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Last Will

How to write last will testament before die?

You can view a sample of the Last Will and Testament by following this link and clicking on “view sample” underneath the blue start bar - https://www.legalzoom.com/personal/estate-planning/last-will-and- testament-overview.html To discuss your specific situation, I recommend you schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Colorado I have an existing legal zoom will. I would like to change some beneficieries. How would I do this?

Generally, if you would like to make some changes to your existing Last Will and Testament, you can either create a codicil (an amendment) to your Will or create a new Will. Codicil or a new Will must be executed in the presence of two witnesses. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Living Trust

Can I place coop shares in a living trust?

Yes, you can add shares of the Corporation to your Living Trust. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Can inherited ira’s be placed in a trust?

Yes, inherited IRA can be placed in a Living Trust. However, we don't recommend on doing that because you can just designate direct beneficiaries on IRAs and other retirement accounts which will simplify the process. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Estate Plan Bundle

Does california require documents to be notarized?

Requirements for signing can vary based on the state and the document. LegalZoom includes detailed instructions in your final package so you’ll know what steps are needed.

How I will know if the attorney is qualified, will I get a bio?

All of the plan attorneys are licensed to practice law in their respective states, and before scheduling a consultation, you can review their qualifications, specialties, and customer reviews. You can also learn about our plan attorneys here: https://www.legalzoom.com/attorneys/attorney-directory

Power of Attorney

Calif - do I need to have a notary sign/witness the financial poa for my mother or is it just the 2 witnesses that sign?

The signature requirements for a POA are EITHER a notary OR two witnesses above the age of 18 who do not benefit from the POA. You do not need both.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

My husband has been taking chemo he also has afib.. Hes going through. A procedure for afib.. Hes 85 should I get poa??

It would certainly be in your best interest to have a POA in a situation like this in case your husband becomes unable to handle his own financial affairs.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Real Estate Deed Transfer

California. My home was quitclaimed to include myself and my kids. This was done to protect my investment. I want to now do another quitclaim to remove the kids which they are all in agreement of. Do I just do another quitclaim with you, we all sign and have notarized and then file? Trying to take care of this as simply as possible.

Yes, you will need to create and execute (sign in front of the notary) another Quitclaim deed or Grand deed to transfer property from your children back to your name. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Ma. Question:im living in the house I grew up in. Through the years making significant changes;my mother and I areboth on the mortgage. 9which she took out on the house to build her new house down on the lake once my step father passed away 13 years ago. She holds the deedto the house. She married her first cousin and he wants to sell the house to get me out. My question is what kind of rights do I have since I hold the note but she holds the deed? And if the house is sold do I have any rights to any of the proceeds? Does her husband /cousin have the right to throw me out of my own home?

Unfortunately, not having your name on the deed for the property may cause you some problems in the future. Since only your mother is on the deed she is considered the owner of the house and can sell the property. Holding a Note will not give you any rights to the proceeds from the sale. You can ask your mother to add you to the deed for the house; however, you need to make sure the lender will allow to do that as well, in that case, you will acquire ownership rights to the property. In addition, if you mother purchased this house before marriage, then her spouse generally does not have any rights to her property and its considered as her Separate property. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Living Will