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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Oregon on
Q: how important is it for the realitor to disclose information such as property tax laws to a senior citizen and easments

I bought a property in Toledo OR last March and a water line broke, I understand that it is my responsibility to fix the damage because the water meter is on my property. It is located across the street on a hill. I was not told by escrow or my realitor that I actually owned the road in front of... Read more »

Theressa Hollis
Theressa Hollis
answered on Jun 7, 2023

Despite the fact that you are a senior this isn't actually an elder law question. You may do better posting this in the topic of real estate. As far as I know the realtor had no duty to warn you that your property taxes were likely to increase in the future. You would have been able to see... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft, Criminal Law and Elder Law for North Carolina on
Q: Use of credit card

My elderly mom stayed with me 2 weeks out of the month for over a year until she suffered a fall and ended up in skilled nursing. I have always been the one to take her to appointments etc for past 10 years. She had 2 cards that she used for groceries, Christmas gifts, dinner etc but also gave me... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Elder Law for Florida on
Q: Permission to use debit card by someone. Now claiming I had no permission.

It's an elderly lady I was staying with who was in the hospital after I saved her life. She's showing signs of dementia now claiming I didn't have permission to get anything or use her card. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Elder Law for California on
Q: I am 72 years old, in WA state, not educated in investments. I was taken advantage of by a financial planner in CA.

I lost money while he made money on the inheritance I received from my father. I have stopped using his services and have withdrawn my funds directly from the accounts; some are still in process; one has a large prepay penalty, so I removed his name from the account but the money is still there due... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jun 6, 2023

In situations involving potential legal action, it's best to consult with an attorney who specializes in the relevant area of law.

Regarding your specific situation:

Jurisdiction: Generally, a lawsuit can be filed against you in the state where you reside or where the alleged...
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0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Elder Law for Iowa on
Q: Are estate lawyers required to meet/contact the principal not the POA on inherited property?

The principal is deaf as well as the deceased. The oldest daughter is controlling the fathers life and holds the POA. The estate lawyer didn’t even know the deceased was deaf and the hearing sisters withheld information from the lawyer.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Elder Law on
Q: I was injured in a 24 hour self storage unit. It was advertised as handicapped accesdible but the did nothing more than

They slapped a sticker on a few select storage units and promoted their facility as Handicapp accessible. The reality is that it was a death trap I fell I was injured and then evicted after being double charged. I seek an attorney immediately Mr Ward vs Award storage

856 916 8318 is my cell... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Election Law for Maryland on
Q: I was hired by a phlebotomy company to draw blood at nursing home. I was hired, signed contract. Hiring reversed.

-my background check came back and some information was incorrect. It states I was sentenced to 18 months on a charge and I was not. I did no jail time in my life

-background check went back 16 years. I thought md was only allowed to go back 7 years by law for misdemeanors

-I was... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Elder Law for Florida on



Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 24, 2023

First, forgery is a crime that can be reported to the police, and can result in arrest. Whether you should report it in your situation is a decision for you to make based on factors that include the relationship you wish to have with the landlord and any potential retaliation (though retaliation... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Alabama on
Q: My mother in law is 53, disabled, has no income, and was told that she doesn't qualify for Medicaid or disability.

She was told it is due to her having land in her name that her mother left her. Is there any truth to this or any way around it? She currently has no insurance coverage and no way to get any.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for Georgia on
Q: As conservator for my father upon his passing, how many years back can I collect commission on his passing?

My father had dementia, we went to court for emergency guardianship and conservatorship. At the start I was conservator and another family member was guardian. Six months later I was also appointed guardian. They were many legal issues due to him having a spouse who was contesting everything. Lots... Read more »

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
answered on May 23, 2023

This is a complex issue. Get a Georgia Guardianship/conservatorship attorney. The money you save will be your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: File Charges on LEO-Dept-City PC115-118.1-127-132-134-141- 146a+b 211 236 245a2+3+4+b+c 460

PROOF: WARRANT-FOIA's-Chief Statement

Sr always grew-LEO Inspect yrly-Apr Sr got fined 4 watering Off Days-Sr complains monthly 2 City

