January 10, 2019

Does a Will Have to Be Witnessed?

Wills allow individuals to avoid the state’s rules about who gets what portion of a decedent’s estate. They also allow individuals to name their executors, name a guardian for their children and bequeath specific items […]
November 26, 2018

Child Not Included in Will – Can They Challenge It?

Depending on the state and circumstances of the will, a challenge is possible against the wishes of the estate owner for who would become an heir and spouses. The child of an estate owner may […]
July 24, 2018

Family Challenges to Wills Designating Child Custody

Family and adoption laws are often complicated in the United States. If there is no legal action taken for children to be adopted by a stepfather or stepmother, these cases may become even more difficult. […]
June 12, 2018

Preparing for Uncomfortable Questions When Making an Estate Plan

Studies show that many people do not have a will or other estate planning documents in place even though they need them. Part of this dynamic may be that it is difficult to confront our […]
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