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In Maryland, can a Notary also serve as a WITNESS to a Last

In Maryland, can a Notary also serve as a WITNESS to a Last Will and Testament?Also, what type of guarantees can a home owner put in place for control and bequeath of his residence to his fiance in his Last Will & Testament?

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Barrister

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We have been hit with an attachment and seizure following a

we have been hit with an attachment and seizure following a civil judgementthe opposing party has had attorneys in our home on court order, seizing personal propertythe property seized has little compensatory impact to the other partieson the other hand it has been a cynical and burdensome snatch of items that does little to compensate the other party...how do I effectively present the fact to the court that this "attachment" has primarily PUNITIVE vs compensatory effect?

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My sister died 2.5 years ago. We have some Heir property. Is

HiMy sister died 2.5 years ago. We have some Heir property. Is my sister husband entitle to her share? She has one daughter 18 years. She was living in Georgia at the time of death. Her property is in Alabama . Will or no Will What's the Law? She had a minor brain injury.

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Thank you. First of all, what is the fee for your service?

Thank you Thomas. First of all, what is the fee for your service?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.Customer: Sorry, Pearl. I have an attorney who was hired to create wills for both my husband and myself for flat fee of $1500.00. Paid and done. I have requested 4 time that the wording be changed from "burial" to "cremation" and he has still not done so. Also, paid him flat fee of $1000.00 to review my mother's will and trust to make sure there would be no problems at a later date. He reviewed it and insisted I change our joint brokerage account (JTRS) to name of trust. My banker went to a lot of trouble to do so and told me it was not necessary since I was sole beneficiary. Then there were three annuities and a life insurance policy for which I requested the attorney's assistance. I handled the life insurance policy and one of the annuities myself since I could not get him to take any action. I signed a consent form for him to contact my bank and annuity companies. My mother passed away last September. I never heard anything about the annuities. During a visit with my banker in November and he called 2 of them. They were surprised to find I had not received the packages. Turns out the attorney had them sent to him in October but did not tell me during a quick visit to his office even though he had had them for a month. During a follow-up visit, he said he would need another $2000.00 to "sort this out". That was 11/16. During another visit on 12/19, he kept spinning me around in circles about taxes and wanted to set up a 3-way meeting with my account. I asked him why the annuity forms had not been filed. He said he kept getting "reminders" but they never sent him the forms. After the first of the year, I decided to talk to my accountant myself, then proceeded to fill out the forms I requested they send me and completed processing of the remaining 2 annuities. I feel he has been deceitful, provided inaccurate legal information (changing brokerage to trust) has not provided services for which he was paid up front (the $2000.00) and has been uncommunicative. I want to know how to fire him and get my money back. I do not trust him at all. Any advice?JA: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?Customer: Arizona. I was sole beneficiary on will and trust.JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: the will and trust. My issue is that he did not perform any actions on the subsequent issues but charged money I feel he owes me.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know best want to know safest way to fire him and get my money back.JA: We have a 30 day refund policy so you can simply email***@******.*** and they will try to fix your problem or refund your money.Customer: email what?

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RobertJDFL

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Son died in December ,not married, can I transfer the title

son died in December ,not married, can I transfer the title to myself it has sat in my driveway for two months nowJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MNJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Irwin Law

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I want 2 be cremated along with my wife, if I don't have

I want 2 be cremated along with my wife, if I don't have will, can I write that down,& have it notarized ?

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Barrister

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REAL ESTATE / PROBATE GOAL: 1. Save home from Foreclosure.

REAL ESTATE / PROBATEGOAL:1. Save home from Foreclosure.2. Property to be transferred to Estate and/or Decedent's nonprofit as directed by Administrator of the Estate and remaining siblings (78 & 84yrs old) directives. Housing of Veterans/and or their families.ISSUES1. Intestate/no will in California.2. In Probate Court; Judge ordered workout of real estate matters 1/9/2017, next OSC hearing 4/13/2017.2. Foreclosure Sale 2/10/2017 (received certified notice 1/23/2017)3. Amount due is disputable with copies of checks.OCWEN is servicer of the loan, Deutsche Bank Owner of the loan (no record of assignment received yet), Trustee notice issued without validation of debt.4. Since Jan 2017 Non response to written and voicemail/email/fax request to postpone the sale until validation of collection amount from OCWEN and Deutsche Bank.OCWEN's VERBAL RESPONSE on 29JAN20171. Pay the amount due ($308k) upto 2 days before sale date or submit modification package ASAP (7day rule of prior to the sale date does not apply in California) or submit shortsale package.2. Attorney has to stop sale, they have no authority. Attorney rebuttals and states OCWEN has to postpone because they (the attorneys) have no authority to do so.TRUSTEE ATTORNEY 1FEBR20171. Informed that they could not stop the sale, OCWEN would give them the directive to do so.2. Two voicemails and two letters stating dispute of amount due and request for time to validate the debt were left with Cheryl Asher, Esquire with no acknowledgement of receipt to date.DEUTSCHE BANK 1FEBR 20171. Submit request to research department via fax (completed)...no response via fax or email from them to date.REQUEST1. How can the administrator modify the loan on an deceased estate?2. How can the Administrator modify the loan (to stop the 2/1/2017 sale date) with out use of personal information not attached to the Estate....OCWEN is directing Administrator to submit modification using Administrator's info to determine if modification will be granted.3. As an alternative to the modification process, how can I have the company acquire this property through a shortsale?4. Is there some advocacy group that can assist in negotiating modification terms of reduced principal (property underwater), better interest rates then the adjustable 5% rate, waiver of delinquency (deceased and need time to prove ownership of debt...loan sold 3 to 5 times since 2003), and 40 year mortgage to help with lowering the 3990 monthly payments?5. As a way to follow orders from the Probate Judge to work things out with OCWEN, is there a way/form/approach that I can put in place at the courthouse on Monday 2/6/2017 to stop the impending 10FEB2017 11am Sale Date in Pomona CA?COMMENTTime is short as you can see.Thank you in advance for your expedient assistance in this matter.

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TJ, Esq.

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My understanding is that a financial POA must make financial

My understanding is that a financial POA must make financial and legal decisions according to what the Principal wants. However, if a principal is diagnosed as mentally incapacitated and no longer able to make decisions, what would keep the POA from being able to make whatever decisions the POA wanted instead, since no one could say for sure what the Principal wants anymore?

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Barrister

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WILL & TRUSTS I am seeking advice on what the expected

WILL & TRUSTSI am seeking advice on what the expected normal and customary charges should be for a Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Last Will & Testament, Declaration of Pre-need Guardian, HIPPA, Certification of Trust, Designation of Health Care Surrogate, Assignment of Personal Property, Restatement of Trust, Memorandum of Intent. This would include myself and my significant other. I am located in SE Florida, more specifically Palm Beach County.

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Dwayne B.

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