Some attorneys and financial planners prefer living trusts as a primary estate planning vehicle, but each have their usefulness. Wills can be prepared inexpensively, are familiar and understood by the average person to speak on behalf of a loved one at death. Wills are probated. Probate administration in some states is long and expensive and should...Read more
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I want to sell the property, but wondered how to convey the deed when I find a buyer. At the very least the deed over to the new owner will have to be accompanied by a notarized Certificate of Trust verifying the continued existence of the trust, the grantor’s or some other person’s role as trustee...Read more
But recently felt blessed when I heard a friend say she was not allowed visitation with her granddaughter. How can this be? Family situations are complex. One only has to read the fact patterns for a few appellate court cases to see the difficult job judges have balancing grandparent interests with parental rights of deciding who...Read more
What is a family meeting in regards to probate? Sometimes the personal representative, the new statutory term for the executor or executrix of the will, asks the attorney probating the estate to hold a “family meeting” for reading the will or more often for establishing how personal property is to be divided in-kind. (i.e. You walk...Read more
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