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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

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I am a married male 57 years old and propose to leave a will

I am a married male 57 years old and propose to leave a will making my wife as the sole beneficiary of all my assetts and properties I need to know if a will has be probated after the death .If yes how is a probate done.Also does a will need to be recorded?

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Barrister

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In texas is the executor permitted the sale of the house

in texas is the executor permitted the sale of the house without the signature of the other benefeciaries(me).my oldest brother is executor of my mothers house. the will states that the house and property is to be sold and split three ways. iam the youngest of 3. when we met with real estate agent in march she suggested that when were ready she would list at 220000 and probably have to settle for 180,000. and thats not even taking her 7 percent into consideration.i had a friend of afriend offer180000 but wanted antiques as well.my brothers summarily swatted that offer to half court.i am not speaking with my brothers and probably will if i only have to.not enough time to go into that.getting fed up withe house never being listed i texted my older brother and asked for a timeframe. he texted back and said it closes on august 5 and to be on lookout for documents from title company in the mail.ive texted him several times asking how much did it go for and he will not reply back.somethings rotten in denmark.i suspect they have a friend listed as buyer but who is actually a front. meanwhile,sink around 50000 grand into modernizing it and that 220000 easily becomes 320000.its located in an area where there are no listings for new homes unless someone dies.its in the country,nice and peaceful. i can't prove this but somethings at play.please help

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ScottyMacEsq

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My father passed away last November 2015. He had left a will

Hi,My father passed away last November 2015. He had left a will for his 6 children and he had a substantial amount. My sister who is executor of the will, made changes last year and I'm concerned she made alterations that would affect my inheritance. We are not in the best of terms and my brother made a statement " YOU do not want to be on her bad side".As of last week, she stated that there is still unfinished business and would take awhile and the inheritance would not be substantial. I am concerned because she just returned with her children to Italy and her children are not well off.Is there a way to look at the original will and/or request the new one? Unfortunately, I had been out of work and needed the inheritance to help with my family.Thank you

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Dwayne B.

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I livever in NC. 27805. My mother and father have passed

I livever in NC. 27805. My mother and father have passed away. Before passing, they willed the home to me and my sister. My mother passed away, a year coming this October 1st. Do we need to go through probate?

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Loren

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My brother is executor mother's estate. She died almost 3

My brother is executor for my mother's estate. She died almost 3 years ago. He still has not sold her house. He will not tell me anything about what is happening in the process, indeed does not respond to my communications at all. He has changed the locks on her house, and has told me in the past that I have no legal right to be on the property and that, if I want to be there, I need his permission. Since he won't correspond with me, that is impossible. What are my options?

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Dwayne B.

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My mother created a revocable trust in 2001 naming me her

my mother created a revocable trust in 2001 naming me her daughter as executor. in 2009 she had her attorney, at the suggestion of my brother to list him as the executor. That abstract was recorded in 1/2009. I was not notified nor were my 5 other sister and brothers. Now we understand ( I called the attorney who initially drew the trust up) there has been an amendment to the trust, we think, again at the encouragement of my brother. That new amendment has not been recorded to date. This brother and his wife also moved in with her after losing his home in 2012.. We have asked numerous times for a copy of this new trust/amendment. He says he will send it he does not. My mother eluded to the fact that she signed the house over to him, which is her only asset and the only thing my stepfather left (only vrbally) to us to be divided equally. I don't know if we are even beneficiaries anymore. How do I get a copy to find out and do we have any right to contest this trust after her death?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Sorry, CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no, I've been doing alot of reading and I want to talk to someone that will give me 15 minutes without having to invest a $5,000 retainer fee. If we have rights, we will wait till she's gone and invest in contesting this trust then. We have tried talking to her, she says it's none of our business.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have the original trust and have not found a new or amended one recorded. I have spoken with the attorney whom I have known for many years, he says he cannot give me any information without her signing an authorization to do do. He did tell me there has been an amendment to the trust and abstract of trust but would not give the date. He would not tell me if beneficiaries have been eliminated, my mother or brother won't tell us either. My brother has not carried out his fiduciary duties to give us a copy when asked or a yearly account.

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ScottyMacEsq

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Member of the Bar, I need to develop a solid divorce

Good morning Member of the Bar,I need to develop a solid divorce strategy which achieves my major objectives using advice from this forum on how best to contract and interact with local attorney here in MO (or as recommended). I am without resources so need to do it myself as much as possible. We have no assets. Only issues are that of physical custody and obligation for kids to practice my religion until adulthood. Children are 11, 9, 6. She moved out of my mom's with kids last August but I just couldn't take anymore fighting with her. We are just unable to find peaceful resolutions to issues in the absence of me just giving up. I am bipolar and expect to start disability in 2 months. My wife works at a law firm as legal assistant in PI cases. She wants to have 100% physical custody and leave it up to the kids what faith they want to practice, (both christian, but hers is a verified cult that exploits financially but is otherwise harmless. I am Catholic which means highly regimented and rule based) Our current arrangement is I visit from 3-6pm while she works M-F. Saturdays are hers and Sundays are mine. I would like some modifications which would include overnights with me, occasional Friday nights and Saturdays, a fair share of holidays and vacations. Also, whenever one of the kids don't want to go with me she doesn't make them. I am bi-polar which does affect my interactions with the kids and my ability to provide the role model I want to. She is strong, strict, moral good parent. Her mother lives with her now and will continue to. Kids love us both. We have no other interest than the kids. Counseling has shown that my wife just can't develop empathy for me. She is just unable to see things from any other perspective than her own. Without her ability just to accept that whatever my view is , right or wrong, it still needs to be at least acknowledged by her. Anyway. Have to move on. No infidelity. No drinking, drugs or patterns of abuse although she does get physically violent with me to both hurt me and provoke me into a physical response. I have never hit or pushed her or hit the kids either. But once sprung I have a very difficult to control emotional reaction which is troublesome. We both are ready. Can we make a separation strategy that combines your expertise but leaving the leg work to me?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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JB you did a great job answering my last question about a

JB you did a great job answering my last question about a trust protect, it looks like we are going to have to get a court order. You said hire a lawyer does just answers provide this type of service or can you recommend a lawyer in my area for the job, I live in ventura county California my zip code is 93036. Finding a good lawyer in my area is like finding an innocent man in prison. Most of them are real donkey holes. We need help please advise.

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jb156200

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