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Louisiana. I was married, three grown children, now remarried. What should be done to be sure that my three children receive all the property that was mine before I remarried? Ex. House, money, stock, household goods, etc...

Generally, you should create a Living trust to make sure your children will receive your assets after your demise. 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.

Michigan - what legal document is required to appoint a relative other then a parent to assume financial guardenship over a grandchild?

Generally, you should create a Living Trust, to be able to appoint a relative as a successor trustee to take care of financial needs of a minor child. 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

Do you help with setting up special needs trusts?

Unfortunately, Legal Zoom does not help set up a Special needs 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.

Arizona if our home is in our living trust and there is a judgement against my husband only can our property be transferred to me in our living trust since my husband is in failing health?

Generally, when the property is in a your joint Living Trust your name as a trustee is already on the deed for that property; therefore, there is no way we can transfer it to you in a Living Trust. What you can do is to take out the property from the LT and place it to your name only by changing the deeds for the real estate. However, you should consult with an asset protection attorney before you do that, because when there is an outstanding judgment against your spouse, this type of transfer could be considered as a fraudulent conversion and be undone by the court later. 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.

I have a will completed by a georgia attorney, however, it needs to be updated; can I update it with legal zoom documents?

While we cannot make changes to documents created by someone else, we make it simple to create new documents which reflect your changed circumstances and the most current state requirements. Once you have created documents through LegalZoom, we offer a simple revision process to accommodate any future changes in your life.

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

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.

Kansas, if both (husband and wife) are on a property deed, can a spouse add a child to the property deed without his/hers spouse permission?

It depends on how the husband and wife are listed on the deed. Generally property owned by a husband and wife is considered a tenancy in common. A tenant in common can sell or give away his interest in the land without the consent of the other owner. If the husband and wife are listed as joint tenants on the deed, then consent of both parties is required to sell or give away an interest in the land. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Amy Hutchens' offices are located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Hutchens is licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and Missouri and her comments may only apply in those states. 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.

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