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  • How will probate work?

    I was poa for both of my parents who have both passed away, before they passed we filed a grant deed reserving life estates with the county transferring their home to me upon their death. After they passed I filed an affidavit of death of life te...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney James-signing anything as POA that benefits you in this question would raise concern.

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  • Will i have a problem getting this Living trust transferred in to my name?

    I have a living trust. My father attorney staff typed my name incorrect. Furthermore, they hand wrote the date on the front page. Is this going to be a problem getting this house transferred in to my name? However, she retype the second page on...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Just have the trust amended to correct the errors.
    read it before you sign to make sure it is correct.

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  • Do i need to record an amendment to our revocable trust in california

    our original trust was recorded in california

    Joseph’s Answer

    No-no requirement to record as explained.

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  • My father passed ...He left my Aunt the executor of will.Can she hold the money after all bills are paid..

    She will not give me the money that my father left me.

    Joseph’s Answer

    She can hold the money until taxes and creditors are satisfied.
    This is often at the discretion of the executor.
    Executors can make partial distributions when appropriate.

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  • What responsibilities does a excuter of an estate owe to beneficiaries?

    We assigned my brother as excuter, I do not feel he let's us know decisions he is making or provides us with any documents. If I ask questions he acts like he doesn't have to answer them

    Joseph’s Answer

    If you have done all you can do to get a proper accounting and do not have good result-its time to have an attorney be your advocate.

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  • What do I need to file with the judge regarding miss handling of estate property?

    My mother died in car accident and her husband was driving and was at fault. He passed away 10 hours after she did. Issue at hand is my sister who is the PR allowed the PR of my mother's husband to come into my mother's house and take everything f...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You don't need to file anything with the Judge-hire an attorney to be your advocate.

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  • Does using a document for a Trust make the entire document a legal instrument?

    In my mother’s Trust she states that each grandchild "shall receive $50,000 less any amounts already given for education". My mother's hand written, signed and dated document that documents the amounts "already given for eduction", also states tha...

    Joseph’s Answer

    The trust must be properly witnessed and notarized.
    Any "Loose notes" might be helpful information but would not be part of the actual trust.

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  • How do I find out if my father had a will?

    Dad passed in 2000. Ive been estranged from step mother. He had three marriages which produced 5 offspring. He lived and died in Tallahassee, FL. No one has contacted me ever since my half-sister called me two weeks after his demise. What do I do?

    Joseph’s Answer

    The will should be a public record-check with the probate clerk in the county your father died..
    If everything was owned jointly with his wife-it would belong 100% hers.

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  • Can the trust fund of my husband renewable ?

    My husband has a trust fund when he was a single /// Now we get married for 4yrs. The trust book was on his brother /// now my husband wants to renew about the trust book but the brother they dont want to give to my husband ?

    Joseph’s Answer

    More information is needed and the Trust document needs to be reviewed before an answer can be given.

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  • On my Last Will and Testament can I write in another name for Successor Executrix?

    The Successor on my Will has passed away. Do I need to see lawyer or can I do it myself?

    Joseph’s Answer

    No-do not write on your will-see an attorney to write a new will or codicil.

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