answered on Apr 7, 2023
Yes it says: "Lawyer-neutrals may also be subject to various codes of ethics, such as the Code of Ethics for Arbitration in Commercial Disputes prepared by a joint committee of the American Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association or the Model Standards of Conduct for... Read more »
Father passed in 2014. Mother passed in 2022.
answered on Apr 6, 2023
Assuming AZ house was owned JTWROS between parents, then when dad passed in 2014, the house effectively belonged solely to mother (even though nothing was recorded to reflect that). Then in 2022, the house became part of mother's probate estate. The Will giving the life estate probably governs... Read more »
Should the GRANTEE on the Quitclaim form be the name of our trust?
answered on Mar 24, 2023
In order to avoid tax problems and the potential loss of federal bankruptcy exemptions as well as state law exemptions, you definitely need to consult the attorney who set up your revocable living trust.
This is not a do-it-yourself project. Just like you would never ever try to set up a... Read more »
My sister had a beneficiary deed on her home in Arizona. The beneficiary is an ex-friend who is also the named executor of her estate. The mortgage was being paid through automatic payments from an account in South Carolina.(where she used to live) I am the beneficiary of that POD account. Because... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
As a beneficiary of the POD account, you may have a claim to the funds in the account. However, whether the beneficiary of the deed is obligated to reimburse you for the mortgage payment may depend on the terms of your sister's estate plan and any applicable state laws.
If your... Read more »
The beneficiaries (I am one) are disputing the final Accounting provided by the Trustee for various reasons. The Trustee has retained counsel to push our hand, but in reviewing the Trust, there is a section regarding "Conflict Resolution" that specifically states thar arbitration should... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
Thank you for your question. Getting to arbitration is a process, which generally requires a law suit to be filed. The language seems clear but it is not. The language is saying that a lawsuit which is governed by arbitration is generally less expensive than a full blown law suit. Both choices... Read more »
Im just trying to do what I can he past away in 2018 and my own family hasn't done a thing I'll pay almost anything
answered on Sep 12, 2022
Thank you for your question. It is important that you know that transferring real estate under circumstances like this can be very complicated. I recommend that you work in stages. The first thing your must do is find out if your father is still the legal owner of the property. Contact a real... Read more »
answered on Aug 17, 2022
This sounds like you are attempting to use a beneficiary deed instead of a proper estate plan.
Beneficiary deeds are intended to be used for simple transfers of real property after a person's death. While what you are suggesting can be inserted in the deed, it is highly likely that... Read more »
In Arizona, we live together for 8 years. Trust has no Medical POA. Only a will. We moved 3 mos. ago to mfg home in my name. Boyfriends IRA (I am beneficiary) and healthy checking. Balance. Revocable Trust dated 2017, attorney disbarred in 2018. No e-file.
answered on Jul 21, 2022
"Now what?" is a really vague question, but I am answering with the presumption that your question is "how do I make my boyfriend my medical POA?" You need to execute a medical POA and provide the hospital a copy.
You can find the form for the State of Arizona here:... Read more »
Me and my sister are his heirs but my mom(divorced) is telling me that since the insurance company is rebuilding part of the house to keep it up to code, that they're actually going to charge for the repairs. Is that really true and what are mine and my sisters options? And does my mom have... Read more »
answered on Jul 18, 2022
An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry about the loss of your father. Your question is a little bit complex and straddles a number of categories; I can only address the insurance-related ones. The insurance company's decision... Read more »
How do I protect my children from abusive relatives if something happens to me?
How long will it take to set up my Trust?
answered on Jul 11, 2022
Probate is expensive, time-consuming, difficult and public. I am not a fan. I do try to design plans for my clients that avoid probate.
You can help protect your children from abusive relatives if you put their inheritance in a trust with a professional fiduciary in charge. That way an... Read more »
my uncle has yet to tell me anything about a trust my mother left me when she passed away almost 3 years ago I only know a little because of my brother telling me .I've asked my uncle about it and still nothing .I think he is trying to cause a hardship that way I would be inclined to sell my... Read more »
answered on Jun 17, 2022
When a person has a trust, it becomes irrevocable upon their death. The successor trustee of has a fiduciary and legal obligation to report to the beneficiaries of a trust.
