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I gave an Attorney $3500 and he still don't have an estate

I gave an Attorney $3500 and he still don't have an estate open yet. Is that about right?

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Mother/Father had living trust. Father passed 2007. Trust

Mother/Father had living trust. Father passed 2007. Trust never updated. Mother passed 2016. A bank account was listed in the trust documents as an asset. However, never transferred to the trust. I, daughter, was added as a joint holder by my mom in 2007 when dad passed away. I know this is a grey area. Who owns the funds, me as a joint account holder or the trust.

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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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Attorney. 81y/o, Veteran, with disability status with mental

Good morning Attorney. My name is***** 81y/o, Veteran, with disability status with mental and eyesight problems, however I do move around somewhat and drive to the VA, for medical treatments when needed. I live in Biloxi in a senior home apt, on Social Security of $578 monthly. I just received some legal papers from my wife'sAttorney in Minnesota, who I have not heard from in about 18yrs. They we divorce papers to sign, and if indo not sign them, then I will have to travel to Mn to go before a judge on August 22,2016 which I am not able to do. We were married in October of 1997 in Minnesota, we purchased a house there in St Paul, o/a April, 1998. We never did really live in the house because had to rehab it, but after about 9 months there was a fire in the apt upstairs by the tenants, State Farm issued a settlement check , but I never received any money from it, because she chased the check.. I was working in ILLInois at the tome and traveling to Mn every Thursday and returned on Mondays for work. We had an apt in both places, Mn and Illinois.. My wife worked for the state of Minnesota during that tome and now has retired, according to the papers that I have recived, that they want me to sign now, and I know that she has life insurance on me and has bought a house there Minnesota, which is fine with me and I wish her well... so my question is, Why is all of this occurring now after all of this tome? She just retired last month. So I am wondering if you could help me with this? Thank you.

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I am an American. My husband and I are working on a trust

I am an American. My husband and I are working on a trust for our seven year old and are naming a Guardian. We want to name our friend who lives on Canada and his wife. Will there be too many legal issues to do this? I also need to mention that he is a Canada permanent resident not quite a citizen yet. He also left the US after failing to get a green card. He had overstayed his visa but was never formally deported.

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Legalgems. so Im discussing the cashing of the check,

Hi again legalgems. so Im discussing for now the cashing of the check, written to my daughter under the Nevada uniform transfer act to minors. and me as "custiodian for". And if cashing the check will cause problems for me to contest the part of the probate that only pertains to me, not my daughter.So, take a look Below....at what I got from a Nevada's attorneys office and their simplified versions explaining how to understand this Uniform minors act in Nevada:As this interpretation tells me there shouldn't be ANY repercussions cashing daughters check.??And doesn't the "Tort" thing pertain to my case also.... working in my favor? (thanks and see below)WHAT IS THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE UNIFORM TRANSFERS TO MINORS ACT?Instead of a trust, guardianship or conservatorship, the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act contemplates a custodianship of the property that would otherwise transfer directly to the minor. The custodian would be either an adult or an appropriate institution, which would serve in that capacity until the minor reaches the age specified in the statute. Age of maturity ranges from 18 to 25 depending on the state's version of the statute. The custodial relationship is created by executing a simple document.Nevada's age of maturity is 18.WHAT IS THE EXTENT OF LIABILITY OF THE CUSTODIAN?Pursuant to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, the liability of custodians has been limited as the type of property which can be transferred has been expanded. The custodian has specific statutory authority to deal with the property on behalf of the minor. The custodian will not be held personally liable for contractual obligations where it is clear that the custodian signed only in the capacity of “custodian”. Nor will the custodian be held personally liable on TORT claims arising from the ownership or control of custodial property unless the custodian is found to be personally at fault.Created 8/04/2015If you have questions regarding the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, or any other estate planning needs, please contact Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd., either online or by calling us at(###) ###-####Here's the link:understanding the nevada uniform transfers to minors act

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My Family Trust currently names my daughter as beneficiary.

