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I currently have a Will that I wish to update. Do I need to

I currently have a Will that I wish to update. Do I need to see a lawyer to revise or am I able to change the wording/names in presence of a notary to witness my signature?

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I have a will, but I want to know if I can add to the will

I have a will, but I want to know if I can add to the will in longhand asking that a certain amount of money be held to give to each of my grandchildren to help pay for part of their weddings. I have already helped two of them and I want to be equal.

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In 1976, my husband, a retired USAF Major, and I, got an

In 1976, my husband, a retired USAF Major, and I, got an uncontested divorce in Galveston County, Texas. In the mutually agreed divorce, it stated that I would get one half of his retired Air Force pay for the rest of his life (and of course, my life, should I precede him in death). We also worked out an amicable agreement as to how it would be paid. His next wife insisted that he take me back to court and try to get that changed, to no avail, and at that time, at Harris County, Texas, Court, a mediator met with my ex-husband and me and we drew up a solid, accepted, codicil (I believe it was a codicil)that he would pay, directly to me, the one half of his gross retired pay...either sent directly to me or deposited in my chosen bank. He has done this for all these years, with very few problems and I had no complaints; however, he fell about a week ago and broke his hip and his wife did not bother to call 911 until my son could get up there and demand to talk to his father since they talked most every day and he could not get hold of him for two days....he demanded she call 911 and needless to say, my ex-husband is in the hospital, recovering from a very badly crushed hip. He is in and out of cognizance and here it is July 1st, my check is supposed to be in the bank on July 3, no later, and I am 83 years old and have no other means of income and I cannot find out how or what or if I can get my money any time soon. I live from payday to payday and have no money to pay my rent, buy groceries, nor pay my bills....What do I do? Ms. Cleo ******(###) ###-####***@******.***...My son is in the process of trying to get help for his dad through the case workers as his wife is a dingbat, proven by not calling the ambulance when needed....he lay on the floor for three days...

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I am a 77 years old woman and live in The Woodlands TX. My

Hello: I am a 77 years old woman and live in The Woodlands TX. My 85 yr old brotheris a rancher in Harding County NM. He has no wife or children. I am his heirand executrix. At the event of his death, may I sell the cattle as soonas possible, even before probate which may take a long time?This actionwould be to protect these assets (as they will die in the winter without beingfed) and I am old and far away. This is driving me crazy with worry. Brother will not bemaking logical arrangements himself or codiciling his will - he is old, deaf, and thinks everyoneis after his money. Bad of me to say; but he is a stubborn old cadger that I love very much.This is a followup question to one I asked previously about "substitute" personal representative. I m trying to do due diligence before bad stuff happens and I have to take some kind of actions.

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We have taken care of all our property (homes) and financial

We have taken care of all our property (homes) and financial accounts. What we have left is our personal property. How do we take care of making sure it goes where we want. ie. cars, Jewelry, antiques and so on.

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Richard mom wants to change her whole will, she didn't

Hi Richard mom wants to change her whole will, she didn't have much on her will she doesn't have to do the cocidel right

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I have a two-part question:I am the POA (full) and MPA

I have a two-part question:I am the POA (full) and MPA (medical) as well as executor of the estate for my mother, whom I have been taking care of for many many years. I told my mother at the time of the will that it would be fair with all of her children with equal share. The assets are not large, typical home, savings, bonds etc. Since the execution of the will, I had it done locally; her daughter had mental health issues and had gone through a series of problems. She withdrew herself from her mother's life last year, we have not seen her since late fall / winter of 2015. Basically she does not care about her mother's health nor does she inquire as to her mother at all, and withdrew any responsibility for care taking responsibilities, which I have assumed all of them. Given this as well as her mental health and x-spouse issues (she was in a mental health ward of a hospital twice in the past 10 years and has an x-spouse issue where money is being fought over in court), it may be better if we remove her from the will. Can I prepare a letter as a addendum to the original will and my mother will sign it and I will give it to the attorney who did the original will and have him file it? Another will will require expense and stress at this point. I can also add in content in the letter regarding her daughter's issues and if her life straightens out, then she can go back on? Also her daughter was given all her mothers jewelry and money as well last year, I don't have any confidence that we will ever see this again, but any recommendations are welcome.My mother has a safe deposit box at her bank. I usually bring my mother to the bank once a year, but we haven't been there in two years. Given I have the full POA, can the bank prevent me from accessing her safe deposit box? If not, what should I bring? If they say no, what can I say to them, legally, to allow me access? My mother cannot get to the bank at this point. I have her on 24/7 aid and therapy daily and she is limited to her home and once a week I take her to the park that is all. Going to the bank will stress her out, as I have to handle everything for her.

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I made a legal will the 21st of December 1984 in Texas. This

I made a legal will the 21st of December 1984 in Texas. This is with a previous wife whom I divorced August 9, 1994. Is this still binding? If so, how can I negate this completely?

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I would like make amendments to my trust my wife is deceased

i would like make amendments to my trust my wife is deceased 2012 my daughter is next she has Als thanks Don Hady

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