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If your mother started a probate proceeding without my dad's

If your mother started a probate proceeding without my dad's will, how would my siblings write a disclosure that we want our interest to go to her. Should it be typed or handwritten? Should there be individual disclosures?

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Loren

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I live at home with my parents. My bother does not live with

Hello,I live at home with my parents. My bother does not live with us.I do not live in a granny flat or separate accommodation on the property.My parents have detailed in their will the desired allocation of items between me and my brother. To avoid confusion, should items purchased by myself or given to me (artwork,furniture,vehicles) which are part of household contents or stored on the property, be catalogued and declared by my parents to belong to myself and so not comprise part of their estate? Would a statutory declaration or codicil to the will in this regard be advisable?Thank you for you assistance,Regards,Carolyn

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RobertJDFL

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Oh, I was hoping you were. California, A family trust, My

Oh, I was hoping you were Marie.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: A family trustJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My mother wrote an amendment, removing one of her four children. It was wittnesed and placed with the trust folder. The one that was removed had access to the folder. The amendment is missing. I ( successor trustee) have only a handwritten copy

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jb156200

Associate Attorney

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I have different questions from the ones yesterday given by

I have different questions from the ones yesterday given by LAW EDUCATOR, ESQ. May I get him, please? I was very satisfied with him and am a repeat customer.My questions are:Q#1 Do I file a POA in the Calvert County, Maryland Register Of Wills or Calvert County, Maryland County Recorder's Office? (I am assuming that because the grantor is a Calvert County resident it must be filed in Calvert County only versus a notarization which can be done in any county of Maryland.)Q#2: Can the office where I file it give me certified, seal-embossed copies so that any of the copies will have the same authority as the original? I might have to show or leave said certified copies with various entities, such as banks.Q#4: There are 3 of us on the POA designated to act jointly or severally. We each live in places rather far from each other so there's no way we could pass the original POA around so that it could be shown to places which need to see it, such as several banks, post office for change of address, etc. That's why I hope seal-embossed, certified copies from the court (Register of Wills or County Recorder's Office) could be obtained. What do I do? (The other two people are nice and sweet but abysmally unknowledgeable about the law.)Q#5: The widow grantor hates her middle name and I had written her name on the grantor line of the POA as "First Name Middle Name Married Name (nee Maiden Name)". I explained to her that had I written her name as "First Name Maiden Name Married Name" doesn't incontrovertibly identify the maiden name as a maiden name because it could conceivably have been a prior husband's name. Anyhow, not being an attorney, I don't want to substitute a different page one for the P.O.A., one which gives her name as First Name Maiden Name Married Name because it's not the original one which was notarized. And anyhow, I don't want her to have to go to the trouble of initialing each handwritten line (I had her initial every line where the OAG's POA form was not pre-printed boilerplate text but had a blank which had to be filled in according to the grantor's individual needs).Q#6: I know that the Health Care POA doesn't have to be recorded anywhere but can it be nonetheless? I just don't understand how a xeroxed copy of such a POA can be accepted--and several entities including physicians, the hospital, etc. need to be given one. Anyone could modify an original then re-xerox it with the illicit modification. I wish there were a court office where I could get a certification and seal embossment on every copy.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My mother left a will dated 2012. She passed away this

Hello, My mother left a will dated 2012. She passed away this passed 15th. She made the will on LegalZoom. Each page is signed by her but the 8th page where she was supposed to sign and date it has been left blank. The 2 witnesses have signed and dated it on the next page. Do the signatures at the bottom of each page make the will valid?JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: North CarolinaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: I have a copy of the will provided by the executor. It does not show evidence of having been notarized.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Maybe that the executor has been a bit evasive regarding my mother's important documents. While my brothers and I followed my mother to the hospice she entered my mother's home and removed all documents.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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Ms., My mother (86) had her copy of her will stolen some

Hi Ms. Wilson,JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: My mother (86) had her copy of her will stolen some years ago, but just realized it recently. A law firm in Denver did the will with her and my father at least before 1989.JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: She is in Colorado.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My question is, is there a record kept, by the state, of wills that people have made?

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RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

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My ex-husband passed away in September, state of Va. he made

my name is ***** ***** ex-husband passed away in September, state of Va. he made a handwritten will and it was witnessed by two people but not notarized. I obtained a copy of the will and noticed that one of the witnesses was a relative (niece). The court accepted the will for probate. Just trying to figure out if my children can contest the will since it was witnessed by a relative. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: He left his entire estate to his current wife but made no provisions for our two daughters unless his current wife was deceased at the time of his death, which she is not.

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Marsha411JD

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My father passed away in colorado on sunday and i am his

My father passed away in colorado on sunday and i am his only next of kin...He did not have a will but his friends say that he has a piece of paper (not notarized) stating that they receive some of his property. How do I handle this?

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RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

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I am disabled. My mother passed away and left me the house.

I am disabled. My mother passed away and left me the house. The will wasn't finalized so it's mine and my sisters house. Her house is apart of this too which half of it is mine. I am filling out a Probate form.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Charlottesville VirginiaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: an in finished willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My sister and I agree to have a new deed of trust made up in my name

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Roger

Litigation Attorney

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