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Jeffrey Allen Cramer

Jeffrey Cramer’s Answers

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  • Is PROBATE ATTTORNEY NECESSARY IN fl?

    lIMITED ASSESTS OF APP. $500,000.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    As a general rule, YES.

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  • Confusion about Dad's Trust.

    Dad died and left his house in Trust to my 2 brothers and myself. He also stated that 1 grandchild should get 30,000, but left no cash to cover the request. Can we be forced to sell the home to cover the 30,000? or does the Trust created protect us?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You first should look closely at the trust document to see if it provides an answer. As pointed out previously, much will depend upon whether the $30,000 bequest was made in the trust or in a will. Then there is the question of how the house was titled at the date of death. There are too many variables to give a definitve answer. You should consult with a local lawyer.

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  • Can my beneficiary be my fiance in my pour over trust fund ?

    can my beneficiary be my fiance in my pour over trust fund ?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answer. Your question is not clear enough to be answered in a general way.

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  • My friends son needs to live with us while his mother is out of state, what forms do we need to make it legal?

    We have a family friend who has to move out of state for her job. Her son would like to finish school this year before leaving. What forms do I need to show that he is allowed to live with us? We need to be able to talk to his school, etc.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Perhaps a "Nomination of Temporary Guardian" document would be sufficient. However, you should consult with a local lawyer to prepare a document that meets your particular needs and not rely on any online or store bought form.

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  • What are our rights?

    If a will has been bequeathed to share and share alike to 4 beneficiaries with one being the personal rep to be divided evenly does the personal rep have to homestead the property or is it automatically owned by all 4? And can she sell it without ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    As a general rule, the personal representative cannot sell property without the knowledge of other beneficiaries of the estate. If the property truly is "homestead" property, there are special rules in Florida that govern its disposition. You should talk to a qualified probate lawyer to discuss the specifics of your situation.

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  • My father is Incapacitated, what needs to be done to get a power of attorney for my mother?

    My father has been in a motorcycle accident, is in the hospital and Incapacitated. They do not have a power of attorney or will, what do we need to do to get my mother power of attorney and possibly a will and medical directive?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If your father lacks the capacity to sign legal documents, your mother may gain the right to make medical and financial decisions for him only by becoming his legal guardian. She should consult a qualified local attorney (such as Peggy Hoyt in Oviedo) to learn what is necessary to become his guardian.

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  • Can POA answer civil summons?

    I accepted a civil summons for my son although he no longer lives at my address (over 2 years). I was distracted and didn't relize what it was until the process server left, I did not sign for the summons. I do not have a way to contact my son but...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Depending on the wording of your power of attorney, you may or may not have the authority to hire an attorney to respond on your son's behalf. You should find an attorney in your area and consult with them before the time runs to respond.

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  • How do I get my ex-hubands medical records.

    My ex-husband was Baker-Acted three times while we married and now is the custodial parent of our children. I'm trying to gain custody and really need help.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    There are legal ways to obtain these records if there is a custody lawsuit and those records are relevant to an issue in that lawsuit. You will need an attorney to pursue this legal "discovery". Otherwise, it does not appear from the facts you have given, that you have any legal right to obtain these records.

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  • What is a trust fund?

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    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I agree with the answer from the previous attorney. A trust is a contract by which a grantor places funds "in trust" for the benefit of named beneficiaries with the funds to be administered by a trustee. How the funds are to be handled depends on the specific language of the trust.

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  • Guardianship father nursing home

    father in nursing home. They have guardianship. They got all his assets (home, bank accounts etc) Am I responsible for any medical costs?.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I concur with the answer of the previous attorney.

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