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Jason Eric Neufeld

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  • Is my mother entitled to anything?

    My father cheated and has a second family and is still married to my mother. My mother is disabled and should get a divorce but is afraid she will be left with nothing. They have a house together but separate money. Will he be able to take her mon...

    Jason’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear. But this is really a question for a family law / divorce attorney. Good luck to you.

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  • How to get rid of potentially violent house guest that will not leave?

    My sister allowed a friend to move into her home for a few months as a free guest and now, the friend refuses to leave. It has been about 9 months since the friend moved in. There is no rental agreement as my sister was doing this to be kind to h...

    Jason’s Answer

    Call the police. This person is no longer a guest, they are now trespassing.

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  • Do I have to speak with a person from the county who says they are investigating elder financial abuse? I have power of attorney

    I have power of attorney and The county has sent out a case worker three times this month , I have answered all their questions and have been very polite, they are saying that a picture was taken of my mothers empty referigerator and they may char...

    Jason’s Answer

    You are entitled to hire an attorney to represent your interests while dealing with the county. Consult with a local elder law attorney right away.

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  • How to find lawyer.3 have dropped case

    Road rage..mans insurance will not pay med bills.said he did on purpose and they will not pay.

    Jason’s Answer

    I agree with the other two answers. If you cannot afford to pay an attorney hourly, it is exceedingly difficult to find a lawyer willing to spend money on a case against an individual unless they have significant assets.

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  • My grandmother passed away last year without a will. Who receives her possessions?

    My grandmother passed away last year without a will. Her great grandson moved into her house five months before she passed away. My mother would like to collect her mother's possessions but the great grandson will not allow her inside the house. C...

    Jason’s Answer

    Someone who passes away without a will is called "intestate." Texas's intestacy laws will determine who gets what in what order. See the actual law here: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ES/htm/ES.201.htm

    You should talk to a local probate attorney ASAP. Good luck.

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  • Can my neice and her son live with me in fl. from md.

    my brother her father has been physical and metally abusive to her and her child he has currently kicked her out of the house with no means of taking care of her self or her infant son.myself and my mother /her grandmother have been supporting her...

    Jason’s Answer

    No legal consequence to you. Any adult can move wherever they want. But the father of the infant child may bring legal action to force the mother back. If there is a use than she certainly has a good reason to get out of that environment, but custody hearings will not be in Florida so she will likely have to travel back. Good luck.

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  • How can we get someone to stop acting like he owns everything that belongs to his mother?

    Father died in 2013. Mother still alive and sound mind. She left all property and buildings to me. My brother lives in the back yard for 15yrs. In a mobile home that he was repeatedly told to move and didn't, instead he added on so it couldn't be ...

    Jason’s Answer

    Both of my colleagues provided good answers. Speak to a landlord tenant attorney (if no formal lease, the law generally considers it a month-to-month lease) about evictions. If your mother is not able or competent to handle these issues you may need to consult with a guardianship attorney. Good luck.

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  • How do I find an honest and capable lawyer for my estate?

    I have several lethal medical conditions. I't just a question of which one kills me first. I probably have less than 2 years to live, most likely about a year of less. How about estate planning also? Including my life insurance, my wife should hav...

    Jason’s Answer

    First, I am sorry to hear about your medical conditions. You can find reputable attorneys on avvo (with reviews and rankings). You can also check disciplinary history with the Florida Bar. Good luck to you.

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  • Friend's sister wanting to evict unjustly

    My best friend moved from AZ to MI to help her ailing dad. She sold the bulk of her possessions and quit a successful business to do this. She & her 3 dependents moved in with him. They live downstairs, he's up (it's like 2 complete homes in 1). T...

    Jason’s Answer

    You can talk to a landlord/tenant attorney for the eviction issue alone. If you think that the agent under POA is acting contrary to the intent of the principal, or signed the POA under duress, etc... You can talk to an elder law or guardianship attorney. But be prepared to pay for these services.

    Good luck.

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  • In florida, how does the five year look back on assets work for a person who will need medicaid to help with assisted living?

    My mother owns two houses and to pieces of land. One house she lives in with a mortgage. The other house is paid for and rented out. She also owns 600 shares of Publix stock valued at $26,370. These shares of stock I gifted to her in December...

    Jason’s Answer

    The five year look back starts from the date the Medicaid application is submitted (and the applicant otherwise qualifies). So, the applicant can transfer all these assets (over medicaid's asset and income limits) into someone else's name, or the name of a revocable trust - wait five years - and then apply without penalty. I imagine this is not what you want, so unlikely to be an attractive strategy.

    The real estate might be protected. Homestead must be under certain equity value limits + income producing property is also not counted as a countable asset (but the income is counted against the applicant).

    The stocks need to be part of a Medicaid spend down strategy.

    You should consult with an elder law / Medicaid planning attorney before taking any action. Doing the wrong thing is likely to lead to the Medicaid app being denied (or penalties imposed).

    Happy to answer any other questions you have.

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