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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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Yes, if the house is in your names Individually, then, upon each of your death, a probate will be required to transfer title to the house.  You can transfer your house into an inter vivos (made d ...Read more

Yes, in fact, it is better that a stranger does it, but it can be anyone who does not take or receive benefits under the Will.  Statutorily, there are issues with a named beneficiary in the Will ...Read more

You have to hire an attorney and I recommend hiring one in the area of estate and trust litigation; particularly one with experience with will contests.  You have to file a lawsuit claiming the W ...Read more

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A Question I am asked often is "What is a Personal Representative and what does the Personal Representative do?"

The Florida Bar states: "The personal representative is the person, bank, or trust company appointed by the judge to be in charge of the administration of the decedent’s probate estate. In ... Read more

Stages of Estate Probate

The whole concept of probate intimidates many people, but it is often a simple, uniform process, whether the deceased had a will (testate) or not (intestate). Except in unusual circumstances, most ... Read more

OLG Hamm: Limits to interpretation of a will

To ensure that the “final wishes” laid down in a will can actually be implemented, they ought to be defined in the most detailed manner possible, as demonstrated by a ruling of the OLG ... Read more

The Lesson Behind RObin WIlliams' Will

Karin Klein, a writer for the LA Times wrote the following interested article about Robin Williams' Will. "What does the legal spat between Robin Williams’ widow and his children show? Is i ... Read more

Can A Deathbed Marriage be Annuled?

In Florida a marriage can be annulled after the death of one’s spouse if the marriage is found to bevoid. A void marriage is treated as if the marriage never took place. The grounds for establis ... Read more

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