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.
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.
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.
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?
That's a question for your lawyer. Some estates take many years to settle.
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.
Why couldn't you speak to a lawyer by phone?
I suppose I could....I'm sure at a cost,