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I have recently moved to Florida and need to update my will,

I have recently moved to Florida and need to update my will, etc. Can I make hand-written changes with my initials and will this be considered legal? I don't have a lot of money to pay a lawyer. Thank you

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Marsha411JD

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With the excellent help I got here about the content of my

With the excellent help I got here about the content of my Georgia Last Will, I may not have paid enough attention to the legal format. My completed will is now signed, notarized and in the hands of my Personal Representative in another state. However, in looking it over and comparing it to my mother's will, I noticed the Will I prepared for myself does not have numbered pages, and my individual signature or initials are not on each individual page. Could this present any legal objections by heirs or the Probate Court in Georgia? The Will is also signed in black (not blue) ink..does that matter? If a situation occurs where my Executor changes his mind about being my PR, what is the charge for an attorney to be my PR...is that a flat fee, hourly, or percentage of the estate?

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jb156200

Associate Attorney

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Mom aged 83, living in assisted living in, asked me 3 years

Mom aged 83, living in assisted living in Virginia, asked me 3 years ago when she wrote up a VERY SIMPLE Revokable Trust to be her Gen'l POA, Medical POA, Trustee and Executor. Prior to that it was assumed it would be my brother since he was the Executor of my Dads (VERY SIMPLE) estate when he died 15 years go. My mother chose to go the other route since my brother has some health issues, and since I live literally 1/2 mile from my mom and I am her main caregiver etc. My brother who has been very upset about Mom even getting a trust - he claims he doesn't understand the need etc, has been badgering me for these last 3 years about why, what's in it, who are the beneficiaries etc. Since mom entrusted me with the "posession" of her Trust papers he feels he has the right as a beneficiary (while she is STILL Alive - and hasn't resigned the trust to me yet) to see everything in the Trust documents AND a copy of the will since he is a beneficiary along w/ myself and my two other sisters. He harassed mom's lawyer so much he will no longer take my brothers calls, and frankly she doesn't feel the need for him to be involved with it at this point. Recently again, he wrote me a 6 page hand written letter including a copy of a "newsletter" - which he hoped would help me see what my role is - (The newsletter was regarding post-mortem not while living). If mom doesn't feel the need for him to have a copy, and her lawyer wont take his calls anymore, can he technically continue to harass me about this? Am I responsible to give him all these copies of things he wants now? How can I get him to stop? As I said it is VERY simple. Not funded with anything strange or unknown to the family. Thank you.

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

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Sold my truck to someone signed over pink slip only have a

Sold my truck to someone signed over pink slip only have a handwritten note with both our signatures saying he will pay now he won't what do I do is it worth the hassle of court

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Infolawyer

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My uncle passed away in 2013 with no will. He had no

Hello,My uncle passed away in 2013 with no will. He had no children, was never married and his parents are deceased. A statement of intent from 1997 was found last year. The estate has remained untouched due to a caveat filed. The statement of intent states that 70% of monetary assets go to one brother and 30% go to a sister, not mentioning a second sister or my father (deceased brother). I received court papers stating that I am a party of interest in the matter.I would like to know how I should proceed with this. I know the estate has a significant amount of money / home. Do I have any rights to this. A court date is scheduled on July 5 2016 in Toms River NJ.

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Dwayne B.

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My aunt recently passed away. She was never married and has

HiMy aunt recently passed away. She was never married and has 1 living brother (my father). She does not have a written will. My father has some concerns that the living spouses and/or children of his and her 2 deceased brothers are entitled to portions of her estate. Is this the case?

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Roger

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If I move from Pa to Va, do I need to have my will, advanced

If I move from Pa to Va, do I need to have my will, advanced directive and durable power of attorney redone?

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LegalGems

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In the state of Arizona does a handwritten will have to be

In the state of Arizona does a handwritten will have to be notarized in order for it to be legal?

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Maverick

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I am the executor mother's estate, the lawyer

HelloI am the executor for my mother's estate, the lawyer I hired "May 11 2015" has told me 6 months ago "November 2015" he has the rough draft for me to review but will not send to me and when I stop by his office he is busy but will send to me. and still has not. He has all the information to finalize the will and was to put together the LLC on a piece of property that will be shared with three brothers. On March 29 2016, I stopped by his office to get the rough draft to review and he told me he would send me an email showing the bullet points he will cover. I do not understand the need to review bullet points as I have gave him all information requested On April 1 2016 The last time I stopped by to get, he told me I had to type out on a word document the "Summary of Receipts and expenditures sheet for him to submit to the court". The court will not accept it hand written. Why he did not let me know about this in the beginning to keep all typed out or why he did not bring this back to my attention back in November 2015 or sooner. When I got home, I looked at my list and knew this would take me days to type all out and was going to hire CPA to type all out but she was busy doing taxes and I would have to wait a few weeks. I decided to call the court "April 4 2016" and the lady at the court said the court would accept my pages of handwritten list of payments. On April 8 2016 I emailed all to the lawyer on April 12 2016 I went to his office to make sure he had received as he never confirmed he had received. He told me yes and he was busy. On May 6th I called and emailed him to just forget the LLC and concentrate on finalizing the will. On that same day he emailed me back.Quote: Thanks Jeff, I agree that it is probably best for you guys to work this out. I will be in touch about wrapping up the estate. Have a great day!If he had put in any effort/time towards the LLC he would not have emailed me back as shown above. He had told me the LLC would be $600 to do with an area to fill in the blanks. I have been quoted $208.95 for an LLC through the internet and one free 30 minute consultation to ask any questions about the LLCIt is now May 15 2016 my mother passed away March 19 2015, I listen on the radio "settle estate in 6 months" and talk to others and finalizing an estate should not take this long this amount of headaches and it has cost over $6000.00 at this time along with the headaches and added stress in my life and family members. I was told to file a complaint/grievance with the Colorado State Lawyer Board. My plan is to go to his office tomorrow and tell him I will contact the Colorado State Lawyer Board with all my notes emails, if he does not have it done by Friday May 20 2016 at no more costs. If does not agree I want all my information I gave him and will take to another lawyer and file my complaints as mentioned.He has sent me bills that show for estate, when I asked him what it was for /what he did, he would send me another bill for explaining the bill. I Have always paid the invoices within a few hours of receiving by money transfer.Am I in the right to ask per the above and file a complaint if needed?

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

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