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Even if You Have a Will, Will That Be Enough?

A will protect your assets and leaves no doubt as to the wishes of your successors, so if you've already created one, congratulations are in order - you're already ahead of the game! While a will is a necessary document…

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Managing Probate Litigation Risks

Litigation over probate can be triggered by many family circumstances. Still, there are two fundamental reasons: families disagree with how to handle a mentally incapacitated family member or, after death, disagreements regarding the dissolution of the estate. High-risk factors that…

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How to Choose and Appoint Your Legal Representatives

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have learned life is unpredictable. Too many aging Americans found themselves with a life-threatening COVID-19 illness in 2020 without legal documents naming trusted loved ones to make decisions for their well-being while…

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The Procedure for Settling an Estate Without a Will

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports that the overall percentage of older Americans without a will remains unchanged. Remarkably, younger adults with a will show an increase of sixty-three percent comparative to pre-pandemic times. This 18 – 34…

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Talking About Treatment Is Key to Advance Directives

One of the most difficult aspects of life is contemplating our own death. Yet it is very important to think carefully about the medical treatment we would want for that challenging time. Medical technology can now keep us alive long…

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The Majority of the Time, Equal Is Equitable

The best way to leave property to your children is to divide everything into equal shares. That is the straightforward choice when all your children are doing equally well. But if not – if, for example, your son is a…

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How Does Probate Work?

As part of the probate process, deceased people's wills are authenticated, their assets are reviewed, their debts are paid, and their taxes are paid. What remains is distributed to their inheritors. After an asset-holder dies, the court will appoint a…

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