Had family friend get a conservator when entering assisted living, now in a nursing home. She does not answer emails, or calls with questions on when and if she will be making application for Medicaid as money should be running low. Also does not ...
If the conservator is refusing to respond to your concerns, you can bring them to the court's attention. Complete and file an Application for Permission to Provide Information form with the Probate Court. http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/forms/probate-and-family/mpc302-application-for-permission-to-provide-information-fill.pdfSee question
We were sued by our 18 year old child because she did not want to follow rules and decided she would rather be with her 28 year old sugar daddy. We would like to remove her from our health insurance now instead of waiting until the open enrollmen...
Contact your health insurance provider and find out if that's possible.
BTW -- if you don't have an estate plan, see a lawyer -- you don't want to be in a position where this child could control your assets if you die or become seriously hurt.See question
My husband and I made a will with me as executor and beneficicary, do I have to sign also. beside the two witness. We are in Mass. thanks
I'm confused by your question. If you mean do you sign your husband's will, then the answer is no -- you cannot witness a will for which you are a beneficiary.
I hope you got a lawyer to help you with your estate plan to make sure that you have prepared for all of life's possibilities.See question
Example, one sister gives the other $25,000 for the mobile home. I would like to add this in my codicil for my daughters and don’t know how to word it. Thanks!
You can have a buy-out requirement. However, I suggest that you see an estate planning attorney and get help with this. If your will is more than a few years old, it's probably time to have it reviewed anyway.See question
Husband got sick, no health care proxy at that time. Now step daughter and my husband brother trying to appoint themselves power of attorney. Do I have any rights as a wife
I'm confused by your question. A power of attorney deals with financial matters. A health care proxy deals with medical and personal decisions. No one can "appoint themselves" as a fiduciary. Your husband needs to sign the necessary documents to appoint someone.
If you believe that your husband is not competent to make financial, legal or medical decisions and he either does not have signed documents or you believe that he signed documents when he was not competent to do so, then you need to go to court and petition for guardianship and conservatorship. The court can order any documents your husband may have signed to be invalid. An elder law attorney can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you will need to protect your husband's interest.See question
I inherited 2 MA properties upon my brothers death and I was appointed executor over 5 years ago but never got the properties deeded into my name. I now have a Revocable Trust and I was wondering how to go about deeding it into my Trust? Can I gr...
The critical issue is how do you pass good title from the Estate to the Trust. Thus, more information is needed. Was the probate opened before or after enactment of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code? Did the property pass to you by will or because your brother died without a will? Did your brother have a taxable estate? If he did, were the taxes paid and a release received from the Department of Revenue? Was a final account filed and allowed? Has the estate been closed? Is the real estate registered land or recorded land? (If it's in registered land, you need more than just a deed to clear title.)
Take your probate file, the deeds and your trust to a good estate planning attorney for review. The attorney will advise you on the correct procedure for your specific situation.See question
Custody case was appointed to a Court Clinic with devastating results for my 6 yr old son who was heavily absued by former spouse. Obviously a matter for an attorney to be undertaken, but is it even plausible?
Sure. you can try to sue, but the chances that the case will go far are between slim and none. Court employees are generally exempt for suit for work which they did in the course of employment.See question
My mother in law passed away in January of 2016, she owned a three family that she resided in on the first floor There was a will and my husband was left the house through the will. We also reside in my mother in laws three family on the second ...
Yes, MassHealth is looking for reimbursement, which they have a right to do. However, there are some exceptions in the estate recovery regulations which might apply to you. See an elder law attorney right away.See question
I need the money desperately and don't want to be associated with the house in any way. I have approached my siblings with a plea to "buy me out" met with resistance. The will specified that 4/5 of the siblings must vote to liquidate the property,...
An attorney needs to look at the controlling document in order to advise you. It's quite possible to force the sale, but you will need to go to court to do so.See question
Trying to get my brother's medical & hospital records in passed in the state of Boston MA
First, have you been appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate? If you haven't been, then you have no right to the documents.
Now, if the reason that you haven't gotten that appointment is because it's stuck at the courthouse, then I sympathize with you more than you may know. The probate courts are badly underfunded and have gone through multiple layoffs. What's more, the number of folks trying to handle their own cases has put a bigger and bigger burden on the people left there. The result has been that it is often very difficult to get anyone on the phone. I and a lot of the attorneys I know sometimes have to physically go to the courthouse to deal with an issue that ought to be something I can do on the phone.
i'm sorry I don't have a better answer here.See question