Tag Archives: wills

Mistakes Executors Make

An article published in the Wall Street Journal several years ago is still one of my favorites.  It is particularly relevant to those who are serving or have been designated as executor in friends’ or family members’ wills, but it … Continue reading

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Is It Really a Free Dinner???

Have you received the mailings or seen the notices in your local newspaper or periodical?  Free Lunch Seminar on the Critical Elements of Estate Planning.  Free Dinner (at a fancy restaurant) on what you need to know to maximize your … Continue reading

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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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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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Preparing to Call Your Estate Planning Attorney

I know most of you can barely hold yourself back from dialing that phone and calling your estate planning attorney to set an appointment to do your will.  But let’s reign in some of that enthusiasm and do a little … Continue reading

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