Estate question

celtic_willowMay 5, 2014

The court of Michigan has taken over the estate of my deceased relative. Will all heirs have to sign in order to receive our inheritance? Thanks for replies.

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sushipup1

Ask an estate-specialist attorney for advice. But in general, an executor makes decisions and signs necessary paperwork. If your relative died intestate, then the court may act as executor or appoint someone. Again, consult an attorney.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 11:55AM
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sushipup1

PS, all debts of the deceased and any debts of the estate (taxes, legal fees) must be paid before heirs get their share. And non-cash assets must also be liquidated. If Gramma owned a house, and she died without a will naming an executor, the house will be sold and the probate sale must be approved by the court.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 5:07PM
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celtic_willow

The Executors were removed, one was not compliant and probably won't sign in the end. The courts and Lawyers have control now but if the disbursement requires all heirs to sign off then what...limbo?

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 10:21PM
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sushipup1

That's a question for your lawyer. Some estates take many years to settle.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 10:50PM
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celtic_willow

Ok thank you....I would have to travel to the USA in Michigan to see a lawyer so guess I'll hold tight for a while.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 10:37AM
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SnidelyWhiplash

Why couldn't you speak to a lawyer by phone?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 12:35PM
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celtic_willow

I suppose I could....I'm sure at a cost,

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 10:22PM
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