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  • The guardian ad litem took my visits away with my 13 year old. Will I get my visits back? How can she take mom/daughter bond?

    Me and my kid got in a verbal fight. I used to see her unsupervised on every Tues. for 2 hrs and every other Sat. Sun 1st hr. is supervised then I get 4 hrs unsupervised. The GAL took it away cuz of fight where I did say hurtful things to my kid ...

    Alyson’s Answer

    You need to consult a family law attorney immediately. The Guardian Ad Litem does not take away visitation--a Judge does that, and it's done in what is perceived to be the "best interests of the child." I am moving this question to a more appropriate category, so that you can receive additional assistance.

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  • Can my daughter give me temporary guardianship of her baby im grandpa and my ex wife has file for temporary guardianship

    My daughter is poor and is with the babys dad i have been to their house and baby is being taken care of by both mom and dad my ex wife has call police for welfare check and neither the police nor child services have found any thing wrong. My dau...

    Alyson’s Answer

    I am moving this question to Child Custody as that is the proper category. Please seek legal advice from a Child Custody/Family Law Attorney in your area.

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  • Can a person who was appointed a guardian ad litem sign off on legal decisions without the guardian's knowledge?

    This is not a child custody case. Simplywhen my wife and I divorced she was appointed a guardian ad litem by the court. The guardian signed has signed off on all legal documentation for the last decade. My ex wife made a large financial move invol...

    Alyson’s Answer

    I am moving this question to Divorce/Family Law as that is the appropriate place for this question. Please consult a Divorce attorney for legal advice regarding the duties and discretions of GALs in your jurisdiction, as this will vary greatly from state to state.

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  • Or how can I find out what mortgages and payments go through the trust?

    Ex-Husband, business owner, is taking me back to court to modify child support. It has been 4 months and he is claiming poverty after mediation and agreed upon salaries. I think, he is putting everything into a trust to hide his assets, as in a ...

    Alyson’s Answer

    Deeds and Mortgages are typically public records which are searchable through the county webpage. You can typically look up real estate by address (instead of by owner). That will tell you exactly who owns the property, and with that information, you can typically track down through the county webpage a copy of the mortgage. I am moving this question to Divorce/Child Support/Family Law, so that those attorneys can better advise you.

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  • What will happen at court ?

    Me and my boyfriend showed up at my grandfather's house I live there all stuff and dogs were in his house I climbed threw a window and my boyfriend stayed outside bc my grandpa don't like him someone called the cops and they got there and I was in...

    Alyson’s Answer

    I have moved your question to the Criminal Defense section. Both and you boyfriend need to consult with a criminal defense attorney, if you have not done so already.

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  • I have a notarized will from my mother..leaving everything to me...she passed away last month..

    I was told that there were not enough witnesses list on the will..and I would have to go to superior court to have a judge look at it... do i need to retain a lawyer for this?

    Alyson’s Answer

    Yes--each state has its own requirements regarding the execution of a will and the required number of witnesses/notary, etc. Please seek legal counsel from an attorney who practices probate law in the state and county in which your mother died/owned property.

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  • In an existing probate action, if you file a motion for breach of fiduciary duty, is it part of the same case (case numbe)?

    We have evidence of the executor breaching his fiduciary duties (selling assets, removing funds, not accounting for assets, and misrepresenting the value/status of other assets). If we file a motion regarding the breaches of fiduciary duty, will ...

    Alyson’s Answer

    Ideally, you should consult a probate attorney who practices in the state/county in which the estate is being probated. However, generally speaking, the motion to remove an executor or have him found guilty of breach of fiduciary duties is part and parcel of the same legal action as the probate of the estate itself. In other words, same court, same case number.

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  • If I am contracted to get paid to care for my mom, and my pay is suspended, does that not mean my contract is suspended?

    I am an independent provider caregiver for my mom, contracted with WA State DSHS. I was being paid for 13 months, when they discovered my background check had not been completed.They claim I did not complete my fingerprinting in the designated 12...

    Alyson’s Answer

    The next time you enter into a contract with a government agency, please have an attorney who works for you review it and answer your questions. Now that this case has been decided by a Judge, the issues are moot unless you want to hire an Appellate Attorney to appeal to the next level. That may or may not be possible, depending on the rules of your state. If the Judge's decision was rendered relatively recently, I would run, not walk, to an attorney to see what your options are. If the opinion was signed more than 40 days ago, it is likely too late to do anything other than chalk it up as being a life-lesson learned. Please remember that our government saves money by finding reasons to not pay benefits, so legal counsel is always a good idea. The caseworkers are not really paid to help you--they are paid to decline claims.

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  • Probate- Do I need to contact Medi-cal, Director of Health Services in a probate case or why would I need to contact Medi-cal?

    What are the reasons that I would need to contact Medi-cal, Director of Health Services before final distribution in a probate case? If I do need to contact them is there a form I use to contact the medical and file with the courts? I have full A...

    Alyson’s Answer

    I would imagine you may need to contact them if the Decedent was receiving benefits for which Medi-Cal is legally entitled to re-payment from the Estate. If they are a creditor or potential creditor of the Estate, they would need to be paid first before any beneficiaries receive any money. If you as the Executor/Personal Representative make distributions to individuals without paying creditors of the Estate first, you may become liable for some or all of the creditor's claim. If the Decedent was not receiving benefits prior to death, then I would recommend that you speak to a Probate Attorney in the state/county in which the Estate is being probated prior to making any distributions to individual heirs/devisees.

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  • Am I able to live in my grandmothers home that is in a succession?

    My grandmother(O.N.) passed in 2009. She has been my legal guardian since the passing of my mother (O.N.s daughter) in 1987. Myself and my now 10 yr old daughter had lived in the home our whole lives. My aunt filed a succession and we had 15 days ...

    Alyson’s Answer

    You would be able to live in the home with the agreement of the owner of the property. If the house is owned by an Estate which is still in the process of being probated, you would need the permission of the Executor/Personal Representative of the Estate. If the probate is completed, all of the heirs/devisees would have been given new deeds showing each heir/devisee's percentage ownership. It may likely be a situation in which you would need to pay rent either in lieu of other expenses (property taxes, maintenance, insurance) or you would need to pay rent in addition to your pro rata share of these expenses. Please keep in mind that utility bills (electric, water, gas, etc) would be your personal expenses--likely not included in the rent. If you cannot secure an agreement from either the Estate or the other co-owners, at such time as you have a deed specifying your ownership interest, you can hire an attorney to file an action to partition the home which would likely result in a Judge ordering the sale of the property so that you and the other co-owners can receive monetary compensation in exchange for selling the house.

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