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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 live in PA, County. I am disabled and on SSDI. I have been

I live in PA, Butler County. I am disabled and on SSDI. I have been living with and being their care givers for almost 14 years now. My Father just passed away November of last year after being cared for at a nursing home. Now my Mother is in a caring facility because she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and doesn't have long to go. Our home has a lien on it for half its value already because of the care of my Father. After my Mother passes the whole home will be taken away. What options do I have as to retaining the home. Is there any law on a person that is disabled and being the caregiver of their parents? If not what about Getting a quit deed form filed. If not that what about a living Trust?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: What happened? Is there any answer to my question?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: Well, I have My new benefits statement from Social Security. I can get a letter from the Dr. stating that I did take care of both of them.I could get a letter from the pharmisist stating that I have been picking up all their meds. for the last 14 years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Well, just about what out of the 3 different ways that I might have would be the best

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I have questions regarding property rights in a divorce and

I have questions regarding property rights in a divorce and trustsJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: husband and wife are beneficiaries of a living trust set up by his mom. We both also have power of attorney for her and she has been diagnosed with dimensia, so the trust can't be changed. If we divorce, will the wife still be entitled to 50% of the trust when his mom passes?

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I can't even begin to explain. In 2002, my father set up a

I can't even begin to explain. In 2002, my father set up a living trust for my parent's home; the house was given to me as adult care giver. My parents were not legally separated. Anyway, the documents were signed, and my father had taken ill; he returned home and was cared for until his death in 2006. I had been living with my mom in the home since 1995. I take care of my mom now (dialysis patient). I have two older siblings. One swears I arranged the living trust, and that my father had a will and my mother and I are sitting on many assets, stocks I think. My father retired from the United Federation of Teachers. My question is, I think, what proof can I show my brother that I didn't cheat him out of the house and that my mother isn't hiding money? Or rather, what should my brother do to find the answers to his accusations? My mother pays his rent, buys his food & clothing. He's 61 years old; I'm 55. As far as I know, my father didn't have a will, I never saw one.JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Estate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason. Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: OK, I'll pay the deposit. New York StateJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: I have copies of the trust, the signed papers, my father, mother, me, lawyer and a witness. It describes the terms of the living trust for the house -- to avoid losing the house if my father had to go into a nursing home.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't know how to convince my brother that my father didn't leave anything else to me -- there was no will -- my father didn't have much in the end. I think he took his pension in a lump sum when he retired.

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Which state do I deal with and how do I set up a family

Which state do I deal with and how do I set up a family trust when I own 3 houses in 3 different states & want to include my 2 daughters as beneficierys

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Can a trustee make a distribution to beneficiaries and

Can a trustee make a distribution to beneficiaries and declare that if cashed the beneficiaries cannot question the distribution or go after the trustee?Also, if I cash the distribution check, can I then ask/force the trustee to give an accounting of the trust. After taking over as trustee, the trustee has never did an accounting. I'm pretty sure he'll take a hefty portion for himself.Am I in a weaker legal position asking for an accounting after the distribution than before?I want to see what the distribution is before I hire an attorney. Also, I want to show the other beneficiaries thatthe trustee is pocketing much of the distributable proceeds of the sale of a house. I might get more help that way.

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Story short, family revocable living trust mom has passed

long story short, family revocable living trust mom has passed that leaves my 87 year old father that now has jaw cancer and is terminal prognoses is to advanced to treat and probably won't make it thru the Christmas holiday. decided he wanted to move to Cottonwood Arizona my brother and his new girl friend move there with him this is in early June this year my brother passes away in October just passed at age 57 of liver failure. The girl friend is still living with my dad. My aunt calls me to tell me that my dad has cancer and probably won't last thru the holidays. My uncle lives in Cottonwood a couple blocks away so I call him and ask if I should come out there right away...he says your dad is awfully pissed off at you....hmmm so he said call me back at 5 this afternoon because I'm taking your dad to the doctor today. I said ok....call him at 5 and he said no you will be arrested if you do am I'm thinking hmmm where did that come from so the call ended with me saying ok. 20 minutes later I get a call from this gal she says are you Dennis I say yes she says this is your brother Gary's fiancée and I said you do know he passed away she said yes I was with him and now I'm taking care of your father and he is very private and we have a restraining order on you. I said hmm I would know if you did so she went on to say that they called the sheriff's office and gave them my name. now mind you I have never met this person nor ever talked to her before. so now I'm thing what the hell is going on out there and this took place last Friday. so Saturday afternoon me and my wife drive out to AZ from Northern California come Monday morning I call the sheriff's office and request a civil stand by so we meet the deputy a couple blocks from the house to go over the living trust. I am the successor trustee in my mom and dads revocable living trust so I'm trying to do what the trust is saying my job is. so the deputy clears is with his boss and he ran a check on the girl friend Margie Cone low and behold there is a quit claim deed for the property in AZ that belong to the trust it was quit claimed out of the trust on November 15th of this year and it's in my dads and Margie Cone's name as joint owners and the rights of survivorship.....so that's why I got a call from her trying to keep me from finding out about that before he passes away. Tried to find out if he actually did this or not I don't know the document signature doesn't match other signatures of his so I'm wondering maybe she forged it. I worked with my dad for over 12 years at the same shop before he retired several years ago and I've watched him sign his time card every week that whole time more or less so I would know his signature if anybody would. I heard thru the grapevine after I started asking question about her to different people and found out that she is addicted to pain pills. So we do go to the house and the deputy knocks and knocks on the door but no answer so we left and went to the county recorders office and got a copy of the quit claim deed.

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I assume after my other questions are answered would you

I assume after my other questions are answered would you suggest that I have a living trust to manage any real estate property only and could I manage the llc / business just like I'm doing now thru the company as is ?

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I have an irrevocable trust and want to put a business and

I have an irrevocable trust and want to put a business and assets into it i believe I'm suppose to hold a meeting with trustees and form a letter stating all the specifics.question is does this have to be recorded in local courthouseJA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: louisianaJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: i have the main asset trust and 9 other trust not documented yet and that is what i need to doJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the trust are Wyoming trust

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