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Jennifer Nichols Grant

Jennifer Grant’s Answers

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  • What is the time frame to notify Broward county the trustee of a condo recrecational land lease has died?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    If I am following what you are asking, the manager!trustee has passed. I would refer you to the lease agreement, any articles incorporation, bylaws, and/or if it is a trust, the trust agreement. The controlling documents should tell you about who the successor trustee/ manager is or how one should be elected. I hope that helps.

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  • My moving company is giving me the run around on delivering my property?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I would contact an attorney and have a demand letter sent. This may be sufficient to cause them to immediately deliver your property.

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  • My husband created an irrevocable trust 7 days before his death.

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Even though you were divorcing, legally you were still his wife. You will be entitled to a 30 percent share of most items he had an interest in, but may have given away or put in another beneficiary up to a year before his death amongst other rights. Most attorneys offer a free consultation. I suggest you speak with a probate litigator.

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  • How how can I be added onto a property deed?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I agree that if you can get your Aunt to do the right thing and give you your rightful interest, if indeed your mother did not know what she was doing when giving the property to her sister, that would be the best course of action. If your aunt refuses, then you need to open a probate administration and petition the court to set aside the transfer based on the lack of capacity/undue influence. I agree that you would need to retain a lawyer to do this and I suggest retaining an attorney to even try and negotiate the pre-filing resolution of this issue with your aunt.

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  • What does it mean when a probate case status says disposed-PR?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    My colleague above did a very nice job answering your question. I agree, you should prepare and file a notice of interested person with the court and ask for copies of all documents to be served on you. You can also go to the courthouse and obtain a copy of the will and codicil. If the codicil changed the original will in which you were included, you may need to take further action to get the information you need. There are time limits to preserve your clam, if any, so I would move quickly on taking action and I would also recommend seeking advice of counsel.

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  • Can my parents condo (paid for) be transferred to my name and my brother's name without problems?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I am very sorry for your loss. If the condo was your mom's homestead and the will does not expressly provide that it can be sold to pay expenses, then yes, the condo can be determined to be homestead and immediately titled in you and your brother's name without any expenses of the estate administration being paid from it. I believe this is a probate question, not a trust issue, so I am going to change the designation. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • Can wife set herself up financially after becoming successor trustee in situation below? Wants to prepare financially for worst.

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I very sorry to hear about your situation. An attorney would need to see the trust and the prenuptial agreement to determine what, if any, rights you have.

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  • Can a nursing home come after next of kin for an outstanding copay balance?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I am sorry for your loss and to answer your question, no, a nursing home cannot come after you for your mother's debts. Of course, if you signed a guarantee to pay the nursing home yourself, then it is your debt too and they can come after you.

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  • Am I personally liable for unpaid real estate taxes on a land trust? What about if there is an accident on the land.

    Jennifer’s Answer

    The terms of the trust will control; however, you could possibly disclaim your interest in the land trust if it is actually worthless. You should let a trust and estate's attorney take a look at this for you.

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  • Father passed, I am the only heir/next of kin. Will his share of a home pass to me?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Depending upon how the home was titled, you may be entitled to your father's interest in the home. I would consult a probate attorney in the county where your father lived at the time of his death. That is where the probate administration would be filed, if needed.

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