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- Estate Planning Wills & Trust Probate It Is Written
Ever since the age of the Babylonian Empire when the first substantial collection of laws were written on tablets of stone, the declaration “It Is Written” has been used to indicate that what was is indeed written is not to be questioned or contested, and is therefore the final word regarding the matter. All directives, instructions, authority, and laws are based upon written documents.
- Estate Planning for the Modern Family
In a time when the traditional nuclear family has shifted to a more complex structure with multiple marriages, step-children, half-children, common law marriages and cohabitation, and same-sex couples, keeping an estate plan up to date with life's constant changes can be a challenge.
- Who Can Start a Private Foundation?
When you are evaluating your financial position as you plan your estate you may well find that you have the means to set aside resources for the benefit of charitable organizations.
- A Look at Postmortem Planning
Executing estate planning documents that express your wishes in writing is indeed important when you are making preparations for the inevitable. However, this is only part of the process.
- Probate: Smooth Sailing in The Garden State ?
In the state of New Jersey the probate process has been streamlined to facilitate a smooth and efficient transfer of assets to the heirs of people who pass away.
- Who Will Be In Charge if You Are in Bad Health?
If you have ever watched a parent, grandparent or other loved one struggle through health problems you know how difficult it can be. Is there more you can do?
- Estate Planning: Where To Keep Your Documents When They Are Completed
As important as it is to make your estate planning documents such as a will or living trust and pour over will, durable powers of attorney, and healthcare powers of attorney is where to keep those documents. Finding a safe secure place to keep your estate planning documents is very important for the fact that those documents are no good if they are destroyed, lost, or missing.
- Estate Planning: Should You Name Two Or More As Your Executor Or Personal Representative In Your Will
When you make your will an important part of the will and an important decision you will have to make is who you want to be your personal representative or executor. Personal representative and executor can be used interchangeably and the title will differ based on what state you are located in when probate is started.
- Hemsley Case Underscores Value of Probate Avoidance
When you hear or read about the term "probate avoidance" you may wonder exactly what probate is and why anybody would want to avoid it.
- Understanding the Probate Process
The probate process can be a long and expensive ordeal so it’s imperative that you have a general understanding of what transpires during the process. First, understand that a set of statutes and court rules govern the procedure. These statutes and rules provide in-depth instructions on how to proceed at each step of the process.