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Johanna R. Kirk

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  • How to get estate attorny to give info.to me even if im not the pr

    Johanna’s Answer

    You may be entitled to information about how your dad's assets have been distributed. More information is needed to determine if the assets were "probate" or "non-probate" ones. Feel free to call me at 715-394-7751.
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  • My husband and I wish to have a close personal friend as our executor, but she lives in Colorado. Is this permissable under Wis

    Johanna’s Answer

    You may name a non-Wisconsin resident as your personal representative (executor) in your wills. However, when you die, if your estate is probated in WI, the Courts (under current WI law) will require a Wisconsin resident to serve as an "agent" along with the Personal Representative. The Agent does not take the place of the PR. Agents do not control estate checking accounts or serve PR duties. Agents only serve as a contact person in case there are any claims to be made against the Estate. For example, if you spent a lot of time in a hospital before you died, the hospital may have a long list of medical bills. Rather than having the "claim" against your estate for the outstanding bills sent to Colorado, the in-state Agent is qualified to receive the claims and forward them to the PR (or insurance) for payment.

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  • I had my daughter tested for RSP/SLD classes but did not quailfy. In the school psychologist report from her assement of my kid.

    Johanna’s Answer

    Traditionally a school district who denies eligibility under IDEA immediately considers 504 eligibility. If your daughter's school has not done that, you might want to request a 504 evaluation. I cannot tell you if she qualifies. The 504 team at her school must comply with the process of 504 evaluation and make that decision. Good Luck!

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  • Do I have rights to records

    Johanna’s Answer

    I am not an Arizona attorney but do practice law in Wisconsin, including work with school districts. This post is not legal advice. WI law and Federal laws require school districts to maintain certain records for certain periods of time. I have found that local district policies often are just reinforcements of state or federal law. I assume AZ has similar recordkeeping requirements. In addition to laws that require recordkeeping, districts are also under federal and state laws that require them to protect student information. I suggest you talk to the school administrators about their policies and practices. You may also want to review Arizona's Department of Education Homepage which may provide you with some helpful information or contact phone numbers.

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