Looking for an estate attorney so good it’ll make us forget how our last estate attorney shamelessly ripped us off. [more inside]
A relative of mine died a over two years ago, leaving a very small estate and a small trust. There were various delays, so the trust was in stasis for nearly a year. The delays have been resolved, but I cannot get the trustee to pay out the funds. What do I do? [more inside]
Misterben, my husband, is the sole beneficiary of the estate of his late grandmother, who died over twelve years ago. Last month, it came to light that his grandmother had a life insurance policy, and the insurer sent a check to Misterben's cousin D (his grandmother's niece, and the executor of the estate). Cousin D was unable to cash the check because it was made out in the name of the grandmother's estate. Neither the cousin nor Mr B have a copy of the will to prove that D is in fact the executor, since it was so long ago. The estate was too small to have gone into probate court, and neither Mr B nor cousin D remember the name of the lawyer who handled it. What can Mr B and/or his cousin do that would enable them to get the check cashed? The estate was in Florida, D lives in South Carolina, and Mr B lives in Washington state. There are no personal issues between Mr B and his cousin, and the cousin is happy to pass along the money once she can cash the check. It is a not huge but not insignificant amount, so he does not want to let it go.
Do my sister and I have to use the lawyer specified in my dad's will to handle his estate? More inside... [more inside]
This is a question about an inherited estate and a trustee that I suspect is not acting in my best interests. [more inside]
Need estate/inheritance legal help in Hungary. [more inside]
[San Antonio Probate/Real Estate Attorney filter] Can anyone from the Hive recommend a good probate/real estate attorney in San Antonio or surrounding areas. Requirements are that this lawyer be a real go-getter and not afraid to stand up against other attorneys on our behalf. I don't want a good ol' boy that's going to become chummy with the other attorneys representing the others in this case as has happened recently with our present attorney. I want someone that's smart, ethical, and a bit of a scrapper.
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
Can you recommend a good (and reasonably priced) real estate lawyer in the San Francisco Area? [more inside]
The lawyer for the estate is also the lawyer for the negligent executor. Conflict of interest? [more inside]
How do I sell half a house to my brother, who’s living there? My only sibling and I have inherited our late parents’ house as part of the estate. He’s currently living in it, and is happy to stay and is interested in buying my half out. I don’t want half the house; I do want the money. [more inside]
Estate-lawyer-in-Toronto-filter. We need to make wills. We're just a couple with kids -- not much of an estate nor any complicated plans. (And we're apparently not any good at following through on the plan to write them up ourselves :-) Any lawyer recommendations? We're in South Riverdale if it makes any difference. (Feel free to plug yourself if you are one)