I have a 10 year old single member LLC (registered in PA). Can I amend my articles of organization and rename the company to turn it into a different business than it was originally created as? I want to capitalize on the age of this entity?
this answer depends on your documents and whether you have maintained the LLC as active in PA. Most Certificates of Organization filed for LLCs do not contain specified types of business that the LLC will operate. so, in general, as long as the business is legal to operate, your LLC should be...Read more »
there are a number of open questions here. Is there a mortgage on the home? Is the Living Trust in your name only or is it a joint living trust? also, a caution. the PA Department of Revenue is reading Living Trusts very closely and taking a very narrow view of what qualifies as Living Trust...Read more »
Very difficult to give you a complete answer with so little information. In general, if your sister fails to be in contact with you you can file a Petition with the Register of Wills (you are probably Lebanon County) to be appointed Administrator of your mom's Estate. Since your sister is not...Read more »
My aunt passed and as her POA I wanted to take care of her bills and get a grave marker but found out that my “duties” ended at death and I could no longer access her account. She has $1700 between her bank account and the money that will be returned from the nursing home. Her husband and... Read more »
You are going to have to meet with an attorney experienced on estate administration to help you figure out this one. the summary above raises a lot of questions. If there are grandchildren alive they are first in line to become the Administrator of the Estate. If the funeral bill needs to be...Read more »
There are too many unknowns here to give you a complete answer, but there are some guidelines for you. If you are the survivor on the Deed, you will need to prepare and file a new Deed to show that you are now the sole owner. I am not sure what you mean by a survivorship Will, but if you mean...Read more »
in a non profit corporation (in this case a parent run 501c3 youth sport organization) can voting be limited to one per family even if two members of the family are on the board of directors? How should that be written?
in general , yes, you can draft or revise your Bylaws to limit voting as you describe. you should consult with your attorney to review your Articles and Bylaws before attempting to draft the voting restrictions as you describe them
yes, Title 20, Chapter 33, Subpart discusses the Inventory and sets time limits for filing the Inventory, what has to be included in the Inventory, etc.. Also sets forth that the court can compel the executor to file an Inventory if he or she has not done so.
My mother-in-law passed away Dec 28, 2019 with a will naming my wife executrix. She had no estate. She did have over $16,000 of debt. Final expenses were prepaid except grave marker which we will have to purchase. She had less than $700 in the bank. There is no life insurance, property or car.... Read more »
There is no requirement that an executor probate a Will if there are no assets (or insufficient assets ) in the potential estate. Creditors can be notified that there are no assets and no estate will be opened. Creditors can tary to open an estate to attempt to collect debts, but if they have...Read more »
Your sister might have filed an Inventory with the Register of Wills at the same time she filed the Inheritance Tax Return. Most estates are not completed until 9 months to a year after the date of death. Most estates are also completed with an Informal Accounting and some type of Release. If...Read more »
This question has too many unknowns at this point to answer in this short space. The three biggest questions are: (i) in what state was mom domiciled (her intended permanent residence) at the time of her death (just because she died in PA does not necessarily mean she was a resident here); and...Read more »
There are many unknowns here and hard to give a clear answer, but the simple answer is the child does not get title or ownership of the home just by living there and continuing to pay real estate taxes. There are a number of issues that should be dealt with quickly if the child is living or plans...Read more »
The finance company has been repeatedly sent a copy of the will, a death certificate and a short certificate and refuses to give any information to the executor, named in the will, or the person who inherited the property.
Difficult to give a complete answer without seeing all the documents, etc., but in general, once the Will has been probated and the Executor is issued a Short Certificate, a financial institution that has a loan with decedent and a mortgage or other lien on decedent's property is obligated to...Read more »
This is not a question you are going to get answered in such a short space. PA has a complex and fragmented liquor law, and beer is treated separately from wine and liquor. Further, there are also separate laws if you brew your own beer or make your own wine. Licenses/permits are required for...Read more »
My father is predeceased by his parents and has no spouse. His home was signed over to the state of PA in order to pay for medical care, but his belongings remain in the home. After his death, other family members including his sister, brother and step mother have gained access to the home and... Read more »
If the state did not claim the personal property and hold an auction or otherwise try to sell that property it could be claimed by you and your sister. You would have to file petition to open estate and then you could recover items in house and possibly from your relatives. You should meet with...Read more »
John Doe, Trustee under trust agreement dated 05/11/2012. "The John Doe Trust" is another way to name or reference the same trust. The remainder was the address of the trust at the time the trust was created (05/11/2012)
My mother passed away shortly after changing her will to place my step-father as beneficiary/executer and placing myself (only natural child) and included my step-sister as contingent beneficiaries upon his death. He had a will made up saying the same.
It looks like you may have two questions here. First, if your mother had an Estate opened then you can get a copy of her Will from the Register of Wills in the county where she lived at the time of her death. No one could change your mother's Will except her, and only while she was alive. Her...Read more »
Without all the facts the general answer is it is possible but highly unusual. Your daughter should obtain a copy of the Will and review it with an experience probate attorney. If the Will does not mention your daughter's name she may have a claim that she was inadvertently left out of the Will
Most PA lawyers would want to review the Trust Agreement before preparing the Deed. The terms of the Trust can actually determine if the transfer into the Trust is subject to PA Realty Transfer Tax which you may not have considered . Deed prep is not that expensive, and you would want a PA...Read more »
I want to ensure my 2 sons eventually acquire the cabin and acreage. Although I have a basic Will noting my sons are to receive my 1/2 ownership, can my Brother do the same to ensure his ownership doesn't go into probate to his wife and subsequently leave the original family, or is there something... Read more »
The first place to start is to review the current deed. If it does not contain "joint tenants with right of survivorship" language then you and your brother own the property as tenants in common, and you each can transfer or bequeath your 1/2 share in your separate Wills. Your brother's spouse...Read more »
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