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Due mild stage Alzheimer, can POA be given to her child?

Can a person if diagnosed with mild stage Alzheimer be judged incompetent and POA given to her child?This is in the state of Louisiana.My sister is forcing her to go see the family physician for reference to a neurologist. Her primary evidence is my mother's compulsive QVC purchasing and her age 89. In my opinion, as her son, my mother's cognitive abilities are at a high level of function.How it is determined which sibling is granted (if court ordered) POA?

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RobertJDFL

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My husband and I got married in April. He thought his

My husband and I got married in April. He thought his divorce in Kentucky was final and it wasn't at that time. We're in California - he was from Kentucky - we're good with going on with life the way it is - but want to make sure we're doing it legally. Do we need to get an annulment and get married again?

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Loren

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My wife and I have Term Care Insurance with Hancock through

My wife and I have Long Term Care Insurance with ***** *****cock through the Federal Long Term Care Insurance program. We have had this insurance for more than 10 years and have been regularly paying monthly premiums. I am 70 and my wife is 67 and at present neither of us would qualify for long term care. We have pension and social security monthly income, but do not have a significant amount in retirement savings. Recently, we received notice through the program that if we wanted to continue our present coverage which provides a 5% annual increase in the Daily Benefit Amount, the total monthly premium (for both of us) would increase from $520 to almost $1,300. If we want to keep our premium at $520 per month the annual increase in the DBA would be reduced to 2%. There is also a 3% option for about $300 more in premiums per month if I recall correctly. We were also offered the possibility of cancelling the policies for which we would be paid something like 30 times the DBA or about $6,000 each. I'm inclined to go with the option that would keep our monthly premium unchanged, but would appreciate any advice based on the above information. We need to decide within the next month. Thank you.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not really. Unless there is some additional information required. As I said, my wife and I are presently in relatively good health, and at this point would not be candidates for long term care. The premium associated with the 2% annual increase in the DBA is about all I'd be willing to pay unless there was very good reason to go with the 3% annual increase.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: OK. Thank you. It seems to me like ***** *****cock is trying to push those who are presently insured out of the program with such a premium increase, and apparently the Federal Government is of no help here even though it was the government that promoted it.

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Ray

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If I am executer of my wife's estate and her daughter stole

If I am executer of my wife's estate and her daughter stole a ring from my home that I have serial number for and I know was not gifted to her in will is this a theft?

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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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DrakeLAW

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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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Gerald, Esq

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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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Delta-Lawyer

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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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