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Jack Scott Gatlin

Jack Gatlin’s Answers

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  • How do I become administrator of my sons estate, in Kentucky, the only thing he has is the house in which I reside.

    He did not have a will, and I hve been left to make the house payments, which I have done for the past 8 years until I lost my job, now I want to sell the property since I can no longrt afford to keep it and give the funds (if any) after the is pa...

    Jack’s Answer

    You need to be appointed as the Administrator by the court. I regularly practice in your jurisdiction. Feel free to email or call me .

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  • Ky adverse possession

    There is an empty abandoned house neighboring us that has been empty for 7 years now. We have contacted the owner who says he owes taxes on the home and doesn't want to admit ownership. We have contacted the company whom held his mortgage and they...

    Jack’s Answer

    Greetings. There are several ways to handle this and they both involve filing a quiet title action. Depending on the circumstances you could either buy the tax bill and then foreclose after waiting one year or you could attempt an adverse possession but I would need additional facts. Feel free to contact me at jgatlin@ffalaw.com

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  • Does grandchildren have inheritance rights if grand parent had guardianship of grandchild 18 years ?

    The reason for asking is my grandfather raised me all my life, and now since he passed and left no will. Now my mother and uncle, the two surviving children are named the execs of the estate. BUt my grandfather had guardianship of me from 13 month...

    Jack’s Answer

    Unfortunately, in Kentucky, the laws of intestacy only reach natural and legally adopted children. If there is no will, I am afraid you are out of luck unless you were legally adopted.

    Good Luck.

    Jack Gatlin
    JGatlin@Ffalaw.com

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  • I have been contacted by a collection agency about a mortgage that went through foreclosure. What are my options or culpability?

    I filed a quitclaim deed on a home that I purchased with my exwife in 2008 after our divorce. Payments were made by my exwife on the house until June 2009. The mortgage company would not release any information to me about the loan because I was ...

    Jack’s Answer

    This answer is contingent on whether you signed the note. By signing the quit-claim deed, you transferred the real estate to your ex-wife, however, that would have had no effect on your legal obligation to the mortgage company. Ask them for verification that you signed the note. If you did, then you are most likely responsible and will have to look at bankruptcy or reaching a settlement with them.

    Best of luck,

    Jack Gatlin
    JGatliN@ffalaw.com

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