Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer Courts don't appoint family law attorneys in such cases. Some NY legal aid societies may be able to help you find a cost effective or pro bono lawyer in restraining order matters. You may consider hiring an attorney, and limited scope representation may be a good choice if you're on a budget. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials,...
Chad Silver's answer The only legal tool to stop collection activity would be to have an Tax Attorney negotiate a hardship status with the IRS. Just because she was admitted to a long term inpatient care facility does not negate the legal duty to pay taxes. However, there are a number of avenues available to prevent collection of the taxes, reduce tax liability, and adjust tax witholding. Please give my office a call at 855-900-1040 and I'll be happy to speak with you about this.
Michael David Siegel's answer It depends on how the deed was drawn. If it was with right of survivorship between the two then no. If tenants in common, then you are right. Look at the deed and see how it was done.
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer Yes, you absolutely can petition the court. It would be a guardianship hearing, and you will be required to prove that she is not capable of making her own decisions.
Keep in mind that the legal standard for capacity varies from state to state, and can be quite difficult to prove. The mere fact that she has dementia is not sufficient, you need to prove that she does not have sufficient understanding to make her own decisions.
Michael David Siegel's answer Check the balance. You are near the line for a voluntary administration, which requires nothing but the bank account information and a death certificate. Too much time has not passed.
Inna Fershteyn's answer The answer is it depends. Was he diagnosed with dimentia? Is anyone challenging the will? I think you need to have a consultation with estate attorney before filing this will in probate.
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