Recent Free Legal Questions answered by
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Three brothers put on will to inherit parents home upon their death. Father dies first, then one of...
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Did mom and dad each have their own will, or did they have a single joint will? I ask because you... more

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Is it legal to ban me from seeing my mom in a nursing home?
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This is such a common situation. Who is "banning" you? One of your siblings, or the... more

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I purchased a house four years ago. According to the survey provided at closing, there is a shared...
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I never like answering questions by advising people to "hire a lawyer" because that's so... more

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I want to photograph people and sell them their own photo magnets in Time Square, is it possible to...
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Sure; get the right permits and you're in business! Good luck. more

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If I paid 625.00 to probate a will based on the total estate amount being between 200,000-500,000...
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Yes, you can pay the difference when you mail in the Inventory. Good luck. more

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I live next door to a factory. They built an 8 foot privacy fence next to the very back of my...
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This is a very interesting question as there are several issues in this fact pattern. I won't go... more

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Mom passed and I am executor of the will. As agreed by my other siblings, we will need to sell her...
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Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mom. The general rule is that the cost basis of... more

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my father passed away and there were 3 children, 2 biological and 1 step-daughter-never adopted. in...
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Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. Once you've answered the second question,... more

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How does the IRS determine indirect gifts?
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The rules are contained in the Income Tax Regulations sec. 25.2511-1(a) and following. There are... more

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Under N.Y. Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney Effective 6/13/2021, the section titled (f)...
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That's a great question. As you know the Power of Attorney statute was recently revised, and for... more


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