Dad's estate 3/4 of the way done
Hey we had a little progress on the Alaska Properties of my Dad's estate. My PR sister used a personal representatives deed to put 1 of 4 properties in her name, #2 in my name, #3 in our little sisters name! This is great news! it is finally recorded and no one can take the daughters Alaska properties.
( I prepared the documents and advise her because we had to use Dad's old will because Dad's widow wouldn't produce a new will that Dad said he was going to make to name me PR- sis needs help) If you remember, Dad had a will and a prenup so the Alaska properties went in the daughters name and his wife agreed to it- but after his freak death, she did not stick to what she and my dad had agreed on.
back when he died and I was suffering, some posters on here told me that was her money and I was greedy and should leave her alone. some people said that if he had not made a transfer on death deed, he did not intend for us to have the properties from our youth that he had promised and willed to us.
IF you don't remember********(she was my age, they were married for 9 years, she talked him into moving 4000 miles away and hung up the phone on us when we tried to contact him, she tricked him into all of his money, then he died from a blunt force head trauma, then she challenged the will and the prenup.)*********
the courts allowed for the daughters to have the Alaska properties.
and dads widow got the $350,000. that she tricked him out of, his farm/ranch and home in new Mexico and his spousal benefits /social security for the rest of her life.
Now we have just one Alaska property left to handle. it is assessed at $369,000. our attorney told us the court date is in March. We need prayers to get it back. Attorney is very confident that we are going to be successful. none of the daughters have enough money to cash out the other 2 sisters, and the home cannot get a bank loan -needs repairs. We 3 daughters need to figure out how to share a house. so we need prayers for successful transfer and wisdom.
So what we all need to take from this:
wills and prenups can still be challenged and tied up for years till you up to earballs in debt trying to keep everything. So take the poster from my previous post's advice and get a transfer on death deed that names who is supposed to go to on all your properties. Name life insurance/ retirement account beneficiaries separately - (on each person not one person with intent to distribute, because they don't always do it, and will have to take the tax consequences on the GIFT that they give to the beneficiaries - each beneficiary needs to inherit separately). After a death expect people may change minds and point of views of what was supposed to happen. After a death, expect people may define the will totally different. After a death, expect people may never talk to each other again. Pray for closure and an end to suffering during times like these.