Will Contests and Litigation
Litigation is not a pleasant thought for most people. This can be especially true when the subject of the litigation is a last will and testament. The subject matter of the litigation in such a case is intensely painful and can bring up some difficult feelings of grief and loss. However, will contests and accompanying […]Read More
Can a Personal Representative Refuse to Distribute According to the Will
The time immediately following the death of your family member or loved one is a time that is fraught with emotion. You will be going through an emotional time and will need to grieve, which can take many forms and take a long time. The grieving process can be further complicated by having to participate […]Read More
Creating a last will and testament is an important element of any well-crafted estate plan. With a last will and testament, you can provide your personal representative as to how you want your assets distributed after you pass on. Your will can also name your preferred personal representative (also known as an executor), refer to […]Read More
Does My Life Insurance Get Included in My Will or Estate?
Drafting and executing a valid last will and testament is a critical step to make sure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. If you have young children or want your assets distributed to persons or entities other than your immediate family, it is even more important to have an up to […]Read More
Why Do I Need an Estate Planning Lawyer for a Simple Will?
There are many ways to start to plan for the future. You may create a list of financial goals, talk to your family about who you want to care for your children in the event of your death, and even start to think about the types of investments you should be making to grow your […]Read More
How Much Should I Include My Heirs During the Estate Planning Process?
Building a future for your family and loved ones is a strong motivating force behind creating an estate plan. Estate planning allows you to direct how your assets will be distributed after you pass away, whether that is to a family member, a trusted friend, or even a favorite charity. Without an estate plan, your […]Read More
Do I Have to Probate This Will?
Drafting a last will and testament as part of your estate plan is an important step in looking forward and arranging your affairs. A well-drafted and enforceable will allows you to make particular dispositions of your assets to your friends, family, favorite charitable institutions, or even pets. Probate allows for the orderly payment of valid […]Read More
Naming Charities in Your Will and Estate Plan
Building wealth and assets takes hard work and often times particular financial strategy. Estate planning is no different, and with the wrong estate plan, you could end up wasting some of your hard-earned wealth. In many cases, estate plans focus on leaving assets to family members and close friends upon the death of the testator […]Read More
Tips for Drafting a Successful Will
Planning a secure and stable future has many essential steps. These steps include actions such as selecting the right life partner, making wise financial decisions, and constructing an enforceable and practical estate plan. Part of your estate plan will almost certainly be a Last Will and Testament. This document instructs the court how you want your estate handled […]Read More
I’ve Been Named As A Personal Representative in a Will. Now What?
Before a friend or loved one passes away, he or she may notify you that you have been named as the personal representative of his or her estate. Being named as a personal representative means that your friend or family member trusts you to honorably and truthfully carry out his or her wishes after death. […]Read More