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In need of legal help!! : I know it's about my mom I'm an only child & have been caring for my dad& mom for over 6 yrs now. Dad passed away n June so it's only me caring for my mom 24/7. I'm trying to watch her back so they don't just put her n a home & that's that . Can u suggest anyone n Sacramento that could help me.

Asked 7 months ago in Estate Planning

Joseph’s answer: Use the AVVO "Find a Lawyer" tab,Interview several before making your choice.

Answered 7 months ago.


Why should I sign a waiver of inventory?: I found out my father died 8 months ago when his friend wrote me an email offering condolences. A week later I received an email from a probate attorney for his widow with documents the attorney wanted me to sign ( he had been trying to find me).
I saw the "waiver of inventory" and asked the attorney to explain it, which he didn't do very well - he was urging me to sign it. I have never received any accounting of my father's estate, nor any notice of what my portion is, so I wrote back refusing to sign it unless I receive an accounting and an estimate of my entitled share ( my father died intestate). Will I get my entitled share of his estate if I don't sign?

Asked 7 months ago in Probate

Joseph’s answer: I would not advise you to sign-you are entitled to a full accounting.

Answered 7 months ago.


What is the best way to preserve assets or liquidized assets to pay for assisted living for a surviving spouse?: My father died 8/20/16. My mother is the surviving spouse and all of dad's assets were left to her and she is on the deed to the house. The only significant asset she now has is the house, which is worth approximately $325,000. She also receives dad's social security payment and a portion of his monthly pension. My mother has dementia and will need to go to an assisted living facility probably within a year and may need to go to a memory care facility, which is more expensive than assisted living. What is the best way to plan for her financial needs? Should we sell the house and put the proceeds in the bank? Should we create a trust?

Asked 7 months ago in Estate Planning

Joseph’s answer: Best bet is to immediately hire a medicaid attorney to help organize a plan.

Answered 7 months ago.