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Ruth Elaine McMahon

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  • Can I sue the lottery if they screwed up?

    I live in Massachusetts. I play keno daily. I played keno, and they printed the wrong games on the ticket, but my ticket can clearly be researched through the system to show the time it was printed, and the games it should have been printed for. ...

    Ruth’s Answer

    you can sue, but you will not win because this appears to be a state sponsored lottery and it should be immune through sovreign immunity.

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  • Can a dealership sell a car I traded in if I never gave them the title? State of Kentucky

    My mother in law is mentally unstable and brought her truck to a dealership for a replacement part. They talked her into trading the truck in and buying a new vehicle. She never gave them the title and barely remembers the transaction. On top o...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Does the POA contain anything about contracts. If mother in law is not allowed to contract, your wife and sistr in law should be able to have the contract rescinded. It's possible to get a duplicate title if the vehicle was paid off.

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  • Reporting elder financial abuse, what information do I need to provide for it to be investigated?

    I want to know if even with a bit of information that my aunt will be investigated. Recently there were two deaths in the family. Great grandmother died and she had money in her house that dissappeared, my aunt stole her jewelry while she was stil...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Call the authorities or call an abuse hotline at the state level and they should send an investigator. Grandfather may need a guardian of his property who will take over responsibilities for his finances.
    consult a guardianship attorney.

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  • So what I want to know what can I do about her walking out knowing she couldn't take the baby and there has been no contact sinc

    My daughter left with her bf and left her daughter at my house because he has been charged with child abuse toward my granddaughter and he's not supposed to be around her period but came back to the house to stay and he hasn't went to court yet

    Ruth’s Answer

    if he is at your house, call the police.

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  • I need to know what my rights are

    my father died November 23 of last year. I came to take care of him prior, and had no major knowledge of his final wishes. after he passed, my aunt told us he left her in charge of everything, and I believed her. then weird things started happenin...

    Ruth’s Answer

    The Will is supposed to be deposited with the court within 10 days after death. A probate estate needs to be opened and a executor needs to be appointed by the court. Please consult an attorney who handles estate /.probate matters.

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  • If my parents estate was closed due to time gone by and it not being settled, does the personal rep still exist?

    My parents estate was opened 6 years ago . We elected 3 personal reps but still matters are not addressed. County closed our estate due to 3 or 4 year time limit. Do these personal reps loose their position.? We were told we can hire a lawyer and ...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Yes, you can reopen probate to complete it and if everyone agrees you can get a new personal rep.

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  • Are heirs to rental property responsible to make repairs ect to that property during probate?

    My mother left rental property to her 3 daughters, which has been in probate for over 8 months in TN. My sister, who is second executor, keeps telling us we are supposed to fix it up, pay insurance, taxes, ect. She picks up all the rent. The lawye...

    Ruth’s Answer

    During probate, the estate pays for repairs, taxes, insurance, etc., Since the property is rental property, the rent becomes an estate asset and the estate asset pays the bills. You should receive an accounting before the estate can be closed. I don't understand where the lumber came from - repairs? stored on premises?
    Sister could have lumber as a portion of her distribution - not in addition to her distribution.

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  • How can I get sponsorship / funds for my ballroom dance training & competitions?

    Hi, I've been ballroom dancing for 3 years and had 4 successful competitions so far and many more showcases. I plan to do it as a professional athlete and organized / established a small company ,- Inc., - to have legal basis, etc. Now, I ...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Sorry! You're on your own to pay for the expenses. You are not a professional dancer unless you have taken the professional exams and passed and work as a professional. You need to be a top competitor to be sponsored (with your professional sponsor). Although dancers are athletes - there is no category for dancers to be "professional athletes." The organizations you contacted have advised you correctly..

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  • Can we get out of mandatory Comcast bulk account from landlord /community including not paying the fee for cable to community.

    Can we get out of mandatory Comcast bulk account from landlord /community including not paying the fee for cable to community? We tried Comcast services but they do not work properly despite frequent repair appointments etc. Plus, the price we wer...

    Ruth’s Answer

    No - if your cable is provided by the community, you have to pay the fee. You can probably make arrangements with another provider for service - but you will pay both fees.

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  • Should I have the documents corrected then sign and notarize them again? And just shred the old signature pages.

    I had some estate documents notarized (Trust, acceptance of asset assignment, trust grant deed, and health care directive). The new CA requirement - boxed wording "A notary public... ... accuracy, or validity of that document" was left out of the...

    Ruth’s Answer

    Please consult the attorney who drafted your documents.

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