Everyone needs a will. If you were to pass away without leaving behind any estate planning documents stating your final wishes the probate court would see to it that your assets were distributed … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons to Start Drafting a Will Today
In estate planning circles the term “anti-lapse” refers to a specific inheritance situation that, though not entirely common, all states have addressed with specific laws. All states have adopted … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Language: Anti-Lapse
Even though the makers of form wills would have you believe that one size fits all, the truth is that every will is different just as every person’s life is different. That being said, however, there … [Read more...] about Clauses You Absolutely Must Have in Your Will
Occasionally, we hear stories of a couple that died in a car crash or the like. These types of deaths are tragic, so it’s completely understandable that people who don’t make their living as estate … [Read more...] about What Happens When Spouses Die Simultaneously?
Question 1: Can I use a will I made in another state? Usually. Even though every state has laws that require wills to have specific elements, states will recognize a will made in another state as … [Read more...] about Using an Out-of-State Will – 3 Questions