My grandmother has been diagnosed with dementia. For the last 6 months she has been refusing to take her medication, which then brings out the very worst in her. Paranoia takes over she picks at her skin to remove probes that control her. It's now to the point where her legs are swollen, inflamed... Read more »
If you believe she is incapable of making decisions for herself you can use the health care proxy. If the medical facility refuses to recognize it or believe she is still competent to make these decisions you will need to have the courts intervene. Generally, it is done by seeking Guardianship of...Read more »
Could he sever the joint tenancy without my brother’s permission and change it to tenants in common? Also would he need a living trust to avoid probate and to designate my sister and I as his beneficiaries? Would that avoid due on sale clause since its a living trust? He and my brother are on... Read more »
I do not speak Cantonese but the answers to your other questions are yes, these things can be done. However, they are not do it yourself projects. You are well advised to hire an attorney to assist you with this
I am executor. Brother has cancer and turns 65 in 2 months. I understand a trust can be used before 65. After that, Medicaid is secondary insurance to Medicare. Brother is not in long term care. He gets retirement social security income. Does he potentially lose less to Medicaid once he is on... Read more »
It is better to be on Medicare to minimize expenses. Once he receives his inheritance, he may not qualify for Medicaid coverage, if he current qualifies, without spending down first. However, there are planning techniques to protect a portion of the money if he needs to spend down.
I'm the executor of Mother's estate + not in good shape to tackle this or pay to have it done. She died on Nov 4, 2018. I would say it's very unlikely she'd owed taxes, considering expenses from her long illness from Mar 2018 till her Nov 2018 death; all her MDW's were made on IRA's, etc. and she... Read more »
I have an Aunt that is 83 years old that lives in NY. I live in Georgia. In 2013, when she was of sound mind, she had a NY attorney prepare a POA regarding all her finances, etc. and a Health Care Proxy. She signed and I signed.
Now she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. As such she... Read more »
The short answer is yes. A durable POA gives you power over her finances and the Health Care Proxy over her medical decisions. However, if her condition is not apparent to a vendor or health care provider and she is expressing resistance to your decisions, you may have problems. You may have to...Read more »
If you believe that your father is being held against his will and is in immediate danger, you should call the police. If not in danger but potentially being neglected or otherwise mistreated Adult Protective Services has offices in each county and may be contacted.
If your mother-in-law passed away while residing in New York State, your husband should be eligible to commence a proceeding to Surrogate's Court called an Administration. The share of the Estate your husband would be entitled to would depend upon whether his mother was married at the time that...Read more »
The inheritance is $3636.00. I am due to get out of Northeast Center early 3/19 in a Medicaid program called TBI Waiver. Med resource is under $2,000, SSI would be problematic and I haven't called them, I received the check today. I want to do the right thing to do, I don't speak well on the... Read more »
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...Read more »
Does the person admitted to long term care inpatient have to pay taxes on their pension, Social security, $401K can those taxes stop being withheld? She was admitted in June. Is she responsible for tax payment from Jan to June? Is she exempt from June to the present?
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...Read more »
My mom, and her nephew inherited a house in 2008, mom died in 2015. Recently, I found out that my moms' nephew sold the home April 2018, without my dads knowledge. Isn't my dad still entitled to her half of the proceeds from the sale, even if my mom is deceased. As of today her nephew has moved on... Read more »
cant go on his property because I turned him in a few months ago because he left his son's dog outside in 40 below weather. He's been mad ever since and my sister is not talking to me anymore. My mom calls me but I am not allowed to call there or go on his property. Do I have any rights? I really... Read more »
own's. So we can renovate and rent the two family and pay for assisted living. Mom is only one on deed. House is in trust of myself and sister. Sister has bad credit. I am one who needs to borrow on that property and get renovations done. Is it possible for me to do this?
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