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Thomas Glenn Martin

Long Beach Immigration Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Trust estate planning

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thomas Glenn Martin
    2. Phillip Gustavo Day
    2 lawyer answers

    It really depends on what the trusts says. Generally, if a trustee chooses not to act, the next successor trustee is called upon to serve. However, in your case, it is unclear whether the successor would replace the trustee who has decided not to act or if the trustee, who has decided to carry out his responsibilities, would carry on as the sole trustee. I take it from your remarks the latter is unlikely. In any case, you should consult with a qualified attorney at your earliest possibility.

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  2. Power of Attorney

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thomas Glenn Martin
    2. Denise M Fitzpatrick
    3. Gabriel Cheong
    3 lawyer answers

    Some powers of attorney provide for payment of compensation to the agent and for reimbursement of costs, some do not so provide. You would have to read the power of attorney to know.

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  3. Estate Planning/Wiils/Trusts

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thomas Glenn Martin
    2. Roberta Avrutin
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    That is shocking. You can file a lawsuit for malpractice and/or file a bar complaint with the California State Bar, either one of these will be sure to get a response from your noncommunicative lawyer.

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  4. Adding children to deed on house

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Nicole Sawday
    2. Thomas Glenn Martin
    2 lawyer answers

    Adding your children onto your deed is a bad idea. Read my article on why: http://www.foresightlegal.com/pdf/Gift%20Horse.pdf. My office is also located in Long Beach. My contact information is here: http://www.foresightlegal.com/contact.rev.html.

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  5. Laws about patients signing legal papers in hospital when they are incoherent.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thomas Glenn Martin
    2. Christopher Robert Twining
    2 lawyer answers

    Certainly, if the client is mentally incompetent at the time of signing, the documents should be ineffective. Of course, this is a matter of proof, and whether a person is incompetent is determined by a qualified physician.

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  6. I bought real property from a living trust and the seller did not disclose problems about the house do I sue the trust

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Thomas Glenn Martin
    2. Thomas Eugene Stindt
    3. Margery Ellen Golant
    3 lawyer answers

    I am a California lawyer so I can't speak to New York law. However, in California, you would sue the trustee of the living trust, rather than the living trust itself. I can't imagine how, under any law, the seller is relieved from its disclosure obligations because it is a living trust. In California, the trustee is obligated to disclose what s/he knows to the buyer.

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  7. Living trusts in California

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jocelyn Nadine Wong-Rolle
    2. Daniel Kenneth Printz
    3. Thomas Glenn Martin
    4. Steven J. Fromm
    4 lawyer answers

    I concur that you need an attorney to craft an living trust to suit your specific circumstances, but it need not cost you thousands of dollars either. My firm provides cost effective estate planning geared to middle income families who need help that won't break the bank. Check out our link below.

  8. HI Im holding a tourist visa my boyfriend wants to marry me , can I get married even Im married in Philippines.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jami K Fosgate
    2. Thomas Glenn Martin
    2 lawyer answers

    No, you cannot.

  9. Marriage to US Permanent

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Thomas Glenn Martin
    1 lawyer answer

    Please re-post you question under Immigration. This category is for Prenuptial Agreements.

  10. What would you recommend?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Thomas Edward Rossmeissl
    2. Donald Dewey Watson
    3. Thomas Glenn Martin
    4. Daniel Kenneth Printz
    5 lawyer answers

    Please note I said you should "also" consider a cohabitation agreement. I meant "also" in the sense of in addition to. I did not suggest it as an alternative to an estate plan. A cohabitation agreement would address the present characterization of property each of you own, income and debt as well as provide clarity for who would get what if your relationship were to end. Although I agree that an estate plan is in order; it would not deal with who gets what if your relationship were to end...

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