Category Archives: Wills, Trusts & Probate

Clearing the Confusion: The Power of Attorney Explained

The choice of creating a power of attorney is a critical decision. This can be difficult because there is much confusion as to what power of attorney truly means. It is important that one understands the definition, legal rights, and … Continue reading

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When Faced With A Death — An Important Checklist

The site FuneralResources.com is just what it sounds like. One of the resources is a good checklist to use when there’s a death in the family — not just for a funeral, but for other matters as well. Here is … Continue reading

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The War of the Wills: Legal Disputes on the Rise in the UK

I’m always interested in the ways other countries handle the same legal problems we face in the United States. This article is about legal disputes over wills in England. This guest post is from Luke Braxton, a former legal assistant. He … Continue reading

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Five Legal Documents You Should Prepare Before the Need Comes

Whether you are married, single, rich or poor, several documents are important to have in case you need them. After these documents are prepared, put them in a safe place, and you can retrieve them when needed. Here are five … Continue reading

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The Inheritance Conversation. Ugh.

I’ve wondered at times what it would be like to have wealthy parents, as opposed to working-class. Not that I would trade my parents for anyone else, but still, it’s an intriguing question. One benefit of having parents who aren’t … Continue reading

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Estate Planning Remains a Moving Target Under the New Tax Law

As many of you know, the new federal tax law passed early this year exempts, generally speaking, assets of $5.25 million for an individual and $10.5 million for a couple from the provisions of the estate tax. Because of this … Continue reading

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Wills and You – A Layman’s Guide

This guest post is written by David Williamson. A will is an incredibly important legal document, which gives you full control as to how your estate will be disseminated after your death. This is important, as in the unfortunate case of … Continue reading

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Long-Term Care Planning: A Daunting Task for Many Americans

There is nothing simple or easy about long-term care planning. That’s why there are lawyers across the nation who devote their careers to assisting people who are at the stage of life when such planning becomes important. This information is … Continue reading

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Featured Link — My State Will

It’s a bit surprising how many people don’t know what happens to their property (or their minor children) if they die without a will. The answer is that each state has a law that determines where your money goes (and … Continue reading

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Disbarment Urged for Estate Planning Lawyer Who Married Elderly Client and Kept His Money

It would be nice to think that all lawyers are honest. Sadly, as in every profession, some are not. These excerpts from a story in the Journal of the American Bar Association involves a California lawyer. I’ve changed the names … Continue reading

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