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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Washington on
Q: I am researching a double murder case from 1992 involving a US Army member shooting and killing 2

Other US Army members. I can not find any information on it, why?

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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

If you are trying to research something somewhat vague, it can be difficult to find it. If you knew who and where, that would certainly help.

You didn't say how you were researching.

Here is an interesting website that might help you in some way. cite:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a homeowner lease out property that is co-owned by their deceased siblings who is an heir to without doing probate.
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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

The direct answer to your question is, "it happens all the time." One day, the person will want to sell the property. When that happens, the title situation will need to be cleared up.

The co-owned issue can be fixed by filing the certificates of death for the siblings with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Washington on
Q: Can a trustee use funds from an irrevocable trust to create a new irrevocable trust for a different beneficiary?

I am the sole beneficiary of a 15 year old irrevocable trust and I believe the assets were recently moved into other brand new irrevocable trusts with new beneficiaries. (The grantor is the trustee) If the trustee has no other funds to reinstate my trust assets are the newly created... Read more »

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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

Your magic Google phrase is "decanting irrevocable trusts." Your question dips into an area of law that, to me, is a bit controversial.

Despite the name "irrevocable" in the trust, there are circumstances where changes can be made. Generally, those changes required...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Oregon on
Q: I have a question about will distribution.

I'm the executor of my father's estate.The will states that I have a loan balance that's to be included as an asset of the estate and it's to be included in the distributive share of me,his son.Does this mean it's to be distributed to the other heirs?

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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

Let's say that you have two siblings, for a total of three of you. Let's say the estate is worth $90,000 after all creditors have been paid. Without the loan, you would have each received $30,000.

But, let's say that you owed $6,000 to your father. You've said the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Oregon on
Q: can spouse gift jointly owned property that is still in both owners names on deed? the deceased died intestate w/child

father was estranged from mom and child for twenty years forces himself back in the home still married and mom dies a suspicious death. Immediately takes assets and doesnt report her assets in her name only that were substantial at her death. remarries withoutn probating intestate estate who... Read more »

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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

Your question could use a little more clarity, but I will try to fill in the gaps.

If estranged father jointly owned the house with mother (with a right-of-survivorship) then the house can be the father's upon filing a certificate of death in the county where the property resides....
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Washington on
Q: What rules decide the paying of an estate debt when that debt is connected to an asset that will continue past probate?

The sole owner of a Washington State C-Corp dies. The will is entered into probate and names 1 of 3 equal beneficiaries the Personal Representative with non-intervention powers.

The assets of the estate consist mainly of proceeds from the sale of the house and the business which has been... Read more »

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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

Your situation is a bit complex for a website answer. You should speak with a local probate attorney to protect your interests as a beneficiary.

Shutting down a branch, may or may not be a good business decision. The PR needs to be careful to distinguish his or her roles. As a PR, there...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oregon on
Q: I have court-ordered parenting plan I have my daughter every other week Thursday to Friday

I lose my Thursdays when my daughter starts school she is 5 Sol to my ex to get back at me for turning her into CPS for something my daughter said can she take my Thursdays from me my daughter has not started school she is still in daycare

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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

Before your daughter starts school, you can seek to modify the parenting plan based on a material change in circumstances. It is possible that you can switch to every other weekend. This particular arrangement (every other weekend) is quite common. It's also common to have the parenting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Oregon on
Q: I was cite and release and givin court date showed up for indictment but not on the docket is my case dismissed

Is my case dismissed or is there chance of secret indictment

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Greg Freeze answered on Mar 1, 2019

No, your case is not likely dismissed. Some busy courts, like Lane County Circuit Court, run so late in getting the DUII cases on the docket, that defendants often show up and the District Attorney's Office isn't ready for the arraignment. In that situation, the case isn't on the... Read more »

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