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Last Will

California. Is a last will supposed to be written in my own hand writing?

While you can do a last will in your own handwriting, as long as witnesses are there watching you write it, it is better to have a typed up last will. LegalZoom has a good Last Will and Testament document you can use, so I suggest you contact them.

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.

I was wondering if this is the document that a couple could file to have their child go to whom they wish, after they are deceased?

The Last Will and Testament names the guardian, which is the person who takes care of your child when you pass on.

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.

Living Trust

California do you have to file living trust after singed?

In California, a living trust does not have to be filed. It is a private document. However, if you own a home, you must record a deed transfer with the county recorder's office to transfer the property into the trust.

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.

Arizona. My employer changed life insurance provider. How do I add new provider to my living trust?

Typically, you can just change the named beneficiary to the Trust with the insurance company. They may wish to see the Trust. State laws may vary so I do suggest you schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. 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.

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

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.

California. My sister has dementia can her husband have power of attorney without her signature?

For the Power of Attorney to be valid, your sister must sign the document. If she has dementia and not able legally to sign the power of attorney, her spouse should consider conservatorship proceedings. 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.

Real Estate Deed Transfer

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.

Kansas, does a transfer on death deed give take away any property rights from a surviving spouse?

As long as you are joint tenants with right of survivorship, a transfer on death deed does not take effect until the surviving spouse dies. It does not limit the surviving spouse's right to sell, mortgage, or rent the property. 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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