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 »
Unless the state of PA would claim the personal articles, they would potentially pass to you and your sister. In order to get the remaining articles or the ones that were that were improperly taken, however, you would have to open an estate, and the estate would then have to sue. It would...Read more »
House is in Pa. No will can be found. House Owned jointly by deceased and two surviving children. Third child died many years ago, never on the deed. Do the deceased daughter's children inherit anything?
I slipped and hit my head at my place of employment but was not on the clock. ER diagnosed me with a concussion and whiplash. I've been off work since Nov. 8th. My employer said her insurance doesnt cover missed wages.
You should consult a worker's compensation lawyer to see if you have a worker's compensation claim even though you were not on the clock. Secondly, if you fell because of the employer's negligence, the employer's liability insurance would potentially be responsible for lost earnings. However, you...Read more »
If his parents owned the property together, it would have passed to the survivor after the first to die. An estate would have to be opened for the second parent to die so that the property could then be distributed. If your husband had siblings who were living at the time of the passing of the...Read more »
I am the plaintiff in a ejectment action. I served , by certified mail, a subpoena to my tenants ( Defendants ) to produce documents. Their Attorney filed a motion to quash subpoena because I didn’t give them 20 day notice.
A subpoena would ordinarily be used to require a non-party to appear for a deposition or produce documents. It is not used to request another party to appear or produce documents. Your lawyer can serve the defendants with a Request for Production or a Notice of Deposition, as the case may be....Read more »
It very well could be. However, you would need an independent expert to offer an opinion that these conditions existed at the time of the inspection, were within the scope of work undertaken by the initial inspector, and ought to have been discovered.
Driveway. It’s fine if they are there 3-5 minutes, but I have a consistent woman who parks, leaves her car running and blocks the entire driveway for upwards of 10+ minutes. Even when there are spaces to park away from the driveway and no one is blocking her in; she chooses to block my driveway.... Read more »
No one other than a spouse is, by law, granted rights in an estate. Therefore, in answer to your question, yes, it can happen. If the dad wrote a Will in which the daughter was excluded, that Will is enforceable.
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 »
If your deed did not convey to the two of you as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, you each own half as tenants in common. That means that each of you can pass your respective interests by Will. However, in Pennsylvania, as in most other states, a spouse is protected by being entitled to...Read more »
An estate must be opened for Sally. The Executor/Administrator of her estate would sell the property, if there was no Will that specifically left the property to the husband. The proceeds of the sale would then pass according to her Will, if there was one, or under the PA Intestate Act, if there...Read more »
We are still married but separated. I want to sell the home to my granddaughter but he said because his name is on the loan he will not move out until it is removed. Does he have the right to do this since the title is in my name.
Your husband does not have the right to remain in the home if you are the sole owner. However, if both of you are paying towards the loan, a most important question, which you did not address in your fact summary, if you force him out of the house, he will stop his payments on the loan. Unless...Read more »
You need to consult with a lawyer. However, if I understand you correctly, the right to receive title, but not the title, occurs as a result of the death, as it would in a Will. Title, however, does not pass until a deed is prepared, executed and recorded, as with a Will. Until a new deed is...Read more »
My property has a narrow alleyway beside my house, which leads from the back of my neighbor's house to the street I live on. Their home and front door are on a street parallel to mine. Their deed states they have use of the alley; my deed does not. I didn't see their deed prior to purchasing my... Read more »
The only way that your neighbor could have gotten an easement would be by way of a deed of easement from a prior owner of your property. That likely would not be shown specifically in the deed that you got. However, if you purchased title insurance when you bought your property, it would be...Read more »
I agree that you are going to have to consult a lawyer and file suit. There is case law that says that a court will order that you be repaid for your investment if your version of the facts is accepted.
Our neighbor is insisting that we are on their property line, however we have been maintaining this section of the yard (about a 4-foot section) for the past 17 years. Are we eligible for adverse possession? It was per a good faith mistake, we have actual possession of the land, we've had open and... Read more »
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