Kurt David Zimmerman’s Answers

Kurt David Zimmerman

Fort Lauderdale Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Multiple Attorneys-in-fact

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Kurt David Zimmerman
    1 lawyer answer

    Are your parents capable of signing new powers of attorney naming only one of you as power holder? If so, this would be the simplest and most effective approach. Alternatively, see what the durable power of attorney says about one of you resigning as power holder. Does the power of attorney nonetheless remain in effect, but that the remaining power holder is the only one with power to act?

  2. My girlfriend passed away suddenly with no will, she has no next of kin ort living relatives.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Kurt David Zimmerman
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    3 lawyer answers

    First of all, my condolences on the passing of your girlfriend. As to your question, you will need to consult a MA lawyer to find out what MA law says about someone who dies without a will. These laws are called "intestacy" laws and they define who is to receive the property of someone who dies without a will. But there is another possibility to check on first -- perhaps your girlfriend set up her checking account to be "TOD" (transfer on death) or "POD" (pay on death) in your favor. This means,...