My dad passed away. He owned property in Washington state. His property is close to break even (Asset less Liens). He has a loan for his car at a credit union- the credit union hold the title, again, pretty close to break even. He has sm...
The small estate affidavit can only be used to transfer a person's personal property. Real property (e.g., house) cannot be transferred through the use of a small estate affidavit. You should talk with a probate attorney who can assist with this type of matter.See question
I am an heir onmy grandmothers will entiled to 50% of the estate. The other heir has taken control of the estate and is collecting rent on the home,with the deceased persons belongings in the home. The other heir collects rent (from her friend, th...
I recommend that you speak with a knowledgeable probate attorney to work with you in resolving the many different issues you identify in your question. An attorney can help you determine whether probate was ever initiated, and if not, possibly get you appointed as the Personal Representative. An attorney can also help you get a copy of the Inventory or request that the court order an Inventory to be prepared. An attorney can also help make sure that the rent payments are being handled by the estate and disbursed correctly.
You have identified many issues that aren't easily dealt with in an online forum like this. Talking with an attorney could give you a better understanding of each of the steps available to you to protect and enforce your rights.See question
my grandmother wants to leave a piece of land to me. With the understandind that it has to be signed legally in front of a notary
Your grandmother has the option to transfer her real property to you through a Transfer on Death Deed. This deed may be handwritten, but it must meet certain requirements to be a valid deed (properly describe the property, properly identify the grantor and grantee, be signed before a notary public, etc.). A transfer on death deed must also state that the transfer will occur at the time of the transferor's death, and the deed must be recorded with the county auditor before the transferor's death.
I recommend that your grandmother speak with an experienced attorney to help her prepare this document, or to review it to make sure it meets each of the requirements, in order to make sure her wishes are properly acted upon.See question
I was granted full custody
All parents of minor children should contemplate who will be the guardian of their minor children in the event they are incapacitated or pass away. You have the ability to nominate who you want to act as guardian (and nominate back-up people in case your first choice is unwilling or unable to be guardian). I would encourage you to speak with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney to discuss how to document your wishes and take additional steps to further the implementation of those wishes.See question
My father says that even thou my mom has a will all of her property belongs to him She left everything to me.
Your question depends on what type of property your mother had at the time of her passing; whether it was community property or separate property. There is a presumption that property acquired during a marriage is community property, but there are exceptions. For example, an inheritance received by a person starts as that person's separate property. In order to address your specific situation, you should make an appointment with a knowledgeable probate or estate planning attorney who can give you guidance on your unique facts.See question
Washington state does have a process to request an accounting of the attorney-in-fact's handling of assets on behalf of the person who granted the power of attorney (the principal). I have included a link to the relevant statute below for your reference. It is important to note that only certain people are permitted to bring this type of action. You would likely need to show the court that you are "interested in the welfare of the principal" and have "a good faith belief that the court's intervention is necessary, and that the principal is incapacitated" or "otherwise unable to protect his or her own interests."
I strongly recommend that you seek the assistance of an experienced attorney to assist you in this type of matter to make sure all the requirements of bringing this type of action are met.See question
in the state of florida my deceased mom left a will appointing me personal representative. banks are asking for a legal document from the state. how do I get this document?
I'm sorry for your loss. To get the document that the banks are referring to (e.g., Letters Testamentary), you would need to file a probate action with your mother's Will and be appointed by the court as the Personal Representative of her estate. It is not enough that the Will nominated you for the position, instead, there is a requirement for the court to appoint you. In some situations a probate may not be necessary, but you should discuss this with an experienced probate attorney to help you decide. For example, other factors that can be important in deciding what to do next include the location of your mother's assets, the type of assets she owned, whether she had any debts, and whether there are other heirs of her estate, as well as the overall value of her estate. You may want to discuss this information with a knowledgeable probate attorney to help you determine what steps you need to take. Good luck to you.See question
If I use my home address to register LLC in WA, does my house count as corporate asset instead of personal asset? Or in other words, is it possible that I may lose my house if my corporate get sued and lost the case?
When you register your LLC, you need to have an address for notification purposes (e.g., where to send your license renewals, etc.). This will not transfer the ownership of your residence to the LLC (you would need a deed to transfer the property).
You should keep detailed records of what property or funds you have contributed to your LLC. This information is often recorded as part of your Operating Agreement as well as in company minutes. Keeping good records and treating your business as separate from your personal assets is essential in protecting your personal assets in the event your company is ever sued as you asked about. If you need assistance with setting up your company's paperwork, or maintaining regular records, I encourage you to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable business/corporate attorney. Good luck!See question
But the executor is dead what can I due
This sounds like assets that were not transferred as part of an earlier (and now closed) estate. This happens periodically, and you may need to bring a motion to reopen the estate and have a Personal Representative or Administrator (i.e., Executor) appointed in order to transfer these stocks into your name. If there was a will, the will may name a successor or alternate personal representative. If there was no Will or it does not name a successor, you may be able to petition to have yourself appointed to handle this transfer, if you qualify to serve (e.g., no felony convictions).
I recommend meeting with a knowledgeable probate attorney to discuss your options for proceeding and to provide assistance with the process. Good luck!See question
I'm curious to if I really need a lawyer to set this up. Filling out the forms with the state is easy. However, the thing I am concerned about is the operation agreement. Is there anything I should be aware of, especially for a single-member LLC?
There is no requirement that you use an attorney to set up your LLC. However, you bring up a good point, the operation agreement is one of the most important documents for your new company and it will serve as the starting point for resolving all issues and problems for the company. One of the advantages to working with a knowledgeable attorney is the attorney can provide you advice and recommendations, based on his or her experience, or on the type of industry that your company will be involved in. Sometimes this insight can include issues that you may not have thought of initially.
The operating agreement needs to be tailored to your company's needs and your situation, but generally it should address how to bring in new members (if it is ever needed), how decisions will be made, what happens to the company and the ownership interest in the event of your death or disability, Also, if you are married or have children, there can be other issues that should be addressed.See question