He paid 60,000 of the add on and we paid the rest. He was never on any mortgage, taxes or insurance. He lived here for free and now my brother thinks I should have to pay him 1/3 of what my dad paid to the build 15 yrs ago. There are 3 of us children. Also, I was on all his checking and savings and... Read more »
If there is nothing in your father's estate, no car, no home, no bank accounts, etc. that were owned only by him at the time of his death there is nothing to Probate, and your brother is not entitled to anything. Joint accounts are transferred to the joint holder, same with the car. Your...Read more »
About 30 years ago, my father, who recently passed away, created a will listing my grandmother as executor and me as guardian of estate along with my supposed half-brother. My grandmother passed away 13 years ago, I am in my mid 30s, and my supposed half-brother just turned 30. Would his will from... Read more »
My father passed away last month. The attorney who did the will is retired, possibly deceased. The bank named in the will as Executor has since been sold. They are telling me they don't do that, even though the will names the bank or it's successor. There is no real estate involved. Mom... Read more »
If the only asset is a joint account, there are no assets to probate. Make sure there is not any real property owned in his name only. If there is real property jointly owned, a filing with the county may be needed, but I don't believe, given that the sole asset is a joint account, that any...Read more »
It depends on the language of the contract but you can treat this as an anticipated breach of contract. If he is avoiding your calls and not responding to e-mails, you can cut him loose now. Send an e-mail stating that. You have an obligation to mitigate any potential damages caused by his...Read more »
My mom has been in and out of nursing homes and been paralyzed with a stroke and can not speak or understand, just this week I had to put her into hospice and she has gerber life insurance that I have been paying for her incase if something happens, The nursing home has tried the POA thing and told... Read more »
If your mother is not mentally competent, she will not be able to sign any POA. From your description, I believe this is the case. If she is in Hospice, my sympathies, I would continue to pay the premiums on the policy. When she passes, you will be able to make a claim on the policy by providing...Read more »
My dad is currently in the hospital and my mom is his POA, I was wondering if she is allowed to request a co-agent such as myself to help her with his estate? I was not sure if she is legally allowed to appoint someone to help her without his verbal consent as he is not able to talk.
I agree with Attorney Jaap. Unless the POA contains specific language allowing for the appointment of a co-POA or to appoint you directly, she cannot appoint you and she must be the individual to sign all checks and other items requiring signature.
Competitions are only giving credit, but some of our dancers are not returning to classes. Parents want a cash refund which involves thousands. Basically the competitions are holding our money forcing us to return to their competition.
By law do I have to give these refunds if I have not... Read more »
The answer is it depends. For the Competitions, the contract the studio/club signed with the Competition legal entity will control that. If the contract says that if the event is canceled or postponed you only get credit, not your money back, that controls. If it is silent about...Read more »
I agree with Attorney Williams. Having a Transfer on Death placed on the title of the vehicle is the best way to ensure the transfer of the car to you. Alternatively, the title of the car could be changed to have you as co-owners with right of survivorship. (WROS). Either way will avoid issues.
I’m an investor in a privately held company. The company emailed us investors financial statements for 2019 that included settlement amounts from a lawsuit involving an individual. That individual has asked me to provide the specific details regarding the settlement details from the provided... Read more »
In general, you should not disclose settlements, either that they happened or the amount to anyone outside of the investors of the privately held company. It is highly probable that the settlement agreement itself has a confidentiality/non-disclosure provision that prohibits the disclosure of the...Read more »
As a general answer, yes they can be sued, but every suit has different facts and each community has different codes about what is required as to maintenance. There may also be language in your lease about who is responsible for what aspects of upkeep and notice provisions to inform...Read more »
Since I couldn't go there my "estranged " daughter stepped up and cleared out her condo and sent me pictures of some personal items that she was to send me and I would pay for shipping. After she found out that I was left some money she told me that she wanted half of it and has... Read more »
First and foremost, your mother died in Hawaii so her Probate will be controlled by Hawaiian law. You need to find a Hawaiian attorney to represent you and your interests. If it is similar to Ohio law, and she died without a will you should inherit everything, but move quickly so the assets of...Read more »
As a general answer, the Estate owns the house. The executor of the Estate could permit her to move in but does not have to until title transfers. If I were advising the Executor, I would not have a problem with her moving in so long as none of the other heir's objects and she takes over...Read more »
. We cannot get ahold of him only through secretary. He won't tell us anything about her will or what is going on. His secretary just tells us to give up house keys. There is no debt. Money was all POD. Only thing left is house and car. I'm feeling like there should have been someone else... Read more »
First off, I don't fully know the situation with your Mom's attorney and I am not trying to step on anyone's feet. However, you are not required to use the attorney who has the will to open the Estate. You can use any attorney or at least any attorney that practices in the probate...Read more »
As a general rule, no. A parent may waive the liability of a minor or incompetent person under their legal charge. But not for another adult. I am assuming that this example is a true family, with multi-adults, not a company photo where there is a single liable person/entity.
If you were sold a trailer that the seller claimed was a 2021 model but was, in fact, a 2020 model, the seller has violated the Consumer Sales Practices Act, (CSPA) ORC 1345.02 (B) (2) among other sections of that act. You have a legal claim against the seller, especially if this representation is...Read more »
she was married so how would this go in the state of ohio if I want to put house in my name can I legally do this or can not because of her husband I need help with this process and if there is any other information that can help me thanks
Your recourse depends on a few different issues. First, when it was installed, did the installer provide you a warranty? 2nd, what is the reason it is cracked and leaking? 3rd, does the product itself about warranty?
If the cracks or because of misuse by the consumer, you may not have any...Read more »
Damaged was caused to doors and frame when they removed them to cut the bottom of the doors so they would move over top of the carpet. Doors were not cut high enough to pass over carpet and bottom fared the carpet. There is also a 1/8 gap in the carpet and can see the floor. The bedroom wall and up... Read more »
The simple answer is probably yes under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) and for Breach of Contract and/or Warranty. The installers did not perform in a workman like manner and caused damages. The CSPA has a 1 year statute of limitations and does have a provision that allows for the...Read more »
A car loan was approved by the dealership, all documents signed and the vehicle given to me. Now they called and want a co-signer. Is this legal? Do i have to give a co-signer after approval has been given?
Maybe. If the dealer required you to sign a spot loan agreement they may be able to do that. Such an agreement in essence states that you can have the car but your loan is under consideration and not yet approved. If you did not have such an agreement, or if you have documentation that the loan...Read more »
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