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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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Nine Strange Wills!!

Every now and then when I am hired to probate an estate, a unique set of circumstances arise; some might call these situations “strange.”  But I have never had anything quite as “strange” as the wills described in the following … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Selecting an Executor

This is the second post in a series on what to think about when determining who you want to designate in your will to serve as executor of your estate. First of all, you should consider that selecting a beneficiary … Continue reading

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