about how to make sure I get paid when living with older woman, 72, as live-in helper and chore person, and handyman when she says she will leave me her house/estate. I have been here almost a complete year when she might or might not complete a Will.
It is important to get everything in writing when living with an older woman and being paid for your services. Make sure that you have a written agreement or contract outlining the duties expected of you, as well as the payment that will be provided. Additionally, it is also a good idea to include language about what happens if your employer passes away. This should include provisions for any unpaid wages and/or a provision for the transfer of ownership of the house or estate to you upon her passing. Make sure that this contract is signed by both parties and keep a copy for your records. It may also be helpful to have other professionals (such as a lawyer) review it before signing.
It is also important to keep detailed records of the payments you receive and what services you provide. This will help to ensure that all obligations are met and can be used as evidence in the case of any disputes or disagreements about payment. Finally, it is important to have a trusted third party, such as a lawyer or family member, who is aware of the agreement and can help to ensure that all parties abide by it.
Will you be entitled to her house as live-in helper?
The answer to this question depends on the specifics of your agreement. If there is language in the contract stating that you will be entitled to her house or estate upon her passing, then you may have a claim to it. However, if there is no such language in the contract then it is unlikely that you will be able to make a legal claim to her house. It is important to ensure that all details are included in your contract, so it is worth discussing this issue with a lawyer who can advise you on the best course of action.