What if I have no heirs? A reader doesn't love his family enough to leave them his assets. Now what? Q: What choices are there for a person with no immediate heirs, who doesn't want the house and other assets to go to the cousins? Who or what can inherit? What happens if a person [...]
In most states, estranged spouses are entitled to a portion of their spouse's estate. Protecting your assets, as in this reader's case, can be complicated but an estate attorney can help. Q: I was married in 2010. My husband left me in 2014. In 2015, I purchased a house. I have four daughters, none with [...]
This person wants to use their Power of Attorney to execute a quit claim deed and gain ownership of their mother's home to avoid the home being used to pay for nursing care. The government can trace transactions such as a quit claim and this one could be seen as fraud. A real estate attorney can help figure out if there is a way to structure the transaction to help the mother pay for her nursing care.