Celia R Reed’s Answers

Celia R Reed

Phoenix Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. Who get's what after my dad died without a will?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Thomas J Callahan
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. Gary Todd Dupler
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    7 lawyer answers

    This is very unfortunate and there is something really wrong about your father's attorney driving his car. I would consult with a probate attorney. If the attorney can help you, he or she may be willing to get paid from the estate. The attorney can also help you find out more about the lawsuit and your father's assets. Best wishes.

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  2. If I died, and came back to life, can I collect life insurance?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Thomas Sciacca
    3. Celia R Reed
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    5. Robert K. Erlanger
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    No. You need to be officially dead, with a death certificate!

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  3. Does the Law Firm that drafts the will, automatically become the named executor's attorneys?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Charles Adam Shultz
    4. John Cleveland Hill
    5. Robert W. Hughes Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    The lawyer who drafts the will may or may not end up representing the estate in probate. The lawyer would not represent the beneficiaries, only the executor. The executor handles the administration of the will, which is technical and benefits from the expertise of counsel. It may not be mandatory for the executor to hire counsel, but it's highly recommended.

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  4. My mom just passed away. Her will left all her money to her children. Prior to my mom death one of her children died. My mom

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Paul E Deloughery
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with attorney Frederick. Usually a will will indicate whether children receive an inheritance per capita or per stirpes. Per capita means the living children inherit, while per stirpes leans the children inherit through representation. If a child dies but leaves heirs, those heirs inherit their parent's portion of the inheritance. It is up to the personal representative to reflect your parent's wishes as expressed in the will. Good luck.

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  5. My mother passed away September 27, 2011 due to Small Intestinal Blockage/Respiratory Failure Family needs "willing attorney"

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Josh P Tolin
    2. Loraine M. DiSalvo
    3. Celia R Reed
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Robert W. Hughes Jr.
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    12 lawyer answers

    You want to consult with a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. You can use the Find A Lawyer feature on this website. Act quickly as it appears that your time to file a lawsuit is about to expire.

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  6. Business question.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Ivan Jose Parron
    3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    4. Daniel Novick
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    6 lawyer answers

    You need to sit down with a qualified business attorney, as well as an accountant to answer these questions. The answers will be specifically tailored to your needs. Avvo provides general information but not the detailed advice you need to proceed. Good luck.

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  7. I had $ from the gov being put into an account I couldn't touch til I was 21yrs old but my guardian spent it b4 21 what can i do

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Donna G Heller
    3. Andrew M Ellis
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    Absolutely. Unless your mother was also appointed as conservator of the funds, she had a duty to keep the funds intact, unless she had court approval. Good luck.

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  8. Did not lodge/File Will to the courts within the 30 day Period, Will there be any issues?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Gary Todd Dupler
    3. Charles Adam Shultz
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    No, just file it as soon as possible.

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  9. Can I do a quit claim deed without a lawyer?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gary Todd Dupler
    2. Celia R Reed
    3. Thomas A. Doyle
    4. Peter L. Conway
    5. James P. Frederick
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    8 lawyer answers

    Yes you can, but as Attorney Dupler pointed out, it is worth having an attorney prepare the deeds to make sure they are done correctly. You should also consult with an estate planning attorney to discuss your concerns as it may not be necessary to quit claim the property at all to achieve your estate planning goals.

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  10. How are wrongful death settlements divided if there is no surviving spouse, only an adult (24) and minor child (16) as heirs?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. C. Andrew Campbell
    3. Bruce M Squire
    4. Charles Adam Shultz
    5. Tanya Marie Bachand
    5 lawyer answers

    The children take equally. The minor child will need to have a conservator appointed for her portion of the funds.

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