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My mom and her siblings were manipulated into signing my

My mom and her siblings were manipulated into signing my deceased grandmothers house over to my 2 cousins with a survivorship deed. What does this mean? Does this mean they are no longer part owners on the property. My grandmother left it to all 4 of them in her will. Now they are trying to evict my 69 year old mother who's done nothing wrong. Pays them rent even. Help, court for the eviction is tomorrow.

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Facts: A revocable Living Trust was set up in California.

Facts:A revocable Living Trust was set up in California. According to the terms of the Trust, it becomes irrevocable upon the death of the Settlor (person setting up the Trust).The Settlor did not make a Will.After his death, the Superior Court of California entered an Order giving instructions to distribute the Trust assets.Questions:1. Under the above circumstances, does California law treat the Trust as a Will?2. If so, is the same based on a statute, or case law, or both.3. I need statutory authority to treat the Trust as a Will and supporting case law (2 cases).Thank you.

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I am seperated from my partner and we have to split

I am seperated from my partner and we have to split properties in Philadelphia and New Orleans but we were not married (8yrs) and have different levels of contribution. Can one lawyer oversee both transactions or do I need one in each state?JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: Maryland. We just sold our farm and put the money in escrow until the rest is decided upon.JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Just bank statements. It is pretty confusing due to the fact that we each made more money than the other at different times and every pay check from me was basically signed over to her so she could pay the billsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: On all properties they were titled joint rights of survivorship.

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After spending much time providing information I felt

After spending much time providing information I felt necessary in order to get sound legal counsel I submitted my message & questions. It was rejected because it contained more than 5000 characters. Therefore, I will divide the message into parts. After reading the first part if there is an attorney willing to read the remainder of my message I can attach the rest to the response.I want to apologize in advance for the length & wordiness of this question but I feel it is important that I give as much information as possible so that my situation is better understood & allows for the best answer & legal advice.I live in California & back in 2009 my "uncle" had asked me to move into his house after his wife passed away. I was reluctant to do this because I was quite happy right where I was. Moving would mean that I would have to give up so much, like my privacy, putting everything I owned into storage & reduced rent. But, after about 1 year it became apparent that it would be necessary for me to move there to care for him, protect his interests & the interests of his children. (He was going into "chat rooms" to meet women, dating women he knew nothing about & planned on taking a trip to Alaska by himself are a few things that caused me to be concerned about his well-being. Not serious but still worrisome.) In February 2010 I moved into his house & for the past 6+ yrs. I had been taking care of all of his needs 24/7. This included every aspect related to his care; Dr. appts., grocery shopping, preparing meals, transportation, laundry, etc. plus the care of the house, inside & out, dusting, waxing, vacuuming, steam cleaning carpets, stripping & waxing floors, cleaning rain gutters, lawn care, tree trimming, splitting wood for the fireplace, replacing a garbage disposal, removing & replacing the toilet in his bathroom & much more. You name it & I took care of it. If I wasn't able to then I hired someone that could, which was rare.While Howie was still alive he had told me that he wanted me to receive his VA death benefits. About 2 years ago, his youngest son had also offered that benefit to me to take at that time or said I could wait until after Howie's death to get the benefit when it would double the amount I would receive. I chose to wait. After Howie's death this past October the oldest son, Glen, who is now the Executor, had also told me that they (him, his brother & his sister) were going to pass Howie's VA death benefit on to me &, also planned to give me 1/4 of whatever the house (where I live) sells for. He also stated that I should consider receiving the VA benefit in increments over a 3 year period so that I could avoid paying the taxes on it. He had said that this would all be written up in a legal document & they wanted to make the transition for me as smooth & easy as possible.End part 1

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I want to know do I have to go to probate court. My husband

Hi my name is***** want to know do I have to go to probate court. My husband died and everything is in my name as was his.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: He died in Ga. But we also have a house in Fl.JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Like what? My name is ***** ***** The house reads joint tenancy. And I do believe it reads the same in Florida.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Bank accounts was also mines and his name.

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Have to change my will-- my son has been buying the house

Have to change my will-- my son has been buying the house since 2005 and we both live here-- there is still money owed--- Do I need to specify that he should be sole owner or would he automatically be entitled to the property and house--his name is ***** ***** deed etc.// I guess I'm concerned as I haven't been able to find a lawyer to help with my will-- thanks, ***** *****JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not for the codacil -- but we have a deed that has his name etc.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not at this time

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My stepfather left a life estate and all the rest, residue,

My stepfather left a life estate and all the rest, residue, and remainder to my mother. Upon her death, the rest, residue, and remainder go to his step daughters (from 1st marriage). Of course all monies and vehicles were in joint names so those went to mom. Furniture, household items, etc. those were mom's after husbands death ( per his will), she in turn gave those items to my brother and myself. Is all that remains for step daughters the house and property. No other specific named.

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My mother passed away in Georgia in September of 2016. The

My mother passed away in Georgia in September of 2016. The only funds of hers I could locate was about $6200 in her bank account. I paid nearly all her debts with the funds. She still owes around $13000. Her estates consists of a few rooms of furniture, some clothes and costume jewelry nearly all of which was left in her will to me and my siblings. It is not nearly enough to cover her $13000 credit card bills. My questions is as an heir am I obligated to sell her few assets to pay off her credit cards? I believe she has money in a bank somewhere but I am having trouble locating any accounts. Thank you! Cynthia4

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My mother is in a home and she has told me that she has a

my mother is in a home and she has told me that she has a will made out but has not given me any other info(very stubborn women) she is 89 and I truly believe she is going down hill fast how can I protect her from the state coming in and taking her asetsJA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Absolutely nothing other then what I told as for her going down hill she has congestive heart failureJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That basically is it other then going to her and say what?

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