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Tyler Benjamin Christ

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  1. Estate/Will

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with attorney Frederick, but to elaborate... Not all of a person's property is distributed by the will. Certain assets transfer by operation of law at the time of death. These are often called non-probate assets and can include things such as life insurance policies, IRAs, property held in certain trusts, and real estate held jointly or as a life estate. Such property is not part of the probate estate, is not subject to distribution under the terms of the will, and is usually not...

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  2. I am being sued for injuries from my dog, how can I prove my case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Aitken
    2. Gary Phillip Heslin
    3. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    4. Timothy Martin Knowles
    5. Michael Ryan Juarez
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Aitken. If the neighbor has already spoken to an attorney, you should be contacting your homeowners' or renters' insurance carrier about the claim and not communicating any further with the neighbor or the neighbor's attorney. If you do not have insurance coverage, you should contact an attorney to represent you immediately. You seem like a responsible dog owner and I'm sure your first instinct is to try to work something out. But you need to protect yourself, even if the...

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  3. I was denied ssi by federal judge after appeal , should I appeal to the appeals council or just re-apply

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. Brian S Wayson
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    Reapplying will just restart the entire process again. But if you feel the Hearing Officer's decision was based upon improper information or bias, the Appeals Council is probably a better forum for review. The Appeals Council usually does not take new evidence, but they will review the Hearing Officer's decision and the current record in detail. You are free to handle an appeal yourself, but an attorney or other representative can be very helpful. Remember, you only have 60 days from the...

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  4. If a will is made with 3 beneficiaries namely A,B,C. If A should die, who would get A's assets, B and C. or would A's assets

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John B. Whalen Jr.
    2. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    3. Robert Cronin
    4. David L. Carrier
    5. James P. Frederick
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    That is actually a fairly common question. And the answer, as is so often the case in this field, is that it depends. Specifically, it depends on the wording of the will as well as the relationship of A, B, and C to the person whose will we're talking about - called the testator. The will may have a provision that sets forth what happens to property if A predeceases the testator. If not, the general rule is that property intended to A will pass to A's children in equal shares so long as A is...

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  5. What should I do. In my mother's recent death she named me executor of her will & one of my sister co-excecutor.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. Edward Joseph Smeltzer II
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    You should understand that the executor's duty is to see that the terms of the will are fulfilled. Your mother's will should state what is to become of the house and neither you nor your sister have the authority as executors to change that. You may also want to check the deed on the house. If your mother added the names of one or more of her children or anyone else to the deed, the house may not even be part of the estate. You should also understand that as co-executor, your authority is...

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  6. My Dad passed and I have a will that makes me a executor of the estate but my brother has lived with him and had power of attorn

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Devlin Begley III
    2. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    3. John B. Whalen Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Ultimately, you will need to determine which will is valid. A well-drafted will usually contains a provision that revokes all previous wills, meaning that the will with the most recent date is probably the valid one. If, however, the more recent will does not contain such a clause, parts of both may still be valid. You will probably have to have an estate attorney in your area examine both wills to determine their status. Note that now that your father...

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  7. Should I use my PA LLC to operate in NJ during the summer or form an additional NJ LLC?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    3. Kenneth Allyn Sprang
    4. Christopher Edward Ezold
    4 lawyer answers

    There is generally no need to form your LLC twice. You can form in one state and then register as a foreign LLC in the other state. You would pay income tax in each state based on the income you derived in that state. Since you are a single member LLC you likely pay taxes as a sole proprietor, so the income from your business is taxable to you as personal income. Therefore, there probably isn't any tax benefit to forming separate entities.

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  8. I want to find out if my father left me money when he died?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. John B. Whalen Jr.
    3. Joseph M. Masiuk
    3 lawyer answers

    Hi Dora. I'm sorry but It's a little difficult to tell what your situation is from your post. If your father died recently and his will has not yet been probated, the only way to find out is to look at the will itself. Wills are not a public record until they go through probate. If your father's will was probated, however, it is a public record and should be on file with the Register of Wills in the county where he resided when he passed away. You can go to that office (which is usually...

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  9. Are the Articles of Incorporation we wrote actually our Articles of Incorporation or are they the forms filled out for the state

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    3. Robert John Murillo
    3 lawyer answers

    I would have to agree with Attorney Murillo. The forms that the Pennsylvania Department of State supplies are just templates that contain the minimum requirements for incorporation. You are not required to use the Articles of Incorporation form that they supply. But incorporating can be complicated, especially for non-profits and there may be additional filings required with other state agencies and the IRS. So you should seek support from either an attorney or the national organization...

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  10. Do wills need to be reviewed and updated every two years

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tyler Benjamin Christ
    2. Stephen Thomas Coccorese
    3. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    4. Paul A. Smolinski
    4 lawyer answers

    No. Although it is a good idea to periodically review your estate plan and adjust it for changes in your family and finances. Once signed, a will remains in effect until it is revoked.

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