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Sarah Faith White

Sarah White’s Answers

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  • If I live in Ky can I be executor for my parents in OH?

    My Sis past away and my parents named me executor before she past. Now that she has passed they said that they made my neice executor because she lives in Ohio? Does this make since? They told me the attorney said to do this. Is this true?

    Sarah’s Answer

    Although I'm not aware of any rule that says you have to live in a state in order to be executor of an estate in that state, it's possible that your parents wanted to name someone local to do the job. I have clients all the time who pick someone local rather than someone out of state for convenience. The attorney may have recommended that in order to make it more convenient.

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  • How do I regain my renounced durable power of attorney (from a sibling)?

    I unknowingly signed over my duty of sole (durable) POA

    Sarah’s Answer

    It may be hard to get the power of attorney form itself back from the sibling, depending on what family circumstances are involved. If you want to name someone else, you could write a notice to the sibling letting him or her know that you've named someone else as power of attorney and that the form that he or she has is no longer valid. You may also consider letting your banks or financial institutions know about the situation.

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  • Can I be appointed as a caretaker for my sister (15 yrs old) if we want to live by ourselves in the US and our parents abroad?

    My sister and I hold US citizenship, and my sister wants to attend school in the U.S. Our parents work abroad, and they don't have US citizenship. I go to graduate school in the U.S. Is it possible for me to be a legal caretaker for my sister with...

    Sarah’s Answer

    If you are over 18, and your parents wish to give you the power to temporarily be the guardian of your sister, that is allowed. You should consult with an attorney in your area about the paperwork involved in becoming your sister's caretaker temporarily.

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  • My mother=in=law who has Alzheimer , is it a long and expensive process to get guardianship to get her into a nursing home?

    My mother in law is forgetting to eat, to bathe, is easily lost when she goes outside. She attempted to walk to church, which was over 5 miles away and got lost. She will be resistant to goto a nursing home, saying there's nothing wrong. We hav...

    Sarah’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. The process to get a guardianship unfortunately isn't inexpensive and it can take about six weeks or longer. If you must place her somewhere immediately, there is an emergency guardianship option available. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss guardianship options.

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  • If you had a will but didn't get it signed before your medication & terminal illness took over, would a Judge still consider it

    An uncle had drawn up a will but didn't get it signed before he was put on high doses of pain meds, and has died. Could it be brought before a Judge for consideration? Is said Will any good?

    Sarah’s Answer

    No, the Will is not any good. The Will must be signed while the individual is living and of sound mind.

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  • I need some assistance in obtaining copy of a will.

    I will get back to you with further details upon request.

    Sarah’s Answer

    Wills become part of the public record once a person passes away. Call the court that handles wills in the county of the deceased (most likely the probate court) and ask how to get a copy.

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  • How do I get power of attorney away from my aunt?

    my aunt has mental issues and has power of attorney over my mother. between my aunt and my moms dr they have had my mom committed,my mom wants to go home and live in her house I am avalible to take care of her 24/7. I live in fl and they are in s.c.

    Sarah’s Answer

    You may need to get a guardianship/conservatorship over your Mom. That will trump a power of attorney. If your mom is mentally competent, she could just revoke the power of attorney and sign a new one. I highly recommend you consult with an attorney who handles guardianship matters in South Carolina.

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  • I am the POA and assumed that i can sign my brothers name on timesheets for him.

    We, my brother and I assumed that i could sign for him. Im afraid i might be sued as forging his name. It was an honest mistake which we are now making corrections

    Sarah’s Answer

    It depends on what the power of attorney says - I assume it would allow you to sign legal documents on his behalf. Who are you worried about suing you? Do they know about the power of attorney? Is there a reason you signed them instead of him?

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  • How can I get a copy of my deceased Aunt and Uncles will and trust from their lawyer?

    My Aunt and Uncle both passed a year apart from each other. A month after my Aunts death my Uncle had a care guardian appointed and gave POA to this care guardian and his nephew. (The care guardian is also the lawyer's husband.) A new will was p...

    Sarah’s Answer

    If your aunt's will was probated, it should be on file with the probate court in your county and becomes public record. I can't tell from your question if your uncle died. If he didn't, you don't have the right to see his will or trust unless he says you can. If he has died, the will will become public record when/if it's probated, and you should be entitled to see the trust if you're a beneficiary. I hope this helps.

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  • I HAD POA OF EVERYTHING. CHILDREN ADULTS GAVE IT TO ME. AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS BILLS OR ARE HIS KIDS /

    I WAS HIS CAREGIVER AND HE WAS A VET I NEVER WAS PAID ANYTHING AM I ENTITLED TO ANYTHING THROUGH THE VA

    Sarah’s Answer

    It sounds like the individual of whom you were the caregiver has passed away, and you had his power of attorney before he passed. In that case, no, you aren't responsible for his bills - his estate is. In some cases, caregivers can obtain compensation from the VA - I recommend you call them

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