may have quit-claimed the property to her, or to himself and her. This would also keep you from inheriting.
Even if none of these occurred, you still might not be entitled to anything if his surviving spouse claimed an award of homestead in the property on probate. This might also have extinguished your right to inherit.
If you had raised the issue when your father died, you would have had a better chance. Waiting 20 years since his death makes your claim extremely tenuous. If you want to do anything, contact an attorney IMMEDIATELY and let the attorney see if there are other facts which might make your claim stronger.See question
What is my legal obligaton now that he is selling the home?
If the mortgage or lien is paid off as part of the sale, you would not have any obligation.
If you signed the mortgage, and it isn't paid off as part of the sale, you could still be responsible for payment, as far as the lender is concerned. Depending on your divorce paperwork, your ex might then be required to reimburse you for the amount you paid.
If a lien was incurred while you were an owner of the property, the same reasoning applies.
If either the lien or mortgage are not being paid off as part of the sale, you should contact an attorney ASAP.See question
I am a beneficiary of a will. The real property goes to one person, and the money is to be split 50% to me, 40% to another person, 10% to a church the deceased & the executor both attend. His gun collection and 1/2 interest of a plot of land g...
The first thing you could do is to ask for a copy of the inventory and appraisal of the assets of the deceased. This is supposed to be available 90 days after the probate has started. This would tell you what assets were listed in the estate and the estimated value of each.
The other thing you should do is to talk to a probate attorney. Two years is a fairly long time for a probate to be open, and it seems that some pressure will be need to push the estate to conclusion.See question
My grandmother died recently. My mom has been appointed PR of her estate. The only 2 heirs in the will (50/50) are my mom and aunt. I would like to buy my grandmother's house. We've received 2 assessments from realtors, and I believe we will h...
One other way to proceed is to have the property deeded to your mother and aunt from the probate, and then have an attorney or escrow agent handle the sale. You would buy your aunt's share from her, and you and your mother could then agree on anything you wanted as to her half.
This would avoid all of the issues which might arise in probate court.See question
My husband and I have agreed that my sister and her husband are best suited to care for our child should we both not be able to care for him. How do we legally secure my sister's position? I'm seeing my best option is to write a will. We live ...
While I agree with Mr. Gates, I would add that you may have more assets on your death than you have while alive. For instance, you may have life insurance. Or your death could be in a car accident, which could result in a substantial award for your death.
You should consider whether you want your 18 year old child to have instant access to a substantial sum of money. These are all issues that an estate planning attorney can discuss with you to determine what is best for your situation.See question
Dad passed unexpectedly 2 weeks after girlfriend broke things off. He has 3 living children and she now denies separating and wants control, doesn't feel kids deserve anything. They were together 5 yrs, she is beneficiary of life ins as they just ...
No one can appoint themselves "executor" (actually called Personal Representative in Washington.). It takes a court to do that. If there is a will, the court will usually appoint the person named in the will.
If there is no will, Washington law provides who has the first right to be appointed. Unless you father's relationship was registered with the state, the children would have priority in being appointed PR. You should discuss this with an attorney, and start the probate.
Your father's friend may still be entitled to more of the assets, depending on the circumstances, by reason of their "committed intimate relationship." The amount will depend on a lot of facts about their relationship.See question
We bought our home 4 years ago. The home was built in 2007, and the previous owners built a fence and put up shrubs on what they believed were the property lines. New owners just bought the lot next to us and are demoing the house/rebuilding- and ...
While I agree with the other answers, I would also like to suggest that you might consider hiring your own surveyor to verify the boundary line. This, of course, is also an expense, but surveyors do make mistakes, and you would not want to agree with the neighbor's survey, only to find later that their survey was incorrect.See question
Sept we moved. We have a hoa property mngmt co. I emailed asking what do they do. They responded quickly I asked about dues, expenses, etc. I was emailed financial statements 2012-2015 & landscaping contract. 5 months & 2 different contact people...
It sounds to me that the HOA needs a new management company.
Attend a board meeting or two, or talk to a couple of board members about your concerns. The board is responsible for hiring the manager and for directing the manager on how they perform their duties.
It is not a good idea to let delinquencies ride. The more you do that, the higher your delinquency rate is.See question
Two unmarried people (friends) are on the title. One has 90% ownership, and the other has 10% ownership. If the person with 10% ownership signs a quit claim deed, then do they pay the excise tax on only 10%? Does anyone know the right channel to g...
You pay the excise tax on the sale price of the property. Usually someone selling a 10% interest would receive a sale price of something around 10% of the fair market value of the property.
If the transfer is a gift, then technically there is no excise tax due. However, in this situation, the treasurer will be very skeptical of a claim that this is a gift. They may want to charge you excise tax on 10% of the assessed value of the property.See question
landlord didnt provide a move in check list, tried to change the lease terms without notice is harassing me after I called owner to complain after repeated written notice to landlord, Have document proof and text message and emails. Got a temp ant...
I'm not sure what type of lawsuit you want to file. The lack of a move-in checklist just means tat he will have a hard time charging you with damages when you leave. You already have an anti-harassment order. Follow through to make it permanent.
It seems to me that, if you are month to month, now would b a good time to give notice, and find a place to live with a reasonable landlord.See question