Jane Goltermann Ebisch’s Answers

Jane Goltermann Ebisch

Denver Probate Attorney.

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  1. My brother died without a will. can I dispose of his few possesions from his apt without an attorney

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David M. Rich
    2. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3 lawyer answers

    The fact that your brother did not have a will is not related to whether or not he needs an attorney. Without a will, a person's estate has to be distributed the way the Colorado statutes instruct (unless all of the relatives agree that it should be otherwise). In general, his surviving spouse inherits everything, or if there is no surviving spouse, then the kids share it. Beyond that, it gets more complicated! I agree with Mr. Rich's comment -- if the value of your brother's estate is less...

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  2. Probate attorney asked that a beneficiary provide information to them. What is the beneficiary's responsibility to the estate?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    2. Brian R Landy
    3. Aaron Scott Hill
    4. Charles Adam Shultz
    5. Susan Morath Horner
    5 lawyer answers

    It is not uncommon for beneficiaries to question why a decedent's estate is so small, once the beneficiary receives the inventory of the decedent's estate. The personal representative, and the attorney helping the personal representative, may look into the decedent's financial affairs prior to the time of death. This investigation may show that someone took advantage of the decedent while he/she was alive, and that money flowed out of the decedent's account that rightfully should now be part...

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  3. My mother who is PR of my dads estate did not list all the assets on the inventory is this legal ?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Robert John Murillo
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are a beneficiary of your father's estate, and it says so in his will, you are an "interested person" in his estate. If you give the court and the p.r. notice, the p.r. (your mother) is required to keep you informed of all pleadings that she prepares and files relating to the estate. You have the right to get more information about what "assets" are part of your father's estate, if you are one of the beneficiaries. There are many ways you can get more information about what is...

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  4. How can we get our father declared incompetent. He has dementia and just had a severe stroke. He is making horrible decisions.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. John Joseph Campbell
    3. Kelly Scott Davis
    4. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    5. Charles Adam Shultz
    5 lawyer answers

    This is such a sad situation. I agree that your father needs to be protected -- he is vulnerable to being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people. Hopefully your dad's spouse will agree, for many reasons, that he needs to be PROTECTED, not ENABLED. If you visit with a good elder law attorney, he/she should also have resources for a social worker who can help you on the practical side of things -- finding the right path so that all members of your father's family are on board with a game...

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  5. How do i get control of my own dads funeral?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert John Murillo
    2. David M. Rich
    3. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    4. Robert E. Millsap III
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to start asserting to the coroner, the funeral home director, and everyone who will listen that you are your father's sole surviving son, and that the girlfriend is not the decision-maker. If the funeral home informs you that the girlfriend has stated she is your father's wife, you need to deny that is the case. You should inform her that you are taking over the funeral arrangements of your father. From there, you will need to deal with his Estate. If the girlfriend claims she is...

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  6. If I refuse to do any further work for a company that wont pay me and they fire me do I have something there?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    Unless you have an employment contract with a fixed term with this company, they can fire you for any reason. Unless there is something else going on, your claim against them would be for unpaid wages and expenses. I agree that the Colorado Dept. of Labor, which has a helpful website, can help you collect that money.

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  7. How is an heir discovered in Colorado?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    2. David M. Rich
    3. John R Phillips
    4. James A Littlepage
    4 lawyer answers

    An heir is not the same thing as a beneficiary. You may be an heir, but not a beneficiary of your mother's estate.

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  8. My husbands last wishes. Please interpret for me?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Robert John Murillo
    3. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    4. Delaney Austin Keefe
    5. Daniel Ellis Mckenzie
    5 lawyer answers

    Your additional information indicates that you have quite a few issues involved with resolving the estate of your husband. The first that comes to mind is whether the document you reference qualifies as a Will. Additionally, a spouse may have particular rights -- as a spouse -- outside whatever the deceased husband states in a Will. Given that you need to address not only personal property, but your interest in the ranch/real property, you should consult with an attorney.

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  9. Should I get my position statement ready ? EEOC / CCRD

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2 lawyer answers

    You can ask the CCRD for an extension of time to submit your Position Statement. Submit a simple letter to them requesting an additional 10-20 days from the deadline, and let them know that you are waiting for a response on whether or not the charging party will agree to mediation. Attending mediation expands the time that you have to submit your response to the Request for Information.

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  10. Can property be left to a law firm via some type of instructions even if their is no will?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Robert Phillip Odle
    3. Jane Goltermann Ebisch
    4. Daniel J. Krause
    5. Thomas J. West
    5 lawyer answers

    Why not call the law firm and ask what is going on?

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