I have an existing case of contesting a will

by pam
(wesley chapel fl)

My attorney quit. I don't know what to do at this point. Can I subpoena someone to get doctors names and who would I send that to?

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Is there Legal Aid for Elderly Consumers?

by Anonymous
(Bradenton)

I'm 71 years old and living on social security. I've been renting my garage apartment out to a young couple who were very nice at first, they've been there almost two years. Now I don't know what happened, but they're not paying on time, and there are a lot of people coming and going that I don't know. Frankly, I'm a little scared of even confronting them. I'm not sure what to do, and I don't have the money to pay a lawyer.

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Successor Custodian

My mother opened a custodial account for the benefit of my daughter. My mother died. There was no successor custodian listed on the account. The financial institution says I must petition the court to be successor custodian. What is the name of the petition? Do parents really have to petition to be the custodian of one of their children's accounts? Am I considered to be my daughter's conservator, since I am the custodian on other accounts for her, or does a conservator also have to be appointed by a court?

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Custody of my daughter if I die.

Is there some kind of document, other than a Will, that I can use to state that I want my mother to take custody of my daughter if I die? I'm a single mom and was never married to the father of my child. He abandoned us, and broke my car windshield on his way out. He abuses drugs and is violent and mentally abusive. I'm healthy, but my problem is that he could try to fight my mother for custody if something were to happen to me. What can I do? Can I just type my own letter and have it notarized? I am fearful of him deciding to come here and take her if I died and bringing her out of the state and over to the rest of his family which he openly admits is extremely abusive and dysfunctional and also abuse drugs and alcohol. We have no court agreements or anything. He calls to ask how "we're" doing once in a while and that's about it. He has sent small amounts of money here and there in the past ($50 give or take). My daughter is under a year old as well. He left when she was a month old, came back when she was about 3 months old and stayed for a week and left again. She is now 6 months old. I'm just looking for peace of mind.

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Legal aid for seniors

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I'm 67 years old and need some help recovering money that I lent to a friend. Well, not a friend anymore. I guess I have to go to small claims court, the amount he owes me is $2700. But, I don't know what forms or what to do. Also the filing fee is around $200. I'm on social security, is there any help available for seniors like me?

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Probate my Mothers Will

by Lora
(Pensacola, Florida, Escambia)

My Mother just passed and the only thing she has is her 1 acre of land and a small trailer that was her homestead. I know I have to record her will at the court house but can I probate the will myself so I can sell the property or do I have to hire a lawyer?

If I can is there a certain form number I need to obtain from the Law Library to start this procedure.

I am the only child.

Thank you!

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estate administration

by K
(McNairy county TN)

I want to complain about the administration of an estate (of deceased person), I am a beneficiary.
The personal rep. is not following the rules. (Florida Probate RULE 5.400 DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE
PROBATE CODE: ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
733.212 Notice of administration; filing of objections.)

Is there a legal document I may file myself?

All I want is for an authority to send the rep. a letter that she must abide by the rules.

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Small Estate summary administration

by Diane
(Davenport,FL)

Can I file asmall estate summary administration myself or do I need an attorney? DOD 4/2005 ,I was DPPOA but DEED prepared IN PA and DOES NOT STATE "RIGHT OF SOLE SURVIVORSHIP"

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Aalzheimer's And Durable Power of Attorney

by Hipolito
(Miami, Florida, USA)

My Mother has alzheimer's, and I've been taking care of her for the last 8 months. Can I have her sign a durable power of attorney or is it too late? She knows I'm her son but her short term memory is gone.

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nursing home

by Jean
(Citrus County, FL)

If a home is titled in names of 2 single adults and one must go into a nursing home can the nursing home:
1/ require the home be sold and take 1/2?
2/ can the nursing home put a lien on the home and take 1/2 when sold?

I am aware if single and the home is in that persons name the nursing home can take the home when the person can no longer pay their monthly fee. Bottom line is what can the nursing home do if home is in the name of 2 single people.

Thank you very much for your help.

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Elder Law

by victor
(Alexandria, VA, USA)

How can I get information about asset preservation to be eligible for medicaid in Broward County. I am a cancer sufferer and was on disability ( now social security ) in another state. I am planning to move to Broward next year and am concerned because I will have to sell my house and the cash I get may disqualify me.

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removal of estate trustee

by Joanne
(Kearny, NJ)

With the death of my mother last year the trustee of the family trust has not distributed the assets. He is using the trust bank account as his personal account through it is still under my mothers name. He has not given a list of all assets or inventory of household items. How do I go about having him removed as trustee and freezing the bank account.? The estate is in Lake County Florida.
We would like to do this pro se as an attorney is very expensive.

