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Jan Matthew Tamanini

Harrisburg Business Attorney.

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  1. How do I cancel my timeshare contract?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    2. Zachary James Levine
    2 lawyer answers

    You're in Allentown; the Lehigh County Bar Association has a lawyer referral service (www.lehighbar.org/LRS.html) that should be able to connect you with a local attorney who could assist you (the charge is $25 for a half-hour consultation). You should take a copy of your sales agreement for the timeshare to the meeting. As the other answer mentioned, cancelling a contract isn't easy. Even if the salesperson told you things that weren't true in the sales pitch, there is likely a provision...

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  2. Do the limited partners in a FLP have to be lineal descendants or can the be siblings or siblings children?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    2. Stephen William Wiener
    3. Janet Lee Brewer
    3 lawyer answers

    There's no formal legal entity known as a "Family" Limited Partnership - it's a standard limited partnership used as a construct by estate planners, and so there are no legal restrictions on the family relationships of the limited partners. However, for both courts and state regulatory agencies to recognize the FLP and to protect the interests of the limited partners without exposing them to potential creditor and tax liabilities, there are a number of important considerations that should be...

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  3. How do I "take over" my Deceased Grandmothers reverse mortgage?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John B. Whalen Jr.
    2. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    If the house was titled in your grandmother's name alone, who has been paying the taxes on the property since she died? A tax lien could take the property for the local government to sell at a sheriff's sale. If she had a surviving spouse, and the house was titled to them as tenants by the entireties, the house now belongs to her surviving spouse without the need for an estate to be opened. If your grandmother shared title to the property with anyone else, that person (or those people)...

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  4. Can a spouse have rights to an estate even if they were seperated for 7 years

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Gail Marcus
    4 lawyer answers

    Pennsylvania has no legal separation under its laws, so if the divorce was never finalized (and in seven years she could have finalized it under no-fault laws even without his consent) she is still legally his widow. Neither Pennsylvania's divorce code nor its probate, estates, and fiduciaries code provide for any difference in treatment of a spouse for whom divorce has been filed but not granted in the distribution of an estate when one spouse dies. If you have a will, then that will...

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  5. My exboyfriend and i own a van titled in both names, i have the bill of sale, how can i have possesion of the van?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    2. Nancy L. Lanard
    3. Dana L. Manner
    3 lawyer answers

    Have you approached your ex about negotiating a settlement on this vehicle? Did you make all or the majority of payments, for example, or were you mutually responsible for paying for the van in equal shares? Perhaps you can convince your ex to sign off on the title/sign his interest over to you, if the van is in your possession. If, however, your ex has possession of the vehicle and you want to get it from him, you'd have to buy out his interest. If you are co-owners and there was no written...

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  6. Do I need an atty to call the decendent atty to make sure I am listed to receive disbursements?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael James Duffy
    2. John B. Whalen Jr.
    3. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    4. Thomas Edward Shea
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are a beneficiary, the representative of the estate is required to give you notice. As a granddaughter, if your grandparent did not have a will, you would be entitled to inherit your mother's share of the property in equal shares with any siblings you have. If your grandmother had a will, you may still be entitled to your mother's share along with your siblings. The best thing for you to do is to call the estate attorney, identify yourself, and provide your contact information so...

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  7. Bride cancelled wedding leaving alot of expensices mother of the groom gown, shoes, rehearsal dinner dep, invitions.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nancy L. Lanard
    2. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    3. Christopher Edward Ezold
    3 lawyer answers

    The most important point for you: read your contracts. Especially with the venue where you had the rehearsal dinner, you may have a period of time in which you can get all or part of your deposit returned to you. If you have not yet worn your gown, and there were no alterations made to it, the seller may accept a return. Same thing goes for the shoes. Regarding the invitations, again the contract should show what your liability may be, but if the printing is not yet done, you may be able to...

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  8. My sister-in-law is power of attorney for my husbands parents, she recently put them in two different nursing homes.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    2. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. James P. Frederick
    4 lawyer answers

    Pennsylvania's filial responsibility law, which provides that the children of indigent parents are responsible for their support, is in the Domestic Relations Code at 23 Pa.C.S. §4603(a). It says that children (as well as a spouse and parents) "have the responsibility to care for and maintain or financially assist an indigent person, regardless of whether the indigent person is a public charge...." I assume when you say "She has declared them wards of the state" that your sister-in-law filled...

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  9. How can I help my grandmother revoke power of attorney over my uncle?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    2. Rachel Lea Hunter
    3. John B. Whalen Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    The simple answer to your question is that the person granting a power may always revoke that power, and that is usually done through granting a new power of attorney to someone else. Of course the individual granting the new power must be competent to do so. The more important point here, though, is that you seem to be saying that your uncle is using your grandmother's assets for his own benefit. This is NOT permitted -- a power of attorney grants the person with the power authority to use...

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  10. State Workers Insurance - Bill

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    2. Alfred M. Abel
    2 lawyer answers

    From your question's information, it appears you might be eligible for either free or low-cost representation from the Bucks County Bar Association. As you're in Doylestown, the Bucks County Legal Aid Society at 215-781-1111 would be the place to start to see if you qualify for free representation. If your income would put you above the threshold for free representation, there is a Lawyer Referral Service Marginal Referral Program that provides reduced-fee representation. You can find out about...

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