I know it is best practice not to but due to my current circumstances I would like to have one of my beneficiaries sign as a witness. The other witness is not a beneficiary.
In Pennsylvania there is no requirement to the probate a Will signed only by the Maker. I would suggest that as the previous responses indicate it would be better to use independent witnesses (do it correctly) or omit witnesses in which case the Will is no longer self-proving.See question
My aunt is in charge of my grandmals finances & property. We recently discovered a transfer of 1 of her propertys, wich has a value of over 1/2 million dollors, has been transfered into my aunts name for no price. She admited to putting in her nam...
There are too many omitted facts, to fully respond to the issues surrounding the transfer. Is your aunt acting under a power of attorney from you grandmother. How do your know that your aunt did not pay a price for the property? If there was no consideration paid, it raises an issue of "fraudulent conveyance". I would suggest that your father contact an attorney about the matter without further delay. You could also call the Office of Aging in the county where you grandmother is now living to ask them to investigate what appears to be possible elder abuse.See question
Curious on what I should do. After my husband was forcefully removed from our home (via PFA), I found hidden in my son's closet, 2 changes of addresses listing me as a NJ resident (his mom's previous and current address) when I live in PA. Bank St...
Here in Pennsylvania becoming involved in using the criminal process to collecting a civil debt is not "lawful". Going to the local District Attorney or directly to the police department may result in either a long delay or refusal to bring a prosecution because the police and the DA are busy enough fighting more serious offenses.
My suggestion would be to file a multiple count (including forgery, theft, etc. ) civil suit. If you get results, make sure that any settlement documents or verdict says fraud so that even if your ex files for bankruptcy the debt would not be discharged. I also suggest that this is not a DIY project so hire a local trial attorney to pursue your claim(s)
I have changed your area of practice to litigation.See question
I am disabled and am filling I am AP in bankruptcy on a deliberate tort on my own being that I can not afford a lawyer so what is my next step. I really need to be paid my 150000 judgement that is due to me because of deliberate personal injury.....
I answered this previously. Contact your local Bar Lawyer Referral Service and ask them if they are able to find a lawyer willing to work with you on a contingent fee basis to protect your debt from discharge,, if warranted, by the facts you recite. This is not a DIY project and probably not be eligible for pro bono services through North East Legal Services. You do not state whether your Debtor is in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 because the3re are deadlines set forth in the Notice of 341 Hearing which can under the proper circumstances can be extended.
I do suggest you act promptly.See question
We filed for divorce May 2016 - He took property my daughter lived in, with 35k 2nd mortg, house paid off, I kept my original residence. MSA signed stating he keeps and pays all debt related to that property, and I kept ALL credit card debt. He...
Take Attorney Carr's advice. If you are not satisfied with your present attorney's device, or want a second opinion, you could take a short trip down 83 to York and consult with Attorney Carr who is well qualified to answer your concerns.See question
I am only on the title not the actual mortgage. So, i'm curious if the forclosure once settled will pop up on my credit report.
I would suggest that there are several missing facts from your query required to respond.. I would urge you to consult an attorney familiar with Pennsylvania foreclosure procedure after judgment is obtained. You need the benefit of an attorney so that you can have the benefit of the attorney-client privilege which does not apply to this AVVO forum which is a public.
If for any reason you do not already have an attorney, you can find an attorney on AVVO's list of attorneys in your area who deals with the area of either credit repair or foreclosure licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. I have changed the area of practice to Foreclosure so that you will secure a wider response.
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Iwon a judgment of 15000 for deliberate personal injury and the debtor filed a chapter 13 , money owed to me is being discarded and I want to fight for it so what is my next step. The trustee only wants to pay lawyer fee and payments for his house...
Attorney Whitaker's response fails to mention that if you file an Adversary Complaint Objecting to the discharge of your debt on the basis that it arose from an intentional tort ( "deliberate personal injury" ). If you prevail then your specific debt is not discharged. Suggest you hire a bankruptcy attorney to commence an action as there is a time limit on filing your objection to discharge.
Good Luck!!See question
In 2013 I allowed a distant elderly cousin relative to me come to live with me as her house was condemned and she had no where to go. I had not seen or spoken to her since 2009 when I loaned her 12,000 she said she desperately needed and it was to...
There are too many missing facts missing in your posting. I suggest you either go back to your present attorney or seek a second opinion from an experienced elder law attorney in your area.See question
My father was hospitalized at a local hospital for pneumonia and uti infection and insomnia he was taken off all of his dementia and depression medication and all of his med'. They gave him sleeping pills to sleep for 2days. The told us they ...
Your question is improperly framed in that it is not What are your rights under the circumstances you describe. Assuming you have a valid POA for your father which has the proper wording giving you authority to sign for your father's medical care, I would suggest that you would have the power to sign him out "Against Medical Advice". That may present other problems for you in getting him further health care treatment.
All of this may impose personal liability on you for moving him "AMA". I suggest you consult with a local Elder Law Attorney to protect your individual rights and responsibilities acting as his POA before you make a decision.
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Now that his bankruptcy is final, this attorney who is overseeing the settlement says we have to pay back that money because it should have gone to his creditors not us since we are related. Why would we not be entitled to be given money for his a...
From the query it sounds to me like the the son filed his bankruptcy DYI, especially since it has already "final". Much will depend on how the "attorney who is overseeing the settlement" (presumably the Trustee) will pursue the son's parents in a preference action, not the Debtor. I would suggest that the parents consult an attorney to protect their interest. I would also suggest that if son did not have an attorney for the bankruptcy, he should hire one now to advise him as to whether he could amend certain papers filed in his bankruptcy to possibly rectify the situation. which might solve your problem.See question