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Summary Administration for an intestate decedent. Can I go pro se in this case?

by EJ
(Coral Springs, FL USA)

Summary Administration for an intestate decedent. Can I go pro se in this case in the State of Florida?

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Probate

by Paula Long
(Milton, Fl Santa Rosa)

My Stepmother refuses to produce my father's will. They had no children and in fact this became an issue only when she refused to speak to any of us. He was a resident of Santa Rosa County, Florida for 10 years and we can get no assistance.
Please HELP!!

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what do I do next? - Wills, Trusts, Probate

by Peggy
(Ormond Beach, Florida)

I just succeeded in having my family Trust and Estate reopened because my brother (the trustee) committed fraud in these cases. Do I just sit back and wait (is it 20 days?)for a response to my claims? If he does not respond, do I then file a default judgment?

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Summary administration form

by Art
(Lee County FL)

Seeking the form to file for summary administration.

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guardianship and visitation

by Chuck Bradley
(hillsborough, Florida)

I need information on how to represent myself in a guardianship case. I also need information on filing for unsupervised visitation with a minor child.

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Change of venue for Florida trust

by Stan
(Ocala, Fl., Marion)

I want to change the current venue of a trust in which my father left me the benif. From Lee County Fl to Marion County, Fl, I live in Marion County and so does my " Trustee"..what form do I file and where can I download it?

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to contest a probate matter

by kathy
(california)

I need to know what to file with the probate court to contest the beneficary as I have a living trust from my father naming me as beneficary of his bank account.

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Florida Guardianship Actions

by Maria
(New York, NY, USA)

Can a Petitioner appear pro se in a Guardianship action in Florida probate court?

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Probate-Summary Administration

by Joy
(Tampa, FL)

How does a pro se litigant get case progress/status once a file goes over to the judge?

The judge received my file on Oct 29, 2014 and I haven't received any communication since. Is this a customary amount of time to wait for Orders to come back if it's a simple estate: self-proving will, I am named as the sole beneficiary & personal rep, only assets are a house and a car?

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How do I submit a claim for an unpaid debt, against a deceased person's estate.

by Peter
(Lake Placid, Florida)

What forms will I need?
Will the Clerk of Courts provide the necessary forms?
Will I need help in the use of legal jargon ?

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Permanant guardianship of minor child

by Randi
(tampa, fl usa)

What does it mean when at the bottom of the guardianship paperwork "This plan may be amended at any time If all parties are in agreement, or by order of the court"

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Resignation of Guardian of a Minor

by Mary
(Minneapolis, MN USA)

Our adult daughter was appointed our minor son's guardian in 2013. He is now back living with my husband and me. The guardianship in the Circuit Court for Brevard County, FL needs to be terminated.

I have worked in the legal field for 30 years and would like to complete the forms and handle this matter pro se.

What forms need to be completed and what steps need to be taken to accomplish this?

Thank you for your assistance.

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family law - guardianship

by Lori
(Titusville)

Does FL recognize joint guardianship of a minor child?

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When can someone file for a disposition of personal property without administration?

by Brian
(Sebring, Florida)

What are the rules or requirements in order to file a disposition of personal property without administration in a small estate, in the State of Florida?

My grandmother is in a nursing facility, and she still is in her right mind. She wants to do her final documents, and in total, her assets and property equal roughly, $63,000.00 in total. Do we need an administrator or can we file for a disposition of her property without one? Thank you.

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statute about wills

by Jackie
(Cape Coral, FL Lee County)

Hello, where can I find the statutes about Wills? My friend's partner of 20 years past away last year. They were not legally married; however, they purchased 2 real estate properties in FL. They are both owners. He left a Will stating that in the event of his death his partner is to keep 100% of what they own together. Nonetheless, his 54 year old daughter is suing his partner because she considers herself his inheritor. I was reading on your sight that Wills should be accompanied by an affidavit.

Question:

*Is the will not valid due to the missing affidavit?

* If the partnership for the real estate properties is Joint Tenancy with rights of survivor-ship; does the daughter have any rights as an inheritor?


Any guidance you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Jackie

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Amend order of Summary Administration

How do I find a form? I need to petition to admend order of Summary Administration.

Also curious if there is someone that can do this for me for low cost

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Probate

by Dan
(Clearwater, Fl)

Looking for someone to help with probate. Probably over 75k.

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