I would create a revocable living trust - transfer deed to your house into the trust, change beneficiary designation on life insurance to the name of the trust (as your kids are minor) and transfer your bank account into a trust as well. Your accountant or an attorney can act as a trustee. Bank will only do it if significant funds are involved (usually over a mill) as they will charge a percentage for administering it.
You do need an experienced T&E attorney to set it up -
Go to the police right away. If he is deported, he will be in a different country and wont' be able to kill you. Or go to family court right away and get an order of protection. He won't come near you.
Take issue of domestic violence very seriously.
Why would nursing home place a judgment on you and your brother? it seems a bit excessive. You should try to get advice from Elder law attorney in NY with documents at hand that came from the nursing home and have them sort it out. Legal Aid society offers free legal services (I used to work there). See if they can help you.
Absolutely it can be done - LIving Trust with LIfe Estate to your girlfriend and all the details can go into the trust. You need to see local attorney to do so.
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Yes, depending on the terms of the trust and how it's written, irrevocable trust can be broken. I specifically put provisions into my irrevocable trusts that allow trustee to terminate it if it becomes impractical to maintain the trust. You need to show the trust document to an estate planning attorney who can further advise you on this issue. Feel free to call or email my office and I will see if I can help you with this matter.
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Yes. Depending on the trust language you should act together or only one of you needs to act. In the trusts that I draft co-trustees must act together, creating "checks and balances" situation when noone is using the trust assets to his benefit. In your situation it's exactly what is happening. I think you need to hire an attorney IMMEDIATELY and have him file for an injuction against your brother's actions. If you don't do it, he will deplet the estate - try finding it later. You need a...