John P Corrigan’s Answers

John P Corrigan

White Plains Business Attorney.

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  1. Siblings of a parent who is not even deceased are demanding (through a lawyer) an account of that parents money.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John P Corrigan
    2. Kelly Scott Davis
    3. Rosemary Jane Meagher-Leonard
    4. Jonathan Stuart Frank
    5. Lawrence A Friedman
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    Reading between the lines here I would venture to guess that the children are in Dad's will and are now concerned that the one sibling with the Power of Attorney is using such authority to change things to her benefit and to the detriment of the other siblings. The "belief" being that Dad is under the influence or being pressured by duress. This is a shot over the bow warning the sibling that unless the others are comforted that no funny business is going on with changing Dad's assets that they...

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  2. How can I be added to a property's warranty deed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Truman John Costello Jr.
    3. John P Corrigan
    4. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    5. Aileen Ortega
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    Additional thoughts here that you should consider. Once you are on the deed the family member has made a gift to you equal to 50% of the market value of the property. To the extent this exceeds $14K then this is a reportable gift requiring the filing of a gift tax return (IRS form 709) by the family member. However, if anything goes wrong on the property (I assume it is a single family residence for our purposes) do you realize you--as owner--you are exposing your personal assets to any claims....

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  3. Executor of estate being falsely accused by manipulative and dishonest beneficiary. Do I need attorney?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John P Corrigan
    2. Brian A. Raphan
    3. Bonnie Klein Rhoden
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    What you need to do to stop the onslaught is to first hire a probate litigator who you can pay yourself but then treat it as reimbursable expense. Remember that the basic tenet is "an attack on an executor is an attack on the estate" meaning you have a right to expend estate monies in such defense. The next step after retaining an attorney would be to file a petition in the probate court seeking permission to sell or borrow against one or more of the estate properties in order to carry out...

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  4. Is is mandatory these tax documents be provided in a family law matter?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John P Corrigan
    2. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    3. David Raymond Mahood
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    As part of a divorce any "relevant" documents can be requested during discovery phase and clearly tax returns are highly relevant documents evidencing a party's earnings....so is not mandatory but is "customary" request and obtainable by the requesting party due to its relevance.

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  5. Trustee is stalling on plan to sell house and disburse proceeds to beneficiaries

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Raymond Daymude
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    4. Charles Adam Shultz
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    An executor is not allowed to treat her personal goals (since she is a beneficiary as well) as superior to your rights....this is called a breach of her fiduciary duties for which she is answerable. The best approach, however, instead of trying to remove her as executor, just file a Petition with the probate court seeking an order to sell the property as being the best for ALL parties not just sis). You need to hire a probate attorney to handle this part for you as it is a litigation matter.

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  6. Can someone use your legal full name as a website domain?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Maurice N Ross
    4. Dana Howard Shultz
    5. Brian C. Pascale
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    You can contact the domain owner and make an offer to purchase same.

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  7. I have a judgement against a person whose father died recently, I was told to find the fathers trust or probate court that

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Adam Shultz
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Christine James
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    The probate aspect is not "initially" irrelevant based on your question about the LIVING son whose is the debtor. If the son is a "member" of the LLC's as you state then his ownership interest is an asset which could be used to satisfy a judgment against him. However, the father's ownership interest in the LLC's has nothing to do with son unless son, as beneficiary, has an expectancy to inherit the membership % that he does not currently own. You in essence have what is known as a third party...

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  8. We were added to grndmas house to avoid probate and own our own house. Do we have to include grndma house in bankruptcy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeremy Judson Cobb
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Charles Adam Shultz
    5. Michael Leo Potter
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    I think part of the the analysis is how they were added to the deed originally. You don' t say it specifically but imply at Grandma is now dead. My thinking being that you did not commit bankruptcy fraud if their were circumstances in the wway grandma added you tonthe deed. For example, an Enhanced Deed like they have in Florida would make it still Grandmas property until she died in which case you did not commit fraud at all in your filing. I don't know the rules in your state nor do I have...

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  9. What are the legal ramifications, if any, If I were to take over a service contract from a company that I am currently employed?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. John P Corrigan
    2. Michael Lewis Marley
    3. Mitchell Jan Birzon
    4. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
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    Best you speak with an employment attorney as the main concern [given no non-compete signed by you] would be what is called "tortious interference" with a contract (the one between your employer and the customer). You have a defense to the extent it appears they solicited you and not you seeking to steal away the customer for yourself. Moreover, the customer is breaching their own agreement with your employer by soliciting you and that is actionable as well. If you go down this path then make...

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  10. The administrator of a NYC Coop Apt. Estate worth $150K-$250K has had a heart attack ...

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Steven Warren Smollens
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Peter J Weinman
    3 lawyer answers

    Your facts are a bit sketchy and incomplete. If thebdecedent dies 20 years ago without a will and an administrator was appointed in due course ...then why was the apt. Not sold? Was it better to rent it fir all concerned? What happened to the use of the apt in all these years as I don't presume it sat empty and the other heirs entitled to a piece of the value were silent or did not know what was going on? Did the administrator live in the apt? HELP???? We need more facts as to what transpired...

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