Category Archives: Inheritance

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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The Danger of Not Reviewing Your Will

I cannot tell you how many times I hear people tell me “I already have a Will. I don’t need your services.” That statement might be correct, but often people don’t recall exactly what is in their Will. That’s why … Continue reading

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When to Update Your Will or Trust

Friends often ask me whether they need to update their Will or Trust. Or the other side of that is the people who just don’t want to be bothered and say, “We already did our Wills” or “We already have … Continue reading

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Recently Married Persons Should Make New Wills

Astute persons realize that executing a will makes sense even for single individuals.  In fact, from the perspective of the estate planning attorney, working with single persons is often more challenging than working with married couples, regardless of whether they … Continue reading

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