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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Banking and Probate for Massachusetts on
Q: Does a revocable living trust need to be amended to remove a deceased co-trustee?

Bank is saying they cannot make changes to accounts in a trust's name because their documentation lists my deceased mother as a trustee, so changes (e.g. closing frozen accounts/transferring funds to new accounts) would require her signature... Is this accurate? Even though she is obviously... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Oct 2, 2022

You do not need to amend the trust, usually. The typical solution is to prepare an updated Certification of Trust that recites that the original trustee is deceased and identifies the successor trustee(s).

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Q: Our dog got loose and went missing. The neighbor beat him to death and hid his body out in the woods.

Supposedly, she said he killed one of her cats. District attorney said we couldn't prosecute because he killed their cat. But this is animal cruelty isn't it?

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Oct 2, 2022

What a terrible man!

You can sue this dog slayer! If he is poor and has no assets, then it is probably not worth your time. However, you have a year to sue him. Especially if you have sought counseling or other mental health care because of this horrible trauma.

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If you are charged with MALICIOUS MISCHIEF and PETIT LARCENY And live in another state can you get years in jail or pro
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 2, 2022

It really depends on the circumstances, such as whether the person has any previous convictions, amount of property damage, etc. That being said, with the right circumstances, it may end up being a situation where the charge could be nonadjudicated or dismissed with participation in a special... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: I'm in Illinois & approaching my last maintenance payment. My payroll department says they need an official end date?

In order to be proactive, I have contacted my payroll department at my place of employment to determine what I need to terminate the maintenance. I have been employed there the entire time I have paid the maintenance. They have told me they need a "release" form or some sort of document... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Oct 2, 2022

You need an Order for Withholding that specifies an end date. Talk to your divorce lawyer. It is not difficult to get one.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Q: Can I sue someone for hitting my car and saying they would pay because they didn’t have insurance but still hasn’t paid?

I got a police report and it states that he told them he would take care of it and I have texted messages from him saying he will bring the money but keeps giving me an excuse the day he is supposed to bring it to me. He also had no insurance at the time of the accident and has recently bought a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2022

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible you might have options through your own insurance under UM (uninsured motorist) coverage. One would need to see the policy to say for certain. You could review your policy provisions with your... Read more »

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