At a minimum, assuming you are a beneficiary, you should have been provided with, at a minimum, a copy of the... Read more »
He solely purchased the house in 2007. We met in 2014. I had our oldest child in 2016. We married in 2017. He refinanced the house in 2018 or 2019 but didn't want to put me on the home loan even though my credit score is consistently in the upper 830s - 840s. Our youngest was born in 2018.... Read more »
answered on Jun 13, 2022
The house belongs to him. A.R.S. 25-213(A) reads, "A spouse's real and personal property that is owned by that spouse before marriage ... and the increase, rents, issues and profits of that property, is the separate property of that spouse." As he owned before the marriage and never... Read more »
Plus he has a special clause for if one of the boys get disabled the trust is to help him and he does not get his 20%. Pays for other items medicare does not pay.
answered on Jun 2, 2022
I would recommend you talk to an attorney review the Trust. Trusts with special needs considerations are usually more complex than a regular trust. It is very likely the trust may only became irrevocable after the spouse passes away, not after the first person passes away. An attorney will need to... Read more »
In the case of divorce - Trust 1, which has a clause that names the beneficiary as spouse A & states distributions are not community property, owns an S corp (an LLC). The S corp paid distributions to spouse A, which were claimed jointly as non passive income in a community property state (AZ).... Read more »
answered on May 25, 2022
Unfortunately, you are asking a very difficult question. The answers hinge on the documents currently in place as well as the status of the divorce. The attorney will need to see if there is premarital agreement in place. If so, that agreement may control. We also need to look at the S... Read more »
My father passed away September 2021. He left several items in his will to me, and left many items unresolved in his estate. He lived on property owned by his 10 year long life partner (unmarried). The partner is not allowing anyone on site nor is she answering any requests for specific heavily... Read more »
answered on May 15, 2022
Unfortunately this happens too often. The life partner probably feels some entitlement and does not want to deal with the fact that she (or he) has no legal right to your father's property. It is concerning that this has been allowed to linger since September, but I your recommend drafting a... Read more »
My husband and I own three homes in Arizona as CPWROS. He has agreed that my share on two homes can go to my beneficiaries if I pre-decease him. I would file a beneficiary deed to accomplish this. I am sure the titles need to be changed from CPWROS. What is the best way to title the property so... Read more »
answered on Apr 24, 2023
Your question is not as straightforward as you would think. It will depend how the houses are acquired as well. I would recommend you work with an estate planning attorney to design a strategy to accomplish your goals. A beneficiary deed will not necessarily accomplish it.
answered on Apr 7, 2023
American Arbitration Association ("AAA") is a nonprofit organization, not a government agency like a professional licensing board. Arbitrators who agree to arbitrate cases through AAA are required to follow its rules and guidelines, regardless of what state they may be licensed to... Read more »
I am representing my fathers estate in Arizona probate, I sent out notice to creditors documents to all known creditors, 1 came forward and I paid that one, the rest I have been contacting to see if the balance was charge off. Most have said that a balance remains but a claim wasn’t filed due to... Read more »
answered on Mar 24, 2023
If no claim was submitted, then the Estate does not have to pay except possibly for some governmental claims. Is the Estate closed? If not, then consult with a competent AZ attorney about how to close it with minimal payout.
It's a complicated story. I've lived with my grandma since I was 10 days old, she claimed guardianship of me because her daughter was deemed unfit. My grandma passed in 12/2019 and I've still stayed here as I have nowhere else to go. I don't have friends and most of the family... Read more »
answered on Jul 15, 2022
Hire a competent AZ lawyer to determine Heirship. If you are an Heir, then record an Affidavit of Heirship and file suit for Partition against the other owners.
answered on Apr 27, 2022
Retention periods vary from firm to firm. You would have to ask the particular firm what their retention period is.
retention periods vary from firm to firm. You would havr to
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.