Paul H Begemann’s Answers

Paul H Begemann

Hamden Real Estate Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. My great aunt died and her estate is valued over 1 million dollars. The attorneys fee is listed as one third of the estate

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Henry C. Weatherby
    2. Paul H Begemann
    3. Kevin Burns
    4. David L. Carrier
    5. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The fee is subject to probate court approval and seems extraordinarily large. The fee must have some relationship to the work done. An beneficiary can challenge the final accounting including the fee.

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  2. I'm divorced, 1% owner on a ct llc, can I be forced to assign mine over

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul H Begemann
    2. Phillip Monroe Smith
    3. Charles F Basil
    4. Robert John Murillo
    4 lawyer answers

    The facts you provide are very limited. Who would force you to sign it over and why? You mention divorce, maybe you and the other member of the LLC were married? If so, the ownership of the LLC interest should be part of the divorce decree. If not, not sure what the divorce has to do with it. You would need to have the operating agreement reviewed as mentioned in another answer. Hard to be more helpful without more facts.

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  3. I am a real estate investor that buys and sells homes. I do a lot of advertising for buyers so I got many buyers who qualify for

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Charles F Basil
    2. Paul H Begemann
    3. Lawrence M Garfinkel
    3 lawyer answers

    I think the other answer is correct. There may also be CT law that would require that such fees only be paid to a licensed real estate agent. If you do enough of this business you might want to look into the costs and requirements for the licensing of real estate agents. Then you could possibly affiliate yourself with a real estate broker and receive commissions for such referrals. You could possibly also list your houses for sale as the listing agent. This becomes involved and there...

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  4. If a will states to split equally is a bank account of the estate which is a joint acct. Eligible for the split?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Henry C. Weatherby
    2. Michael S. Haber
    3. Paul H Begemann
    3 lawyer answers

    A typical joint account with two owners would be considered a non-probate asset and would become the sole property of the surviving owner outside of the probate process.

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  5. I have a piece of property in my name and my dad. He recently passed away no will. Does property go to probate or is it mine?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Paul H Begemann
    2. Scott D Rosenberg
    3. Bonnie Lee Macdonald
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Rosenberg's answer. If the property were held in survivorship with you and your father, then title passes to you by operation of law outside of probate. It is a nonprobate asset. The remainder of the estate would be split according to a statutory formula between the surviving spouse and hours. Debts would have to be paid. You do not mention if there is a mortgage on the house or other assets. You need to have an attorney review the deed and to discuss the entire...

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  6. Mom recently passed away with no will. Mom owned property in ct and no debt. Husband and two children. Who gets the property?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Paul H Begemann
    2. Scott D Rosenberg
    3. Renee Mayerson Cannella
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a complicated area of the law and you really need to consult a probate attorney. Generally when there are also children of that couple the surviving spouse would receive $100,000 plus one half of the remainder of the probate estate and the children would receive the other one half of the remainder. The children can work out a buyout of the house if they agree and have the funds to do so. Debts of the estate would have to be paid and the estate would have to be administered by the...

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  7. Can you lawfully promote a product under a fictitious name with out a dba

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Paul H Begemann
    2. Kevin Burns
    3. Kent Matthew Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    CT law requires that if you are doing business in CT under an assumed name that you have to file a dba. It is a simple one page form you file in the town clerks office. A dba is not an entity; it saying that you are using another name other than your own to transact business. There is a CT statute on it. I can look it up and add the cite to my answer later.

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  8. What business entity is ideal for a business run by one person or married couple

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Paul H Begemann
    2. Kevin Burns
    3. Kent Matthew Miller
    4. Michael Ray Smith
    4 lawyer answers

    Most people would say use an LLC. It provides limited liability to the owners and allows for a business entity that is flexible and easy to set up and maintain. Plus it is the most flexible with tax treatment. As with any entity, the proper "formalities" must be followed to gain the maximum protection from using the entity, such as establishing the LLC properly, having annual meetings, maintaining proper records and books, etc. You must also be sure that third parties dealing with the LLC...

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  9. How do I add someone to the deed to my house?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Heath D. Harte
    2. Paul H Begemann
    3. Mario David Cometti
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Atty Harte. Conveying the title is simple but the implications can be far reaching. Title to the property has to be considered as part of an overall estate plan. If your son is your only heir and otherwise the beneficiary of your estate it may make sense. Consider also that having him on title subjects the property to your son's creditors too. Many issues to consider.

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  10. I'm buying a business in ct which requires a contract attorney...How much should I pay an hourly rate...

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Paul H Begemann
    2. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    As the previous answer correctly states hourly rates vary tremendously. It is more about finding an attorney you feel comfortable with and who has experience with your type of matter and how complicated the overall transaction is. When I do a business transactions I try to provide an upfront fee quote.

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