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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elder Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: If someone has been publicly harrassed, stalked, been kept @ home using threats. Much more. The police will not help.

I've been harassed by women using megaphones to insult me on my street, breaking into my house while I'm gone or asleep. There's been theft, vandalism, identity theft, assault, harrassement, utility theft, and someone has put some kind of two way audio setup so that they can talk to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Communications Law, Elder Law and Environmental for Florida on
Q: In Florida Lawyer letter to me: "Trespass Warning". Lawyer included more unclear warnings. Is that legal?

Question about attorney letter. Land owner behind me plans to build 265 houses. After alerting Fish & Wildlife there are Protected Gopher Tortoises there, I met F & W Officer & showed him GT burrows. He shut it down. I also showed officer chemical spills & took pix. Spills were... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: To add a name to a deed via quitclaim in Arkansas, is the grantor also listed as a grantee along with the added person?

Adding adult child to property

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

Hire an AR attorney to draft the deed. Your answer could be yes or no as it depends on what type of estates are created by the transfer.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Probate for Missouri on
Q: If I was the sole beneficiary of a trust up until my mothers death. Can my stepfather remove me? Do I have to be notifie

I am an only child. I worked and maintained the company business for the past 15 years. Have been told for the past 30 years our family business would be passed on to me just as it had been to my parents.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: I need to get guardianship over mom and brother. It's urgent.

Mother is going into nursing home and my brother bank account is in her name and we can not get into it.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Washington on
Q: I am 80 and own my home through a revocable trust that I created 15 years ago. Can I qualify for the property Tax deduc

My income is fixed and below $40K

Another question is if I am eligible to have prorated for previous years for a possible refund?

I am 80 years old, house is set up in a revocable trust I had done many years ago, I live in the house year round with my spouse of 50 years, I am up to... View More

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

You may qualify for property tax relief in Washington State, as it offers several property tax exemption and deferral programs for senior citizens, especially those with low fixed incomes. Given your age and income, you could be eligible for the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: My mother is going into a Long Term Care Facility. My sister and my mother live together and have joint accounts.

My mother is 86 and is going into a Long Term Care facility. (Medicaid/Medicare). My mother and my sister live together. Both their names are on the checking and savings account. No other assets. They rent a house. They split the bills. My mother has social security and my sister gives my mother... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Alabama on
Q: My sister lives in Florida and is increasingly confused and extremely forgetful

Unknown to me, she recently took out a reverse mortgage . In May at her request I sent her $500 to pay her water bill as they had been without water for 2 weeks. According to her " roommate" who helped her obtain the reverse mortgage the previous $6000 payment was used to "fix things... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: If hospital and doctors fail to treat life threatening wounds, or address pain, is this elder neglect??

65 yr old man has open 8” wound at base of skull, due to Lyme disease w/ zero doctors and Johns Hopkins fail to address by not returning calls for follow up appt, life threatening worsening of this over several years and attempts to minimally address pain

John Michael Frick
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answered on Jul 12, 2024

Typically, it is difficult to maintain an action for medical malpractice due to a patient's inability to schedule an appointment. In a true medical emergency, the patient should go to a local emergency room or call 911 for paramedics to assess and transport the patient to a hospital. It is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Texas on
Q: My sister sold our 87 year old moms home and left her with me because My mom no longer had a home

Sold our moms home and pocketed all the money. Now our mom no longer had a place to live.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 12, 2024

The only way your sister could sell a home that belongs to your mother is with your mom's permission using a power of attorney or if your sister has been appointed by the court as your mother's guardian.

If your sister sold the home with your mom's permission using a power of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Michigan on
Q: My mother was in Hospice. Her volunteer caregivers stole $ 18,000 from her banking. They did not have power of attorney.

my mother was on 2 pages of drugs and clearly not able to know what was going on. They took her through the bank drive thru and got added on to her account. The next day took my name off and added theirs and then took out money until it was gone. I got all the bank receipts; I am the executor of... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jul 11, 2024

You've done the right thing and all you can for now. Let the police investigate, which could lead to criminal charges on the caregivers. What your mother wished to happen with the money is not relevant - even assuming you have some proof of those wishes (e.g., a will).

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Family Law for West Virginia on
Q: Who is responsible to care for an elderly parent with Dementia and no spouse.

My wife and myself care for my wife's mother. She has Dementia and requires 24 hour care. There are four other siblings but they refuse to help. My wife had to quit her job to care for her Mom and we have lost all that income. It's been two years without a break. Can I force the other... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: What laws would you be violating in Pennsylvania if you put a hidden camera in someone’s home without their consent

The camera would record, audio, and video without any consent from the legal owner of the property

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Elder Law for Illinois on
Q: Need help deciphering this… ERT 10:21am ASA Carson, defendant with APD Williams appear. DBC. Offer forthcoming. LOAS.

Don’t understand the abbreviations beyond ASA and APD. This was pulled from case history on judici

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Illinois on
Q: When does secondary POA go into effect?

My mother put her son as POA 1st then I am 2nd. He is on autism spectrum but meeting her personal needs at moment. Thanks for your time.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for California on
Q: Hi my mom is almost 80. She has a 48 year history of mental illness. Her lawyer has been withholding her contact info

from me for 2 YEARS now. He maintains she told him not to give it to me, but we have NO history of conflict, & I only have his word(which I don't trust) that she said this. All i know is she moved upon inheriting my dad's estate, hence the address change. I have no way to know if she... View More

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

Under California law, you have several options to address your concerns. First, you can request the court to compel the lawyer to provide the documents you've requested. This can be done by filing a petition in the probate court. Include in your petition a detailed account of your attempts to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Arizona on
Q: My Mom is still living has dementia. Need to sell home for expenses. What do you do with the money from sale?

She has a trust I am only child. How do I invest this money?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Elder Law for Rhode Island on
Q: When you feel like you are being pushed out at age 63 what do you do?

I feel i am being treated differently by my boss, false accusations, micro management, undue stress

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