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  • How can I order a fair value price?

    My husband's mother passed, living a house behind for him and his brother who became executor of the estate. We want to sell so he appraised the house in 70k when the fair market value is 200k.. Is there a way to demand a fair market ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Get a fair market price from a realtor in writing and send to the probate clerk for filing.
    A hearing can be requested.
    If the executor has an attorney-you will need one for you to have a decent chance of success.

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  • Can I talk to the judge?

    My husband's mother passed ab intestate and left a house to him and his other son who became the executor. He has a lot of money and want to keep the house (200k value) and offer 6k for our half... YES! $6,000. I went to 4 different lawyers an...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Refuse the offer by certified mail and demand the house be sold and proceeds split equally.
    The estate cannot be closed without your husbands acceptance of final accounting.

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  • I am applying for disabillity and have been diagnosed bioplor and have been living with my mother who has moved to a rest home.

    my brothers are selling the house and I will have no place to live. My mother wants to help me by a small place but my brother who has the POA has taken all the money away from her. What can I do?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Your mother(if competent) can revoke the existing POA and sign a new one.

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  • Brother has power of attorney. We would like to know our rights and review dad's bank account which only he has access to.

    Dad has dementia and is in a nursing home. We want to move him to a siblings home

    Joseph’s Answer

    The power of attorney has been given the right to handle finances and health care(depends on language in document).

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  • My grandma want to leave me $150,00 for but the executor of her will wont disclose how much money she has in the bank or pay me

    The executor is my uncle. He is lieing to my grandma. He sold her home put her in mobile trailer and is hiding her money from her. How can I get my inheritance while she is still alive. Will a notarized paper stating that she will give me the mone...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with contacting an Elder Law attorney and Adult Protective Services.
    You don't receive an inheritance while she is living.
    Your grandmother can authorize a gift while living if competent.

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  • Is there anyone that I can contact RIGHT NOW about issues regarding a P.O.A and my mother's health and safety.

    I need to speak with someone concerning an ongoing issue which involves many aspects in regards to fraud and abuse being committed by my sibling towards my fathers estate and my ill mother. Urgent request needed due to this present pressing matte...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on AVVO-Good Luck.

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  • If a person gave POA to his daughter for his own finances due to a medical stroke, can he still be POA and executor for another?

    I am the second person named and I don't think my brother should do it due to the stroke. His daughter says he can but she will be the one doing it. I object and don't trust her. How can I take over?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Yes-he can.
    You would have a tough battle to prove his inability to serve.

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  • Power of Attorney Notarized signatures. what does disinterested parties mean?

    709.2105((b) The signing or initialling by the notary is done in the presence of the principal and witnessed by two disinterested subscribing witnesses; My brother had my mother who does not read or speak English sign a POA. The notary ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree-the current POA should be revoked and one drafted by an attorney who understands their language and needs who can provide non-interested witnesses.

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  • How to become , power of attorney for someone?

    Power of attorney for a sibling

    Joseph’s Answer

    Sibling needs to go to an attorney and have the POA document drafted according to their needs.

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  • Do I have to sign part of my inheritance away if I was given 1/2 a home?

    My mom passed recently and left me her interest in a home she co owns with my dad. My dad wants me to sign off on my half and then he wants to leave me the entire home when he passes. Is this okay? Will I be forfeiting the entire home in the end?

    Joseph’s Answer

    You might be-consider a life estate deed.

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