You really cannot delegate your parental resposibilities through any kind of contract. So the documents you have, really are of no use. A court supervised guardinaship would terminate the father's rights as the parent over whatever decisions the court orders. Not good for the father. Can you go back to the school, and see if you can get her in with the father signing and agreeing to the papaerwork? Would be best if you can do it this way.
The DPOA has nothing to do with who can and should serve as the executor. A DPOA is only valid during the principal's lifetime. At death, it cannot be used any further. The executor is normally named by the deceased in their last will and testament, and can be the same person who served as the DPOA agent. There are separate rules that apply with respect to who can serve as the executor, but typically the one who is named in the will serves in that role. Hope this helps.
You should be able to request copies of the old financial information from the personal representatives to the extent they have them. As far as the financial activity during the probate process, you are entitled to an accounting, and can then request further information if needed upon review of the accounting. The accounting is required to be prepared by the personal representatives (executors). Hope this helps.
You are doing the right thing by speaking witht he landlord about it, and I hope your landlord was thoughtful enough to wait until the bank could issue a replacement cashier's check. If I was the judge in an eviction case with the above facts, I would be very unhappy with the landlord. I hope this worked out just fine, and the landlord acted resonably. If not, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to speak with you further about what you should do at no cost.
Unless your children are competent to execute a durable power of attorney, there is only one way to obtain this legal authority. That is by commencing guardianship proceedings in court to ask the judge for the authority to make this decisions for your children as their legal guardian. You need to locate a local attorney who handles guardianship matters.
It may be possible to terminate the trust. It all depends on the parties to the trust, including the beneficiaries. Not likely that the grantor will receive all of the investments back. The remainder interest will need to be paid. You really need to review this with a qualified lawyer before you attempt anything with respect to the trust.
Florida does not have an individual income tax. Whether or not you need to pay PA personal income taxes depends on your connection with PA, and will be determined under PA law. The LLC will have to report and pay corporate income taxes in Florida.
There are limitations to deducting health insurance premiums. The largest is that you can deduct medical expenses, including health insurance premiums, to the extent the total spent in any given year exceeds 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. The deduction is claimed if you itemize on schedule A to IRS Form 1040.
You can become personally liabile for employment taxes if they are not properly collected and paid over to the IRS regardless of the corporate form of business. It is very important that employment taxes be properly done and paid.
The short answer is that you will need to probate your mother's home at a minimum. You will not be able to sell it becasue the home is in her name, and there is no one to sign the deed. There may be other assets that need to be probated as well. The good news is that there are some summary probate procedures that may limit the hassle of probate, but you should go see a probate attorney to help you with this.