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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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  • Can I renounce my part in my parents' living trust?

    I am named in my parents' living trust along with my brother. My father has stated that he wants everything to go to my brother, but has not changed his legal documents. By the time Dad passes, the only "asset" will be a house with a mortgage and ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You do not have personal liability as explained.
    If you disclaim-it would be treated as you were deceased-be careful if your children are the next named beneficiary.

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  • Is it legal for a bank to "white-out" a signature line, that was signed, for a safe deposit box later to find another signature

    This is a probate case. 1. Executor goes to bank to inventory safe deposit box contents. (year 2014) 2. Signs card and questions bank why the line above with someone's signature is whited out. Totally white-out blank . No signature on top of ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Could be fraud but will have to be proven.
    Appears Bank could have some liability by not protecting security of signature cards.
    You would need an attorney to help sort this out.

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  • Is it advisable to have one of your children on your checking account?

    My wife & I are in our 80's

    Joseph’s Answer

    Not as an owner because of gifting issues and asset protection reasons.
    You should consider as a power of attorney or maybe a trust.

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  • Can I put property in my 16 year old granddaughters name

    I'm trying to get on disability and can't with this land in my name

    Joseph’s Answer

    Gifting of real estate is not usually a good plan-especially a minor.
    You need an elder law attorney to advise you.

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