Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.’s Answers

Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

Largo Estate Planning Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. If my parents give me verbal power of attorney can I legally sign for them? Or does it have to be written?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Raphael Samuel Moore
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. Jugjit Singh Johal
    5 lawyer answers

    No one would accept your verbal statement that your parents gave you verbal power to act for them. So-it must be in writing to be effective.

    29 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  2. I'm 21 am I able to claim my trust fund my grandmothers left me when I was 8.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    3. L Christopher Arvin
    4. Daniel Medina
    4 lawyer answers

    You are entitled to a copy of trust and accounting of assets. The trust will outline the timeline of when you will receive your distribution. If your grandfather is not following the instructions in trust-you might have a reason to petition for his removal as trustee. You will need an attorney to assist in getting your distribution and the records you are entitled.

    20 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  3. My husband owns 3 properties but Will states the properties go to 3 children. Since I am his wife wouldn't I get the properties

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    3. Diane L Gruber
    4. Steven H. Kane
    5. Jesse Houston Clark
    5 lawyer answers

    As a spouse-you are entitled to 30% of the estate plus other spousal rights. This is assuming you did not waive any rights with a pre or post marital agreement. You will need to have an attorney to advise you and make sure you get what you are entitled to receive.

    19 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. Florida -- change of personal representative

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Astrid de Parry
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes-The family member can resign and if majority of beneficiaries agree-the attorney can be appointed PR. Yes-the attorney should sign engagement contract outling the fee schedule and duties. Yes-the engagement letter would cover the PR fees and duties as well and an agreement to family members fees should also be addressed.

    Selected as best answer

  5. I ran a stop sign and caused an accident. The sign was blocked by two police comm vehicles. Do I have a case against the city.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Clifford M. Miller
    3. Charles William Franklin
    4. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    5. David J. McCormick
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You at least have a defense for the accident. The lawsuit will be driven by the other facts of the circumstances at the time of the incident. I know that sounds like legal talk-but it is what it is.

    16 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  6. My mother in law has her mother on a nursing home ( government aided ) . Her mother has had serious health documented problems

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Kenneth Lee LaBore
    3. Charles B. Upton II
    4. Alan Smith
    4 lawyer answers

    Three thoughts-She is 90-let her enjoy her remaining years. If she is being abused and in danger-report to Department of Children and Family. If she is not capable of making decisions-a guardianship proceeding should be started.

    14 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  7. Does a will have to be recorded in GA?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. David Michael Lawler
    4. Steven J. Fromm
    5. Joel Richard Beck
    5 lawyer answers

    You have some great answers and advice-I would say that 90% of the self-made documents are wrong or have not covered an important point.

    16 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. I am in court for a second dui and i just received a third dui. Will I go to jail

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Harold L. Wallin
    2. Eric Paul Hanson
    3. Benjamin Pearce Titter
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You need a good attorney DUI immediately-it is possible that jail time will be involved.

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  9. My Mother past away 4 years ago .My brother just sold the property an says i dont get anything from it,My mother left no will .

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paul J Molinaro
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3 lawyer answers

    If he sold the property-he was either a joint owner with right of survivorship or he was the executor of the estate. If he was joint owner-it belongs to him. If he was the executor-the property should have been divided equally among the children if she was not married. If it was not held jointly-you need an attorney.

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  10. Regarding adding my brother to the title on my home that is fully paid for.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    4. Brittany Green Gloersen
    4 lawyer answers

    1 The POA is void upon death. 2 Adding his name while you are living results in you having to file a 709 gift tax return. 3 If he is a co-owner and has an accident-the assets are subject to claims of creditors. 4 meet with an attorney to discuss other options.

    13 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

727-586-3306