Wills & Probate

If you've been named as an executor, you can do much of the work yourself -- but you will probably need a lawyer's help. ... read more
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Step-Children and Your Will
If your spouse had children when you married, you might wonder about your legal obligations to your step-children. Will they get part of your estate? How do you make sure they do, or don't? ... Read more

Wills and Probate FAQ
Here are simple answers to commonly asked questions about wills and probate. ... Read more

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

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Your uncle may need a probate lawyer to administer the estate in San Bernardino County, California.  You would sign an appointment of administrator and assignment of interest in the estate. &nbsp ...Read more

Do you have a copy of the will?  Who is named as the executor?  Call an attorney for a full consultation.

You'll have to hire an attorney to check on the probate proceedings to find out what happened.  Call an attorney for a full consultation.

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Probate: 5 Tools For Avoiding Probate in Texas

Texas has created a quick and (relatively speaking) inexpensive probate process that can be utilized in the majority of estates arising in Texas. While there is no substitute for the planning and prot ... Read more

What legal recourse do I have as Co- Executor with my disagreeable sister?

Q: I live in Pittsburgh and was my dad’s primary caregiver for past 2 years. My sister, who lives across the country, and I are named co-executors and equal 50/50 beneficiaries of the estate. I ... Read more

Revoking or Modifying Your Will

Relationships with family, friends and even charities change all the time. At the time you initially create your estate plan, you may intend to leave specific property or assets to a certain individua ... Read more

General Musings on Privacy

Privacy in the digital age has become a buzzword that few fully understand. Most clients understand privacy is important at a basic level, but don’t full inform themselves as to what this means ... Read more

Do IRA monies go into the estate account?

Q.        Can an estate administrator defraud a sole beneficiary of an IRA account that mom left her by telling her that monies HAVE to go into the estate account? T ... Read more

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