Disinheriting Spouse and Children

May 15, 2018

Family dynamics can be complicated.  Even with the best of intentions and efforts, it is possible that rifts created by family disputes may never heal.  In those sorts of unfortunate situations, you may want to plan to change your estate plan to omit a particular member of your family from inheriting your assets after you […]

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Wills and Undue Influence

March 5, 2018

When planning an estate and drafting a will, the intent of the testator is to make sure his or her final wishes are carried out. While some people rely on friends and family members to help them make decisions about the final disposition of their property, others may be secretive and refuse to discuss the […]

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Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Plan My Estate?

February 19, 2018

We all take careful time and attention when planning for our future, whether that is a month in advance or years in advance.  With thorough planning, we can also make sure that the future of our loved ones is well-protected after our death.  Estate planning is designed for the purpose of making sure to help […]

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Pets and Wills and Trusts

December 18, 2017

For most people with animals, these pets are thought of as members of the family.  Pets are important to their owners, and owners want to make sure that pets are always provided for, even in the event of the owner’s incapacity or death.  There are mechanisms for pet owners ensure their pet is always cared […]

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Custody and Death of a Custodial Parent

December 5, 2017

Every parent enjoys planning for a child’s future.  There is not much more exciting for a parent than their child grow and learn, and to help their child reach his or her full potential.  In situations where the parents are divorced or separated, this is no different.  Each parent will do what is necessary and […]

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Why Do I Need a Will?

December 1, 2017

Planning for your future can be a wonderful and exciting time.  Creating a plan for how to attain your goals and build a secure foundation for your children and family is a motivating and an important thing to do.  The part of your future many tend to neglect, however, is drafting a will.  Unlike planning […]

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Wills and Child Custody

November 14, 2017

Divorce and separation are a tumultuous and chaotic time.  During these times of large adjustments, it is natural for the parties involved to be focused on the immediate issues of reorganizing their households and their lives.  With that sort of focus, it is easy to ignore issues that may not be pressing for years to […]

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Probate Basics, Part 3

June 14, 2016

Part of an occasional series on probate. Probate and A Will Do we have to go through probate if there is a will? A will cannot transfer property, so whether probate is necessary depends on the value and the nature of the property. Probate is generally necessary even with a will. In the case of […]

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