Category Archives: Wills

Involving Your Entire Family in Planning

As our families grow, the change can be exciting but it should also be a reminder to keep plans updated. As we age, whether we are grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles or parents with small children, we should create or update … Continue reading

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Why Do People Want to Avoid Probate?

When a loved one passes away, people react differently.  This is obvious from attending any funeral; some are stoic, some are very emotional, and many are in between.  But beyond the emotional and grieving process, people also react differently addressing … Continue reading

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Uncle Harry Was Single When He Died Without a Will

In my last post, we discussed what happens to a person’s estate when they die without a will.  That post focused on the decedent being a married person at the time of death.  This post will consider what happens to … Continue reading

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What Happens to My Estate If I Die Without a Will?

If you die without a Will, the result is largely controlled by the state where you resided at the time of your death.  However, if you own real property, the state in which that real property is located will control … Continue reading

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