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  • I live in Connecticut, my mom passed the home is in probate state saids I owe child support from the 1970s over 30 years ago?

    I paid support back then, lost my job and couldn't pay the whole amount but payed what I could all these years went by never heard anything till now.

    Arnold’s Answer

    You did not ask a question. If you want to know whether you still owe child support, you should take the orders directing payment of child support to a lawyer who practices divorce, child custody and the like. I changed your category so that you may get more responses. You may locate lawyers on the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this screen.

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  • Executor abuse of power in spending estate monies; conflict of interest paying husband, friends and certain beneficiaries

    Question is NOT executor pay. She paid $60/hr to husband, friends & certain beneficiaries to clean house, etc vs hiring a cleaning crew = total $42K. Spent $6K to patch roof on house appraised $42K. Realtor lists house "renovated top to bottom, ne...

    Arnold’s Answer

    You did not ask a question. To comment on your statement would be speculating on what it is that you want to know.

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  • How can I get my aunt to sign a quitclaim deed, my deceased uncle who did not have a will, I am on the deed also

    cannot sell or refinance the home without her signing the quitclaim.

    Arnold’s Answer

    You can buy her out if she will agree to sell. I recommend that you consult a lawyer if you go that route.

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  • What is the best way to handle caring for my 90 year old friend who is coming to live with me.

    She can not live alone due to her age and health.

    Arnold’s Answer

    If your friend is still competent, he should appoint someone as his attorney in fact for both health care decisions and for financial management in the event he becomes unable to make those decisions. Those documents can nominate someone to serve as guardian and conservator in the event a court is asked to appoint someone to serve in those positions. If he has assets now, he should consider estate planning whereby his assets might be placed in trust for his benefit and appropriate trustees are designated. An estate planning lawyer can be very helpful with this planning and document preparation. If friend might be eligible for government benefits, consult an elder care lawyer. Lawyers can be located using the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this screen. I changed your category so that you may get more and better responses.

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  • If I need emergency custody. How can I go about doing so without an attorney? I can't afford the up front costs.

    My daughter is disabled. She has been unstable since the birth of my granddaughter. My granddaughters family all have addictions, and unstable lifestyles. The only advice I have had is to go through the department of children services in the count...

    Arnold’s Answer

    Possibly you can get useful guidance without cost from Legal Aid of East Tennessee. It has an office in Knoxville at 637-0484. It may have an office in your county.

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  • What is the landlords responsibility of a tenant's property after they die? What legal way can I get the property in the apt

    While incarcerated my friend's mother passed away on 7/18/15. My friend is the Next of Kin to her mother (she has a younger sister). My friend and her deceased mother are estranged from the sister. The mother a few months ago obtained a restrainin...

    Arnold’s Answer

    Ms. Papay gave you an excellent answer. Consult a lawyer quickly. You may locate them using the Find a Lawyer link at the top of this screem

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  • Can I get a court order to visit my sick grandparent?

    I think my grandmother is in the hospital but my aunt and uncle will not tell me where she is or why she is not at home (they live nearby). It has been almost a week since grandma disappeared and they won't tell anyone why. I thought about filing ...

    Arnold’s Answer

    If you do not learn her whereabouts from the hospitals, call nursing homes ans assisted living facilities.

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  • Father died 1998 never opened will mother was in nursing home possible lean on the 160 acres advice?

    No idea where to begin other family says don't open we will lose property. Mother was suppose to inherit the house and land it's on don't wanna lose anything she died 2013

    Arnold’s Answer

    It is always foolish to listen only to what "THEY" say. You need the advice of an experienced probate lawyer. Then you can decide whether to administer the estate in probate court.

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  • I have a hearing aid customer that passed away still owing me $2000. How do I place a claim against his estate?

    I have not been able to find a newspaper listing or any other lead. I contacted his divorced wife and she would not provide me with any information.

    Arnold’s Answer

    Ms. Bruce gave you an excellent answer. Filing a claim in probate court is a time sensitive matter. Do not delay further in getting your claim filed.

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  • Contract and agreement

    i sign a contract with a buyer to sell my house. The buyer put in the contract that the seller which is me would be responsible for the attorney closing cost and title.I didn't see it in the contract until after i had sign the contract. So i conta...

    Arnold’s Answer

    Ms. Balkan gave you a good answer. From now on do not sign until you have read the document.

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