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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for North Carolina on
Q: Do you think it's doable for me to get guardian ship of my husband away from his brother and sister

I'm the one who took care of him when he was home his family never came around unless they wanted something and i have witnesses who can testify to that he's currently in a nursing home in NC and I am in the nursing home in Virginia I want him moved with me

Ethan A. Trice
Ethan A. Trice
answered on Apr 12, 2024

I am not licensed in Virginia, but I am licensed in North Carolina and several other states and will answer based on how North Carolina operates. Realistically, you'll need an attorney in each state or an attorney licensed in both states to do this.

In general, transferring...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: Why would my stepsister send me and my siblings a personal property exemption form ....keep all his personal stuff

My father passed in 2021& his wife last year . My siblings and I Were not even notified of my father's passing until he was buried and gone even his brother wasn't notified.im afraid she is up to something

Ethan A. Trice
Ethan A. Trice
answered on Jan 31, 2024

There are a couple forms she could be trying to get you to sign. It sounds like she's trying to get you to waive your inheritance rights. If your father's wife never adopted you and never made a will, realistically the stepsister gets her property. Why she's trying to get you to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: Who gets house and everything when stepfather then passes?

I am 36 years old. My mom passed away many years ago and so did my only brother. Everything of course was then only my stepdads. My stepdad has been my father since I was 5 years old. I consider him my father of course. We’ve always had a great relationship but recently he has been ill and... View More

Ethan A. Trice
Ethan A. Trice
answered on Jan 31, 2024

If he never adopted you, you don't inherit from him in the absence of a will. Intestacy statutes will apply and the property will either go to his children (if he has any legal children) or his sibling(s). His living sister's daughter won't have a claim (rather the sister herself... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: Mom died with no legal will have half sister tht is not my biological father's daughter and she was never adopted intitl

My biological father never changed deed to property nor did my mom who has rights to property

Ethan A. Trice
Ethan A. Trice
answered on Oct 17, 2022

This very much depends on what the deed itself says. Based on how the question is worded, it sounds like the deed was in one or both of your parents' names.

How your parents owned the property matters (with the default being tenancy by the entirety for married couples). If both your...
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