About five months ago my 93 year-old father's wife of 27
Hello,About five months ago my 93 year-old father's wife of 27 years gave him a weeks notice, moved out, and then served divorce papers. I live in Virginia, so I flew down to his home in Tenessee and stabilized the situation until my sister (who is retired and lives in New York )could come down and stay with him. I found a lawyer who seemed nice enough to take care of answering the pleadings, and left my sister in charge. There was a prenuptial agreement( leaving his estate to myself and my sister)but it was apparently not signed by an attorney and the lawyer told us that it would likely be worthless. Now here's why I am writing this- the lawyer stopped responding to my emails and phone calls and my sister has become very evasive about what is happening. I did find out by the online court system that a mediation is scheduled at the end of this month, but that is all I know. My concern is that my sister (and possibly the lawyer) are having me taken out of the will. It may sound overly suspicious but the exact thing happened to my wife about a decade ago. I guess my question is, is there anything I can do to advocate for myself in this situation, or an I helpless? Thanks.
I have been left an Estate of a very dear friend .... this
I have been left an Estate of a very dear friend .... this persons deceased husbands Grandchildren were unable to find another venue for a Probate Contestment as the Probate judge recused himself from this case based on personal affiliation (that's legally how he got out of this as I believe he saw how these plaintiffs had no case) now these plaintiffs are suing me ... Will is valid deceased WAS of sound mind and her deceased husband took care of HIS GRANDCHILDREN in his Will ... I have been dragged thru the mud... I am the Personsl Rep... they are asking for 250,000 as well as several pricey ANTIQUES....I live in Maine.... I have made a couple counter offers however they want to run he show by not accepting anything so at this point I REFUSE to settle this on their terms... this friend of mine worked 40 years and saved her money bought with her own money slot of these tangible items and her money was always hers her husband gave in his Will plenty to his daughter and Grandchildren ... she had the right to do as she chose to do by leaving EVERYTHING to me... problem is plaintiffs are eating up the money in this estate which I was told my THE deceased to live well and that I would never have to work again... I do not have any money left for them to WIN this case... they are deposing me Oct 28th and mediation on Nov 3rd... what can I do to stop this injustice... this deceased made it clear to innher estate planning that she never considered these plaintiffs HER GRANDCHILDREN... they were her husbands she never had children with their grandfather and married him at 40 yrs old and he was near 60 when they married in 1963... what can I do to make sure I win as I cannot go against her wishes he said all plantiffs ever wanted was HER MONEY and to never let them have anything andvher Estste plans show that I have NO MONEY TO PAY THEM OFF NOR DO I HAVE ANY INTENTION TO AND I STILL HAVE TO PAY ATTORNEYS FEES TO DEFEND/strategize and they are sldo asking for me to pay their attorneys and they keep dragging this on it's almost 2 yrs since the deceased ... I never received anything legal saying I can't sell or gift or get rid of the tangible things ... how do I make it so they are not available I have given away a lot of things as gifts and many of the items or should I say ALL of the tangible items here given to me as Christmas gifts birthday gifts and gifts while the deceased was alive... I am not going to give my gifts to the plaintiffs EVER... PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO TO STOP THEM FROM THIS INJUSTICE ... my health is suffering as well as my financial future ... I lived with the deceased a few years prior to her death ... we were like mother and daughter... she was 89 when she passed I was asked by her to please come live with her long before she became ill ... I have known this person and her deceased husband for 20 yrs I also worked for her husbands furniture business and that was how I met the deceased her husband told me that they both felt I was like a daughter ... I was asked by him to always watch over his wife that was 20 yrs ago These plantiffs HAVE NEVER OFFERED A HANDBIN HER CARE OR SNYTHING ELSE ... I was also told I should do her eulogy at her Jewish service... neither of these plantiffs wanted to say anything... I am heartbroken and soon to be financially broken if you cannot tell me some legal maneuver to WIN this case please help me I will file whatever I can legally to stop this
Due mild stage Alzheimer, can POA be given to her child?
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My husband and I got married in April. He thought his
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My wife and I have Term Care Insurance with Hancock through
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