Category Archives: Elder Law and Estate Planning

My mother died and I got a letter about a family meeting.

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...
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My friend had difficulty getting access to her husband’s online information after he passed.

My friend had difficulty getting access to her husband’s online information after he passed. What rights, if any, does a spouse have to online stuff? One of the hot topics in estate planning is digital assets. Digital assets are part of most of our lives to some degree, for example:
  • Passwords to online banking and business accounts
  • Facebook
  • Email...
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