My mom has a reverse mortgage and wants to add me to the deed. When she passes I am planning on buying the house from the reverse mortgage company. I am not sure how we go about getting this taken care of.
You cannot add your name to a property that has a reverse mortgage on it and any attempt to do so could cause the reverse mortgage to call the loan due no. Even aside from the reverse mortgage, it is rarely a good idea to add a child's name to a property while the parent is alive as there can...Read more »
I have worked at multiple SNF facilities (Post-Acute care, LTC STC) that assign 20-28 residents in an 8-hour NOC shift or 10 residents in an 8-hour PM shift to one CNA. Many need incontinence, toileting, feeding, bathing, & hygiene care assistance, fall risk monitoring & pain management,... Read more »
As an attorney whose practice focuses on older adults, this is very disturbing to hear reports like this. I would suggest you call California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR.ORG) at 800-474-1116. They're a non-profit that advocates for older adults, particularly those in...Read more »
50% was left to me (granddaughter) and 50% to my aunt. My mother, my aunts sister wasn’t listed as secondary, nor my aunts husband. My aunt has no children. My aunts husband is the trustee and is saying he is taking my aunts half since he is her husband. There was no addendum made after my... Read more »
While it is not typical for your aunt's share to pass to her husband when his wife predeceased your grandmother, it is impossible to provide an answer here without reading the trust. It would take an attorney only a few minutes to look at a couple of paragraphs in that trust to answer your...Read more »
I very much doubt Louisiana would require you to reside there in order to sign the affidavit. Notarizations are always completed in the state where the signer is signing, which most often is their residence.
The Trustee of the Trust has dementia, so her son is the Executor and has Power of Attorney. To do a self-closing transaction for the purchase of the vacant land lot, should I prepare documents where she is a Grantor and he just signing documents for her as an Executor?
If the vacant lot is titled in the name of the trust, there is a very specific process that must be followed that complies with the terms of the trust with respect to incapacity of the trustee. If the vacant lot is in the name of the individual trustee who is now incapacitated, then the son will...Read more »
While a California trust does not need to be notarized, it does need to be signed. However, you seem to have evidence that in fact a trust document was signed (notary records) and the 2016 trust was funded with real estate. Depending upon a lot of other facts and factors, it is possible a court...Read more »
My condolences for the loss of your son. You do not need to file for probate for that amount of money as it is below California's small estate affidavit limit of $166,250. You must wait 40 days following your son's death. If you contact the financial institution holding the money, they...Read more »
While you may not need to place your house in a revocable trust before you sell it, I would caution you that you likely should place the proceeds of the sale in a trust. As well, particularly as a widower with no children, it's extremely important that you have a health care directive and...Read more »
1. My Ex-wife is living in Korea and will need to complete it there designating our son as her PoA representative. Can a notary at the US Embassy sign the form or does the notary have to be from California?
2. If she completes the form can a scanned and printed copy be used by my son to... Read more »
When an individual signs a US document in a foreign country that would typically require a notarization, they should seek the assistance of the local US Embassy who will provide the equivalent of a local notarization. Once that is completed, a good quality scan should be all that any institution...Read more »
My mom bought her house before she married my stepdad and then added him to the deed without right of survivorship 15 years after they were married. They were married for 25 years. My mom then died without a will. If my stepdad files a spousal property petition, could he be granted my share of my... Read more »
It would be helpful to have some additional information, including exactly how the deed adding your stepdad was titled, as well as how long they were married. Assuming you are the only child, you would be entitled to fifty percent of your Mom's separate property and that would have to be...Read more »
… I have an older sister that is a meth addict and her daughter also following in her footsteps. They both live with my parents that are from the age of 77 to 84. In the short, my sister and loser daughter are stealing money from my parents, blackmailing my dad and pressuring my dad to help them... Read more »
You should immediately call Adult Protective Services who will investigate. Your parents can file for an Elder Abuse Restraining Order and can likely have your sister and her daughter removed from the home. If your parents will not support that action, you may need to consider filing for...Read more »
'Nana' recently died quite suddenly, and unexpectedly. I am her only child, and I have two children. From the time that we discovered she had brain tumors, to when she died, was only one week. She was very confused and disorientated. During this week, my daughter got her to sign a P.O.A.,... Read more »
My condolences for the loss of your mother. You most likely do have recourse, but you should seek the assistance of a trust and estates litigator as soon as possible. Even if the quitclaim was valid, which likely it was not, that deed would have applied only to the home and not the contents or...Read more »
He used home for collateral then dide before pay it off .. the property is still in my grams name .. but I was sued for the loan he had wirh someone else now I have. Alien on my property.. he never put the property in his name it’s always been in my grandmas
If your grandmother's home is still in her name, and I'm assuming she is deceased, you must file for probate. It is the only way title to the property can pass to her heirs, typically children, then grandchildren. It's not clear when you say there's a lien on your property....Read more »
My brother recently was nominated by the court as successor trustee after he filed a petition. The trust instructs that if the nominated trustee is deceased or unwilling a successor trustee will be nominated after receiving majority of the beneficiaries vote however the beneficiaries were not... Read more »
You need to have an attorney look at both the trust document and the petition your brother filed. You seem to raise valid objections to your brother's appointment as successor trustee. If you were properly served with your brother's petition, you would have had to file an objection to...Read more »
What forms do I file a petition with the Probate Department to remove a power of attorney based on financial elder abuse? I have already contacted APS and local police, they are telling me to request the courts for the POA to hand over financial records so the POA can be removed due to the abuse.... Read more »
Unfortunately, this situation will likely require a conservatorship, which is a court-monitored process that can and will revoke the Power of Attorney. If the older adult had a trust in place, it's possible that a conservatorship would not be necessary. Either way, please consult an elder...Read more »
The Amendment was done about 7 years after the original Trust by a different lawyer. It was a change to my beneficiaries. Now I want to reverse that. Do I need to see a lawyer or can I simply tear up the Amendment so that the original stands as is?
I agree with my colleague that you should do what is called a restatement of your original trust, particularly when there have been major changes in beneficiaries between the original and the amendment. Those beneficiaries in the amendment could otherwise try to make claims that the Amendment was...Read more »
If you have an elderly family member who gave his child power of attorney to assist them with their financial affairs and you discover the person who has power of attorney has stolen the elderly family members money. The thief also drew up a will a few years prior. Now that its discovered the... Read more »
You should contact an elder law attorney to immediately prepare and serve a revocation of the power of attorney. That attorney will also explore a possible financial elder abuse claim. I would not suggest you try to do the new power of attorney yourself as it's not likely the financial...Read more »
Any part of the house funded into the B Trust will not get a step-up in basis. Depending upon many circumstances, many people are deciding they do not want a bypass trust, and often times, it is not necessary. You should speak to a trust administration attorney for more advice as it may be...Read more »
You need to take at least some minimum steps to make sure no estate administration is required. For every bank account, make sure you have designated a pay-on-death beneficiary and make sure that person knows they are the beneficiary. Following your death, that person can bring in a copy of your...Read more »
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