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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Next door neighbors spying on us through bathroom wall

We own, they rent from someone. I am sure that there is an opening created by them and they have made sure that we know they are spying by banging on the shared wall when one of us is in the bathroom. Testing - Often I go silently into that room and stand there. 10 to 12 seconds pass before the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My mother has dementia and no one to take care of her in Puerto Rico. I want to bring her to Wisconsin

What can I do? She apparently has a joint account with her partner that is hospitalized and will likely end up in a nursing home by his kids. We have no information about where anything goes as his family took that over.

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Probate for Washington on
Q: Can the Executor of my Father's Will be removed a year after his death?

The Executor of my Father's Will cremated him vs burying him with Military Honors as his Will directed.

She filed a quit claim deed a month after he died, giving her and her son my Father's four properties. The deed was notorized four months before he died, using a rubber stamp... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Idaho on
Q: When a guy has a reverse morgage on his home and the loan gets to high for him to pay is it legal for the owner to let a

can a family member pay the reverse loan off,but wants the owner to sign a will putting him on the will to make sure he gets paid back even if he already has a person to handle his estate?

Do I have to sign the paper.?

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for Indiana on
Q: Indiana- I am heir in my Aunt's will- she died 2-14-2021. Can I request a FULL accounting for last 24 months?

My brother is Executor/POA- he has serious gambling addiction. Family believes he mismanaged her finances

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Florida on
Q: Redevelopment of a golf course to include 200 townhomes 15 feet from the rear of my condo has been proposed.

What legal obligation does the developer have not to interfere with the Quiet enjoyment and undisturbed use and enjoyment of my home? Who is responsible to insure the excavation of the land (treated for decades with insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers) does not pollute the air or water?... Read more »

Lauren Nagel Richardson
Lauren Nagel Richardson answered on Sep 15, 2021

This is not an elder law question. This is a real estate question. I would re-post it under real estate law or call and get the advice of a real estate lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My mother and I own a home jointly with a survivorship. My mother passed away, Can medicaid take my home?
Moshe Toron Esq
Moshe Toron Esq answered on Sep 14, 2021

Medicaid could put a lien on half of the house in order to recoup any funds they paid on behalf of your mother. This is assuming she was in a nursing home or received nursing home waiver services or received Medicaid benefits after age 55.

However, if you took care of your mother for 2...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Elder Law for Ohio on
Q: When someone passes and there is no TOD or Will stating who a vehicle can go to.

Does the Ohio rule of Descent and Distribution, code 2105.06 mean that it will automatically go to the living spouse without having to go thru probate? The same does not apply to lineal descendants such as a child, correct?

Thank you Andrew Popp for your previous help.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 13, 2021

No problem. There is a separate statute for that. See Section 2106.18 of the Ohio Revised Code. (link below) You can usually accomplish this by going to the BMV as long as the value does not exceed $65,000 under current law.

https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-2106.18

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0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law for Maine on
Q: can an executor not get a house appraised or list it while investing in home repairs and telling family she will buy it

executor sat on house for at least 18 months without listing for sale all the while using up decedents bank funds then sells house to her sister for less than she told probate judge she would buy it for then says she will buy it from sister later I have her text messages to prove it. Should i file... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Arkansas on
Q: Brother had guardianship over dad. 5 years never gave accounting and $500K gone. PA wrote Guardianship. Discuss. TBC…

Oh I have plenty of information! How about my brother never opened a guardianship account for my father. His money was mixed in my mother and father’s checking account. Btw father was incapacitated person. While he was in the hospital brother got Exparte guardianship and it went full with no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Hi my husband is only child His mother given poa to nephew She has dementia They trying to put her in home

They are trying to put her in nursing home without notifying my husband.

Also they are trying to take her money out back

And sell her property. They are trying to keep it hush. Can they put her in home without his consent. Again he is only child.

Because while she was in... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 14, 2021

Unfortunately your question is not clearly enough posed to give any type of substantive answer. It might be a good idea to sit down with an experience probate or family attorney, to discuss your case in detail and get the answers you are looking for.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Sexual Harassment for Arkansas on
Q: Is there a law about arresting the aggressor and holding for up to 48hr for time to investigate. A law to prevent more

What are the laws about how law enforcement responds to domestic violence call?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law, Intellectual Property and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Hi there, I'm sorry to bother you...I don’t know what to do…

… 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 »

Sally Bergman
Sally Bergman answered on Sep 10, 2021

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Elder Law for Ohio on
Q: If a married Sr Citizen passes & they have a vehicle only titled in their name.Can it be retitled in someone else's name

Other then the living spouse? The living spouse is 82 and may need state assistance in the future. We don't want her to get refused assistance by not selling the van for money. Her son would like the van transferred to him. She's disabled and he's living with her to help now. So can... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 13, 2021

Unless there was a TOD on file for the vehicle, then it will require probate in order to transfer the title to the van. The vehicle will be transferred to whomever is named in the Will, or whom is required under Ohio's rule of descent and distribution if there is no Will. See Section 2105.06... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Domestic Violence, Elder Law and Social Security for Mississippi on
Q: What do I need to do to help protect my dad's estate while he is in a nursing home

My dad's wife gave her son (not biological son to dad) my dad's house and land but he is still alive in a nursing home. He would never allow this to happen but she is stopping me and my brother (dad 2 biological child) from contacting him.we are afraid the wife and son hurt him severely... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Q: What is the financial liability of an "emergency contact" person in Wisconsin when that person is a resident of Florida?

My sister (72 years old) was a resident in a “seniors housing” facility in Milwaukee WI. She was a month-to-month renter. She did not have a lease. She died in late June. She was predeceased by both of her children. I am her elder brother (75 years old), and I am a resident of Florida.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Family Law for Montana on
Q: I provided continuous care for my mom for 5 years and 4 months, with out any help from my sibling

The will says I owe $55,000.00 to the estate that I borrowed from my mom

However I never borrowed $55, 000.00 it is the amount my oldest sister owed mom when the will was executed. Now 9 years later mom past away and the estate lawyer wants to only go by by the 2012 will even though I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: have locked in rate, building in bad shape ceilings caving in etc. think they just sold have interest will probable tear

down. what can i do to get money i paid for locked in rate and moving expenses. do i have any options.

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