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0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Q: I had just wrote about my mother passing away. I received a letter from an attorney that my mother was one of those ..

Named to receive money. No, my uncle did not have a will. The letter showed my mom, her 2 brothers and her sister that passed away her 2 sons are listed. They told me that because he didn't have a will it would go to the family on my grandmother's side. Her children. So my 2 uncles (moms... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Elder Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: I was to have moved from one HUD apartment in New Jersey to another. All necessary paperwork was completed and approved

at 5pm day of move new location said I was not moving in

I had all my belongings in a moving van, and no where to go. This cost me $1800. moving van and $25.00 storage fee which I am trying to recoup.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Elder Law for Alabama on
Q: I had a judgement against me in 2017. They just started garnishment on Dec 2022. I’m 66 years old. What can I do
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 5, 2023

You have a number of options. These options include, consult with a Bankruptcy to see, not only if you qualify, but if it makes sense in your financial condition and future. Protect your assets by having assets in non-collectible, accounts or assets. File claims for exemption.

The first...
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0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Hi we recently found out that my aunt may have power of attorney of my grandmother in PR. How can my dad find out?

My dad was denied visitation to see his mom at the nursing home. He was told to go through his sister. How can check to see if his sister has power of attorney?

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Elder Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Can a bank disclose dates and other info not about the money on bank accounts of a deceased person like Open/close dates

I am investigating a family members actions with accounts. I am wanting to know just what info I can get without having to issue a subpoena to get it! I have a Death Certificate and all account and routing numbers along with Identification information for account holder.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Indiana on
Q: We recently (11/23/22) purchased a house in Muncie. There are problems with the house. We are seniors. Who can help us?

We paid for 3 inspections; whole house, well, and septic. We also paid for a home warranty we never received a copy of the well or septic reports. Almost every faucet in the house is faulty why didn't the whole house inspection catch it? We tried to get the warranty company to cover the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Elder Law for California on
Q: What does the penal code of California say on elderly abuse
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Feb 5, 2023

The penal code doesn't address elder abuse. Elder abuse is covered by the Welfare and Institutions code. What you are asking for is a treatise on elder abuse. This is not the proper forum for such a question. If you have a specific question on the law as it applies to your personal situation,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Elder Law for Kentucky on
Q: There a person I know had a warrant got on her for driving on low tire in clay Co ky by her husband is this possible

I just like to know if this can be real

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 1, 2023

No. It cannot be real unless there is much more to the story.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Elder Law for Arizona on
Q: Need clarification of the FTC RULE CONCERNING COOLING-OFF PERIOD FOR SALESMADE AT HOMES OR AT CERTAIN OTHER LOCATIONS.

Last week I made a purchase at a trade show after a highly aggressive sales tactic. I am extremely embarassed to say I succumbed to the pressure and made the purchase of $4500. The next morning I contacted them to ask for a refund. They said they had a No Refund policy. The "contract" and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Indiana on
Q: How do I apply for guardianship of an elderly person that has an APS case?

Persons sister was gauardian, she abandoned him resulting in APS getting involved. He was sent to a long to care facility after this. I would like to apply for gaurdianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a Durable Power of Attorney access a ROTH IRA held at Vanguard for health care and living expenses?

Account owner is in memory care.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 31, 2023

It should if it is drafted and executed correctly. Administrator will probably want an original DPOA, unless you can get them to accept a copy. If not, a conservatorship may be preferable instead of a Declaratory Judgment and Recovery Action where jurisdiction will always be a problem.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Identity Theft for Tennessee on
Q: Without having to fund a huge lawsuit again cousin how can we find how name was added to my dads bank accounts.

We know for sure cousin signed as POA on a sale of our dads property to his brother, then took the money until confronted by one of the bank trustees. His name was added to 5 or 6 bank accounts prior to my dads death last Sept. Because of my dads age and health and history of how dad was with his... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Q: Can hotel works tell guess they I anyone in room

Hotel owner r telling guess they can't have visitors if they do it's 20 dollars each person and if they find someone there they r kicking guess out

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Elder Law for Florida on
Q: If a sonis trying to take all the money from his mother, who was recently widowed, and the son and her were buying a hom

The house was only titled in his name without authorization. Is there any repercussions that the mother has to get her money back

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 29, 2023

Mother needs to consult a lawyer who handles real estate litigation in her area to see if she has grounds for legal action, such as a lawsuit to quiet title.

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Michigan on
Q: My mother wants to have just my brother as POA. Currently my sister and he are both POA. Does she need an attorney?

Do we need an attorney to help her or could we scan document, take sister out and have her sign with a notary and witness at her bank?

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Alabama on
Q: Who do I report emotional/neglect from a caregiver, whose employer knows/disregards their behavior; is her friend? AL

The employer knows this caregiver is mentally ill, is not appropriate for caregiving role. Person is in their 70’s and has walking disability plus she refuses to do many needed duties. Most important, she belittles my parent suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. She threatens to quit several... Read more »

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