In this situation, it's essential to understand your rights and the legal protections available to you as someone seeking housing assistance with a City Voucher. Firstly, you should familiarize yourself with the local housing laws and regulations that govern the acceptance of vouchers by...View More
My uncle was deemed incompetent but I think he seems with it to me when I talk to him. When I was a nurse I know patients were with it certain times of day. Why can't he make me POA like he says he wants. He has been in long term care for 2 years
To become a guardian in New York, especially for someone deemed legally incompetent, you would start by filing a petition for guardianship in the court that has jurisdiction over the matter, which could be the Surrogate's Court or Supreme Court in the county where your uncle resides, such as...View More
He is also blatantly hacking me with his fancy Apple smartwatch and his iPhone through Bluetooth which I do not even have enabled! He wants my property and we've been disputing this for years! The local judge was probably paid off by him & I'm going to have a heart attack I swear
Firstly, it's essential to remain calm and composed despite the distressing situation. When defending yourself against a trespassing charge, focus on presenting evidence to support your claim that you were on the property to retrieve rebar you had previously purchased. Gather any documentation...View More
A Health Care Proxy would allow you to make health care decisions if your parents were unable to do so themselves. However, managing their care, paying expenses, and completing paperwork would require a Power of Attorney to be signed by your parents naming you as their agent. In both cases, your...View More
In New York, if your 86-year-old father is mentally competent and able to make decisions on his own, he has the right to choose where he wants to live. If he expresses the desire to return home and is capable of making that decision, legally, he can leave the nursing home. You may want to...View More
My bank is declining to do this. I see there is language in the statute that requires language in the modifications section of the POA that expressly provides this permission for already-existing accounts. However, I am opening a brand new account, and I interpret the language in the statute to... View More
In New York, when it comes to assisted senior living housing units, especially those regulated by HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), certain types of income are treated differently for eligibility and rent calculation purposes. According to HUD guidelines, some types of...View More
An executor is a fiduciary, which means that s/he has personal responsibility and liability for all assets and liabilities of the estate. However, the executor has no powers until obtaining letters testamentary or preliminary letters testamentary from the Surrogate's Court as a result of...View More
medicaid for doctors. I own a Mobile Home in Calverton Meadows, when I pass will Social Security take my home for repayment? I have 2 daughters who help me (alot) and I hoped to leave it to them to sell when I pass. Thank you for any advice you give me. I only have a handwritten will , I live... View More
Social Security itself does not typically take assets for repayment, but Medicaid can seek recovery from the estate of a deceased beneficiary under certain circumstances. Whether your mobile home would be subject to such recovery can depend on the state's Medicaid rules and the specifics of...View More
Her Medicaid was discontinued May 22 2022 and she received income on May 31 , 2022. The Medicaid office is using the income received after her death and after Medicaid was discontinued to compute her monthly payment but since per NYS Medicaid rules since income is computed as earned when it is... View More
Your understanding of Medicaid's cash-basis accounting for income seems to be accurate. If the income was received after the individual's death and after Medicaid coverage was discontinued, it generally should not be counted toward the calculation of the individual's Net Available...View More
He has accused her of fraud, removing her from her bank accounts, attacked her mother's current broker with a false report. She can no longer pay her Bills. Also, he is working with my mother's sister, lying to her about things my mother never said, and using my grandma, who my sister has... View More
Your mother should consider retaining an attorney experienced in elder law and financial exploitation cases immediately. This situation may involve complex issues like undue influence and financial abuse. An attorney can help navigate the allegations, work to protect her interests, and potentially...View More
I, along with my partner who is also 68 and suffers from advanced Alzheimer's Disease, resides in the home of the decedent whose house is in reverse mortgage. The deceased has six other siblings, three deceased. The house value is close to the outstanding balance on the reverse mortgage. I... View More
My husband is a lawyer but he is British and is not qualified to practice in NYC, but he has written all the instructions after having met with this lady. It is a fairly simple Will (she doesn't have property - just cash) and she knows what she wants but her health is getting worse by the... View More
Yes, there are attorneys who can accommodate urgent situations by drafting a will quickly, and many will make house visits or arrange virtual meetings via Zoom or other video call platforms, especially for clients with health concerns. You should reach out to local estate planning attorneys or...View More
My brother said he will use his own lawyer and my siblings and I will use the same lawyer . Can two separate party’s sue for the same reason. My brother said he wants to sue by himself without his siblings. So we decided to get our own lawyer.
Any action must be brought on behalf of your mother’s estate. Someone must petition the Surrogate’s Court to be appointed Administrator or, if there is a Will, Executor. If she was married at the time of her death, her spouse has first priority to petition. If not, all natural born or adopted...View More
My mother got paperwork needed to sign for consent to record inclusing audio. Now they also put something in saying no audio. Now the rooms are their homes and should be treated as such. They have a history of verbal abuse but never caught and the supervisor gaslights me and my mother. They have... View More
Yours are serious allegations and should be carefully considered. In New York, there is an Ombudsman who may be able to help you sort out how to best handle the situation. The New York State Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is an advocate and resource for persons who reside...View More
He is mild-moderate but knows he has some money. He has asked me to take it out the bank and save it for him. I am his POA. Is this allowed? They're going to take his social security and pension I know but what's in the bank is all he's got.
The acts you are allowed to perform on behalf of your brother, such as banking transactions, personal and family maintenance, financial matters, etc., are delineated in the Power of Attorney form he signed. That said, you cannot perpetrate a fraud on either Medicare or Medicaid and misrepresent...View More
My sister is taking financial advantage of my parents. My parents know enough to agree she is but do not want to pursue legal ramifications . My concern is they will not have enough money to live out their years. Most recently my dad was removed from the deed of his second home while in the icu... View More
It is unclear from the scenario you presented whether your parents are of sound mind. If so, you will not have standing to pursue actions that they are not interested in taking. You cannot force another person to litigate something in their interest that they do not want to. And you cannot force...View More
It depends whether the nursing center had a judgment against your father before he died. If so, a judgment entered in the same county as the property would form a lien on the property which would survive a change in ownership (such as that occurred upon his death). Since your sister would be the...View More
He says he needs “formal notice” - ME won’t release body without proof I’m executor (ie, the Will) so I cannot get a death cert or anything. I’m stuck as I need the Will to get the death cert, make arrangements, get access to apt., etc.. Can the lawyer be made to release the Will to me??... View More
Surrogate Court Procedure Act (SCPA) Sec. 1401 authorizes a proceeding to compel anyone who has custody of the original Will to produce it. If you are a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of the deceased, you are eligible to receive a copy of the death certificate if one has been issued. You would...View More
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