what type of attorney do I need to present my case? Our neighbor stole many items from us while we had to vacate our home due to house fire. have picture, recorded confession and text messages.
Call the police. If there is solid evidence the prosecutor can bring a case and you may get restitution. Otherwise, theft of tangible personal property cases in civil court oftentimes are not economically feasible to be pursued by a lawyer..See question
My mother died August 29, 2015. She had a living will, my stepfather and me, only child. I have talked to their lawyer and emailed requesting a copy of the will and trust fund but have received no return communication by email or phone. I also hav...
Good answers from both other lawyers. Suggest you hire a lawyer in California to check this out. Understand, the lawyer for your parent represented her, not you. As suggested, there may be no duty to disclose this under the facts and law. Or, again, if it was a living will and you're not talking about a last will and testament, then, a living will does not matter after a person has died anyways.See question
My father passed away last October and my stepmother gave the 3 other children monies and left me out. I am the oldest of 4. We all have different moms.
Lawyers prefer hourly for contested estate representations. If a will contest client wanted a contingency arrangement-- that's what you suggest-- and had solid facts and law, that would be good but not yet enough. "Is the candle worth the game" is the foremost question for lawyer and client. The value of the assets in question must be worth enough to justify the time and the risk taken by the lawyer to roll the dice on a will contest. So the bigger the pot, the more likely somebody might take on a will contest on contingency. I know it is done but consider it infrequent.See question
My fiance left me some property in his will. His family had the attorney put that I am responsible for his medical bills due to his illness. I have proof that he has a bigger estate but the family will not let me near it.
Why do you think you are responsible for the medical bills? Usually only a spouse can be liable for medical bills, via the doctrine of necessaries, if that applies in your state. Or, if someone agreed in writing to guarantee the cost of services, which almost never happens. Question your assumptions! You may not owe anything for his bills.See question
The Residence Trust portion of an irrevocable trust was funded with the Grantor's principle residence. The Nongrantor Trust portion was never funded, so a separate tax ID was never created. The Trust states that if the Grantor does not live at t...
Interesting question! Without the trust language who can say? But I would guess that it doesn't matter for purposes of property records, ie, title purposes, whether the grantor lived in it or not. Not clear if that is the question or not.
Also, if it was in a grantor trust when the settlor was alive, I think probably income if any from the gain after death is going to be taxable to the grantor trust (or the beneficial heirs of that trust). It seems like you are saying that the nongrantor subtrust language was inoperative, so, I think it probably remains inoperative. If you are a lawyer, I suggest you talk this one over in person with an experienced tax practitioner.
was suppose to get 31 thousand now its 17 thousand .like to know were the monkey went.lawyer says he don't know .what can I do to find out my niece was on my mothers checking account does she have to account for the money. thank you erma kelly
Lawyers don't have a crystal ball and can't guess at facts. If a lawyer does not have account statements or personal access to an account, then they can't know through some other mysterious agency. Banks don't share info just because somebody is a lawyer-- there are many financial privacy laws. A subpoeana or an accounting can turn up records, however, and if you want to pay your lawyer to initiate that process, maybe you can find out. However, if there was a joint tenant with the deceased, and it's not you, and you're not a Personal Rep, you may be wasting time and energy chasing down money that now belongs to someone else.See question
I am doing my MBA and last semester I registered for a course which is a 3 credit hour Management course which the office of management consider as foundation course and cant be applied to my degree.During registration for the class, When asked I ...
As Mr Brinkmeier suggested, this is not a claim worth trying to pursue. Effort is better directed at your degree, than complaining about scheduling in small claims court. Actually it would be very counter-productive and not a wise choice when dealing with a university.See question
I am 75 years old. My daughter and I are having a dispute over how I am handling my affairs. The other night I went out to friends to a local restaurant for drinks and dinner. She called the police claiming that I had just had surgery and couldn't...
I am not sure what the crime of "elder abuse" may be in your place, but, "False informing" may also be a crime. If a guardianship matter is commenced against you in court, you have a right to a lawyer and may want to consider meeting one to do a will etc. sooner rather than later so that you have a connection to one.See question
Property at the time of selling is only worth approx. $20,000. Oil and minerals have been found and is now worth over $60,000,000. Is the stepdaughter entitled to any of the money from the property? (Indiana Law)
Sorry but some of what you said is not clear. Wills are by their nature revocable until death of the testator. Maybe you meant a revocable trust. Also you did not describe the chain of title. But let's assume that "stepdaughter" has sold the property and minerals are later discovered. No, she probably does not have any rights to it, unless she retained them in the deed of conveyance she used to "sell" it in the first place.See question
My sister died 6 years ago, with no will, spouse, or children. She resided in Indiana. Our parents are deceased. I reside in California. MetLife just notified me that they have a small policy in her name (under $10K), with no beneficiary listed. ...
As Ms Everett said, yes they are obliged to honor Ind. Code 29-1-8-1 and if the do not comply then your lawyer can sue them under IC 29-1-8-4.5 and ask for an award of attorney's fees. The problem however with insurance companies is that they are not going to play along with somebody trying to do this without a lawyer. Yes it will cost you some money but you will just have to bite the bullet and hire somebody.See question