Wills & Probate

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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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If everyone agrees she is to get the car, then she can get it.  A specific bequest which is no longer owned by the decedent fails.  You cannot substitute a car.  There is a proceeding y ...Read more

If your father lived in Georgia and was a resident of Georgia, you should contact a probate attorney in Georgia, preferrably in the county of your father's residence. All the best.

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Why am I receiving funds from my mother’s life insurance when my sister sho

Q: My sister is the executor and per the will she is to receive everything yet my name is listed as a 50-50 beneficiary on her retirement and life insurance. Debt on estate is about 100k. There is 160 ... Read more

What can bank do to vehicle or estate if auto loan in mom’s name?

  Q: My mother passed and my auto loan is in her name. I cannot finance the vehicle myself as there are too many miles and it is way upside down. I have kept current with the payments so far. The ... Read more

Why You Should Consider Filing for Year’s Support

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER FILING FOR YEAR’S SUPPORT You should complete Ga. Probate Form No. 10. Georgia probate forms are required when filing petitions with the probate court. Use probate form N ... Read more

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

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