Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Estate Law Questions
In speaking with my 84 year old mom's primary care physician
In speaking with my 84 year old mom's primary care physician as a result of her being diagnosed with a form of dementia with parkinson's symptoms, I received a California Power of Attorney for Health … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,209 satisfied customers
My wife and I have our wills written such that the estate
My wife and I have our wills written such that the estate passes to the surviving partner in a trust and then to out children. I was recently told that I have to have language in the will that creates… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
14,072 satisfied customers
This is a follow-up question. Can you answer this if you
This is a follow-up question. Can you answer this if you don't know the original question? Is there another cheaper and faster way like a power of attorney for financial items? My first question was a… read more
DamienJD
DamienJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
6,174 satisfied customers
My 31 year old son is now receiving SSDI (Not SSI) benefits.
Hi, My 31 year old son is now receiving SSDI (Not SSI) benefits. Social security has told me that inheritances (of assets, resources) will not affect his SSDI benefits. BUT, (1) worker's compensation,… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
1,522 satisfied customers
I am the 'executor' of my mother's estate. As such, I have
I am the 'executor' of my mother's estate. As such, I have been granted many powers. Most notably, I have been given 'sole authority' and 'absolute discretion' to make decisions that I believe are the… read more
Loren
Loren
36,308 satisfied customers
My California trust was drawn up by a lawyer in 1996. I've
My California trust was drawn up by a lawyer in 1996. I've made amendments since then and gotten them notarized. I have a new money manager who is suggesting I see an estate planner to check to see if… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
3,209 satisfied customers
In the state of Indiana is there any assistance available
In the state of Indiana is there any assistance available for funeral expenses? Our father is in the last stages of cancer and us in hospice care. He is 81. We were in the process of applying for his … read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
/ Madame I was wondering if you would perhaps give
Dear Sir / Madame I was wondering if you would perhaps give a poor foreigner a quick opinion on what has occurred after the death of my father on the 13th Dec 2011 My father was a US citizen and had l… read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
There is a trust fund with about $40,000 set up for my minor
There is a trust fund with about $40,000 set up for my minor children. I'm the mother. It was the deceased Father's inheritance passed to my children. The trustee-Gary is a former lawyer that hired an… read more
Attorney2020
Attorney2020
Lawyer
2,480 satisfied customers
I need an Illinois Elder attorney......... My husband who
I need an Illinois Elder attorney......... My husband who has frontotemporal dementia (FTD) diagnosed Jan. 2014 is going to be 59 this yr. FTD is like early Alzheimers. I had gone to an elder attorney… read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
4,122 satisfied customers
My son has considerable debt. If I die and he inherits my
My son has considerable debt. If I die and he inherits my estate, will credit card companies or banks have a claim?… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
Because of cost and distance I developed a revocable trust
Because of cost and distance I developed a revocable trust with an online program. My financial planner had an issue from the get go because it was based on California community property laws, even th… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,891 satisfied customers
I have a living trust and a will. I want to modify it to a)
I have a living trust and a will. I want to modify it to a) change the trustee to my son (from my brother). He was a minor at the time I created it, but now he is 22. b) The only asset in it was my ho… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
50,891 satisfied customers
My aging mother resides in Colorado and set up a builders
My aging mother resides in Colorado and set up a "builder's trust" 2 years ago in order to preserve her estate and to qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit from the VA. Me and 4 siblings are list… read more
Daniel P.
Daniel P.
Managing Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,741 satisfied customers
My sister is the trustee of my mothers revocable trust; she
My sister is the trustee of my mother's revocable trust; she suffers from an anxiety disorder has been unable and/or unwilling to aggressively try to defend what is left of my father's legacy to his 3… read more
David L
David L
Doctoral Degree
1,604 satisfied customers
I have been asked by my 92 year old aunt to distribute some
I have been asked by my 92 year old aunt to distribute some of her funds to family members. I am executor of her trust and I have power of attoney for financial matters as well as health matters. I ma… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
538 satisfied customers
If I leave my money and property to my daughter upon my death.
If I leave my money and property to my daughter upon my death. Does it become community property for her and her soon to be husband? We live in California.… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My 81-year old aunt in Las Vegas had a trust drawn up several
My 81-year old aunt in Las Vegas had a trust drawn up several years ago. We went back to the financial planner who drew up the original trust to have it "restated." I asked him to mail a copy of the d… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
35,669 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

44,431 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