Ask Experts Questions for FREE Help !
Ask
    lorabor's Avatar
    lorabor Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
    New Member
     
    #1

    Jul 22, 2009, 02:58 AM
    Father recently passed with no will

    My father recently passed and there was no will. Now my stepmother wants his remaining children to sign some form she sent to us regarding the sale of his pickup and travel trailer, we do not want to sign because we had asked her we wanted to keep these as areminder of time with our father. Do we have any real say over this?
    cdad's Avatar
    cdad Posts: 12,701, Reputation: 1438
    Internet Research Expert
     
    #2

    Jul 22, 2009, 02:31 PM

    Mostly its going to depend on how they were titled. Have you offered to buy her out on the asking price ? Is she selling to split the funds ? You could use it to make a down payment.
    ebaines's Avatar
    ebaines Posts: 12,132, Reputation: 1307
    Expert
     
    #3

    Jul 22, 2009, 02:45 PM

    If your father died intestate then the rules as what happens to his assets are determind by state law. In some states the assets get split 50% to the spouse and 50% to the children, per stirpes. Not knowing where your father lived - let's assume that's the case here. So if the truck is sold you would each get a portion of the proceeds. If you really want to keep the truck, I suggest that you offer to buy out your stepmothers half interest.

Not your question? Ask your question View similar questions

 

Question Tools Search this Question
Search this Question:

Advanced Search

Add your answer here.


Check out some similar questions!

How do I contact my mother who recently passed away? [ 27 Answers ]

I just lost my mom/best friend 5 weeks ago. She wasn't religious but very spiritual. She had visits from close family members who had passed away, including my sister who died at 8. Although her death was very unexpected, I had talked to her beforehand about visiting me in her afterlife. Does...

Father Passed Away [ 7 Answers ]

My father passed away on the 3rd of June due to a 16 year battle with Prostate Cancer. The last year I made sure I was there at every dr. appt and chemo appt. for support for my mom as well as my dad. Now that he is gone I am with my mother about every day my dad made me promise to not leave her...

My father passed [ 2 Answers ]

My father passed left inheritance. Married 18 years. Is my spouse entitled to my inheritance?

Father recently deceased with no will, don't know where to start. [ 5 Answers ]

My father died in a vehicle accident a few days ago. There is no will that we the family know of and his girlfriend isn't being of any help. The only thing she gave us was a suitcase with 4 picture frames and two pairs of socks. We've never dealt with anything like this so we're all looking for...

Father passed [ 9 Answers ]

My father passed this life on Jan 2, I was with him at his passing. He went down hill quickly since Thanksgiving. At that time he could still walk across the floor, but Christmas he was confined to his bed. His passing was peaceful in his sleep. He will truly be missed.


View more questions Search