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Jugjit Singh Johal

Sacramento Tax Lawyer.

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  1. If my parents give me verbal power of attorney can I legally sign for them? Or does it have to be written?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Raphael Samuel Moore
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. Jugjit Singh Johal
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    No. The Power of Attorney needs to be in writing and your parents should have their signatures to the Power of Attorney notarized. It is recommended that an attorney prepare the Power of Attorney, because there are a number of different types of Powers of Attorney. In addition, certain powers granted by a Power of Attorney require certain language.

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  2. Can I make the current owner of the home I am offering for pay all the back property taxes over $13,000 before closing escrow?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jugjit Singh Johal
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Evan A Nielsen
    4 lawyer answers

    The seller is responsible for the unpaid property taxes and other liens against the home. If you are purchasing real property, then you should purchase it through a title company. At the close of escrow, the title company will make sure that you receive title to the home without unpaid property taxes and other liens before escrow closes. With respect to the current year property taxes, they will be prorated in escrow. The title company should make sure that all unpaid property taxes are paid in...

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  3. Are owners of a property at liberty to do "random" walk throughs of a property that I have a 2 year lease on, with notice?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jugjit Singh Johal
    2. Douglas Whitney Weitzman
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Neil Pedersen
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    If you have a written Lease, it should address when a landlord can enter upon the property and the amount of notice that he has to provide to the tenant. A well written lease will have a provision which addresses this issue. You should know that when a landlord rents property to a tenant, the landlord transfers possession of the property to the tenant. Therefore, the landlord must respect your privacy; however, the landlord does have the right to enter the leased premises under certain...

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  4. What original documents are required?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jugjit Singh Johal
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
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    When a property is sold, there are alot of documents that are signed in escrow, which are all original documents. The only original documents that you will need to give to the escrow agent is the Note and Deed of Trust, if there was a mortgage on the property. If the property is owned by an entity, the escrow agent may want original resolutions from the (i.e., Board of Directors if it is a corporation) authorizing the sale of the property. If there is a lease on the property, the buyer may...

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  5. Can a dpa appoint self as joint tenant with rights of survivorship on a quit claim?? Michigan, quit claim notorized in texas??

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jugjit Singh Johal
    2. Eric Jerome Gold
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    The durable power of attorney should be recorded with the grant deed or quitclaim deed. If it isn't, then how does one know that the attorney in fact has the power to convey real property and, in particular, execute and record a quitclaim deed conveying an interest in real property to him or her self. It doesn't matter if the quitclaim deed is executed and notarized in another state as long as it is executed and notarized in accordance with the laws of that state and the recorder's office of...

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  6. Can I get a legal document without getting separation or divorce in CA, that will protect assets in the event of a lawsuit ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    2. Jugjit Singh Johal
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
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    Your question is not very clear. I can only assume that your facts are as follows: your spouse was involved in a drunken driving accident and you want to protect your one-half (1/2) of your community assets and your separate assets. The simple answer to your question is no, especially if the event creating the liability has already occurred. Attempting to transfer assets at that point in time maybe considered a fraudulent conveyance. If you have separate property, then it should be protected...

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  7. How will Attorney fees be calculated if I make a claim against my insurance for my commercial property destroyed by fire?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jugjit Singh Johal
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Stephen Morton Rinka
    3 lawyer answers

    I don't understand your question. If you are simply making a claim against the insurance carrier, then there will be no attorney's fees, unless you retain an attorney to represent you with respect to your claim. In that event, it will depend upon the attorney. The attorney may bill you on an hourly basis or a contingency basis. Whether you will be entitled to pain and suffering or only property damage, the question becomes "what pain and suffering did you have? You will be entitled to property...

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  8. Back in 2006 I received half of my moms life insurance and I was taxed as income. But isnt that the same as inhertance?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jugjit Singh Johal
    2. Eliz C A Johnson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Steven J. Fromm
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    No, income tax and estate and inheritance tax are two completely different tax systems. You pay income tax on income (i.e., wages, commissions, dividends, interest, gains on the sale of property). Estate or inheritance tax is paid when someone passes away and the federal government taxes you on the value of your estate (fair market value of the deceased's assets over the amount of the deceased's liabilities and expenses. You are paying income tax on perhaps interest which you have earned on the...

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  9. Can I purchase my mother's home, now that she is deceased and not have it fall under the banks arms length policy?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edward Warren Goodson
    2. Eliz C A Johnson
    3. Jugjit Singh Johal
    4. Evan A Nielsen
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    If your Mother owned a home and did not have a Revocable Living Trust, then her estate must be probated. If she had a Will, then the Will must be probated. If she didn't have a Will, then her estate must be probated intestate. You should consult an attorney to begin the probate of her estate. If you are her sole heir, then the home will pass to you subject to the debt through the probate process. Once you are named as the executor (if she has a will) or the administrator (if she does not) and...

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  10. Granting paid in full real estate to a minor child

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Paul Bergman
    2. Richard Alan Rodgers
    3. Jugjit Singh Johal
    4. Michael Charles Doland
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    First, it depends upon the age of your children. If your children are over the age of 18, then you can buy the property in their name. If they are under the age of 18, then the property cannot be deeded directly to them because they do not have legal capacity. In that case, you would have to take title in your name under the Uniform Gift to Minor's Act or as custodian for your children. Secondly, you should determine if you want to put the property in your children's name. It maybe that you...

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