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Lisa Glauber Shippel

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  • Do you need a lawyer to file a durable P.O.A? Or fill out durable P.O.A.with witness & notary signature ?

    Needing to take care of health decisions and paying Moms bills is a durable power of attorney what I need?

    Lisa’s Answer

    In Georgia you need a durable power of attorney for financial matters and a Healthcare Directive for medical issues.

    The POA requires a witness and notary and the HD requires two witness signatures.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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  • In Georgia, does a notary count as a second signature on a will?

    I have my father's will with one witness signature, his signature, and a notary signature. In most states, two witness signatures are required and I was wondering if the notary is considered a second witness?

    Lisa’s Answer

    In Georgia you need two witnesses and a notary as well.

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  • My dad put my step mother as executor, she hates me, she refuses to submit Will into Probate, Y? what can I do?

    probate contest

    Lisa’s Answer

    As an heir at law (child) you would file a Petition to Administer the estate in the county in which your father died. You don't need the Will to do so. In fact your are Petitioning as if there is no Will. Your step mother and siblings will be served, if they do not sign the Petition prior to your filing. This process will help move things along, however I suggest you start the process as soon as possible.
    If you need an attorney to assist you I will be available to do so.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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  • Is it a conflict of my intrest for me to allow my seller which is a attorney to close 0n the house I am buying?

    The Attorney offered to do the closing, he tould me that would save me money when I would ask hem a queston about some of the things I signed he tould me something totally different from what he had wretten on the STANDARD REAL ESTATE PURCHA...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Since as purchaser, you are paying the attorney's fees, you should choose the attorney to handle the closing. In this case you are paying the seller/attorney to handle the work, however you do not have representation. If he is doing it for no attorney fee, you should at least pay an attorney to review the sales documents prior to the closing. I can help you with that if you need assistance.
    Good luck with your new home.
    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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  • What do I do if I have a half sibling that I never met and my father passed with no will?

    My father passed and left no will. My brother and i know he had a daughter in a previous marriage. We have never met her and my father was not to have contact with her. We know he had some money put away in a checking account. When we contacted a...

    Lisa’s Answer

    First you must determine if there are assets that require Probate. If the assets pass to beneficiaries upon death then you won't have to worry about this. Then if there are probate assets, the attorney can help with a search and publish notice if your half sister is not found. Under Georgia Law, provided your mother is deceased, each child will inherit 1/3 of the assets of your father's estate.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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  • I am forced to put my rental house on the sale market. Can I break a tenants lease before it matures?

    My tenants lease matures 12/10. Can I (the Landlord) break the lease before that time?

    Lisa’s Answer

    It depends on what the Lease says regarding termination. If you cannot terminate the Lease then you can negotiate an early termination with the Tenant or sell the property subject to the existing Lease. A prospective buyer may want the income from a Tenant.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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  • Can you help us please

    we bought a house 2009 from owner finance the cost 170.000 dep,15,000 we want refinance the house is value $123,000 they did not give us valuation what can we do we pay $1,323.00MONTHLY

    Lisa’s Answer

    Unfortunately for you, the owner is not obligated to refinance. If you stop paying they can foreclose and sue you for the debt owed. Your best bet is to try and negotiate with them, understanding however that they won't want to take a loss either.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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  • I was asked to serve as executer of my uncle's will/estate.

    Where do I get information on how to execute this legally/properly? There are several heirs, properties, and debts owed. What is my responsibility to the beneficiaries?

    Lisa’s Answer

    This could be overwhelming for anyone. The website posted as a link is helpful and so are the clerks in the Forsyth County probate office, assuming your uncle passed away in the county where you live. I suggest you contact an attorney to help you get organized and draft your Petition to Probate. It will help move the process along quicker and easier for you and the beneficiaries. If you need assistance I would be more than happy to help point you in the right direction.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

    www.RoladerandShippel.com

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  • When one of four beneficiaries dies, should my will be changed?

    If my will designates that 4 children will split my possessions equally at my death, then one of my children dies before I do, do I need to re-write my will, or will the remaining 3 split everything?

    Lisa’s Answer

    If your current Will has the words per stirpes after the children in the bequest, then if the deceased child had children, those children will inherit in his/her place. If the current bequest is to the children who survive, then it is not necessary to re-do your will and the remaining three will inherit; same is true if the deceased child does not have children. I would suggest you have an attorney review the Will for peace of mind and to make sure it is exactly how you want it to be. There may be no need to make changes.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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  • Do the two Georgia properties that my mother owned with her siblings pass to me and my siblings after her death?

    Her will states that all of her property should be divided equally among her four children.

    Lisa’s Answer

    If the deed is Joint Tenants with the Right of Survivorship it passes outside the Will. Otherwise, your mother's share will be devised according to her Will which states her share will be split among you and your siblings. After filing for probate and receiving Letter's Testamentary you should have an Executor's Deed drafted to transfer her share to her children.
    If you have further questions you may contact me.

    The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.
    Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq.
    Rolader & Shippel, P.C.
    11660 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 630
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770.442.0330
    Lisa@RoladerandShippel.com

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