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A Florida couple’s twenty-three year old son, single and without children, died in a tragic automobile accident. He left no will and no written or verbal instructions for disposition of his body. His parents were co-personal representatives of their son’s estate, and the sole beneficiaries....

A Last Will and Testament.  A Last Will and Testament is a legal document in which a person names one or more persons to manage his or her estate. In the Last Will and Testament, a person will be able to identify exactly how they would like their property and possessions to be distributed among...

Generally, a creditor’s notice must be sent to every creditor to whom the Decedent owed money to at the time of death.  NRS 147.010.  If the creditor does not file a claim within a particular period of time, their claim will be barred.  NRS 147.040.  However, a recent decision indicates that...

How to Avoid Probate? Defining Probate Probate is a legal process which takes place after someone dies. The legal process includes validating the Decedent’s Will.  If there is no Will, then the court will appoint a representative for the estate. The representative will then be responsible for...

Transferring Money to Minors:  The problem for many parents in finalizing their estate plan is deciding how to provide for minor children.  Let’s face it, most teenagers may not be responsible enough to manage a substantial amount of money that could be left to them.  More disconcerting is the...

Estate Administration What exactly is estate administration? This is a question that you may find you are asking yourself if you have just lost a loved one. Estate administration is the process of carrying out a deceased person’s wishes as stated in their Will or Trust. It also involves making...

In life, there are certain things that can make people uncomfortable during discussions, two of which are death and money. These topics are not always easy to discuss, especially when they are combined together. While it may be a difficult conversation, communicating estate planning is...

Finding out that a loved one has passed can be very difficult. You are going to be dealing with the stress of the death, in addition to having to figure out what to do with all of their possessions. When you are going through this, at some point, you may need to speak with an attorney to begin...

If you were to tell someone that you were dealing with a Probate case, many people would not understand what that means. While some people may understand the process, defining probate may be needed to understand it in more clearer terms. WHAT IS PROBATE?  Probate is a legal process which takes...

Benjamin Franklin stated that “nothing is certain in this world, except Death and Taxes”. Did you know? Depending upon the state you live in, Death and Taxes within your estate will determine your probate fee's. According to a recent report Connecticut has become the most expensive place to...