We have no idea where to start and this is the second time we have had him for a period of months. She was never married to the father of child and wondered if he has any rights to him..
You may be able to obtain a grandparent’s power of attorney, which gives you rights and responsibilities regarding your grandchild’s care, physical custody, and control. This POA does not grant legal custody to you, however. To get legal custody, you need to file an application at Juvenile Court. Please consult with an experienced attorney to discuss your options.See question
He passed away, and I have a copy of the check with Van marked on it. There is no will. Do I have a right to file for my share of this van? It is in his name.
I agree with the other attorneys' answers if the van title is only in his name, and you are not listed as a beneficiary on the title. Perhaps the Administrator of his estate would allow you to buy the van from the estate. The estate value for the van should be low, and hopefully, you'd get some type of credit for the previous payment you made.See question
I'm 20 years old my sister is 16. We were adoption along with 3 other siblings of mine. We were all treated poorly and them adopting us was all about the money. We were each forced out of the home or pawned off on someone else around the age of 15...
This sounds like a complicated and difficult situation for you and your sister. You should consult with an attorney about your options (guardianship, custody, etc.).See question
and she owes 32,000 left can I buy it for that or buy it when it gose up for sale the house
I would not take any action on behalf of your grandmother until you speak with an attorney who specializes in Medicaid planning. Good luck!See question
Aunt didnt have a will its been in probate going on 2 year
There are many factors which determine how long an estate is open at probate court, such as the type of probate assets in the estate, the competence and diligence of the executor, and whether or not there are any will contests, exceptions to the inventory, etc. A concerted effort has been made in Ohio to speed up the probate process. For example you must file an account within six months of opening an estate or file for an extension of time for valid reasons. You should speak with the attorney handling the estate and ask why the probate administration is taking such a long time. If you are one of your aunt's legal heirs under Ohio statute, you can hire an attorney to protect your interests and bring the matter to the probate court's attention.See question
I want the proceeds of the car and my real estate to be given equally to my grandchildren when they turn 21 years of age.
I agree that a Revocable Living Trust may be a viable option, but you should discuss your estate planning goals, assets and other information with an estate planning attorney to determine your best course of action.See question
I am listed as an executor in a will and a living trust of a friend who died recently. I need to know if her house and auto can be sold without going to probate court.
If your friend had a trust, and the house and car are already titled in the trustee's name, the successor trustee may be able to sell the house and car without going through probate court. The Will should be filed at probate court, however. You can file the Will at probate court without an attorney, but I strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney to go over the terms of the trust and the assets which your friend owned at his/her death.See question
I know that hiring an attorney for probate will cost considerable amount of money. I need to know if I can just hiring a consultant.
You should consult with an expert probate attorney. You can retain that attorney if you are comfortable with the quoted fees and services to be provided. I am not certain what you mean by "legal consultant," and I would not recommend hiring someone who is not a licensed attorney.See question
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The only way you can control your assets "from the grave" is to set up a Living Trust. The Trust can provide for your daughter during her lifetime and then go to your grandchildren (or other beneficiaries) at your daughter's death. A Trust would also protect the assets from your daughter's creditors and any future divorce. If you are considering a Trust, you should consult with an estate planning attorney.See question
Mother did not have much. The house went to my brother and myself through TOD. I am the executor now and responsible for many duties. I have to get the house ready to sell, take care of all my moms bills, etc. I want to know if I can be compens...
An executor fee is mandated by Ohio statute, and it's based upon a percentage of the value of the probate assets. If you do not have a probate estate or probate assets, the executor fee is not paid. Hopefully, your brother will agree to compensate you for all of your time and reimburse half of your expenses.See question