Tassma Ann Powers’s Answers

Tassma Ann Powers

Casper Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. I need to get money from my inheritance, the estate isn't settled and lawyer is mia... can I sell some of my stock on my own?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth R. Gold
    2. Tassma Ann Powers
    3. Brian Michael Malloy
    4. James P. Frederick
    4 lawyer answers

    If the stock has already been distributed to you as the beneficiary of the estate then you should not need to discuss it with the estate lawyer. If it is still in the estate, then you should contact the Personal Representative. If you are the personal representative then you should wait. It not advisable to make distributions without following the required probate process.

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  2. How can I get a pa. bank to show me my deceased parent's joint bank account agreement and signature card?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert John Murillo
    2. Tassma Ann Powers
    3. Lawrence A Friedman
    3 lawyer answers

    Simply being an heir under a will does not give you access to the bank information. The other answer set forth the process for obtaining the information. The only additional question I had was who was the account joint with? If the joint owner survived your parent then you may have to talk to them about getting the information you seek.

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  3. My great uncle died and since he had nobody really in his life that was alive exept me , who has the right to board his home and

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tassma Ann Powers
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    You should determine if the letter that you have is a valid will, or if he had another document identified as a will. Once you know the status of your letter, then you will be better able to determine your rights and responsibilities to his estate. I think you should find a California probate attorney in your area to help you with the legal issues.

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  4. Modular home built on property we own for mother to live in.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Tassma Ann Powers
    3. Paul A. Smolinski
    3 lawyer answers

    It would be wise for your MIL to be proactive and provide for this distribution in her will, assuming that is her intent.

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  5. If I loose my California disability payments will my Medi-Cal stop also?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Valdez Platon II
    2. Tassma Ann Powers
    3. Brian S Wayson
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are in a tough position. I would encourage you to focus on the form that SDI is requiring. It would seem beneficial to maintain both types of benefits if possible. I am unsure of what form you are referring to, but it seems that form is rather important. I would assume there is an appeal process for the loss of benefits, either SDI or Medi-cal. You may have to seek appropriate legal advice to protect your benefits.

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  6. I have power of attorney and am executer to my mothers' will.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard S. Bonfiglio
    2. Richard J. Chertock
    3. Roman Aminov
    4. Tassma Ann Powers
    5. James P. Frederick
    5 lawyer answers

    It would also be important to know whether you currently have the authority to act on behalf of your Mother. Is she incapacitated as defined in the document or state law? If not, does the POA require incapacity in order for you to act?

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  7. My 85 year old Mother has a WIll, it's probably 15 to 20 years old. Since the Will was made she has acquired more properties.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Dana P. Shaffner
    3. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    4. Dawn Renee Levine
    5. Tassma Ann Powers
    5 lawyer answers

    It does have some mess potential, but a good estate planning attorney should help get it straightened out. Assuming your mother still is mentally able to go through the process, all of our will benefit from having an updated and clear document. Although you did not provide values of the properties, it may be that a living trust is a good solution. The current will applies to assets she did not have at the time she wrote it. It may not go to whom she wants, but rather fall into the residuary...

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  8. Can a Cemetery move a body for non-payment of the opening and closing of a grave?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tassma Ann Powers
    2. James P. Frederick
    2 lawyer answers

    I encourage your family to decide which of you is going to deal with this and then proactively work with cemetery. They may be responsive to payment arrangements and working this out, rather than expending additional time. It is important to remain in communication and pay as agreed.

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  9. Is a DUI of alcohol conviction the same as a drug conviction?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tassma Ann Powers
    2. Alexander Bruce Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    Wyoming is an "at-will" employment state, but that could be modified somewhat by the existence of an employee handbook. It is a legally complicated analysis that also depends on the effectiveness of the employment disclaimers. Your boyfriend may also need to review the definition of "criminal drug statute" if he remains aggrieved.

  10. How do I get sole custody of my child?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tassma Ann Powers
    1 lawyer answer

    You should consult with a local family law attorney.

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