My father passed June 7th 2017 he had a will drawn up and it was signed May 14th 2017 he was not competent at this time to do this.he had a disease called Progressive supranuclear palsy. It is a disease if the brain and muscles. the lawyer said he...
In small towns, where everybody knows everybody, it can be tough to find a lawyer who might be willing to take the case. When you were told to go outside the county it was probably for the purpose of hiring an attorney who doesn't have any conflicts, either real or perceived. You will need to contest the Will in the court where the probate was commenced. As the capacity to execute a Will is relatively low, these are hard cases to win and therefore can be expensive to bring.See question
Sister has a history of bi-polar. Don't know if she is taking her meds. I suspect not.
Elder abuse takes many forms, including emotional abuse. If you are concerned you should contact Adult Protective Services and report your concerns. Don't be surprised if your mother tells the investigator that everything is fine because she doesn't want to harm your sister. That is a common response, but there is no way of telling until you pick up the phone and call APS.See question
My 86 yr. old mother has been living with me in Seattle since Oct. 2016. Her health declined rapidly these last few months and will not be able to return to NY to live independently. She has Parkinson Disease. It is best she stay with us. We hav...
The big problem with a living will from back in 1991 is that it is 26 years old. Your mother was 60 when she signed it. She was just barely old enough to get the senior meal discount at Village Inn. As people age, their value systems change. How she viewed end of life issues back then may not be the same as she does now. It is time to review that old document to she if it still represents her wishes. There is so much more that can be done these days with the second generation living will, called an advanced directive. To make sure her health care desires are made known and honored it is time to schedule an appointment with an elder law attorney. You can locate one by using the AVVO Find a Lawyer search tab.See question
There are three children adults living. Our youngest sister claims shev was left everything. She will not give us the name of her lawyer, and will not give us a copy of my mother's will
A lot of people think that a Will transfers or gives assets and property to the persons it names. This is not the case. A Will is only a statement of how the deceased wants their estate divided and by whom. First the Will has to be probated to prove it is the last set of instructions, then certain steps have to be taken for the court to appoint an executor to handle things and make sure debtors get paid. Then the court issues an order transferring the property. If your sister won't show you the Will, I suggest hiring your own attorney to open probate. Then she will be forced to produce the document or hold her tongue.See question
I was promised it by Rick Sherwood,Finn Michelsen, Jasmine and Steve King . After that you falsely let me go because you did not call me at the Phone number provided to all. I have been patiently waiting and no money yet. I was promised my Per Di...
This is an open lawyer Q&A forum. That you have a question isn't clear. Have you contacted the Labor Standards Office of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services?See question
I am a U.S. citizen living in a foreign country. My last domestic residence was in Colorado for several years. To have a legally valid last will and testament, and a living will, does Colorado's law apply to the documents? If not, what does? How d...
I don't know if this helps, but the validity of a Will is determined by the law of the jurisdiction in which it was written. How the Will is applied is controlled by the law of the jurisdiction where the property is located and the probate court sits.See question
The settlement amount has been agreed upon and the attorney fees and all other outstanding bills have been paid (wrongful death). Now what? I am one of 3 adult children who have been notified that we can make a claim. We all plan to attend. This ...
Although you want assurances that everything will go fine, there are more moving parts and unanswered questions than any attorney can answer based on the limited information you have provided. Will the judge interview you? Generally information must be presented to the judge. That is the attorney's job. It often isn't a trial in the same sense one would expect from television or the movies. Distribution will be made according to the law. Is there a Will? If not then the statutes dictate how the money is divided.See question
My step mother is the executor of my father's will and is not my biggest fan. I read this is a standard document, but I worry signing this could effect my trust in some way.
Has she provided you with a copy of the Will? If not, then don't sign. This document is probably being sent to you simplify matters for her or to avoid the expense of a certified mailing, but if you are uncomfortable you do not have to sign. It will delay the process slightly, but notice is your right.See question
I am married with step children and an ex-wife situation. Need advise from attorney versed in marital law and disbursement of properties without a will or power of attorney. Need attorney with knowledge of NJ and NY law. Need asap.
As Attorney Haber has pointed out, we attorneys at AVVO are not permitted to engage in client solicitation through this venue. AVVO is a Q&A forum. Use the AVVO Find a Lawyer search tab to help locate an estate planning attorney near you with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to review their profile and check out their website. Look to see how much experience they have. When it comes to proper estate planning your overriding concern should be in having it done right rather than cheap. This is the future well being of your family that you are planning for.See question
my ladyf riend and I have lived together for several yrs in Michigan its my house I owned the house before we met upon my demise I want her to be able to live the rest of her life in this house at her demise it will be left to my three adult child...
While there are short cuts that can be taken to guarantee your girlfriend has a right to continue residing in the home after you are gone, like granting her a life a life estate, they often create more problems then they are worth. The safest and most complete way of protecting her, and yourself as well, would be through a living trust. Keep in mind that your death may not be the only thing you need to be concerned about. Either of you could end up in a nursing home and the cost of care could consume the entire estate if comprehensive advance planning is not done. You both need to consult with an estate planning attorney who has experience with Medicaid planning. You can locate one by going to the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys at www.naela.org or by using the AVVO Find a Lawyer search tab.See question