When an intestate estate is closed insolvent after tens of thousands of dollars were left to a sole heir-in-law in long-standing beneficiary accounts (>5 years old), and debts of up to a few thousand dollars were left unpaid, is there any way such creditors (possibly including Medicaid) would be... Read more »
If proper debts were ignored by the individual administering the estate, creditors can seek to be paid even 5 years later. I am unsure what you mean by long-standing beneficiary accounts. If assets passed outside the estate then it belongs to the beneficiary and would not be used to pay debts of...Read more »
I’ve had my dog two years. We recently moved to Niagara Falls and yesterday he jumped the fence. Our local spca office has him. How do I prove ownership if he’s still registered with his previous owner.
If you have not properly registered or license the dog evidence of ownership can include a bill of sale or certificate of adoption, vet bills and grooming bills. The SCPA office should advise you what else they will accept.
Would have wanted. But actually, their son asked me to keep her if anything happened. Ive been taking care of her every day for months but since we arent married, no one cares about what he wanted, they are acting as if our everyday life together wasn't permanent and so I have no say in where... Read more »
Companion animals are generally considered property under the law. As the case would be with any type of property owned by an individual, once the owner passes away, it is transferred by Will or through the laws of intestacy. Assuming there was no Will and there is no spouse or children, the...Read more »
You should contact a local vet or the local humane society or animal shelter to scan for a microchip and to report that you found it. If there is no microchip there is a waiting period before you can legally adopt if you want to. Considering the current crisis the animal shelter would probably...Read more »
It sounds like you need to speak with a mental health professional about having the dog prescribed as an emotional support animal. They can be kept even if there is a no pets policy. As far as eviction, if you have openly had the dog for 3 years and the building staff knew there is a NYC law that...Read more »
My husband went to look at our dog at 4 days old . Decided what one and on a price . He freaked out two weeks ago saying we had to come get her bc of his living situation. Then he was getting help form the neighbors so all five puppies could now stay with the mother . I have reached out to him so... Read more »
My ex wife and I share custody of our two dogs, the dogs are a mother, daughter pair. The mother was mine before my ex and I started our relationship. Our 10 year relationship ended two years ago and due to my circumstances and schedule she has had the dogs for a majority of... Read more »
My father recently passed away in New York we believe without a will. At least we have not been able to locate one. He left a considerable estate to which myself and my sister are the only airs. We were wondering what we need to do next he had several CDs in three local banks to which total almost... Read more »
You must petition the Surrogates Court for Letters of Administration in order to be given the power to collect and distribute assets. If you are not going to be present in NY you should retain an attorney to assist you.
I had left my dog for a few minutes in my backyard with the gate closed. When I came back my landlord informed me that my dog had gotten out somehow and jumped in a random man. He wants to press legal charges. What can happen
If he was injured, he may sue you for his medical expenses. He can also ask that your dog be declared “dangerous”, which may impose restrictions on it. In a severe case of injury your dog could be euthanized.
A woman bought a puppy from me and a week later decided she didn't want her. I offered to buy her back and we met and she took off with the puppy. She now has me blocked and has listed puppy for sale. What can I do?
My father has a will he created by Legal Zoom, when living in NY. He passed away while residing in NC. As I was named the executor, I met with the county clerks office to begin handling his affairs. I was told that NC requires the last 2 pages of the will (notary & witness pages) to be... Read more »
The is no requirement for a notary to be involved in a Will at all in New York. Estate Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL) 3-2.1 requires the signature of the person signing the Will and two witnesses. None of those signatures need to be notarized.
Here’s the thing, my sister has several problems with alcohol abuse, I care from other country and been here the last 3 months, the thing is that I’ve been taking care of the dog, feeding her, taking her for walks, etc, I’ve paid for everything this last 3 months, but according to my... Read more »
It appears that the dog legally belongs to your sister. But it depends upon how she got the dog and how long she has had it. If you feel it is being mistreated or neglected there are steps that you can take but there is no guarantee that you will be able to get ownership and it would take some time.
If you nephew didn’t leave a Will, the law of intestacy sets out the order of distribution. If he had no wife or children, parents would be next, even deadbeat ones. This is why it is important to have a plan. Of course, the father can waive his rights.
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