Posts tagged with 'probate'

Elderly Couple and a Woman Talking to One ANother

Hoarding is more than just being a bit messy (or buying a six-month supply of toilet paper): It is actually a mental disorder causing some people to have difficulty discarding items, regardless of their value, and to experience severe distress even at the thought of it. If you have been named as the personal representative of a relative’s estate and ...

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Last Will and Testament

It is important to think carefully about your ability or willingness to serve as an executor or trustee for someone else. If a family member or friend has asked you to serve as the executor of his or her estate or as trustee of a trust he or she is creating, there are a number of factors you should consider ...

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Many people own property in more than one state. It is important to think about how that property will be handled as you create an estate plan.

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Hand Signing on a Paper

You may have heard of a revocable living trust (RLT), which is a commonly used estate planning solution. But what exactly are they, who is affected by them, how can they be changed, and what do they accomplish?

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Real estate can take on different forms of ownership depending upon the number of parties and the unique circumstances involved. Understanding how your real estate is owned, or “titled,” is necessary because this determines the extent of control you have over your real estate, how susceptible your property is to creditors, and what will happen to it upon your death. ...

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Last Will and Testament

When a family member or other loved one dies, grief and shock can sometimes be overwhelming. The last thing most people want to think about is making phone calls or funeral arrangements. Some things do not need to be done immediately, but there are some steps that should be taken soon after the loss of your loved one. We hope ...

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Last Will and Testament

Welcome to 2020! A new year is a time for optimism and new opportunities. It is a time to start fresh and take a look to make sure you are headed in the right direction. But making New Year’s resolutions is not enough: you must take action now to ensure that you and your family or loved ones are prepared ...

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