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Looting a Loved One's Estate
Update 12/23/2009: Anthony Marshall  has been found guilty of 14 of the 15 counts against him. Marshall was convicted in October of the most serious charges - first-degree grand larceny and scheming to defraud. He faces a minimum of one to three years, or as much as eight to 25 years in state prison. ... Read more

Legal Consequences of Dying without a Will
On July 4, 2009, NFL quarterback Steve McNair was found murdered in a hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee. McNair didn't have a will at the time of his death. In legal jargon, this is known as dying intestate. When someone dies without a will, state law governs how his estate is administered. In McNair's ... Read more

New Jersey Considerations for Estate Planning
It can be difficult to discuss estate planning, but it is vitally important that most people over the age of 18 consider the matter. Proper planning ensures your wishes are followed and helps your loved ones avoid protracted, expensive legal battles. Laws are similar in most states, but New Jersey differs ... Read more

Understanding Massachusetts Estate Planning
The best way to guarantee your property and health care wishes are honored is by creating an estate plan. An estate plan helps to resolve whatever legal issues may arise upon death. Making a will Creating a will is not necessarily complicated, and it prevents the complication of dying intestate. If intestate, ... Read more

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The issue of criminality is outside my purview.  You can, however, probate the will to gain the authority to act on your grandmother's behalf, which would allow you to investigate the funds that ...Read more

If you were all joint tenants, then you can record an affidavit of death of joint tenant with a certified copy of the death certificate and a preliminary change of ownership report to remove your ...Read more

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.  It's very early to have any activity on transferring the property of the estate.  If you are an heir of a will or trust, then you are entitled to a copy of i ...Read more

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Always Important, But Never a Good Time - Your Will

Everyone knows that having a will is important.  Unfortunately, there never seems to be a good time to getting a will done or revised.  The obligations of life just don't provide a good time ... Read more

Who Will INherit Prince's Estate?

The importance on having estate planning is once again highlighted in the news after the passing of Prince last week.http://www.jaxlawteam.com/estate-planning-law-services/ The following article discu ... Read more

All You Have Ever Wanted To Know About What A Probate Asset is.

I get calls daily from potential clients wondering if they need to do a probate proceeding for their loved one. It depends on what the assets of the decedent were and how they were titled. The Florida ... Read more

Legal Minority vs. Youthful Immaturity in Estate Planning

Legal Minority: Inability to Own and Control Property. Individuals under the age of eighteen cannot own property and cannot undertake many of the tasks associated with property ownership. Rega ... Read more

Child Custody Jurisdiction: When is Massachusetts the "Home State"?

Massachusetts divorcelawyerJames M. Lynchreviews two cases that illustrate how theMassachusetts Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act enables aids courts indetermining interstatejurisdiction ... Read more

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