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Gregory Christopher Poulos

Gregory Christopher Poulos

  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Arizona, New York
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Biography

Greg counsels clients on the best strategies for accomplishing their estate planning and business goals. Greg starts by “Putting His Clients at Legal Ease” so that they understand the legal issues and risks they face. He does this so his client understand their circumstances and can make better informed choices to protect their assets and their loved ones. With 30+ years experience, Greg has counseled hundreds of clients, guiding them through their legal and business issues.

Education
New York University
B.A. | Economics; Philosophy
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New York University
MBA | Accounting
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 1909290
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Elder Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Who owns the property ?
A: The answer to this question is in a reading of the deed. That document controls what happens. For most Arizona deeds for married couples, the title is held in community property with an additional paragraph or page that says upon death the share goes to the surviving spouse. Older deeds sometimes lack that additional language so you have to check. If the deed however was joint tenants with rights of survivorship, the spouse who survived is the one who would be in title. It just seems that this would have been an unusual way to hold title so make sure to check it out.
Q. Can a errevocable trust be changed. My step mom is trying to remove me from my dad's and hers trust. My dad has passed
A: Ms. Whitehurst is absolutely correct. You should request a copy of the trust. I suspect that you will not get a response and should consider hiring an attorney to make the request for you. You have to understand though that if your step mother had the right under the trust to control the assets, she has the right to change beneficiaries. The answer lies in the language of the trust whether your father's wishes are binding or not. Requesting a copy of the trust should provoke an answer to the question of the status of the trust.
Q. As a Executor how long legally can you hold claim to this title?
A: If nothing was filed with the courts, then they are only named as Executors, they have no power as they are not court appointed. I presume you are living in the property, but you need to speak with an attorney sooner rather than later. They are taking advantage of you, not following proper procedures and this has to come to an end. You may have claims against the estate for the money and care you provided to the property. You also may have a claim for quiet title, but you must discuss this with an attorney. Her threats should not intimidate you.
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Contact & Map
11120 North Tatum Blvd
Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Telephone: (623) 252-0292
Fax: (623) 321-1525