Celia R Reed’s Answers

Celia R Reed

Phoenix Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. My domestic partner died recently with no will and the daughter came to our apt. we shared broke in and took many things.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Donna G Heller
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    I am sorry for your loss. I would hire counsel and demand return of personal items as well as damages for items that were destroyed. Depending on the response and the amount of loss you could file a civil complaint. Finally, if you have insurance, you submit a claim.

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  2. Is liability insurance applicable/needed for my type of business?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Douglass S Lodmell
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Frank Anthony Natoli
    4 lawyer answers

    There is liability insurance for almost everything! If you can be sued and if you have assets to protect, I definitely recommend coverage. A good insurance agent will provide you with several options for plans and coverage. Good luck!

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  3. Converting Informal Probate to Small Estate Affidavit

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Gary Todd Dupler
    3. Paul Lawrence Zucchino
    3 lawyer answers

    Your best bet would be to call the probate clerk and see if you can do this. The problem is that the small estate transfer affidavit specifically states that no application for probate was filed, so I am not sure, even if you are able to withdraw the petition, you would still be able to use the small estate procedure. In addition, the filing fees are the same, so you would want to try to avoid paying a duplicate filing fee. You might also ask the probate clerk if there is a process to...

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  4. In the state of AZ, 50/50 custody physical/legal. How can the father prevent the mother from moving with the kids out of state?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Ryan Hardy
    3. Kevin J. Vale
    4. Steven W Zachary
    5. Judd S Nemiro
    5 lawyer answers

    The mother is required to give father written notice of intent to relocate at least 60 days prior to moving. The father then has 30 days to contest relocation by filing a Petition, either to prevent relocation or to modify legal decision making and parenting time. Even if the mother fails to give written notice, father should file his Petition as soon as possible.

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  5. What can be done to fix this??

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. David B. Carter Jr.
    2. Celia R Reed
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Ingrid Arnalda Morfa
    4 lawyer answers

    This sounds like the highest form of fraud and is also criminal. I would contact the D.A. before doing anything else. It's hard to believe there's not an honest attorney and honest judge out there. I have also added fraud to your practice area.

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  6. What documents are required to be filed with the Petition of Probate?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. Charles Adam Shultz
    3. Erika L Yuen
    4. Gregory Paul Benton
    4 lawyer answers

    If your father died in Sacramento, check the Sacramento Court website for probate forms and instructions on how to proceed.

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  7. Inherited house and liability

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Celia R Reed
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Gary Todd Dupler
    3 lawyer answers

    First make sure you have the proper insurance. Then decide if you are willing to let the relatives stay in the house as tenants. If yes, enter into a lease agreement that requires them to insure against liability and property damage and if no, give them notice to vacate. I highly recommend using a residential landlord tenant attorney to handle this.

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  8. How do I get my mental unstable brother out of our family home so we can sell it? He is the only one living their and wont leave

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Stuart Frank
    2. Celia R Reed
    3. Charles Adam Shultz
    4. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    You will either need an Order from the Probate Court specifically authorizing your removal of your brother from the property, or you will need to serve him with a Notice to Vacate and then proceed with eviction. Make sure you are working with a probate attorney for the first method or a residential landlord-tenant attorney for the second. In other words, don't do this on your own.

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  9. Do I need to probate a will?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. David M. Pyke
    2. John Gus Zgourides
    3. Celia R Reed
    4. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes you will have to probate the will. Call several forms for costs of probate but keep in mind that the lowest quote isn't necessarily the only criteria for hiring an attorney.

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  10. What if a person dies without a will?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Jeffrey R. Gottlieb
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Maximillienne Elliott
    5. Celia R Reed
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The estate gets probated via the procedures for an intestate estate. The statutes set forth which relatives can petition to be appointed as personal representative and who is entitled to inherit.

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