My Family Trust currently names my daughter as beneficiary. I plan to change the beneficiary designation to a baby grandson (child of that same daughter) as well as any of her subsequent children. My daughter would be the trustee of the grandchild's trust. QUESTION: I would like to stipulate that in the event of accident, illness or disability involving my daughter, that she could then withdraw assets of the trust to pay for her own personal medical or maintenance expenses, especially in the event of long term disability. Can such a benefit be given to my daughter when she is also the trustee of her child's trust?

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Below are my ADDTIONAL QUSTIONS If you... Below are my

Below are my ADDTIONAL QUSTIONS If you...Below are my ADDTIONAL QUSTIONSIf you look BELOW These 7 questions, I have copied the original thread we briefly discussed. thankyou......NEW QUESTIONS:Thank you! Nicely done direct and to the point. Ive got a few more questions and would be happy to pay you More, so please advise on how I cando that...1. On my daughters check. I understand what you stated. So, what if my bank doesn't need ME to Sign and or Indorse the check, just only my daughter? It is her own bank account and she is listed as the "Primary". and I am just listed on that bank account as an approved user of her account. The bank wont even talk to ME about her account because I am Not the Primary.,, Does that help?and does the fact she's 17yrs old help any?2. Now In Contesting; the classifications for the NV attorneys you gave me, don't say probate so I'm assuming it'd be under Estate Planning Law?(and interesting my moms attorneys name isn't on the list... Robert Erquiaga.3. Nevada isn't a state that has attorneys work for a Percent of the estate, so to be paid when the case ends, and as I cant pay an attorney up front, how do I approach this?4. What court form can do I look for to file with the courts, to at least get the ball rolling, and retain a lawyer later?5. The attorneys here told me that as long as the probate's attorney and or the executor can show they did MAIL to me a notice about probate opening, then I can't do much? True? wouldn't I had to have signed for it?6. They also told me to NOT even HIINT to the probate attorney or my brother (executor) that I might be contesting? WHY? I would think my brother would possibly maybe settle out of court with me, as to be Done with the probate?7. There's also a Separate, but related to my mom's death, a medical malpractice suit that is BIG. If anyone wanted to take it on. Bot***** *****ne 5 years When my mom's fatal illnesses started, her hospital admitted they had done a number of things Very Wrong and which was why she became ill. And to back it up, the assistant doctor who did the initial no no was fired immediately, and her chief doctor I believe left the hospital or was let go… AND the CEO of the Hospital RESIGNED! AND That's a fact. HE and the chief doctor became Personal friends with my mom, comforting her and made House Calls to her home, helping her constantly.LOTS of GUILT There.My mom liked the attention so much she made me promise NOT to pursue a malpractice suit Until she was LONG DEAD and GONE. Well she's Long Dead now..--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ORIGINAL THREAD:16 June 2016 06:34Two Immediate questions to be answered time sensitive :1. What are the time lines by Nevada State law to contest a probate??(It's my mother's estate who died several months ago, where all was to be split evenly between myself & my 2 brothers, & a fraction goes evenly to the 5 grandchildren(My daughter is 1 of the 5). And Second question…2. I'm Not contesting what my daughter received as its exactly what was agreed upon all these years, However, Would it hinder my case IF my daughter cashed Her check, which is her portion of the probate payout??(Im only contesting the probate that concerns ME Only, being I suddenly have been cut out of the Will completely.) I've been holding off 2months now, my daughter cashing her $5,000 check only because of the way it is written. It has listed… TO ME ALSO, being she's a minor 17yrs old and I'm her mother (we both live in Arizona). The check reads: Payto theorder of: “(My Name) Custodian for (My Daughters name) Under Nev. Unif – Pet Transfer to a Minor Child”. So since my names on it to, would that mean I accept ALL the probates conditions if I let her cash it??16 June 2016 06:42Answer Legalgems LawyerA will contest needs to be brought within 3 months from the date which the will was approved by the court; here is the statute: AFTER PROBATENEXTIf a parent signs in their capacity as guardian for a minor child, and acts as their legal representative; so any such signing can be detrimental to the interests of the parent, as it can be deemed a waiver of any right to object.16 June 2016 09:16

