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How Do You Split an Inherited House?

Jointly inheriting real estate can be tricky, particularly when the beneficiaries don’t agree on what to do with the property. This situation often occurs when multiple siblings inherit their parent’s home as co-owners. When siblings disagree over whether to keep the property or sell it, increased family tensions can make an already emotional time even …

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How Long Do You Have To Contest Probate in Florida?

If a person passes away without a will, their assets are distributed by probate court according to Florida’s intestate succession laws. However, having a will does not mean you avoid probate court.  Florida probate court governs the disposition of all descendants’ (the person who passed away) estates. Many assets will pass directly to designated beneficiaries …

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What To Do If an Executor Is Not Communicating With Beneficiaries?

If an executor is not communicating with beneficiaries, it can lead to trouble. An executor owes the beneficiaries of the estate they are administering a “fiduciary duty.” This means that the executor must exercise reasonable care and act in the best interests of those beneficiaries.  As part of that fiduciary duty, an executor has a …

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Does an Executor Have to Show Accountings to Beneficiaries?

In Texas, while an executor of an estate does have to file an inventory, appraisement, and list of claims with the probate court, they are not necessarily required to show accountings to beneficiaries. A personal representative must file an inventory of the estate assets within 90 days of qualification. After that, in a dependent administration, …

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