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Joel Richard Beck

Lawrenceville Financial Markets and Services Attorney.

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  1. Does a power of attorney need to be filed with the court

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Joel Richard Beck
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally speaking, no, a POA does not have to be filed in the courthouse. Sometimes, some states do require POAs to be filed for certain events, such as for an agent under a POA conveying property to someone else on behalf of the principal. But, by and large, POAs need not be filed. Your particular state, which is not identified, may have specific statutes regarding this, so if you have questions, you may want to seek assistance from a local attorney, or even try making a call to the...

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  2. Does a will have to be recorded in GA?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. David Michael Lawler
    4. Steven J. Fromm
    5. Joel Richard Beck
    5 lawyer answers

    You need two witnesses to the will to have it validly executed. But the two witnesses can't be anyone, they have to meet certain requirements, including that they are disinterested - meaning that they don't stand to benefit from your will. And while you don't have to have a self-proving affidavit, any experienced lawyer will make sure that an affidavit is completed as well, to make the probate process much easier, and to make the will "self-proving" to avoid the need to have the witnesses...

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  3. Can my husband be charged with growing pot that wasnt own are property and the only thing tieing him to it is a piece of rope

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joel Richard Beck
    2. Benjamin David Goldberg
    3. James B. Hernan
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    4 lawyer answers

    Can your husband be charged? Yes. But that doesn't mean that it is a strong case or that he will be convicted. Normally, I would recommend consulting a local attorney at this point, even if charges have not been filed. You've indicated that you can't afford one, so be sure to ask for one if your husband is charged - the court will appoint him a lawyer to represent him. Your husband should not make statements to the police or the prosecutors until he speaks with a lawyer first. I wish...

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  4. Suspected of Embezzlement of employer

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Jason Rhoades
    2. Joel Richard Beck
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    4. Brett Ladd
    4 lawyer answers

    The outcome of your case will depend on many factors, and can be influenced by steps that you take now during the criminal investigation. The absence of a criminal record is a plus, but understand that this is still a serious case, and you need to treat it as such. Your first step should be to engage an attorney to represent you through this process.

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  5. Revoking a will

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Wesley Kent Hill
    2. David Michael Lawler
    3. Joel Richard Beck
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    It is possible that his subsequent marriage resulted in a partial or complete revocation of the will. Regardless, when you have a lawyer draft the new will, it will revoke all prior wills and codicils. I also would counsel you against using online forms or do-it-yourself kits as critical errors can be made in both the drafting of the documents and the execution (signing) of them. The relatively small cost of having an experienced lawyer handle these matters for you could be significantly...

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  6. Can i get my case dissmissed or should i just pay the bond?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joel Richard Beck
    2. James B. Hernan
    3. Holly Wilkinson Veal
    4. Brett Ladd
    4 lawyer answers

    No lawyer can answer your question of whether you can get your case dismissed without talking to you in much more detail, reviewing the case, including the evidence against you as well as any defenses you might have. If you were in possession of alcohol and were not consuming it, you may have some very good defenses to the charge. Importantly, you also need to consider any affect on your driver's license that a conviction for underage possession might bring, as well as protecting your...

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  7. Can i be found guilty just by what someone said , dont thay have to be able to place you at the crime site to convict you

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. Joel Richard Beck
    3. Richard A. Grossman
    4. Patrick Bennett Calcutt
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5 lawyer answers

    The testimony of an eyewitness can be used to place someone at the crime scene. If the State proves its case, then you can be convicted, even if it is just based on testimony of witnesses. You need a lawyer. If you can't afford to hire a lawyer, ask the Court to appoint a lawyer for you. If you have a defense, such as an alibi (meaning you could not have committed the crime because you were somewhere else) that needs to be investigated by your lawyer. Don't talk to the police or the...

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  8. Need general durable power of attorney for elderly parents. What should I do and what are fees?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Richard Michael Morgan
    2. Deborah Antonette Stewart
    3. Loraine M. DiSalvo
    4. L Christopher Arvin
    5. Joel Richard Beck
    5 lawyer answers

    Your parents may need to ensure that they have a POA in place, but a POA is only one piece of the planning puzzle, as other lawyers here have noted. Other common documents include a will, as well as the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare (ADH). The ADH is a relatively new document in Georgia, just a few years old, that combines a power of attorney for healthcare and a living will in one simple, straightforward document. If you are assisting your parents, you may be able to make...

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  9. In Georgia, is it acceptable to name my spouse both the executor and the main beneficiary?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joel Richard Beck
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, your spouse can be both a beneficiary and an executor of your estate, provided that your spouse survives you. Also, you have to think about what will happen if your spouse does not survive you as well, in addition to considering estate tax law issues (including the possible change effective January 1, 2013). I always recommend against trying to prepare and execute these documents on your own - unless you are an experienced estate planning attorney - because these documents are too...

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  10. I was given a citation for the possession of alcohol as a minor. Is there a way for me to get this expunged from my record?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joel Richard Beck
    2. Jennifer Anne Fitzgerald
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    You might be eligible for a diversion program or a conditional discharge that could help you resolve the case without incurring a conviction. You also need to be careful to have this resolved in such a way to avoid a negative impact to your driver's license. You will likely benefit by hiring a lawyer to represent you and advise you in this case, including reviewing the facts and evidence, asessing any defenses you might have, and working on your behalf to resolve the case. As to the...

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