I owned a 25-pound poodle so there was no shed, no damage to the building, only slight barking from people passing in the building. There was never a problem with the dog before but now that he's passed and I took the time to grieve about it for a few weeks. I'd like a new poodle no... Read more »
I’m not sure what paperwork you referring to. If she is listed as the purchaser on the bill of sale then she will be able to claim ownership. If you’re concerned, you can sign an agreement with her establishing you as the owner.
note stating they can't take care of the home expenses and was giving the house to me fast forward to 2018 my mom passed away in January and in February a deed transfer was made taking my mom off the deed and adding myself along with my dad to the deed in April another deed transfer was made... Read more »
It sound like everything was done properly by you and your parents. I’m curious what they are arguing. If it is the capacity of your father to execute a deed, they will need to prove that. If you haven’t retained an attorney, you should.
We have an irrevocable trust in New York state from 2012. This was created as part of a larger estate planning that included wills, health care proxies and two trusts. Everything else was properly notarized except this one trust. It is signed by the grantors, however where the grantors signed is... Read more »
If the signature was not notarized or properly witnessed, the trust may be invalid. However, there are provisions in the law that may be used to correct deficiencies or allow for decanting into a new trust. You should have the trust agreement reviewed by an Estate Planning Attorney.
As long as you have all the documentation to support that he was still married when you entered into the marriage contract, you will be able to get it annulled. You must start an action in court and should have an attorney assist you. Matrimonial/Divorce attorneys and Estate Planning attorneys,...Read more »
The two beneficiaries were coerced into signing their wills by the executor. If they did not sign the wills, the executor threatened to not allow a locksmith into the testator’s home to open their father’s safe.
The laws of the state where Dad was last a resident will apply. If he was a resident of New York and died without a Will, assets are split 50% to surviving spouse and the other 50% to surviving children.
She didn't ask if the dog could stay nothing. Just came home to her dog and everything else she owned gone. She's been over since and never says a word about the dog. I pay for food medicine everything for 9 months. She came over and while I was busy with the kids she took the dog. Now I... Read more »
You would have to sue her for ownership rights to be recognized. You can claim she abandoned the dog. However, unless she said or did anything that clearly expressed her wish to abandon, it will be an uphill battle. If you want to recover what you spent, you can sue her to be reimbursed for the...Read more »
The husband had a stroke and is on disability. He wants to put his house, co-owned with wife , in an irrevocable trust for his children. He is then going to receive Medicaid to pay for his maintenance in an assisted living institution. Is the house protected from the liens or other governmental... Read more »
Yes. However, the law is scheduled to change shortly. Right now there is no look back period for Medicaid involving assisted living. After October 1, 2020 there will be a look back period. The transfer needs to be done quickly and properly.
If you are listed as a joint owner I don't understand why you are not being given access. However, I suggest that you file for a small estate for voluntary administration based upon the assets you are aware of. Once you are empowered by the Court, you can certainly get access to the safe...Read more »
I live in Georgia and she lived in New York. I am the Executor of the will if appointed voluntary administrator is that all I need to carry out duties as Executor and will I be able to access banking info and have access to her apartment.
If your the Executor named in the Will, you must petition the Surrogates Court for Letters Testamentary. Once the court issues you Letters Testamentary you can access bank accounts and her apartment. Be aware that if she owns a co-op, your ability to sell or transfer her interest in it may be...Read more »
There may be a way to avoid having to transfer the co-op into all four names before selling it. Assuming none of you wish to keep the co-op it would be necessary to review the Will and the co-op Offering Plan.
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