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I am married and I bought my home before we got married. we

I am married and I bought my home before we got married. we have 1 child together and my spouse has 2 outside children. I want to assure that if I pass away first my spouse can remain in the home but after his death I want our child to have 100% ownership of the home with no shares to my spouse previous children. Is this possible to establish in a revocable trust or will?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no wills filed yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not at present

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St., MN - Trying to locate a law firm that did my father's

St. Paul, MN - Trying to locate a law firm that did my father's Will. I am in Florida, he lived in St. Paul Park and passed away in November, 2016. Any suggestions? Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: tell me what you need to know to help.

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While I am here, my sister and I were talking just yesterday

While I am here, my sister and I were talking just yesterday on this matter. What happens to the benefits that my mother who is now deceased? Does that go to her beneficiary, my dad, or what happens to that funding or who gets what she worked for?

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Dad passed. His wife is now going to pass. She signed a

Dad passed. His wife is now going to pass. She signed a disclaimer deed to give the property to him in 1988 she signed it. We found this in the family trust papers. In Arizona the 50/50 state...does that stand up?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: arizonaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we want to know does wife own house or do the family trust?

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Thank you for answering so quickly! My late husband's

Hi, thank you for answering so quickly!JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: My late husband's estranged daughter is demanding a copy of his Ca. will & living trust.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: He has not spoken w/ his daughters for almost 4 yrs. & we all live in Ca.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. He specifically stated in both documents that his estranged daughters were not going to inherit or take anything of his after his death. Although I have already told them of this, the won't believe me. The house has been upside down for 16 yrs. & they already checked to see that that was the truth & that I am not on the Deed. Do I need to give them a copy of anything when they didn't inherit anything? Do I need to do anything to protect myself since I want to have an estate sale to get rid of the junk in our house before selling it short in 2 mths?

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I live in State and attempting to obtain a copy of my

I live in Washington State and attempting to obtain a copy of my mother's trust and will. My mother passed on 8/31/16, and resided in Los Angeles, CA. The Trustee and Executor of the estate has been unresponsive and has not provided me copies of these documents, which I understand is my legal right as a beneficiary and/or heir per CA Probate Code, section 16061.5 and 16061.7. Additionally, I was not provided a copy of her will which the Custodian is required to lodge with the clerk of LA County Superior Court within 30-days of her death. I reviewed LA County Superior Court's website to determine if I can file a petition on-line or by mail with the Probate Court to order the Trustee to provide me copies of these documents; however, I'm unsure which court form to file. Please advise. Thanks.

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Executor fraud, RI and MA - deceased resided in ri had

executor fraudJA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: RI and MA - deceased resided in ri had property and died in MAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes a prenup has been foundJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nope

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What is the average, expected cost of drawing up a living

What is the average, expected cost of drawing up a living trust or adding an amendment to an existing trust here in Florida ? Miami that is.

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California-My mother's bank added five beneficiaries to her

California-My mother's bank added five beneficiaries to her account, deleted five beneficiaries from the account and in the end added one beneficiary. All this occurred within hours of her death.Two weeks after her decease checks begin to clear that have her named as primary account holder and my brother as joint owner.There is nothing in my mother's file that authorized any change to the original account agreement. Of course the bank claims no mishandling of the $113K in the account.Is this something a District Attorney might be interested in? I work in a bank and have knowledge of regulation but no money with which to fight this.DT

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