Skip to main content
Jason B. Negri

Jason Negri’s Answers

3 total

  • My ex is threatening to sue me over a cell phone bill for service that continued after the relationship ended. Can they do that

    After we broke up and my ex kept threatening to take the phone/service and I told them too but they never did. So they took their phone line off and did not tell me. It left me responsible for a service I could not afford. Now they want to sue m...

    Jason’s Answer

    The contract was for the original service provided. If you had a debt to them and said that they would get paid, that was an acknowledgment on your part that you owed the debt. I would consult with a local attorney to discuss this in detail and see if you have any recourse.

    See question 
  • I will be getting an inheritance when my father passes. Is my husband entitled to this money or is it only mine?

    No more details.

    Jason’s Answer

    Ditto. It is yours solely, but might morph into "marital assets" if treated by you as such, by putting it into a joint account or spending it on improvements to jointly-owned property. If you want to keep it separate, keep it separate. You might even consider creating a trust and stating clearly in the trust agreement that it is established to hold and administer this inheritance money.

    See question 
  • Last name spelled wrong on a power of attorney

    My father is dying of cancer and I need to take over his bank account to pay his bills, etc., however, I just noticed on the Power of Attorney, my last name is spelled incorrectly. Do I need to have a new Power of Attorney prepared, or will the B...

    Jason’s Answer

    I agree with the other responses. This misspelling is easily attributable to what's called a "scrivener's error" and it shouldn't be a big deal - especially if the POA identifies you by relationship to the principal (your father) as well as by your (misspelled) name. Nonetheless, banks are notorious for being sticklers, so if your father is competent, see if he can execute a new one.

    See question