Person A forms LLC to hold a rental property. All leases are between LLC and tenant. Some months later, the tenant claims an injury because of some problem with the building, which the LLC (as the owner) allegedly did not fix. The LLC is liable, but not Person A.
There are many other examples. Whether an LLC makes sense in any given situation depends on the facts involved.
This doesn't make me sick to my stomach, though I suspect most litigators have pretty strong stomachs. Nor is it grounds for dismissal.
Nevertheless, it may be good impeachment evidence for one or more of the people in question. Much depends on the rest of the document and the evidence in the case.
The term "retainer" actually is ambiguous, and can mean different things in in different agreements. Your sister should look at her written retainer agreement with her lawyer to see how the retainer will be used in her case.
In cases where fees are charged hourly, the retainer is usually a "down payment" as to fees that will be owed, and is "consumed" as the attorney spends time on the case. The retainer can also be used to pay for certain costs, such as filing fees or court reporter...
Interrogatory responses, like all forms of discovery responses, are not filed with the court. You should just retain the proof of service, in case there is any question about whether the responses were served.
Your mother was free to leave her estate to anyone she liked. Unfortunately, she had no obligation to name you as a beneficiary. A child can be intentionally inherited for any reason at all. Assuming there is no viable challenge to the will based on undue influence, lack of capacity, or some other theory, there is nothing that can be done.
You may wish to consult with a probate lawyer in person to be sure of your rights, rather than simply rely on comments in a public forum. There may...
The advice in the prior answer is sound.
While professional courtesy is far and away the better practice, it is not always given. There is no rhyme nor reason to this, and much depends on the personalities and training of the people involved. All I can tell you is that I have had similar exchanges with opposing counsel, and your experience is not necessarily a reflection on the fact that you are pro per.
Best of luck to you.
The administrator has the right to choose which realtor to use, as part of his or her duties to administer the estate.
You could go to court and challenge the administrator's decision, but I do not see anything in the facts presented to suggest that a challenge would be successful.
If you are currently the trustee, you need to be administering the estate NOW, meaning you need to manage the assets and liabilities of the trust, and prepare any necessary accountings and tax returns.
There are lots of guides that can give you general information on the job of being a trustee. There is no guide that can give you specific advice as to your particular trust, given that the terms, assets, and liabilities of every trust are different.
If the assets are significant,...