Category Archives: Wills

Does Your Will Need To Be Updated?

I will occasionally have clients who wish to probate the will of a deceased parent or spouse, only to find that the will is very old; I think about fifty years old is the oldest I’ve had. This frequently causes … Continue reading

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August is Make-A-Will Month

For many people making a will isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, and consequently, too few people do it. According to many surveys most people don’t have a will.  The biggest reason cited by many: They just never got around … Continue reading

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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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