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My mother executed a valid trust with an attorney back in

My mother executed a valid trust with an attorney back in 2000 when she was fully mentally capable. However, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinsons 6 months ago which dates back 3 years. My sister and I are the successor trustees and I'm wondering what I can and cannot do in regard to the bequests in the trust, in particular must I act in concert with my sister to do anything? My sister is extremely hostile to me and my family and even had a second trust executed after my mother became legally incapacitated (and so it will be voided eventually). I would like to ensure that the original bequests in the original trust will be honored and not undercut by my sister. Your suggestions? (State of CA)JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: My name is***** have the original trust and the comprehensive diagnosis which was done about six months ago by the Univ. of CA Neuro-Psych clinic in Walnut Creek, CA which states she had moderate to severe dementia and Alzheimers. She is aware and still recognizes everyone and has good days, but as the doctors noted she really cannot manage her own affairs. That has been going on for three years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it.

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Can the testator's predeceased son's kids override the Will?

Can the testator's predeceased son's kids override the Will?I Petition the Probate Court to allow me to sell the Estate Property, the Wil did not specify what to do.My brother predeceased my mother and he is on her Will along with one of his kid. The Will stipulates that Estate shares among the living heirs if there is anyone that pre-decease the Testator. The Probate Court clerk insists on getting information on all the pre-deceased kids even the ones not on the Will that took almost five years.I am exhaust and weary, the clerk does not want to explain why, she says I should get an attorney.Do the kids of the pre-deceased heir that are not on the Will become beneficiaries of the Estate?Why the Court requires, wavers or citations from these kids?Do they have rights to the testator's Estate property?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: the Will was probatedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I spent 6years in the Navy.I am single no children.Like to

Hello,I spent 6years in the Navy.I am single no children.Like to leave in my will my home and it belongs,to a Navy DAV.I am also life member of the VFW,AMERICAN LEGION.Been a Honor Guard for 2 years.Like to have VFW,AMERICAN LEGION and DAV pick the person.Is there a way that i can put it in the will that they cant sell the property and must live in it?Also it would be nice if something happen to them, the property goes to another DAV? Thanks for your help RICHARD HYATT EMAIL hyattrick2ymail.com

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NYS Divorced Filed by husband in April 2001. Met with Court

NYS Divorced Filed by husband in April 2001. Met with Court Rep who said to go sell the house, divide up marital assets and come back with an agreement but Husband had to pay separate maintenance of $200/week until divorce was finalized and continue to provide health insurance. Wife had a stroke December of 2001 48 prior to appnt for signing final paperwork. Wife now says attorney advised her not to agree to divorce, She would not agree to a legal separation and divorce action should be cancelled. They have lived completely separate lived for 15 yrs. Wife has bought and sold one property and now owns her current home. She also filed for bankruptcy in 2013 which did not affect the husband in any way he was not even told about it. Husband purchased his own home and has owned it for 13 yrs. There are no children involved as their child was 21 and independent at the time of separation. Husband still pays maintenance and health coverage under the original judgement (for the last 15 yrs.) Now he wants to retire and wife will not sign Union's paperwork for that. Husband wants to know if his retirement and annuity value, as far as marital property is concerned, stopped at the point of the judgement for maintenance.Married in 1977 but began living separately in 2001.

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My father passed away and had an irrevocable trust that I

Hello, my father passed away and had an irrevocable trust that I was apparently mentioned in. His wife is mow not speaking to me and I have no way of finding out how togo about finding out anything.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Are we your first resource? And has anything been filed in court?Customer: yes you are first resource. I do not know if anything has been filed in court. He passed away July 30JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My father died and left my family a lot of jewelry and

My father died and left my family a lot of jewelry and artwork that isn't cash. It is possible that he and his friends/workers wanted to become rich with it (by selling them, by setting up a museum, etc.) He is involved with business people (?) who want to gain access to his property now to continue their work. So they talked to my mother that they want to buy his house (my dad has an extra house where all the artwork and expensive things are stored). They want to buy his house because there is no other way they can have access to those things otherwise.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I'm very young and I'm not in the USA (I'm in Hong Kong). Perhaps just a general answer or some of your thoughts on this? Thanks!JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet, we don't have a family lawyer.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Under State community property law, if a married person

Under Washington State community property law, if a married person purchases real estate as their separate estate, is it protected from collection efforts related to a judgment against their spouse? In this case, the judgment against the spouse arose from erroneously collected unemployment benefits in her name.

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My mother passed away on 4/20/16, she left a house and its

My mother passed away on 4/20/16, she left a house and its contents and a car to me in a trust and a large amount of stock to my daughter who is to receive a sum of money when 18 and the rest when she is 25 year old also in that same trust. She made my uncle first trustee, my aunt second and myself as third trustee. Neither my uncle or aunt will return any phone calls or text. I recently found out that my aunt took all of my mom's jewelry that was promised to my 14 year old daughter. My question..... don't they (1st and 2nd trustees) have to stay in contact with me re: the trust and paying bills i.e medical bills, credit card accounts, etc. I have been getting the run around from the attorney that set up the trust and I keep getting bills for credit cards. Again neither of them will call me back!

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My brother had a will and a living trust. In s will he left

My brother had a will and a living trust. In his will he left my sister a portion of his rental house. My living passed away 5 months before my brother. My brother had a Survivorship Requirement which read: For all gifts uder this will, I require that the beneficiary survice me for sixty days before entitlement to such gift. We live in California. Who would get my sister's portion since she passed before my brother?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I sent that in my message - CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: That's all I can think of. My sister has a husband still living and a grown daughter.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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