How to Administer an Estate: A Step-By-Step Guide for by Stephen G. Christianson Esq.

By Stephen G. Christianson Esq.

Newly revised and up-to-date, tips to Administer an property is a step by step self-help source that courses you thru the full property and probate method from begin to end. In transparent, designated, priceless language, Stephen Christianson walks you thru all the methods interested by the method from the 1st steps to take upon the testator's demise, to wills vs. intestacy, to final an property. He solutions each attainable query alongside the way in which, corresponding to: -How do you choose to develop into an executor? -How do you establish the valuables of the property and who holds vital pursuits? -What has to be performed if somebody died with no will? -How do you "open" an property? -How do you're taking stock and distribute an estate's resources? -When is it essential to name an accountant or attorney?

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Anyone over 18 not considered unsuitable by the court can be an executor. MISSISSIPPI Anyone over 18 of sound mind and not convicted of a felony can be an executor. Nonresidents can be executors, although residents are preferred. Executor is subject to prudent-man standard in dealing with estate assets and is personally liable for estate acts and obligations only if personally at fault. MISSOURI Anyone over 18 of sound mind, not convicted of a felony, and not an alcoholic can be an executor. Executor is subject to prudent-man standard in dealing with estate assets and is personally liable for estate acts and obligations only if personally at fault.

Joint tenancy in personal property and real property is recognized, and if the words “joint tenancy” are used in the deed or other document, then a right of survivorship is presumed to exist. p65 49 3/8/2001, 4:47 PM — How to Administer an Estate — Any intestate-share law? Yes. Spouse gets everything if the deceased leaves no surviving children and no surviving parents. Otherwise, depending on whether there are surviving children and/or surviving parents of the deceased, the spouse can get up to three-fourths of the estate plus the first $100,000.

Thus, if there are four or more children, they will have to divide the remaining three-fourths of the estate between themselves. Any elective rights? No. Any automatic-share law? Yes, but very limited. The court makes an allowance for family living expenses which starts at $1,600. HAWAII Forms of joint-property ownership: Cars registered in two or more names are presumed to be held in joint tenancy. p65 51 3/8/2001, 4:47 PM — How to Administer an Estate — Any intestate-share law? Yes. Spouse gets everything if there are no surviving children or parents of the deceased.

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