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My father just passed away in New York. He is divorced from

Hello there. My father just passed away in New York. He is divorced from mother, he doesn't have a will, and it's only my sister and I who are tied to him. My mother is stating that she wants to distribute the money between my sister and I because she is stating that her name is ***** ***** life insurance. She does not have proof of this and I do not feel comfortable with her being involved in this process. How should i proceed? Thank you!JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that is it.

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My father passed away two days ago. I live in Santa Fe. He

My father passed away two days ago. I live in Santa Fe. He lived in NYC. My brother lives in NYC and could sign papers if needed.He was not a father, I never knew him but have talked to his sporadically throughout the yearsHe is a Veteran.I just visited him in a VA hospital in the Bronx last week where he has been for over 30 days. He was alert and comfortable. Terminal and being very well cared for. I had him moved him to a hospice center for his end of life care. The bed in Brooklyn was not available so they transported him to Calvery Hospice in the Bronx and then to Calvery in Brooklyn. He died shortly after getting to Calvery in Brooklyn on the 1st. He was in Calvery in the Bronx on the 31st.I called a crematory and I'm filling out paperwork.How do I locate his bank and his will if he has one?I don't think he has any money but it would be nice if there is a little something to cover costs and also what his last wishes were.I'm trying to locate his apartment so I can let them know he isn't coming back.What steps do I take to make sure all his affairs are in order?My questions are what steps do I take when a person dies and my second question I should I file a complaint?I spent time and energy getting him into a state of the art hospice center in Brooklyn and it appears that all the transport was too much for him. I'm simply annoyed that he was shuffled around due to the holiday. It would be nice if this doesn't happen to someone else.

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Legal Question Child Support: New York, Pennsylvania,

Legal Question Child Support: New York, Pennsylvania, California: Can you let me know the statute of limitations in collecting back court ordered child support in all three states. and how do you collect it. Parents were born and married in the state of New York. Moved and resided in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. For business reasons father took residency in Los Angeles California and filed for divorce and served papers to mother who still lived in Philadelphia. Father just died in New York in 2015 and did not pay his court ordered child support. How does the mother and children file for back child support. He left a large estate and still did not pay his child support.

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My nephew passed away and he worked for a company that had

my nephew passed away and he worked for a company that had profit sharing- the statement is titled "***** *****" (owner -manager) FBO ***** ***** (employee) he is not and was never married- he has no children- are his parents the benificuaries even if he didn't name them(there is none I believe) and how do the they get the funds Thank YouJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: they have a death certificate-of course his employer knows he is deceased but statements keep coming to his homeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not that I can think of Thank You

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I am the executor of my boyfriends will. He passed away in

I am the executor of my boyfriends will. He passed away in june 2016.He has a asbestoscase with Weitz and Luxenberg. The case is going to the Surrogate Court for probate.Will I be intided to this settlement?

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NEW YORK STATE, ERIE COUNTY. Father deceased recently. Can

NEW YORK STATE, ERIE COUNTY. Father deceased recently. Can not locate his will. Sick/partially disabled Woman on Medicaid living in his house and won't leave. Need to search for his will & understand what my rights are as next of kin, and what disabled person's rights are regarding living in the house after his death. She has been receiving mail there for over a year. Woman is not keeping house secure, and other people (her sons and friends,and total strangers to me) are coming and going as they please. Father & Mother's belongings still inside the house. House is safe to live in, but person living there is causing unsafe conditions by leaving house unlocked, falling down when nobody is there, etc. My worst fear is that this Woman would die in the house by falling down or just because of her condition - she has brain aneurysms (or so I have been told).My Father told me I was the Executrix of his will and that the house would go to me, but never gave me a copy of his will. I assumed it was in the house but it is not. I did contact his local Bank and have been told he does not have a safety deposit box. To exacerbate matters more, I live 60 miles away and have been staying in hotels near my Dad's house because I am frightened that something will happen in the house while I am away. Father's neighbors are fearful of the situation as well. I keep being told I need to "get her out of the house". I realize it's not that easy.H E L P!! THANK YOU

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My daughter died some 18 years ago. Before she died she had

My daughter died some 18 years ago. Before she died she had the mother and myself sign, before a notary a document in ORIGINAL UNALTERED WET INK SIGNATURES WITH EMBOSSED SEAL completed in her words that which reads, “I XXXXX attest that based upon my present mental and physical state regarding my uncertain medical condition I am not capable of making decisions regarding my medical intervention and/or treatment as prescribed by the HOSPITAL or other hospitals' medical staff or its affiliates. In addition, I am not capable of managing any of my affairs related to financial and/or legal matters a consequence to my probable long-term illness. Therefore, I appoint my biological parents, XXXXX and XXXXX to make all medical, financial, and legal decisions and management of my personal concerns until my overall condition has significantly improved. However, in the event of my demise I give them full control of the aforementioned. Thus, they shall be entitled to 50% of all proceeds gained and the remainder shall be put into an escrow account on my behalf accordingly; however, in case my demise I authorize them full control of the aforementioned herein and 100% of all proceeds.”At the time of my daughter's death she already had a son, my grandson who was awarded monies in a law suit against the HOSPITAL by the NYS Supreme Court. He received monthly monies after 10 years prior to this I provided him with financial support. An annuity had been established where some monies where put into a bank account and other monies were put into escrow.Presently, he is a 19 yr old drug addict and he is constantly refusing all drug rehabilitation help like in-patient or out-patient services. The majority of the suit money are being held in the bank pending his promise to the surrogate court to at least complete high school in order to claim the suit money, which were supposed to be originally released to him at 18 yrs old.(Due to my grandson's drug addicted behavior I find it necessary to seek a judgment and lien on monies held in the bank from the suit case in which my daughter mentioned.)1.) The above document was never presented to any court and I would like to know can it be executed as a valid document in order to seek a judgment against what my daughter wished to have happen before and/or after she died?2.) Considering or excluding the above documents could one simply seek a judgment for 10 years of living expense in this matter?Answering both questions would be very helpful. Thank you.

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I was taking care of my mother bills. She took a medical transport.

I was taking care of my mother bills. She took a medical transport. I would make the pick up appointment for her and pay the driver. I was told ro stop paying because she was applying for Medicaid.My mother has since passaway any money she had went to paying what bills i could. There is nothing left. But the transport company keep billing me.

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My mother passed away without a will. I am the oldest child

My mother passed away without a will. I am the oldest child of three. She had purchased a home only a year before. She and my "step father" never married. He is not on the deed, but is paying the mortgage. I am fine with this arrangement, he's a good man. He wants to build a shed on the property. The municipality wants to have me sign a landlord agreement allowing him to build the shed. Can I legally do this? I am the executor as next of kin?

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