This is a good question. To answer it you should seek local counsel. Your lawyer will have to look at the terms of the loan to the non profit entity, whether there was any security for the loan and whether any other entitities or persons guaranteed the loan.
Again, you should seek local counsel.
This question is indecipherable. Are you referring to the purchaser of a short sale property that was related to the owner? If this is the question there are generally affidavits required by the lender to the seller and the buyer that provide representations that they are unrelated.
Fraud can have many legal variations. In general fraud consists in the unlawful taking of property belonging to another through a deception. There are likely provisions in the credit card agreement that provide that the card is cancelled upon the death of the holder. Beyond that the alleged use of the card by the beneficiary would be a wrongful use. The beneficiary is not the holder of the card, the credit extended by the lender was to the holder of the card, and the use of a decedent's card by...
There are not enought facts here to answer your question. The issues at a minimum include:
(1) Are you a court appointed administrator?
(2) Have there been any distributions to the beneficiaries of the estate?
(3) What type of property is in probate?
(4) Who are the owners of the property listed?
(5) What type of bankruptcy was filed? (The court appointed trustee in the bankruptcy succeeds to ownership rights).
These are just a few of the questions that need to be asked. You should see a...
You asked whether you can refrain from paying the owner the entire month's rent. You can refrain but the refrain probably constitutes a breach of contract under the lease. You have contracted to pay monthly rent. That said (and in a far more sophisticated legal sense) you could argue just as you have - that your landlord has created an anticipatory breach of the contract because it looks as though you may lose possession of the premises. As one other counsel noted - just because there is a...
In the simplest terms you need to hire New York counsel who is familiar with estate and trust matters. If there are multiple beneficiaries involved you could share counsel assuming that there is no conflict or all agree to join in the waiver of any conflict.