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  • 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

    i have a letter from him stating i am theperson on his life whom is to take care of everything and i am to inherit the property and all personal items now when i arrived the house is borded up what to do now

    Tassma’s Answer

    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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  • What do I do when problematic executor doesn't mail me a written notice in pa.?

    I am heir in will. It is post deadline.

    Tassma’s Answer

    Mr. Frederick's answer is a great one. If the executor is represented by an attorney you could contact that attorney's office to get some answers. In the meantime, you should check with the Court to see if the Notice has been filed. It could be that the notice was "lost in the mail" and the Court file indicates you were served.

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

    I was in the hospital for several weeks last year and I was able to get California State Disability (SDI) and Medi-Cal. The only way I don't have a relapse of my heart problem and diabetes, etc. is regular doctor visits and medication. Now month...

    Tassma’s Answer

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

    My sister passed away suddenly last year in Indiana, she did not have burial insurance. A family friend donated their plot for my sister. My sisters two grown children made arrangements to make payment for the opening and closing of the grave. A...

    Tassma’s Answer

    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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  • How do I revoke my guardians' guardianship of my brother and I?

    When I was 10, my father, who was the only parent my brother and I had and had full custody of us, gave permanant co-guardianship of my brother and I to his mother and father, my fraternal grandparents because he had lost his job and was unstable....

    Tassma’s Answer

    You may not need to formally revoke the guardianship if your grandparents and father agree that you can physically reside with your father. Your are old enough you should have some preference to choose to live with your father, but that is state law specific. You would need to research Indiana law or speak with a local attorney.

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  • Today is Aug. 17th, what should i do now?

    court order says, respondent's future contributions shall be pd. in 2 segments w/ 1 half due @ 1st of each semester. 1 half shall be due on or about Aug. 15 of each year and 2nd half shall be due on or about Jan. 5 of each year.

    Tassma’s Answer

    Pay it.

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  • Is a DUI of alcohol conviction the same as a drug conviction?

    My boyfriend was convicted of a DUI involving alcohol. Was fired by his employer for not reporting the conviction but the policy states "An employee convicted of violating a criminal drug statute must notify the Company's Human Resources Dept. no...

    Tassma’s Answer

    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.

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

    Mother in law built a modular home that she resides in on my husband and myself's property. This home does not have a title. We have paid the property taxes with our check for 4 years. Does this home legally belong to us as she wishes to happen...

    Tassma’s Answer

    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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  • How do I get sole custody of my child?

    My son is 8 months old and I am the only parents listed on his birth certificate. The father has been absent since I was 8 months pregnant and he has no contact with me or my child. He has been talking about wanting to get full custody of him, but...

    Tassma’s Answer

    You should consult with a local family law attorney.

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