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Ruth Elaine McMahon

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  • Physician bill that never treated me.

    i got a call about a physician bill from when i was in the er for $400+. they told me the er bills me and then the physician does. the er bill was $4000 and was covered because i am low income and also had no insurance for that month. we were swit...

    Ruth’s Answer

    The doctor didn't actually treat you - but the doctor was consulted during your visit to the ER, talked with you and advised you that he/she could not treat you with anything because you were pregnant. The charge is legitimate - but your insurance company should pay it.

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  • Can I take my Brother to court for not paying me back for a down payment on a tractor trailer that he is using for business?

    My brother, a truck driver, approached me about going into business with him. I put a down payment of $8800 on a tractor trailer that he is using for business. The verbal agreement was that I would be compensated for any monies that the trailer ...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Do you have a promissory note signed by him. Verbal agreements aren't worth much. Please consult a business attorney where you live.

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  • Is it legal for someone to transfer money from their account to mine if they are married?

    I have a friend whose uncle is wanting to transfer money to my bank account, he is married, but his wife is messing up the relationship in order to get a divorce. He is wanting to put the money in his account to my account. I am on food stamps, he...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Don't do it. Let him find someone else. You could loose your food stamps.

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  • If a friend of mine took out a loan in her name but gave me the money what financial obligations if any do I have?

    My friendt took out the loan without being asked to take it out. Once taken out we agreed to pay it back together. Now she is trying to say she's not paying anything and saying it's all my responsibility and she is going to try to take me to court...

    Ruth’s Answer

    If your friend gave you the money to cover your financial obligations, you owe her the full amount of the loan, plus interest. It's your resonsibility.

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  • Im wanting to guardenship of my two yr old grandson, what can I do and get him from flirida?

    My daughter just up rooted to yulee. Florida. Shw is unstable, not working, and living in a home with domestic violence going on. My grandson is always crying and yelling no no when my daughter gies near him. I want to get him back with me in sag...

    Ruth’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Frank, but the attorney you retain in Florida should have a working knowledge of guardianship. It may be necessary for the State of Florida to get involved because of the situation your grandchild is livilng in. But, as Mr. Frank points out, it is difficult to obtain guardianship if the child is living with a parent. I'm sorry you are going through this unfortunate experience.

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  • I have guardianship of my mentally disabled daughter. The guardianship court papers ends in September. How do I extend them

    Guardianship court papers redone

    Ruth’s Answer

    Does the guardianship end in September because your daughter will become 18? If so, there should be a guardian advocacy provision in WA law that will allow you to continue - but you have to file new documents with the court. Please consult a guardianship attorney.

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  • How do i become a legal guardian?

    My friend is wanting me to become her daughters legal guardian

    Ruth’s Answer

    You must retain an attorney to prepare and file the appropriate documents with the court. Your friend's request carries a great deal of time and effort on your part - as well as finances. Does your friend want you to become legal guardian now - or if something happens to your friend in the future. The attorney you retain should provide you with information about the duties and responsibilities of a guardian and what type of reports you must file with the court each year. Then, determine if you really want to serve as guardian.

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  • Assuming both parents agree, is there a way to name guardianship if something happens to a parent?

    Mother has sole custody [I know, responsibility & timesharing; sole and 100% (: sorry]. Father, by his own, choice he is not active in the childs life. If both father & mother agree, is there a legally standing way to name an Aunt as guardian...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Both parents must file a pre need declaration of guardian for the child(ren). (FS 744.3046) When you consult an estate planning attorney to prepare the form, please take each child's full name (as on the birth certificate), date of birth and social security number to the conference. The document should be filed with the Court.

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  • Can the executer of an estate divide the estate as they see fit without providing a inventory ?

    Personal property of the deceased jewelry, gun collection, household items , automobile & bank accounts just to name a few.

    Ruth’s Answer

    There should be an inventory and things should be divided in equal amounts after consultation with beneficiaries.

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  • I have an old trust (made about 30 years ago). Dio I need lawyer to revise or can I do it myself? What type lawyer?

    I'm 68 & have remarried & would like to revise to include him. I own 2 houses - one in Fl & one in Al., 200 acers of land in AL & approximately $300,000 in cash.

    Ruth’s Answer

    Amending a trust is not a do it yourself project. You need to consult an estate planning attorney. If you live in AL and you own property in FL and the FL property is not a trust asset, there will be ancillary admistration in the countywhere the FL property is located. By consulting the attorney and putting the FL property in trust, you will save time and trouble for your descendents.

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