My husband's grandmother passed away in Feb. His older sister was named PR in the will. There is a life insurance policy that the named beneficiary is the Estate of his grandmother. His sister, nor her attorney will supply him with any information...
In Washington, the law provides that Personal Representatives of a decedent's estate are required to provide inventories of the estate (a snapshot of the decedent's assets as of date of death) to requesting heirs/beneficiaries within a specific timeframe (after 90 days have passed from the appointment of the Personal Representative, the PR must provide the inventory within 10 days of request). This requirement is not waived or cancelled when nonintervention powers are granted to a Personal Representative. You may need to talk to an attorney and have that person send a letter to the Personal Representative for you.
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The estate is insolvent, the only need to be appointed executors is to access storage units that are solely in the deceased name.
The only way to have an executor for an estate appointed is through the probate process with the court. You can do this with or without a will. Unfortunately, unless a probate is opened there is no authorized executor. Sometimes opening a probate is not worth the expense based on the circumstances of the estate. If the estate is insolvent, it may not make sense here. It probably depends on what is in the storage unti and how imperative it is to retrieve the contents.See question
My father passed away 7/23/12.He had a quickly progressing neurological disease which included some dementia.His wife (not my mother) they were married 32 years ,they kept all money separate My dad had 2 accounts that he left to my sister and I tr...
Based on what you said--that the funds in the accounts left directly to you and your sister were inherited by your father and he kept them separate from his marital community--it would seem that those accounts were his separate property. If that is the case, your father could leave those accounts to you and your sister and his spouse would not have a claim for them. I agree that you should have an attorney assist you. Please feel free to give me a call if you need more assistance. Good luck.See question
The only other heir was a signator on all of his accounts and stole everything, about 1/4 mil. The decedent could not read or write. He made her signator, so she could help him pay bills. Instead she stole every penny he had; even funds set aside ...
You will need to file a complaint against the person you believe took funds from the Decedent's estate. You can do this within the probate case heading that you already have open. Once you have filed the complaint, you can engage in discovery and subpoena bank records. My firm recently received a judgment in a similar case. I would recommend hiring an attorney to represent you at this point, regardless of whether the DA picks up this case for prosecution.See question
My grandmother passed in 7/11 she left her house to my sister and I. We sold the house but now she is holding the money from me to help pay for storage of my gmas belongings. My sister was left in charge of my gmas house and over night she cleared...
Was a probate ever opened and was your sister appointed as the personal representative of the estate? If so, you can file an action within the probate to have your sister uphold her fiduciary duties--follow the will, etc. If no probate was ever opened, you could petition the court to open a probate and then deal with your sister through that process. I would reccommend that you hire a lawyer to help you with this process.See question
There were no outstanding debts, Our home was all that needed to be transfered to my name only. I was the benificiary. The lawyer wants another $300. to 400. to close it out, I've already paid him about $4500. He has charged more than he quoted.
Before the probate can be closed it sounds like your home needs to be transferred to you. Usually an attorney would prepare the deed for the transfer. After all property has transferred and all creditor claims and tax issues have been taken care of, you can close the probate. The procedure to close a probate in Washington is not difficult but it requires following specific requirements. You can do it yourself, along with the preparation and recordation of the deed for your house, but it is usually easier and faster to use and attorney, If there has been a misunderstanding with your attorney, I would recommend addressing it with him. Perhaps he'll make a deal with you on the remaining fees.See question
No probate will be necessary - just need to know where to file original will
If you are just filing the will and not opening a probate, the will needs to be filed in the county of the decedent's residence at his or her death. You may want to consult an attorney to determine whether a probate is necessary.See question
My sister is the executor of the will and my brother has changed the locks on my mother home keeping us from entering into to take care of my mother business affairs. Nothing has gone into probate at this point.
At this point, your sister should petition the court to be appointed as Personal Representative of your mother's estate and get the probate opened. Unilt the probate is opened, no one has the authority to deal with your mother's property or assets and your sister is not the executor until appointed by the court.See question
If you are the executor/rix and only heir to your parent's estate/home which was willed to you, do you pay the property taxes before you can transfer the home into your name and close the probate? I lived there many years and have no plans to s...
Yes, you will pay any outstanding property taxes when you transfer the property out of the estate and to yourself. Generally the title company issuing title insurance to you will require that property taxes are brought up to date when you make the transfer, otherwise it will appear as a special exception to the title committment. It would be a good idea to enlist the services of an attorney in your area to assist you with the transfer and make sure that all applicable taxes are paid.See question
does the debt from borrowing money from my mom go away with her death?
A debt that you owed to your mother during her lifetime becomes a debt that her estate can collect after her death. If your mother had a will, she may have forgiven your debt to her. If you are the sole beneficiary of the estate, that, also would extinguish the debt,
It would be a good idea to consult an attorney in the state in which your mother was residing at the time of her death and present them with the facts so that you can get specific advice for your situation.