If the Probate Court has determined that the individual needs a Conservator, then there should be a Medical Certificate indicating the need for same and there would have been a legal proceeding unless the disabled person consented to the appointment of a Conservator. A Guardian makes determinations...Read more »
You can request that the Court appoint a Guardian ad litem to investigate whether the claims against you are legitimate or are alienation . The Court can order payment of the GAL's fee to the requesting party or order both parties to pay for the GAL. In indigency or low income situations the Court...Read more »
How do I probate some stock certificates we came across in my aunt's name that she never transferred to her trust. Since the value is about $20k can I file a voluntary administration probate since that's all that is left to deal with? The rest of her assets were covered in the living trust. I am... Read more »
Yes, a Voluntary Statement should suffice. There is notice to the estate recovery unit and the form seeks asset information and whether there is a will, etc. You will also need a death certificate for filing and the filing fee.
The Personal Representative has an obligation to maximize the estate and not to self-deal, so she would need to demonstrate that whatever commission for her work as Personal Representative is worth the equivalent of half of the fair market value of the vehicle. If this is an expensive vehicle this...Read more »
You should assemble as many financial records as possible and make copies- the more documents you have, the better and will save money and time on the proceeding. Start working on your Financial Statement as well. Since there are step children you should know what the status is of child support for...Read more »
This is court ordered visitation but today the therapist said no visit tomorrow and filed the 51a.she is terrified because he knows she is getting lawyer and he will be vicious with her..he is treating her like he did me
You would need to ASAP file an Emergency Motion and Affidavit seeking Modification of any existing Orders or also a Modification Complaint if there is a Judgment, detailing that the child's therapist has filed an abuse 51a and recommends no visitation in the child's best interests.
The mother moved to Maine without telling the father who lives in Massachusetts. The court said she has to move back to Massachusetts. She recorded a video of the children crying and screaming really upset after she told them that the court decided they were moving back to Massachusetts and sent it... Read more »
Hello, This fact presentation calls the mother's judgment into question, certainly. It is not per se 'illegal' but her conduct appears to be not in the children's best interests from what you have stated. It certainly is worthy of informing the Court that this has taken place.
We got married in Philadelphia and my ex also lives there now. I moved to Boston, MA after separation. My ex hired an attorney in Philadelphia and filed a divorce with court stamped date of 10/22/18 and we were separated since 7/18/18. It has been a year since he filed the divorce but I have not... Read more »
You can check with the Court Clerk in the Philadelphia Court on the status of the case with the docket number assigned to the case which should be on the document you had received and you can usually obtain copies from the Clerk of the docket and other documents- there may be/probably is a fee....Read more »
If the father lives in New Hampshire and the mother lives in Massachusetts would there still be a possibility of 50/50 or would the court want the child to reside in one state? The child was born in Massachusetts and has spent a total of 4 months living in nh throughout the last 16 months due to... Read more »
Closing was set for tomorrow 10/16/19. i have done repairs and updates to the lawful expectations of the original inspection in a timely manner by my agents father who i paid for his services. My real estate agent has not been forthcoming about many items through this process. A week ago the buyers... Read more »
If there is a Purchase and Sale Agreement signed by the parties, then the parties are to honor its terms of the Agreement on when the closing is to take place and there may have been an extension or 2 signed by the parties . If the Buyer is in breach of the contract you may have recourse as stated...Read more »
We all lived in MA & The house is in MA. My ex husband and i have 2 children who are 17 and next of kin for his assets which were under 25,000, there was no will. His brother is now sole owner of home but is going through a divorce and house will be sold. Can i put in a claim through the house for... Read more »
You should hire a probate practitioner as there is a specific way to perfect a claim against an estate that must be followed . Was his brother a joint tenant of the real estate? If not then he may not be the sole owner.
We all live in MA, we had twin daughters who are 17 & will be 18 in Feb. He had no children with his girlfriend who lived with him. He definitely had less than $25,000 worth of assets & no will. He had a camper/rv that I was told she transferred the title to herself after his death & she put most... Read more »
Your children have priority as they are his heirs unless he had a Will stating otherwise. You also have a child support arrears claim against his estate and should definitely contact counsel ASAP about the arrears and the estate in general as he sounds like he had an interest in real estate and...Read more »
My father passed away 3/2018, and the executor of my dad's estate is my estranged sister. So far, instead of contacting her, I have called the law office for the case to get updates. But for several months now, it appears that my sister has instructed them to not even answer the phone when I call.... Read more »
If your sister is not ageing to have her counsel respond to you, you can either try contacting her directly yourself or engage counsel on your own behalf to seek information as to the expected distribution and timing. It may be that there are no problems and you will learn that you will be...Read more »
Corporal punishment is not a favorable method and may be considered abuse or neglect especially if it is not a singular isolated instance and is a practice. The child could be harmed physically and emotionally. Consult your child's pediatrician on potty training techniques.
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