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Timothy Edward Kalamaros

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  • Can I get this off my record since I paid my half

    My name is Jalen Rhodus I had a small claims filed against me for $2800 I have paid $1400 into it in Indiana. It was filed jointly against me and another person which they can not find and he has not paid anything. I have called the court house ab...

    Timothy’s Answer

    you posted this twice. see my reply to the other version of this question.

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  • Help with benificiary issues

    iam the trustee of my dads estate and my daughter and son are the beneficiaries. Recently the original trustee resigned and i was assigned to the trust. Since my dad passed away my daughter has shown no interest in anything and is being very uncoo...

    Timothy’s Answer

    If the trust is irrevocable and you have no power of appointment over the shares, then you have no right to deprive her of her share. However, if she wants to receive her share, she may have to cooperate in some minimum way like communicating and letting you know her legal address and signing for documents received and so forth. Recommend that you hire a good lawyer to advise you, one with experience who knows the ropes and can deal with a difficult beneficiary according to law and help you get it done in spite of the hassle. Good luck.

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  • Is there a way to ensure beneficiaries do not find out what another beneficiary received?

    Person has no direct heirs, but 4 sisters. wants to leave real estate to a friend. This will anger only one sister. Is there a way this can be dispensed without parties knowing what the other received?

    Timothy’s Answer

    Again, if the person is alive, they can see a lawyer about how to get it done. May require trust work or TOD accounts, who knows. If deceased and the matter is in court, there is probably no way to prevent one party from knowing what the other gets-- that kind of transparency in reporting the respective shares of a decedent's estate is at the core of what due process means in estates.

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  • What documentation must a trustee provide to the beneficiaries concerning expenses the trust is paying?

    The beneficiaries have seen no accounting in over 4 months since the owner of the trust died. 4 houses are being remodeled for sale, and many thousands have been spent, but we have no idea how much, etc. Must the trustee provide receipts, wage d...

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    Indiana trust code requires an annual accounting. Hire a lawyer. Demand an accounting. IF they don't render it then docket the trust and ask the court to order it. Simple as that, but don't delay.

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  • What forms do I need to file in probate to be consider as survivor of deceased heir(mom) whome parents(gramps) passed intestate?

    I found out that the only family that filed as heirs were my aunt and uncle(sneaky-ly). My mother died 30 years ago. And it was obvious, on court docs filed, they did not mention my mom as a deceased heir...By the way my grandparents did not have ...

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    If this estate is still open, and it has some assets to it and is not insolvent, then you might be able to get a lawyer to represent you on contingency since this seems like a major omission on their part and easily provable. But you must move fast. Doing this on your own will be difficult so I strongly recommend you hire a lawyer and just be up front about your inability to pay and offer to pledge your share against any fees they incur. Try avvo or the Indy Bar referral program http://www.indybar.org/community/lawyer-referral-service/

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  • Can I get this off my record because I have paid my half.

    My name is Jalen Rhodus I had a small claims filed against me for $2800 I have paid $1400 into it in Indiana. It was filed jointly against me and another person which they can not find and he has not paid anything. I have called the court house ab...

    Timothy’s Answer

    First off do NOT include your name when you ask a question on here in public, for your own protection. Secondly, yes, by all means get a lawyer because if you were active duty then they may not have had the right to sue you in the first place. Perhaps you should ask your superiors about this and how to approach the problem best. Read this first-- http://www.defense.gov/specials/Relief_Act_Revision/

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  • My mother died and my sister and my mothers husband has taken everthing the house he. in was built by my great grandfather

    There was several thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and assult rifles also other items in the home which my sister took the gave me nothing i want the home please help me

    Timothy’s Answer

    Better get a good local probate lawyer and open an estate. Then get an order to return the items. They need to take that seriously. If they refuse, then ask for a contempt order from the court. If there are firearms involved then you will stand a better than usual chance of getting the court to issue a contempt order. Also, at that juncture, once your authority has been established and they have had a chance to return the items and refused, you and your lawyer need to also consider reporting the weapons as stolen. In the meantime you can make arrangements for sale or other disposition of the house according to law.

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  • Estate Case: Have been invited to a deposition to cross examine a witness by his attorney, but I am not a party to a lawsuit yet

    Since I'm not a party to any lawsuit at this time why would I need to attend? Do I avoid the deposition to limit involvement and try and get it thrown out later if a lawsuit is issued or would it be best to cross examine him while I can? The perso...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You are right to be concerned. However, there is insufficient information to answer, except to say, get a lawyer to discuss fully the facts and legal issues involved so that you don't let an important decision slip past you unawares.

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  • Answer to civil (sue) complaint, deed transfer, and whats next?

    I am working on my answer to a civil complaint filed by my mother, and her now attorney in fact in law. This in law is doing this with malice, and defamation in the complaint. She is coercing, and poisoning my own mother against me who is now in a...

    Timothy’s Answer

    This is a legally and factually complicated suit. You should NOT assume the judge will "throw it out." That is not really how our system works. You have to carry the ball for yourself. I strongly recommend you get a lawyer for this. You should understand that this is not the type of case that is typically accepted on contingency, so your ability to pay for hourly legal fees in a big long lawsuit will be an immediate consideration for your and your lawyer when weighing your alternatives.

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  • Can I sue Aaron's rent to own for giving me bed bugs?

    I moved into my home with nothing, but my appliances. I bought some beds that were from a store and they were still in the plastic. I went to Aaron's and rented me a bedroom suite. I started feeling things biting me at night, so I inspected the...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You could try small claims court. I get the sense that it might not be worth the money to hire a lawyer for this.

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