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If I move from Pa to Va, do I need to have my will, advanced

If I move from Pa to Va, do I need to have my will, advanced directive and durable power of attorney redone?

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LegalGems

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Ray, I just wanted to make sure I was doing the statement

Hi Ray,I just wanted to make sure I was doing the statement of facts correctly.Also, on the exhibits, do they get cited on the points relied on or statement of facts? On the document the opposing party submitted STA0025 it stands for St. Anthony's hospital but I am surprised they submitted that page because the Dr. Burns they are quoting said my sister was alert, however on the same page it lists Marc Kramer states we are estranged and then it has her advanced directive.Thank you..

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RayAnswers

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I'm a 60-year-old editor with some serious health problems.

I'm a 60-year-old editor with some serious health problems. I'm concerned about not having a living will or advance directive. I'm divorced with no children, and no next of kin.I'm also concerned that if anybody in my estranged birth family heard that I was too ill to take care of myself, or if I died, he or she might attempt to take control of my property and bank accounts. My birth family consists of very real criminals. I haven't seen any of them for almost 20 years because they're dangerous. They seriously injured me in the past more than once.If I were to die suddenly without a will, what would happen to my property and bank accounts? What if I were unconscious for an extended period of time? I don't have any close normal relatives, or close friends.

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What is the testate law in ILL.. We just found out an uncle

What is the testate law in ILL.. We just found out an uncle who has no wife or kids and really didnt talk to family much just passed.. Want med to know what rights his sister, my mother has to his ashes, his belongings, etc.. No will.

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Barrister

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My Stepmom has made a decision to not honor my fathers final

My Stepmom has made a decision to not honor my fathers final wishes. His funeral etc. She is telling us, his children it's her decision and she does not have discuss anything with us. We did just find out that she has a POA. Not sure why she felt she needed to do that. My father is not able to express anything any longer. He will be gone very soon. There is no will. Is there anything we as his children can do?

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ScottyMacEsq

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I have a Last will and Testament. It contains instructions

I have a Last will and Testament. It contains instructions that my spouse is to have a trust set up in her name after my death. My question is when and how will this trust be put in place? will she need a lawyer to do this after my death?

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My mother passed away unexpectedly. She didn't have an advance directive or POA. My

My mother passed away unexpectedly. She didn't have an advance directive or POA. My father is in a facility caring for the dementia patient. The funeral home wants him to sign for her cremation, or (alternatively) my sister to fly here to California from West Virginia to sign papers that it's OK to cremate Mom. Until then, she's refrigerated and I'm distraught. How can I get this moving forward? There's no estate to fight over, I just want to get her cremated so I can stop having nightmares about the refrigerator.

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Christopher B, Esq

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I was adopted at birth. My birth-mother and formed a strong

I was adopted at birth. My birth-mother and formed a strong bond about 17-18 years ago. At the time of my birth, in 1959, she was quite young and loved me enough to know that she couldn't properly care for me, hence the adoption. Years later, before I met her - or even knew she had been looking for me for decades, she married and raised four children. The kids were grown and 3 of 4 were raising their own families. When her family learned of me, they welcomed me, and told me that I was the secret that she had longed to tell about and in hindsight, they now understood what it was that indicated she was carrying a heavy guilt. In August, she was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. I flew out of state to be with her. Two of three of the sons, my half-brothers, also stayed. During that time, we never missed an opportunity to discuss everything under the sun and make her final days more comforting. In September, we held an early Christmas celebration and open house. Dozens of friends came to offer strength. Some brought gifts. One of those gifts was a pink journal. She had previously lost her ability to write due to Parkinson's, so she offered me the journal. I proposed that we use the journal to record our love, blessings, and appreciation for her. Everyone loved the idea and it was known that the journal would be mine upon her death, along with several framed and unframed photos, wardrobe, and a few other sentimental items. This was deliberately mentioned in other people's presence, especially the neighbor and youngest brother. Accumulating writings in the journal remained my focus. I launched my idea by logging my thoughts on several occasions and presenting it to visitors, including hospice and clergy. The journal's contents quickly grew in substance and became evermore important to me. In November, I had to return home for medical treatment, with the intent of returning to be by her side. Complications delayed my return and her health deteriorated quickly. The nearest neighbor, and confidant, kept me informed. She was the only one who notified me within minutes of my mother's death. She had been by her side and told me many times how much my mother loved me. Services were held a few days later and my own health prevented me from returning. I texted the two brothers and the neighbor several times during and after my mom's death. The controlling brother responded once and when I asked him to send me the journal, his response was limited to the journal as having become valued and that their was an heirloom bowl, too. I replied by asking about the pictures and he vaguely acknowledged but was too busy. That was the last communication I received from him. Communications with the other brother confirmed that the controlling brother wouldn't talk to him either, even under the same roof. Bot***** *****ne, he acted in his own best interest and failed to give me the few non-monetary items that he knew our mom wanted me to have. He put her home up for sale and accepted an insultingly-low offer. I was not informed of any of his actions until May. By then, he had returned to his home state of S. Carolina, from Florida, where our mom lived and died. I live in Wisconsin. I want to know: Is there an estate law in Florida, that declares that a Last Will & Testament can be invalidated if it fails to name one of the children? I know there's something like that in Wisconsin, where I would have to be named and stated that I do not inherit anything. In that event, probate court can make decisions instead of one controlling and jealous sibling keeping me uninformed? I want to sue that brother, involving three states, in small claims court for denying me the emotionally important items that he knew our mom wanted me to have? The other brother and neighbor are on my side. I can't afford expensive legal fees, otherwise I wouldn't be asking here. Thanks for your time.

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I live in TN. I want my mother to have full access to being

I live in TN. I want my mother to have full access to being Executor of my Estate and making all medical decisions for me in case I am incapacitated. I also want to be able to distribute my property/money and how I am to be cremated. To do all of this,can I just create a will? or do I need a power of attorney for each thing? Does it have to be done by a local lawyer?

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Loren

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