Louis P Lepore’s Answers

Louis P Lepore

Staten Island Elder Law Attorney.

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  1. Do i need an attorney to make wills ?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Monte Kenneth Snyder
    2. Louis P Lepore
    3. Sonya F. Mittelman
    3 lawyer answers

    The Answer is yes. While there are number of services or computer programs that will supposedly assist you, in essence it is a do it yourself kit. What tell most people on this issue is go to a professional have done the right way.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. My mother passed a year and a half ago intestate. I have 5 siblings. We have never probated. Cannot agree on how to proceed.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon Melissa Siegel
    2. Richard Albert Luthmann
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael Camporeale
    5. Louis P Lepore
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I practice probate on Staten Island please call me at my office 347-273-1385.

  3. What are the costs involved in doing a formal accounting for a trust?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Sharon Melissa Siegel
    2. Hayley R. Greenberg
    3. Louis P Lepore
    4. Steven J. Fromm
    4 lawyer answers

    A formal accounting before a court will be more expensive process compared with an informal accounting to settle a trust, due legal expensive and greater due diligence of a formal accounting.

  4. How to revoke a power of attorney in New York City?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Sharon Melissa Siegel
    3. Louis P Lepore
    4. David L. Carrier
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Ms. Brown and Ms. Siegel that principal may revoke the power of attorney in accordance with the terms of the document by delivering a written, signed and dated revocation to the agent and to any third party that the principal reasonably believes has received, retained or acted upon the power of attorney by certified mailed.

  5. My grandmother is in Intensive Care Unit. How can my mother obtain conservatorship over my grandmother? We reside in New York.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Louis P Lepore
    2 lawyer answers

    Before running to Court, I would check your Grandmother's documents for a Power of Attorney (POA) and Health Care Proxy (HCP). The POA and HCP can save your family time and legal fees. If your Grandmother does not have these documents, then seek out legal counsel to obtain Guardianship over your grandmother.

  6. How do you execute a POA if you're Abroad for a transaction in NY?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Louis P Lepore
    2. Sharon Melissa Siegel
    2 lawyer answers

    My opinion is that you should use a New York State Power of Attorney Form, and have it executed at the US consulate, since all parties will be familiar with the New York State Power of Attorney form in New York State. Also make sure the power of attorney is submitted to the purchaser’s title company for review, to ensure acceptability on the day of sale (closing date).

  7. My aunt & I are on bank acc. & CD's How do I keep the money from the Nursing home.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Herbert Warren Cooper IV
    2. Steven M Zelinger
    3. Louis P Lepore
    3 lawyer answers

    I would not advise it. As general rule of thumb there is a Five Year look back Rule on any gifts from your aunt to you, furthermore in most Jurisdictions an assumption will exist that funds in the account belong to your aunt should she need Medicaid benefits. Please seek out local counsel (Elder law attorney) in your area to protect these funds.

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