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Why Is a Will Important?

If you own property and assets, you may want to have a will. That way you, rather than your state government, can decide who gets your property and assets whe...Read more

What Happens When You Don't Have a ...

If you own property at the time of your death, your will provides instructions on how it should be distributed. If you don't have a will, the state distribute...Read more

The Duties of an Executor

Drafting a will that instructs how your property should be distributed after your death is a smart thing to do. As part of this process, you need to appoint s...Read more

Wills & Probate

Wills & Probate

Are “Green Burials” a Legal Option?

“Green” or “natural’ burials are increasing in popularity for two reasons: cost and environmental awareness. The average cost of a traditional funeral ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 - a ... Read more

Why Do I Need a Living Will?

Most of us have had the same nightmare. We are slowly dying in a hospital bed, tubes going in and out, being kept alive by beeping machines. Worse yet, we are unable to communicate our wishes to our c ... Read more

Do I Even Need a Will or a Trust?

As the years fly by faster and faster, most of us start thinking about what will become of our financial and physical assets when we die. Surprisingly few of us actually do anything about it, however. ... Read more

What to Expect with Estate and Gift Taxes

Since 2001, federal estate (“death”) and gift taxes have been on a roller coaster ride, with changing exemption levels and tax rates. In 2010, these taxes even disappeared completely for one year. ... Read more

Challenging a Will May Leave You with Nothing

Challenging a will is difficult, but it can be done. You can challenge a will if facts indicate that the will was not properly made or was the result of fraud, mistake, or improper influence on the pe ... Read more

Additional Wills & Probate Topics

Additional Wills & Probate Topics