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Timothy Edward Kalamaros

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  • How do u contest a will?

    I was poa until I week before the persons death. The will was changed an I question her competency . She was in a rehab in Florida .

    Timothy’s Answer

    Lots of ifs. If you have specific evidence of incapacity at the time of her death, then you may be able to mount a successful will contest. There is much more to it than just someone being in a nursing home or having a general diagnosis of this or that. You need evidence against the will at the very time it was signed. If you have that and act quickly then you may be able to mount a successful contest. The will should have been probated where they lived at the time of death, which may have been Florida or maybe where she lived before she went into rehab. Act fast because Indiana's statute of limitations for such contests is three months from date of the order of probate. And a lawyer will not take the case the night before.

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  • Do I have any right to collect back child support from the trust that was his dad's. I had custody from when he was 12 . He's 23

    My husband and I became legal guardian to my nephew when he was 12, he is now 23 .We took full financial responsibility even though we were required to take classes and become foster parents in order to get custody. He was from Florida and we were...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I do not think this will be a good cause of action. There are various ways a creative lawyer might frame it, but you would be hard pressed to find anyone willing to take this case. If you were guardian of a minor then you had a duty of legal support and money they inherit later is simply theirs to blow or spend or keep, etc. Finally there may be trust provisions that frustrate your goal even if it could be lawfully framed somehow. Sorry

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  • Do I have any rights for inheritance from birth mother and birth father?

    My birth mother gave me away at birth in CA to a couple who didn't legally adopt me.

    Timothy’s Answer

    Good question. In Indiana, that is, if they had been residents of Indiana at the time of death, yes, you would have intestate rights remaining, if not adopted by law, and they had not disinherited you actively by using a last will and testament. Generally the legal order of adoption cuts off these rights to birth parents' inheritance, so, if there was no such order then it may be intact.

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  • Is there a way to legally contest a coroner report of autopsy?

    My brother passed away in Sept 2015. He was a night manager at a "Hicks" has station. We were told he just collapsed, then later died. Toxicology report said he had methamphetamine in his system. After an autopsy, coroner ruled overdose. An office...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Get yourself to a personal injury lawyer to discuss this. Not really a probate law matter. "Wrongful death" may be the key words you are looking for. Sorry for your loss.

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  • What recourse do I have?

    I have a dispute with current mortgage company. The company has not acknowledged the payback of all arrears payments made through my chapter 13 repayment plan since its discharge date of 7/1/15. My current escrow is still showing the same deficit...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Ask the bankruptcy lawyer you used to handle this in the first place.

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  • How to disburse on an estate?

    My father passed seat in September. He lived in the VA hospital for the past 14 years. He didn't own any property. The only thing he had was a someone the VA appointed to handle his finances. The check was written out to the estate. He didn't owe ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Mr Hart makes a good answer. Did you ask the lawyer what to expect? Try that.

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  • Would like to know my rights as far as probate court

    I want to know is there anything I can do about where my father died 15 years ago or less, from where my sister said that everything was sold to pay off mortagae and bills and have nothing left over from said money except enough to pay me and her ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    15 years ago would be too late to do anything in civil court except quiet title to land, most likely. Talk to a lawyer in the place where the deceased resided about this and ask about "statutes of limitations."

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  • What should I do if I am denied a copy of the trust delegation document.

    Hi. I am a co trustee with 4 others for our parents trusts. 3 of us delegated duties to the 2 others, but they will not provide us a copy of the delegation document. They are using trust funds to purchase real estate, without discussion/vote of ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Five co-trustees? Amazing setup. Amazing and odd. I can't imagine that being a good idea in the first place. Hurry to a lawyer who knows trusts and estates law.

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  • How can I get a copy of the will.

    My stepmother refuses to go to the lawyer to read my fathers will. She claims she went to a retired lawyer and said my father left everything to her. I am on the lists as a executive under her.

    Timothy’s Answer

    In Indiana you have a right to see the will. Ind. Code § 29-1-7-3 However if they had all their assets held jointly as husband and wife, (often the case) it may be a waste of energy to demand it. If you are aware of property of value worth fighting over, then hire a lawyer.

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  • Can I amend the name of my trust myself?

    I just got a revocable living trust prepared. The attorney charged $2500.00 for it , which is a fair price in San Antonio , TX. I have not gone to the bank yet to have my savings account changed to the trust's name. I have now decided I want to ch...

    Timothy’s Answer

    If it is clear how to amend the name of the trust, then you could do so yourself. However, best to call the lawyer you just paid and ask for an amendment. As soon as possible, and they may only charge you a minimum fee. Good luck.

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