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Below are my ADDTIONAL QUSTIONS If you look BELOW These 7

Below are my ADDTIONAL QUSTIONSIf you look BELOW These 7 questions, I have copied the original thread we briefly discussed. thankyou......NEW QUESTIONS:Thank you! Nicely done direct and to the point. Ive got a few more questions and would be happy to pay you More, so please advise on how I can do that...1. On my daughters check. I understand what you stated. So, what if my bank doesn't need ME to Sign and or Indorse the check, just only my daughter? It is her own bank account and she is listed as the "Primary". and I am just listed on that bank account as an approved user of her account. The bank wont even talk to ME about her account because I am Not the Primary.,, Does that help?and does the fact she's 17yrs old help any?2. Now In Contesting; the classifications for the NV attorneys you gave me, don't say probate so I'm assuming it'd be under Estate Planning Law?(and interesting my moms attorneys name isn't on the list... Robert Erquiaga.3. Nevada isn't a state that has attorneys work for a Percent of the estate, so to be paid when the case ends, and as I cant pay an attorney up front, how do I approach this?4. What court form can do I look for to file with the courts, to at least get the ball rolling, and retain a lawyer later?5. The attorneys here told me that as long as the probate's attorney and or the executor can show they did MAIL to me a notice about probate opening, then I can't do much? True? wouldn't I had to have signed for it?6. They also told me to NOT even HIINT to the probate attorney or my brother (executor) that I might be contesting? WHY? I would think my brother would possibly maybe settle out of court with me, as to be Done with the probate?7. There's also a Separate, but related to my mom's death, a medical malpractice suit that is BIG. If anyone wanted to take it on. Bot***** *****ne 5 years When my mom's fatal illnesses started, her hospital admitted they had done a number of things Very Wrong and which was why she became ill. And to back it up, the assistant doctor who did the initial no no was fired immediately, and her chief doctor I believe left the hospital or was let go… AND the CEO of the Hospital RESIGNED! AND That's a fact. HE and the chief doctor became Personal friends with my mom, comforting her and made House Calls to her home, helping her constantly.LOTS of GUILT There.My mom liked the attention so much she made me promise NOT to pursue a malpractice suit Until she was LONG DEAD and GONE. Well she's Long Dead now..--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ORIGINAL THREAD:16 June 2016 06:34Two Immediate questions to be answered time sensitive :1. What are the time lines by Nevada State law to contest a probate??(It's my mother's estate who died several months ago, where all was to be split evenly between myself & my 2 brothers, & a fraction goes evenly to the 5 grandchildren(My daughter is 1 of the 5). And Second question…2. I'm Not contesting what my daughter received as its exactly what was agreed upon all these years, However, Would it hinder my case IF my daughter cashed Her check, which is her portion of the probate payout??(Im only contesting the probate that concerns ME Only, being I suddenly have been cut out of the Will completely.) I've been holding off 2months now, my daughter cashing her $5,000 check only because of the way it is written. It has listed… TO ME ALSO, being she's a minor 17yrs old and I'm her mother (we both live in Arizona). The check reads: Payto theorder of: “(My Name) Custodian for (My Daughters name) Under Nev. Unif – Pet Transfer to a Minor Child”. So since my names on it to, would that mean I accept ALL the probates conditions if I let her cash it??16 June 2016 06:42Answer Legalgems LawyerA will contest needs to be brought within 3 months from the date which the will was approved by the court; here is the statute: AFTER PROBATENEXTIf a parent signs in their capacity as guardian for a minor child, and acts as their legal representative; so any such signing can be detrimental to the interests of the parent, as it can be deemed a waiver of any right to object.16 June 2016 09:16

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