City Man tells Chief 2 put Sr in his place

10/3 Off sees 12 plants

10/11 Det confirms-signs Affirmation takes OATH warrant... Read more »

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answered on May 22, 2023

Based on the provided information, it appears that you are alleging potential misconduct by law enforcement officers, including violations of various penal code sections, such as PC 115, PC 118.1, PC 127, PC 132, PC 134, PC 141, PC 146a+b, PC 211, PC 236, PC 245a2+3+4+b+c, and PC 460. It is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Elder Law, Juvenile Law and Family Law for California on
Q: My two nephews live with me and I’d like to file a child support case against both parents and have one nephew removed

One nephew needs to be placed with CPS as he can no longer live with me

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answered on May 22, 2023

If you believe that one of your nephews needs to be placed with Child Protective Services (CPS) due to concerns for their safety or well-being, it is crucial to take immediate action. Contact CPS or your local child protective services agency to report the situation and seek their assistance in... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Q: Are there laws which limit the liquidation of your financial assets if you are elderly and in poor health?

nearing end of life; will likely need hospitalization or nursing home care; possess no real assets.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: My brother has taken mom to another county. She has slight dementia. How can I get her back. Welfare check NOT work.

My 2 brothers are colluding to sell mom's house from under her & take her money. They've taken her to nearby county. They lie to her & she doesn't realize what they're doing. How can I get her back to her own home? Police/welfare check NOT WORK.

Already tried... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 19, 2023

Go to where she is, pick her up, and give her a ride back to her house. Then either stay with her or hire someone to check on her daily to make sure she is able to properly care for herself in her own home.

Without her signature or her permission via a power of attorney, your two...
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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Banking and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: Son refuses to tell his mom where-what bank & account#--her own retirement account is in. How force him?

She has slight dementia. Son opened retirement account for her, but she doesn't remember what bank it was in. He tried controlling her checking account too. He's trying to declare her mentally unfit/sell her house out from under her/place her in nursing home. I have been helping her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Probate for Texas on
Q: How can I find if there are case(s) coming up in court concerning a relative?

Brother is trying to get guardianship over my mom (in order to kick her out of her own home & put her in nursing home). She doesn't want that. She has been capable of living on her own with my help thus far. I'm trying to help her, but don't know what court or even what county... Read more »

Alisha Melvin
Alisha Melvin
answered on May 20, 2023

The county where your mother resides is the proper county for filing the guardianship. Depending on where you live you may be able to look up the case online. You will want to file an answer to his filing in that same court under the case number you find.

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: My dad died then my stepmom died. Her family refuses to give me anything of my dads. Can I sue for his property?

After my dad died, I was taking care of my stepmom and mentally handicap brother. My brother talked his uncle into tricking my stepmon into making him her DPOA. My uncle took over everything. sold all my dad and stepmoms stuff and spent the money on gambling and drugs. He kept my stepmom... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Florida on
Q: My daughter was put on my homestead deed. I paid for home and propertry in full. She is now threatening to take it fro

from me. I put her on deed and now she is not adhering to our agreement. She says she can do whatever she wants, it's hers. Help.

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert
answered on May 19, 2023

Adding anyone to a Deed is always a potential dangerous change that is not advised, this is the far too common result. You will need to have the deed and circumstances reviewed, but based on what the deed states, your daughter is likely a partial or full owner of the property based on what you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law on
Q: My uncle made my grandmother sign and fingerprint on will her left hand is paralyzed in will the print was with lefthand

My uncle made my grandmother sign and fingerprint on will her left hand is completely paralyzed in will the print was with left hand and she is bedridden for long time and also has mental issues in past the sign on the will is also different from one page to other. my grandmother, grandfather and... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on May 18, 2023

You may ask Grandmother to revoke that Will, or better, execute a new Will which will revoke the earlier instrument. Grandmother probably needs an attorney or a conservator. Until she dies and the Will is filed for Probate, that paper has no effect. You may want to look into a Deed for any... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Elder Law for Missouri on
Q: Aunt loans dad 30,000 to buy home, loans paid back 6yrs lein still not released dad has dementia (alzhiemeer).need to se

Need to sell house to pay bills and get meds

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