Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Estate Law Questions
My brother and I would leke each to have a separate document
My brother and I would leke each to have a separate document giving as a power of attorney. Each of these documents would be signed by our father on the same date. Are there any issues with that in ca… read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
2,078 satisfied customers
Second opinion] I am concerned about my fathers ability to
second opinion] I am concerned about my fathers ability to make financial and medical decisions. He has not been diagnosed with any medical or mental illnesses, however he is getting older and having … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,105 satisfied customers
Is it a conflict of interest lawyer who is a trustee in a
Is it a conflict of interest for a lawyer who is a trustee in a trust for a adult child of divorced estranged parents, (the other two trustees being the parents), to be involved in creating a power of… read more
Loren
Loren
35,976 satisfied customers
My father passed away in Michigan recently( I am the only living
My father passed away in Michigan recently( I am the only living child/relative), and he had a live-in companion that he did not marry. This companion convinced him to change ownership of his home to … read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,799 satisfied customers
My mother and father both owned property together. My father
My mother and father both owned property together. My father has passed leaving the property to mom. .Mom has mental health issues, resides with me, and has given me power of atty. Her illness is prog… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,105 satisfied customers
My mother in law passed away last Feb 2014. She designated
My mother in law passed away last Feb 2014. She designated my nephew as POA, and his father signed the POA as a witness, yet it states clearly on the document that you cannot be blood relation of any … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
125,498 satisfied customers
Can a power of atty, not executrix deduct personal loans from
Can a power of atty, not executrix deduct personal loans from proceeds of a distribution of funds that were seized by her the night b4 death of person they were POA for in newnjersey… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,799 satisfied customers
I am the beneficiary of a trust set up by my mother, who disliked
I am the beneficiary of a trust set up by my mother, who disliked and distrusted me until her death. In 2000, she hired an attorney to attempt to take control of my interest in the trust set up for me… read more
Loren
Loren
35,976 satisfied customers
YIn California, I am a limited partner With my two sister of
YIn California, I am a limited partner With my two sister of a FLP, my older sister recently became the General Partner. She is also in line as the executor of our widower (2011) father's Family Trust… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
35,662 satisfied customers
My father loaned his grandson and future granddaughter $12000
My father loaned his grandson and future granddaughter $12000 for their wedding. The agreement was to pay my father back $600 a month. The paid every month for 7 consecutive months, then my father got… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,799 satisfied customers
I am seeking advice on a family/estate situation I am involved
I am seeking advice on a family/estate situation I am involved with regarding my parents estate (this is in Pennsylvania); my older sister, younger brother, and I are named as co-executors, with 'equa… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
IN NEW YORK STATE MY PARENT OWNS A BUILDING, HAS A FEW BANK
IN NEW YORK STATE MY PARENT OWNS A BUILDING, HAS A FEW BANK ACCOUNTS AND STOCKS. SHE WANTS TO PROTECT HER ASSETS FROM MEDICAID IN THE EVENT SHE BECOMES ILL. WE ARE AWARE OF THE 5 YEAR LOOK BACK IN NYS… read more
N Cal Attorney
N Cal Attorney
JD
6,953 satisfied customers
If my brother Bryon retained my fathers Trust attorney Roy
If my brother Bryon retained my father's Trust attorney Roy to create his own personal Trust and the attorney did he now becomes my brothers own personal Trust attorney. As the Trustee of my father's … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
125,498 satisfied customers
When my mothers husband died she said she let her estate planner
When my mother's husband died she said she let her estate planner become her Power of Attorney...not knowing what to do...now she has decided to give her Power of Attorney to us children and want to t… read more
JaxLaw
JaxLaw
Associate Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,722 satisfied customers
brother-in-law who is a lawyer wrote step-mothers will (father
brother-in-law who is a lawyer wrote step-mother's will (father dead) who passed away in july. is this not a conflict of interest? my father had 2 children by first marriage and 2 childrern by second … read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My father has granted his six children 1/6 interest in his
My father has granted his six children 1/6 interest in his real estate. On the warrranty deed it says '' grantor hereby reserves unto himself a life estate in and to the foregoing described real estat… read more
dkennedy
dkennedy
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
3,122 satisfied customers
My father revised his original trust to divide his estate equally
My father revised his original trust to divide his estate equally between his two children, myself and my brother. my brother, however, is an attorney and drew up the original which favored him 3 to 1… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
6,615 satisfied customers
My fathers will was dawn up by Mr Jimmy Marrelli. Now Mr
My father's will was dawn up by Mr Jimmy Marrelli. Now Mr Jimmy Marrelli is representing my father's wife (she is a Trustee) against my brother, sister and I (the remaining Trustees) to clarify issues… read more
Thomas McJD
Thomas McJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
3,170 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My husband has been driving me insane with questions regarding estate issues since his mother died. I'm not a lawyer! Thanks to JustAnswer, I was able to calm his concerns.

Loretta TIllinois

Thanks Adam!! - A very direct and understandable response - you have been a great help!

Happy CustomerEllicott City, MD

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Thomas McJD

Thomas McJD

Attorney

3,170 satisfied customers

Wills, Trusts, Probate & other Estate Matters

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

44,105 satisfied customers

17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

5,629 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

5,145 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,522 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,215 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x