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Glen Edward Ashman

East Point Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. My mother recently died and her will states that all be sold and split between her 5 children. My youngest sister died earlier.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Loraine M. DiSalvo
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer depends completely on the exact wording of the will (and perhaps on what was not put in it). Well-written wills contain the answer, and the answer can either be yes or no. Showing the whole will to a lawyer will get you a quick answer. This is an issue that can generate court battles. To read one that reached the Georgia Supreme Court less than a year ago look at Stewart v Ray http://www.gasupreme.us/sc-op/pdf/s11a0777.pdf Make sure that a lawyer assists in this probate...

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  2. Can you file bankruptcy on a judge ruling for a monetary lawsuit?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. J. Jeffrey Williams
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Steven Anderson Leahy
    4 lawyer answers

    You haven't said what the monentary payments are. Some judgments are not dischargeable in bankruptcy (such as damages from a DUI, child support, fraud, alimony, many taxes and student loans). Others are. As a general rule, it is far better to file before than after a judgment. Once there is a judgment, the prevailing party could promptly do granishments, etc against you, and also that judgment becomes a lien on your property, which increases the cost (in some cases) of bankruptcy....

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  3. Does being executor of your parents will make you power of attorney while they are still alive?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Michael Goldberg
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Barry Dean Broome
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
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    No! Powers of attorney and wills are opposite. A designation of an executor under a will takes effect only AFTER death AND only AFTER a court approves the probate filing. The title means nothing now. A power of attorney is a separate document which only covers what is in the document and can only be effective before a person dies. You need to have a family meeting to determine if there IS a separate power of attorney, and if not, why family members are acting illegally.

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  4. DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Albert Lee Crosner
    3. Julie Ann Hauge Rice
    4. Sean Cleary
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    If you never paid the damages and the insurer or other party makes aproper claim, your license will be suspended for life. Your options are pretty simple: (1) you can work out a deal with State Farm if you and they can reach an agreement, or (2) you can see a bankruptcy lawyer. (On occasion you may have option 3 - a fight about the accident and any judgment, but ten years later that may be expensive and futile). If you are eligible for a bankruptcy discharge, you may wipe out the debt and...

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  5. Main decisions to be made in writing a will? Good website to use in writing my own?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Patricia Lyda Williams
    3. Alfred Fargione
    4. Steven M Zelinger
    5. Drew Norman Early
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    Most online wills are less than optimal at best, and garbage at worst. Unless you want to hurt your family, do NOT even think of doing this online. Few things cost less with a lawyer than a will, and few things are more expensive to fix when done pro se. The decisions that need to be made require a specific interview - without knowing your finances, family situation, insurance, retirement, assets, debts and wishes, there is no way to tell you what to focus on. And in some cases, other...

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  6. Should I cash a $500 check from at fault driver's ins. co. for bodily injury liability? I still have med bills unpaid.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Noel H. Benedict
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph John Bernardo
    5. Andrew Lawrence Weitz
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    DON'T CASH THE CHECK AND STOP TALKING TO THE INSURER! It is very likely that they are trying to cheat you and cauyse you to release future claims. You should already have hired a lawyer, and need one now. That is the only way to get a proper settlement. You will get ripped off badly by dealing direct with the insurer.

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  7. What are my options if the law firm I hired for my chapter 7 bankruptcy is providing horrible service?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    3. Dempsey Clay Ward
    4. Diane L Gruber
    5. Michael Alan Contant
    5 lawyer answers

    It sounds sadly that you hired one of the bankruptcy mills, rather than a sole practitioner or small firm where you meet and work with the lawyer who is going to court with you. That really matters a great deal to clients, but once you file a case and pay, it's pretty late in the process to change. You could certainly seek a second opinion to review your case with another attorney such as myself just to make sure nothing major appears wrong, but the main thing your post may do is warn...

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  8. Home deed states Edith L and Margaret H. Will house pass to survivor ?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. Michael Leo Potter
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    The way you posted, no. But I'd want to see the deed as you may have omitted other language that changes the answer. If the answer is no, a probate is needed and some serious effort to locate family is needed. If the answer is yes, no probate is needed. Edith needs to see a lawyer ASAP.

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  9. If my mother died would my father be responsible for her hospital bills?Why?or why not?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Robert Gregg McCurry
    3. William Ledford Nabors Jr.
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    There are two ways he could be responsible. One will be if he signs anything at the hospital that obligates him, and if he has done so (it's pretty common), he's responsible for what he signs. Also, if she passes away, in probate, her debts must be settled before heirs get paid, although there are sometimes ways around that (such as year's support) to discuss with a lawyer.

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  10. Car A slams on brakes, Car B slams on brakes and Car C slams on brakes but hits Car B. Who is at fault?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jonathan P. Sexton
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Lewis John Gazda
    5. Kevin William Attkisson
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    Most times in these cases you will be convicted. In Georgia, a driver has a duty to maintain a sufficient distance from cars in front to be able to stop in an emergency. Note that cases are fact dependent, and you should meet with an attorney to determine if you should enter a plea (likely nolo), defend the case, or perhaps pretry the case with the solicitor. There is a likelihood in a case like this that Car B's passengers will later claim injuries and sue, and your insurer will defend or...

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