Mark Scoblionko's answer If the deed does not specify that it is to be a joint tenancy with right of survivorship, the property is owned a a tenancy in common. Under those circumstances, the boyfriend can bequeath his half interest by Will or can convey it during lifetime.
Mark Scoblionko's answer You would have to check the indices of the Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts/Clerk of Judicial Records for the County where the dentist is located. Since you are not a lawyer and would not have access to the electronic records, you would probably have to go to the office personally and request assistance to do the search.
Mark Scoblionko's answer Property does not get put into the estate’s name in order to be sold. It is simply conveyed by a deed from the Executor/Administrator to the purchasing party. However, a deed like that is a special deed and must be prepared by the lawyer representing the estate.
As a general principle, if your deed says that you own the property as joint tenants with right of survivorship, if one dies, the property passes automatically to the other deed holder. On the other hand, if the deed says nothing about right of survivorship, the property is owned as tenants in common, and the 50% interest of each would pass by that person’s Will or, if none, through that person’s estate under the laws...
Mark Scoblionko's answer You have a lawyer prepare a deed from you and “John Doe, her husband,” to the two of you, husband and wife, as tenants by the entireties. Because you are married, there is no transfer tax.
The conveyance will be under and subject to any mortgages or other liens of record.
Mark Scoblionko's answer You don’t transfer property to the administratrix. Rather, if the property is to be sold, the administratrix becomes the seller and executes a deed to the new buyer.
What you have described about insurance is a typical problem. Usually, the homeowner’s insurance company will allow you to purchase a new fire and extended casualty policy, even if the property is vacant, for up to a year. It will be more expensive. In this instance, if the stepchild is in the house, that should...
Mark Scoblionko's answer You need to review this with a lawyer. However, if you write a Will and leave your interest in the LLC to her and, at the same time, insert a provision in your Operating Agreement to express that that is your intent, you should be able to accomplish this.
Remember that there will be an inheritance tax on the value of the LLC that passes to her, and you must provide for that.
You can also review with a lawyer if it makes sense to have the LLC jointly owned between you and her....
Mark Scoblionko's answer If you were a properly authorized driver for a car you did not own, the insurance should follow the car and pay the other person’s damages, irrespective of whether you were or were not a named insured. If the owner has collision coverage, that should cover the owner’s damages. If not, that is between you and the owner.
Mark Scoblionko's answer You would likely have to order DNA testing or have supporting testimony from your dad’s mother, if she is available and willing, or, possibly, supporting testimony from friends or relatives who could establish that the deceased held himself out as your dad’s father. Further, if your grandfather has alaready been buried, he would have to be exhumed. This will be a very expensive process.
Mark Scoblionko's answer I don't know what your question is. The fact that the daughter holds a Power of Attorney is irrelevant. That would not give the daughter the right to remove those things without her mother's consent.
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