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  • My now x mother in law bought my husban and me a a plot each when my father in law died since then my husban and i have divorced

    I want my plot that was gave to me. The plot is reeal close to where my parents are to.

    Richard’s Answer

    If the property is in your name it is yours.

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  • My father just passed away in the state of florida...no assets except $4K in savings. Do I have to file any court paperwork?

    all known debts have been addressed and the $4K is in his checking account which I am joint owner(his son and durable POA)

    Richard’s Answer

    no

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  • I need to transfer my mother's house to the three daughters. Can a Petition for Summary Administration be used?

    There are no creditors and the only asset is the house. House vaued at $145,000.00.

    Richard’s Answer

    yes

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  • My father died when i was 5. His sister adopted me. Her daughter was the trustee. They sai it was used for funeral. Can i claim

    When i was younger they used to tell me i can gety it to go to college. Now i want to go to college, they said its no longer available it was used for his funeral. Can i still claim this.

    Richard’s Answer

    Demand an accounting. If the trustee fails to provide one you may have an action for breach of fiduciary duty. You need to obtain the trust document and any records relating to the funding of the trust(bank account, brokerage account or any other personal property. good luck

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  • As executor of an estate my attorney want's me to get an escrow account - will he make money on this ? Can I just pay the bills

    As executor of an estate my attorney want's me to get an escrow account - will he make money on this ? Can't I just pay the bills

    Richard’s Answer

    The attorney will not make money and opening an escrow account to pay bills is a good idea to avoid commingling your funds with estate assets. Your attorney is giving you sound advice

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  • My mother passed away recently, and both my mother and step dad name is on the condo. What happens to her portion of the condo?

    How do I find out if my mother had it set up to be split between my bother and I. How does this work?

    Richard’s Answer

    When you say their names are on the condo, do you mean the deed. You can go online and see the recorded deed and how the property is held. If it is held in joint tenancy then it goes to your step dad if he is the joint tenant. If it is held as tenants in common then her share would go pursuant to her will, if she has one. If not, pursuant to Florida intestacy law which would give you, your brother and step dad portions of her share.
    My comments are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship, are not confidential, and are not intended to constitute legal advice. Proper legal advice can only be given by an attorney who agrees to represent you, who reviews the facts of your specific case, who does not have a conflict of interest preventing the representation, and who is licensed as an attorney in the state where the law applies.

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  • Can I file a petition with the corts to become the executor of my moms estate

    can I file forms to become a executor to my moms estate if she didn't have a will and as long as my other siblings agree and sign this form? Also can I file these papers without an attorney?

    Richard’s Answer

    You will need a local attorney to file the papers. The process is relatively straightforward. You will be filing what the florida law calls an "intestate" estate-meaning without a will. If your siblings agree you will likely be appointed the personal representative and be given the responsibility of collecting your mother's assets and then ultimately distributing them among your sibling and yourself. Presently, the process takes about five to twelve months depending on the assets and potential creditors. Good luck!

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  • How do I protect the family cabin from being involved in son's possible divorce, so that both sons can keep it after I die?

    My sons are adult, both single. In the future the cabin will go to them. In the event one of them divorces I don't want the cabin to be included in their personal property and have to be sold. Is it possible to put it in a trust of some sort so...

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes. find a local attorney and have him prepare trust that passes to them jointly.

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  • If I marry a non-custodial parent will I be responsible for his child support?

    We live in Nebraska and have a child together. He has a child from a previous relationship which he pays child support for. We were not together for a time after our son was born and he has another child from that time. We have since gotten back t...

    Richard’s Answer

    You are not responsible for his child support obligations, he is.

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  • How long do you have to live in apartment before they will replace the carpeting and paint?

    I have been living in my apartment for 7 1/2 years and my landlord said I have to clean the carpets and repaint my apartment.

    Richard’s Answer

    That depends on your landlord. You always have the right to not renew your lease when it expires.

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