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What to do regarding refund checks in a deceased parent's name?

You can't get them in your name: the issuers of those checks have no …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 day ago

Can I refuse to inherit a property that has a 30k mortgage and keep the life insurance money?

Yes, somone can disclaim, or refuse or give up, an inheritance, such as real …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 5 days ago

If my sister is the executor of my brother's Will and refuses to give me, beneficiary an account of the Will, what can I do?

You can file a legal action traditionally called an action "for an accounting" (your …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 25 days ago

What will happen to my grandmother's home and belongings in the event that she dies without a Will?

When someone dies "intestate", that means they died without a Will. Accordingly, the intestacy …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 month ago

If I was named executor if the main executor fails to act, what does that specifically mean?

The only clear cut case is if the first named executor in writing declines …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 2 months ago