Michael Camporeale’s Answers

Michael Camporeale

Staten Island Elder Law Attorney.

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  1. Hey this is Melvin, i wanted to ask about last wills. my father has properties under his name after his death, if he writes a wi

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua Richmond Lippes
    2. Latrice Vinell Campbell
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Michael Camporeale
    5. Yefim Rubinov
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    6 lawyer answers

    From the limited info you provided, it would make sense for your father to have is estate planning drafted to make provisions for you if that is what he wants done.

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  2. Wife has dementia / Alzheimer's disease for several years and some times it is hard for me to control her and getting worse.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Louis Buquicchio
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Michael Camporeale
    4. Kevin F. Alexander
    5. Barbara S Schlichtman
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    You would be best served my booking and appointment with a elder lawyer and setting up a Medicaid trust to protect your assets from a nursing home and to deal with the issue of the daughter from a previous marriage.

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  3. My father had a life estate set up , as my mother is in a nursing home. He turned the house over to my sister and myself.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eileen E. Buholtz
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Michael Camporeale
    4. Steven J. Fromm
    4 lawyer answers

    an irrevocable trust would have been the better way to go on this and not a life estate. Planning now will probably make more sense then after his death. More detail are needed.

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  4. NY state my husband died without a will. but a mortgage and personal cc debt. House only in his name. Is it my house? CC debt?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jayson Lutzky
    2. Sharon Melissa Siegel
    3. Celia R Reed
    4. Michael Camporeale
    5. Shawn B Alexander
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    As a spouse you have rights to his estate. I would need to review the deed and the will to explain your options

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  5. What is the fee for making a will, and naming executors for an estate. Is this usually a fixed fee ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jayson Lutzky
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Brian A. Raphan
    4. Michael Camporeale
    5. Michael Leo Potter
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    I charge flat fees for such a service depending on what needs to be done. A consultation would be required in order to set a fee

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  6. Do I need an estate lawyer for a deceased brother who left no beneficiary

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jayson Lutzky
    2. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    3. Michael Camporeale
    4. Thomas Sciacca
    4 lawyer answers

    yes if thier are assets. Feel free to call my Staten Island office for a free consult. 718-273-4574

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  7. Friend in hospice 3 days before death sister talked him into chging all bank accounts including ira's to nieces name wife got 0

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Camporeale
    2. Thomas O. Moens
    3. Robert William Haley
    4. Celia R Reed
    4 lawyer answers

    retain a lawyer to be appointed administrator of the estate, then bring discovery and turnover proceeding to bring the assets into the estate and or put the bank on notice not to pay out any funds.

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  8. Joint ownership on CD with elderly mother and protection form future Medicaid.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Brian A. Raphan
    2. Lawrence A Friedman
    3. Michael Camporeale
    4. Ronald Gene Meyers
    4 lawyer answers

    Mom needs to do some proper Medicaid planning in order to protect her assets from nursing homes. feel free to call for a free consult 718-273-4574.

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  9. As an adult child to a deceased parent....what rights do I have...only one other sibling involved...can he say or do something

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jayson Lutzky
    2. Sharon Melissa Siegel
    3. Michael Camporeale
    4. Celia R Reed
    5. James P. Frederick
    5 lawyer answers

    if your parent died in florida and it required an estate to be created in florida you probably would require to get notice of the action. So you should retain a lawyer to look into the mater for you.

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  10. My father owned the home I live in and passed away 3 weeks ago My mother his wife doesn't want anything to do with the property.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Michael Camporeale
    3. Paul Rutledge Durr III
    4. Ruth Elaine McMahon
    5. James P. Frederick
    5 lawyer answers

    I would need to review the deed to determine what your options are. separated is not divorced so if mom is still legally married she has rights in the house

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