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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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How Do You End a Life Estate?

A life estate is a type of real property interest that grants someone ownership rights for their lifetime or someone else’s lifetime, and grants a future interest in another person or persons, known as “remainderman” or “remaindermen.” The owner of the life estate, known as the “life tenant,” generally has the right to possess and …

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How To Divide Inherited Property Between Siblings?

When people pass away, they often leave behind bank accounts, investments accounts, retirement accounts, real property (homes, rental properties, etc.) and other personal assets as inheritance for their survivors. But how do two or more siblings divide up inherited real estate and other property? This question has caused countless family quarrels. However, you can take …

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Can a Trustee Sell Property Without All Beneficiaries Approving?

A trustee does not need beneficiary approval to sell trust property. However, a trustee who wants to avoid litigation would be wise to at least seek approval of the trust beneficiaries, and, at a minimum, be able to substantiate why the property was sold and how that sale benefited the trust beneficiaries. Have questions? Schedule …

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When a Husband Dies, What Is the Wife Entitled To?

Upon losing her husband, the determination of what the surviving wife will inherit will be based on a combination of state law, the husband’s last will and testament, his revocable living trust, any irrevocable trusts, retirement account beneficiary designations, payable-on-death or transfer-on-death account designations, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, and potentially other estate planning documents. However, …

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¿Qué significa estar incapacitado en cuanto a un testamento?

Estar incapacitado en cuanto a un testamento puede significar dos cosas: 1) incapacidad testamentaria o 2) incapacidad legal o por minoria de edad. La ley de Florida no permite que una persona incapacitada cree, revoque o actualice un testamento, fideicomiso o designación de beneficiario existente.  En Florida, la capacidad testamentaria se define generalmente como la …

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¿Qué se considera fraude en un testamento?

El testamento es un documento de planificación patrimonial muy importante. Cuando usted fallezca, su testamento guiará la disposición de su propiedad y activos. Usted también puede designar en su testamento a un representante personal de confianza para que supervise la administración de su patrimonio.  Sin embargo, un testamento inducido o ejecutado mediante fraude no es …

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¿Qué constituye una presión / influencia indebida en Florida?

La influencia o presión indebida ocurre cuando alguien usa persuasión excesiva, coerción, fuerza o coacción para destruir el libre albedrío y la fuerza de voluntad del testador. La influencia o presión indebida es una razón legal para impugnar o invalidar un testamento o fideicomiso en Florida. La ley de Florida también permite la impugnación de …

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