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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

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

What is Maryland Estate Planning?
A comprehensive estate plan is a must if you own property, run a business, have children or other dependents, or simply want the peace of mind of making your final wishes known. Whether you are just beginning to get your affairs in order or are in the process of reviewing or updating existing documents, ... READ MORE

Addressing New Mexico Estate Planning
Estate planning in New Mexico involves the management and distribution of your real and personal property upon your death or if you should become mentally incapacitated. Creating a Will A will states your intent on how you wish your property to be distributed on your passing and can also minimize tax ... READ MORE

Estate Planning Issues in Wisconsin
Whatever the size of your estate, an estate plan can help you rest easier, knowing your wishes will be honored when you die or if you become seriously ill. A solid plan can also make a sad time easier for your family. Your Last Will and Testament This document outlines who gets your worldly possessions, ... READ MORE

Need West Virginia Estate Planning Help?
Estate planning can be an emotional issue, but it is important for adults to keep their affairs in order so that loved ones are shielded from drawn-out legal battles and financial problems in the event sudden tragedy strikes. Most states have similar estate laws, though West Virginia differs in some ... READ MORE


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It is best to name all of your children, identify them as your children and then include language how you recognize you have other children whom you have not forgotten but have chosen to disinherit fo ...Read more

Based on what you wish to accomplish, it is not a living will but a last will that you would want to have prepared. However, you should be aware that there are other estate planning tools in addition ...Read more

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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

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

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