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  • Can an inheretence be set as a trust fund for an adult against their will?

    My father recently passed away. I will be receiving around 100K from his inheretence. I recently discovered that my mother wants the money in a trust fund and will persue this while the estate goes through probate. I am unable to speak to the atto...

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. If you are under a disability or incompetent the will my provide for a testamentary trust for minors or incapacitated persons. As a heir you are entitled to notice of any hearing or action bring brought by the personal representative .

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  • Can I file a diminished value claim?

    My vehicle was one of 3 three cars hit by an insured driver. The at-fault driver's State Farm Insurance company says there might not be enough coverage to cover all 3 vehicles. Can i file a diminish value claim for my vehicle? If so, do I file it ...

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague, you should bring any diminished value claim against the 3rd party.

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  • An amazon driver performed a hit and run on my car, do i press charges?

    an amazon delivery driver hit my vehicle and cause serious damage. My neighbor noticed him look around and then sped off. i caught up to him and took pictures of the damage, including my paint on his bumper. Amazon has given me the run around s...

    Paul’s Answer

    I would get a sworn declaration from your neighbor as to what he saw. You can then and use that as a basis to prove that they hit your. Also if the damage is greater than $ 500 you can file a police report. You can either make a claim against Amazon or use your own insurance to fix your car and sue to recover your expenses. Good luck.

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  • How long in state of washington involving state car take for car accidents to settle?

    non injury car accident involving my daughter and a state car driven by state employee who has been found to be at fault for accident. lawyer send papers state first denied everything that been proved state at fault still waiting lawyer...

    Paul’s Answer

    Don't know without additional facts. However if you are making a claim against the State a claim form stating the amounts you are seeking must be filed with the state and you must wait either 60 days or until the state denies the claim before you can sue. If this has been done, then the case could be still in negotiations In any event, a state, county or municipal government must get legislative approval before they will pay a claim with public money. Have you asked your lawyer for additional information on the status of the claim?

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  • I need to know why it's taking 4 years to settle my Uncles Estate!

    My uncle died almost 4 years ago and the attorney won't settle his estate! This is not a complicated estate~ he had no properties just some cash in the bank. The attorneys assistant keeps telling me that the file is on the desk and the attorneys c...

    Paul’s Answer

    I don't know all the facts and there might be a good excuse. However if you are the attorney's client you have a right to be informed about the status of the case. Also you can go to the court and view the file to see what work has been completed and filed with the court so far. If you are not getting complete answers you can consult with another attorney regarding taking over your case. Good luck.

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  • What type of lawyer is needed to contest a will?

    Siblings two brothers one sister writing me out of our mothers will.first brother has power of attorney the other two go along to make sure they don't end up being written out also,

    Paul’s Answer

    You need to consult with a probate attorney there are many available in your area to contact. Most offer a free consultation.

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  • What should we do? Who can we get damages paid for? We have pretty basic insurance since they didnt want us to have what i asked

    Arrived to mall at 4:30-520 pm appprox. Our starbucks coffee said 5:14 and left shortly after, we were by the car approx 5:20 or so i dont know what time exactly . Kara is a hard working cna, my son is disabled , and i unfortunately have health pr...

    Paul’s Answer

    This difficult to answer because your facts are a bit scatter but I think I understand your question. If the vehicle was damaged in a parking lot and no one saw who caused the damage it would be covered under either the vehicle's comprehensive property or Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage if listed on the vehicle's policy declaration page as covered items. If there is proof that another vehicle hit and caused the damage and left, then there could be a UM property damage claim. This would also require a police report being filed or created in addition to proof that another vehicle hit the car. If there only liability coverage (no comprehensive or UM) then the vehicle owner may have to pay out of pocket to fix their car.

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  • My mother just passed away she left me as power of attorney do i need Court representative.

    My mother passed a way in the middle of her injury case that me and my brother have been handling for her we aren't attorneys. Do we need a court-appointed legal representative to continue her case. Well I mean to take it to court when she l...

    Paul’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. A power of attorney ceases to be effective upon the death of the person who granted it. You will need to get either a Personal Representative or Administrator (depending if your mother died with or without a will) appointed by the court to continue to handle the personal injury case. You should seek the advice of a lawyer regarding both the personal injury and probate issues as soon as possible.

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  • What should I do?

    I got into an accident 3 years ago in my old classic 1983 bmw and I hit a African male who was in a lexus 1995 ls300 who then left the scene before the police got there because a woman came up and took a picture of my license plate and left with h...

    Paul’s Answer

    If it was in WA and it was more than three years ago the statute of limitations has run and you are no longer legally liable, unless they filed a law suit before 3 years.

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