Hello, I have a question. My sister and I received an inheritance each getting 68,000. I claim her on my taxes as a dependent. I have been for 3 years now. She just turned 21 years old. she worked for two weeks at subway this year then lost her j...
The inheritance will just be distributed to you and her unless the will directs otherwise, you do not need to claim it for yourself nor can you claim it on her behalf. Neither of you pay taxes on the inheritances. However, if she uses the inheritance money to provide more than half of her own "support" (what she spends on herself versus what you buy for her, including the fair value of rent and utilities for her housing), you would not ordinarily be able to claim her as a dependent.See question
what kind of lawyer do I need To help me get the unclaimed funds? I live in ct but the assets are in new York comptroller office. I have all legal paperwork proving I'm related, but new York requires that I prove that they lived at the address lis...
You need a probate attorney near their last place of residence in New York. The attorney will need to determine whether either of them had estates probated in the surrogate's court. If not, estates would likely need to be opened for an administrator to claim and distribute the assets; if an estate was opened it would likely need to be reopened with a successor fiduciary. There are significant expenses involved and if it's only a few hundred dollars the expenses might exceed the distribution. But if there are significant funds that is what you will need to do.See question
I'm a 67 year old woman. I have withheld rent for past 2 months not knowing what to do. I have received eviction papers and filed an appearance for court. It's almost winter in connecticut what are my options
I am not sure how refusing to pay rent would improve your standing. If the residence is still occupied you should still be paying. You should pay any rents that are due and retain an attorney.
While I haven't personally litigated the situation you describe, landlords are prevented from discriminating on the basis of family status. It would be unusual (if not illegal) for your father's lease to prohibit him from having others live with him, particularly if it's necessary to meed his health care needs. If this was somehow a breach of the lease, the landlord's recourse would be to evict your father, for giving you permission to live with him.
However, you may now have created a secondary cause for eviction due to non-payment of rent.
With representation, if you are able to make up the missed payments an attorney still may be able to get the landlord to back off. You can ask for the housing department at New Haven Legal Assistance if you feel you are unable to pay for an attorney, and, subject to their income and asset limits, you may qualify for free representation.See question
I cared for her so well , she worked til she was 87 years young , retiring cause she fell at her daughters house at87 while I wasn't there . her two daughters didn't care for her at all and nanny said this house is your retirement . many times to ...
If your grandmother is alive and competent, she would have to deed the house to you, though this would create problems if she was to go into a nursing home on Medicaid funding.
If she has passed or is incapacitated without deeding the house to you, your only avenue is to file a lawsuit claiming the house on the basis of "promissory estoppel," which is to say that you can prove that she promised you the house and you went out of your way to care for her based on that promise. This is not an easy claim to make, and should only even be considered with the assistance of an experienced civil litigator.See question
My brother died and left his son as trustee. There is a condo not selling, and worth the same or less than the mortgage. Can the trustee let this go into foreclosure before the entire trust is used up? Ps.if you don't understand my question, ...
Ordinarily, yes. However, if it violates the trust's terms the Trustee would need a court order, and of course the bank has to be willing to accept this (it's called a deed in lieu of foreclosure).See question
My parents are residents of Mass. They own a vacation home in Maine. They want to give/sell the vacation home to their children so that it is no longer considered their asset in the eyes of Medicare. We want to set up a separate entity to which th...
Any MediCAID planning, which is what you are discussing, of this sort should be done through a qualified attorney. Ordinarily, neither of these will provide Medicaid protection because your parents would retain some form of beneficial interest. Giving away the property with no retained interest will be a completed gift whether it's an outright transfer, trust, or LLC. Ordinarily, if it's a property that they want to be retained for generations to come, a funded LLC is the best vehicle to ensure that happens. A trust is ordinarily more dependent upon a trusted third party acting as trustee to apply discretion as to who pays what and who gets to use it when. Meanwhile, an outright deeding with a retained life estate would retain some capital gains benefits, and while creating some administrative hoops to jump through, would not disqualify Medicaid benefits if the lookback period is covered. In short, it's more of an estate planning question that can only be answered by knowing your parents' specific vision for the property and certain financial details. Any qualified elder law attorney will be able to help them sort through each matter.See question
Temporary administrators bill?
Yes, all administrator's bills and legal fees related to the administration of the state (sometimes they overlap and sometimes they don't) are payable from the probate estate. The only exception is where for estate planning reasons most of the assets are passing through trust, and the trust instrument directs those expenses to be paid for the estate, but that doesn't relieve the estate of it's inherent liability for these expenses.See question
"I would require the Court to use (my) money in question to pay my rent and utility bills; will federal court or other court be able to make payments; or will I have to wait until my case is settled to a Bank Trustee; thanku; A.R. : )
Trust fund cases ordinarily go to probate court, or in some circumstances state Superior Court. No court takes control of the trust funds, but can issue orders to the trustee about them. It would be extremely rare for the court to order specific distributions of the type you suggest, unless the issue is that these distributions are specifically required by the trust and the trustee's refusal is what is at issue. In that instance, the order is being issued as the decision in the case, not a protection while the case is pending.See question
I discovered the CFP forgery before; I am in the process of hiring a forgery expert in Conn."; I want to "win my case and get an FDIC Bank Trustee for the sake of Plain Justice:! "fraudsters do not belong in our society". ar
It's a matter of evidence. Trusts are not legally required to be notarized, witnessed, signed, or even in writing. If something fishy happened in the execution of the trust, it is still valid if there is proof that the document reflects the arrangement made by the settlors.
You should consultvan experienced local trusts attorney with the full details of your circumstance.See question
My brother and I lived with my elderly mother in her condo. She started to show signs of dementia and didn't always think properly. She went to the senior services dept. of our town and got the aid of an idiot there who convinced her to throw my b...
You don't have a right to live with your mother or to utilize your pooled resources with her to improve your standard of living, and ultimately it sounds like she was the one who asked you to leave, which you did. I don't see any criminal or civil remedy against a social services agency here.See question