My question: Is a trustee (also an attorney) allowed to legally represent and defend a beneficiary in court and be her attorney if there are any possible future legal suits against this beneficiary from her litigious jealous sister? For example: for medical neglect? The trustee is NOW the new... Read more »
This year my husband and I sold our house and bought another single-story house with the plan to move my parents in with us. My parents now live with us. They plan to sell their house that now sits empty. My parents have agreed to either give us money towards our remaining mortgage or pay us... Read more »
A lump sum would definitely raise red flags as a gift and would have to be justified, documented and argued. Reasonable rent is easy to justify and document. It would be good to have a written lease and have them pay you rent, you can always apply it toward extra principal payments on your...Read more »
Don't let them do anything without consulting an Elder Law Attorney. It is possible to keep the house (and the equity) if handled correctly. There are a lot of 'hidden' methods and a competent Elder Law Attorney can be a big help. You can find one by going to the Virginia Academy...Read more »
This is about an elderly couple whose artesian well is on property that used to belong to them. When it was sold 10 years ago owner was aware that the well is being used by the elderly couple and today told them he cut it off because he doesn't need it anymore.
It sounds like it might be time for a legal review of the transaction to determine if there was an easement implied. They don't appear to be tenants of their buyer, so it may be time to negotiate or to buy bottled water until they can tap into an artesian well below their property.
My spouse recently became a Ward of the state. He has a public guardian & conservator. How do I get protection under the spousal impoverishment laws? I depend on his income. He receives retirement from the railroad of $3400 per month. He went to a Nursing Home yesterday. His care will run... Read more »
Your question is remarkably complex. This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more than an internet...Read more »
It is probably a good idea to review the facts with a lawyer. It might be that your brother had the right to do that, or he might have been abusing your mother by stealing her money and stealing from the estate. You may be able to collect it back from him or take it as a credit against his...Read more »
i am my fathers legal guardian & conservator my half sister not related to my father is executor of his will. Her and her husband set up the will where they can do what they want with the house and his belongings my father thinking she would do what the will says signed it. She plans on doing... Read more »
This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more than an internet answer. Find and sit down with an...Read more »
If you have a power of attorney from her that allows you to make gifts, then you can do that. Please note, however, that gifting authority in powers of attorney is not common. Absent a power of attorney, one of you will need to petition the court to be appointed as conservator of her estate.
I believe that his issues are as a direct result of malpractice on the part of the memory care community in which he was living. At the suggestion of the care manager at the hospital, I contacted the Fredericksburg Adult Protective Services and the Va State Dept. of Licensing. She also suggested... Read more »
I don't see a question in your statement of facts, but assuming that your question is whether or not you would have a case against the memory caregiver, it is not possible to tell. There are so many variables and other facts to discover before an opinion can be made. Additionally, you must...Read more »
Having an illness that makes one incompetent to handle funds (among other things) does not mean the individual cannot inherit. In other words, the patient’s right to inherit is not impacted in any way by his illness. It may mean that a guardian will need to make certain decisions or request...Read more »
Under section 64.2-200 of the code of Virginia, her estate would pass to her surving parents. If there are sosurving parents, then her estate would be divided among her siblings and their descendants. You shouldconsult with an estate planning attorney for a more detailed analysis of your...Read more »
I assume we’re talking about a late-received or previously missed utility bill, like a quarterly water bill. Sure, why not? If it is owed under the contract, it is owed. Returning the security deposit merely makes it harder to collect, but local landlord-tenant ordinances often require refund of...Read more »
My grandmother has Alzheimer's and my uncle is talking about putting her in a home. She currently lives with my mom and he does not care for her. I f this happens is there any legal help for me to take over care for her to prevent her from going into a home? Due to my husbands military I am in... Read more »
My sister took out a guardianship on me by lying her way through and using my Medical Drs. name in the process and he stated he did not release any info to her I went to court and my medical records were so good there was no way she could win so she removed herself and now wanting me to pay her... Read more »
Have you reported the theft to the police? Theft is a criminal matter.
It is unclear on what basis you wish to pursue a civil claim for monetary damages which would justify an attorney handling the matter on a contingency basis. You will probably need to hire someone on a lump sum or hourly rate.
I had a durable POA to handle her medical and other affairs and her bank accounts had a POD. I took her back to England for burial and her accounts had no additional funds after the cost of the funeral etc....I contributed to her home health care costs and funeral costs. My Mother was due a small... Read more »
You probably shouldn't be doing any of this. A power of attorney does not allow you to reconcile a deceased person's estate. The only person who can do that is the Administrator, appointed by the court in instances where there are no wills. Seek out a Probate attorney soon.
In many states, this is not required, but check with a local estate planning lawyer.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation....Read more »
The answer depends on what type of mistreat you mean, who is conducting the mistreatment, and whether you can prove there is actual mistreatment. If there is physical abuse, or someone is endangering an elderly person's health or well-being, or someone is taking advantage of an elderly...Read more »
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