Boyfriend was getting high he od went to rehab for 30 days came home was ok for a wile but started getting high again and end up getting arrested. After the od he was no longer around kids and hasnt been since. It has now been 16 months withoug...
There's no law stopping your ex from making a good-faith call to DCF concerning the welfare of his children. Given your boyfriend's track record, a DCF worker may well assume that he is guilty until proven innocent.
Trust is all well and good. However, I suggest that before inviting him over to the house, you have a serious discussion with your boyfriend concerning (1) having written evidence testifying to his current sobriety and current compliance with court orders and (2) both of you keeping your cool if your ex decides to blow the whistle.
Good luck.See question
I currently have a trust on a property in Massachusetts and I would like to give 2/3rds of that to my nice while I am still alive? This is a family trust with 4 people on the trust and one of the 4 has already passed.
You can only give away what you have the legal power to give. It's not possible to answer your question without first reading the trust documents. Also, you should know that the lifetime gift might result in a significant tax bill to your niece if she ever sells the property. See a good estate planning attorney.See question
Fred passed the big test! So he never heard anything about the way to the hearing on the mom's will also the executor and his wife wrote the mom's will and he never was there for the mom from the time that he was just trying to get Fred's assets t...
Your situation cannot realistically be addressed on AVVO or any other web site. Spend some money on a lawyer who practices in the areas of special needs planning and probate. You need to present the COMPLETE picture and all of the documents that may be relevant. The attorney needs to get the whole story in order to give you sound advice.See question
I had to probate a will using an MPC-170 form (Voluntary Administration Statement) and there was $115.00 fee, which I just couldn't afford to pay, not without depriving myself of the necessities food, clothing, shelter, or paying related bills. Th...
In probate, the assumption is that the estate eventually pays all the fees. Could someone loan you the funds? Do you have a credit card? Can you postpone filing paperwork until you can save up the funds?See question
If the brother who is the executor and committed a false report about. His brother to the SSDI identify that fraud?
Asker --- as Attorney Harvey notes, you really need to clarify your post. Whatever may be going on, the Will doesn't go into effect unless the mother has died and the will has been admitted to probate. I strongly suggest that your fiance sit down with an attorney with experience in special needs planning if he has any concerns.See question
I have a Brazilian nonprofit operating in Brazil. I would like to start doing business in the state of Massachusetts, but there is a "Foreign Corporation Certificate of Registration" form, which I believe is for out-of-state corporations, and ther...
There are no magic forms that you can use. If you are running a non-profit, you must comply with all state and federal laws concerning nonprofit corporations as well as foreign corporations. Further, there are complex international banking and tax issues here. You need to sit down with an attorney who is well-versed in corporate and non-profit law who can look at the entire picture, give you the advice you need and make sure that the documents are set up properly.See question
My elderly father had dementia and delirium and was not coherent at all in the last few years. Sadly I found that many people were completely taking advantage of his elderly state. I found text messages from dec 2015 from his tenant who clearly k...
This is elder abuse, fraud and theft, plain and simple. Organize your information so that you can create a timeline and get your documents together, then go to the police station and ask to speak with an officer. You can also file a suit in District Court; but before you do, make sure that the tenant has assets that can be attached to satisfy the potential judgement. A private detective can do that research for you for a pretty modest fee.
BTW -- is the tenant actually paying his rent? If not, you might also want to speak with a landlord-tenant attorney about how to terminate his tenancy.See question
I have legal guardianship of my granddaughter till she's 18 both parents signed the paper at court agreeing I can have guardianship of her . If my daughter was to pass away what would happen to my granddaughter?
There would be no change in your legal status concerning your granddaughter until she turns 18. The only exception would be if the child's father were to successfully petition the court to terminate the guardianship.See question
He has agree to have his name removed from the deed. I don't know if I use the two person to one person? Thank you.
Drafting your own deed is the ultimate in penny-wise and pound-foolish activity. Your home is probably your most valuable asset. If you draft the deed incorrectly, you may create a serious title issue which will cost you much, much more to fix than whatever the cost of a good real estate attorney might charge for the work if you should ever sell or remortgage your home. Further, your title insurance company might refuse to cover the cost of repairing your mistake because you did not use a lawyer -- which could leave you holding the bag for thousands of dollars.
A good real estate attorney will likely charge less than $750 to run a title search and draft a deed and new homestead for you, plus recording fees. This is a smart investment for your financial future.See question
This is in regard to elder law and application for Masshealth (Massachusetts' version of Medicaid). My brother, who is 72 years of age, and I have a joint bank account. The money is all mine but I have his name there just in case (old age). As he ...
MassHealth presumes that money in a jointly held account is owned 50/50 unless you can provide the agency with evidence to the contrary. Simply removing your brother's name from the account creates the risk of MassHealth saying that your brother made a disqualifying transfer. Do you have any copies of deposits or other documents that would prove where the money came from?See question