What is the Process for Estate Distribution Without a Will?

What is the Process for Estate Distribution Without a Will?

By www.AsktheLawyer.us When someone passes away without a will (intestate), the estate distribution process is typically governed by state laws. The specific process can vary depending on the jurisdiction, but here are the general steps involved: Determine the Executor or Administrator The court wil...

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New Year Resolution: Get My Will Done

New Year Resolution: Get My Will Done

As we enter a new year, many of us take this opportunity to reflect on our lives and set goals for the future. While resolutions often revolve around personal health, career, or lifestyle changes, it’s equally important to consider our financial and legal well-being. One important yet often ov...

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August is National Make-A-Will Month

August is National Make-A-Will Month

  Did you know August is National Make-A-Will Month? It’s an annual observance that emphasizes the importance of creating a will.  Do you still need to make your will? Whether you’ve been too busy or simply don’t know how, here are three great reasons that will motivate you to write your will ...

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Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

By WebMD Get organized Keep track of important information in a care log. Identify your informal network Ask for help from people in the older person’s community, such as relatives, neighbors, longtime family friends, and members of religious, civic, and social organizations. Ask them to call ...

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Updating Your Will

Updating Your Will

Wills are designed to be ironclad documents that set forth how you want assets dispersed to loved ones. They take the guesswork — or, in some sad cases, the arguments — out of a critical moment in this very emotional process. But they’re not ironclad at all. In fact, there are several instances in w...

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Getting Your Documents in Order

Getting Your Documents in Order

Building an estate plan requires a clearly marked paper trail so 
that your wishes can be followed. Organizing everything beforehand ensures that these end-of-life allocations are doled out in a timely and fair manner. Here’s what you’ll need. Last Will and Testament Wills are the most well-known of...

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Study Revealed Only 27 Percent of Black Americans Have a Will

Study Revealed Only 27 Percent of Black Americans Have a Will

By Angela Johnson, MSN Bob Marley, Prince and Aretha Franklin are just a few examples of celebrities who famously died without a will, leaving close family members and some family members they didn’t know they had to fight it out for the assets they left behind. And although millions of dollars may ...

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Your Guide to Estate Planning

Your Guide to Estate Planning

Though you may know that you need to plan for the future, you may not realize what that entails. You may have heard the term estate plan and figured that you still had time to decide what you want to be done with your things. In fact many prefer not to think about it, though […]

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What Happens If You Die Without A Will?

What Happens If You Die Without A Will?

By Sheila O’ Brian You know you should make a will, but you never seem to be able to drum up much enthusiasm for the idea.  It seems like a big, complicated pain-in-the-butt undertaking and you’re not planning on dying anytime soon anyway.  You know that lawyers cost a fortune, and who knows if you ...

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