Author Archives: Keith Davis

Do You Really Need A Will?

I sometimes hear single or divorced clients say they don’t think they need a will.  A recent case demonstrates why that conclusion is likely erroneous.  Decedent’s siblings claimed that they should have inherited his estate.  And they likely might have … Continue reading

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Avoiding Lost Documents

I frequently hear from clients who inquire about probating their family member’s estate that they cannot locate important documents of the deceased family member even though they know the documents existed.  So, what can you do to avoid this situation … Continue reading

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Where Is My Power of Attorney?

It is frustrating as an estate planning attorney to receive a call from a client asking if I have the estate planning documents they signed.  Because our society is so mobile, I do not retain original signed estate planning documents … Continue reading

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Is Your Will Up-To-Date?

Preparing a will is one of the best ways to be certain that upon your death your property will be distributed according to your wishes. What many people don’t realize, however, is that keeping your will up to date is … Continue reading

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What the Heck Does “Per Stirpes” Mean in My Will?

An estate planning client recently called me to say he wanted the words “per stirpes” removed from his will because he “read on the Internet” that these words were old fashioned, confusing and lead to much litigation. In case you … Continue reading

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