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Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose

Morrisville Probate Attorney.

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  1. Pennsylvania question about parent dying without a will

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Steven J. Fromm
    2. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    3. Charles Thomas Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    If your mother died without a Will the intestate laws would apply. Under the intestate laws of Pennsylvania, the estate would be equally distributed to her children if she was not married at the time of her death. Since she did not have a Will, there would not be an executor. Someone would have to be appointed as the administrator of the estate to facilitate proper distribution of the estate. This would start with opening up the estate with the Register of Wills. If your siblings are not...

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  2. I have a joint bank acct w/ my mom-in-law but it's all her money. After she dies I will divide the $$ up evenly...

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Steven J. Fromm
    2. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    3. Robert Louis Feliciani III
    3 lawyer answers

    Additional information is needed to answer your specific question. However, if this is set up as a joint account then the death of one joint owner will not freeze the account. The joint owner receives the assets subject to inheritance generally on 50 percent unless ownership interest is determined to be otherwise or a "convenience account" based upon the facts. Note that the Power of Attorney terminates upon death and is no longer valid. If there is not a Will then an administrator of...

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  3. Can I leave my estranged wife out of my will and leave my possessions to my friends, legally? Thank you.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J. Wagner
    2. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    3. Cynthia A McNicholas
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    A wife can take against the Will and obtain an elective share under the statute. Without understanding the legal nature of your separation, it is difficult to conclude how your situation will be addressed. You need to speak with an attorney about your facts when getting your Will done.

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  4. My will states that my estate is to be divided equally between my 2 sons.What will happen if they pre decease me.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John B. Whalen Jr.
    2. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    4. Marcie Irene Johnson
    4 lawyer answers

    As noted by my colleague, it will depend upon your Will. What is your intent? The Will may provide that it would go to his children. You nay want otherwise. You need to check the terms of your Will and have changes made if necessary.

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  5. If an irrevocable trust is created and the main trustee dies, does remaining trustee pay inheritance tax on everything/

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Sherrille Diane Akin
    2. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    3. L Christopher Arvin
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    There are a number of complexities involved in setting up an irrevocable trust. Your father's intent has to be determined and his overall estate needs to be evaluated since he would no longer have control over assets placed in the irrevocable trust. An experienced estate planning attorney would be needed in this situation. Do it yourself plans would cause more problems than you may anticipate. Though you can avoid inheritance taxes with an correctly implemented irrevocable trust, you have...

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  6. Inherited dad's estate 50/50 with sibling. He is the executor. May I remain in the home until it is sold? He says I must go.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    2. Cynthia A McNicholas
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    4. Joseph M. Masiuk
    4 lawyer answers

    My condolences on the death of your father. Did the Will provide any accommodation for you since you were living at the home prior to your father's death? Were you advised that the house would be sold upon your father's death before such time? Based upon your note, I assume your brother is the executor and has decided that selling the home unoccupied would be in the best interest of the estate which is within his discretion. If you and your brother can not reach an agreement and the...

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  7. My husbands cousin just had a stoke and is unconcious, he has no other relatives, how can my husband get power of attorney?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    2. James W. Zerillo
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    5. Tracy Marie Sheffer
    5 lawyer answers

    Your husband's cousin has to be concious to grant a Power of Attorney. If the cousin does not regain his capacity to execute a Power of Attorney then the court has to be involved. Your husband would be requesting guardianship to handle his cousin's affairs. Your husband will need the assistance of an attorney to proceed. He does not want to delay this process because there are a number of financial affairs that must be timely addressed.

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  8. What is the best way to inherit family residence after parent passes away in Pennyslvania, as far as taxes etc.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    2. Michael Lynn Walker
    3. John B. Whalen Jr.
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You have advised that the Will divide the estate equally between 3 of you and I presume the other 2 are your siblings. In order to transfer the deed to the 3 of you, the Will would have to be probated. Depending upon how the Will reads, you can hold the property as Tenants in Common with everyon having a 1/3 interest or Joint Tenants with rights of survivorship with the property passing on to the survivor(s). You do not want to leave assets in the name of the decedent. Though not required,...

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  9. Who is responsible for Inheritance taxes on an estate in Pennsylvania (Estate or Beneficiaries)?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    2. Steven M Zelinger
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, the Will provides whether the estate pays taxes. When there is no Will, the payment of taxes can (and apparently in your situation) becomes an issue. When the inheritance tax return is done, the preparer indicates whether the beneficiaries are responsible for the taxes. However, the estate can not be closed until the tax obligations have been satisfied. You may want to obtain the assistance of probate counsel to help reach an agreement that would be satisfactory to you.

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  10. Can you sue an estate for Neglect? Both are now deceased, before death aunt was living in hording conditions.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Yvette E. Taylor-Hachoose
    2. Gary Roger Waitzman
    3. William J. Benz
    3 lawyer answers

    My condolences to you and your husband on the loss of his Aunt. More information is needed to address your inquiry. Who died first? Was there a Will? Are you alleging wrongful death? I would recommend that your husband obtain the services of a probate attorney to review the facts in this situation. It seems that the complexities will require a more thorough review to be of any assistance to you.

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