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Contesting a Will

When a loved one dies with a will, their will lays out who shall receive their property, and which person (called the Executor) will be in charge of settling the estate. For many reasons, beneficiaries can feel slighted by what…

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Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney

Whether you seek legal counsel for yourself or a loved one, elder law attorneys have a wide range of expertise and services that you will require at some life stage, be that in your 40s, 50s, or beyond. Actions you…

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What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

Dying without a will is also called dying intestate. Wills are subject to state law, and as such, intestacy processes vary by state in determining whether a person's assets go to their spouse, children, siblings, or parents. The probate court…

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What is the Probate Process?

Probate is the legal process for authenticating a deceased person's will, reviewing their assets, paying their outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing what remains to their inheritors / estate beneficiaries. After an asset-holder dies, the court will appoint a valid…

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Being a “Fiduciary”

You may be asked to be power of attorney for a family member or friend. Your person may be planning for when they might become unable to take care of their affairs. For example, they might become disabled or incapacitated,…

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Elder Law Attorneys Benefit Seniors and Their Families

An elder law attorney specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. Issues related to guardianship, retirement, health care, including advance…

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How to Steer Clear of Probate Court

Many people have been told that it is important for people to “avoid probate.” But just because people may have heard that term, doesn’t mean they know exactly what probate means, why it can be a problem or how to…

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