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Donald Bruce Shaw II

Donald Shaw’s Answers

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  • My wife was an identified fall risk. She was left alone in a bathroom. She fell and now has brain bleeds and a stroke.

    Donald’s Answer

    It sounds like you have two legal questions here: one dealing with your wife's fall and one dealing with your wife's future care. Without more specific detail, it is difficult to say what can and cannot be done. A personal injury attorney should be able to answer your first question, and an elder law/estate planning attorney should be able to answer your second. Good luck!

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  • If I have joint tenant with right of survivorship, do I still own half before the Grantor dies?

    Donald’s Answer

    In joint tenancy with right of survivorship, all "joint tenants" (owners whose names are on the deed) own an equal share of the property. Here, you say that you and your mother are joint tenants, so you both own a 50% share. The "right of survivorship" means that when one of the two owners (in your scenario) dies, the surviving owner (joint tenant) then owns the property 100%. The decedent's share passes automatically to the survivor.

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