Month: January 2019

Wills and Trusts: It’s Not Really About the Documents
Contested Estates Attorney
Posted January 22, 2019

For decades a debate raged in legal circles about which documents were better – wills or trusts. Members of the public didn’t really know the difference, but there was a perception that trusts were more complicated and expensive – and were primarily for wealthy people. Those who favored trusts told the story of Ellen. When […]

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Obtaining a Letter of Testamentary
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted January 14, 2019

Although those who have been named as an estate’s executor have a number of important duties, one of the most significant involves gathering the decedent’s assets and transferring them to the named beneficiaries through the probate process. However, these proceedings can only be initiated after an executor has obtained a document known as a letter […]

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What are the Responsibilities and Obligations of an Executor?
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted January 07, 2019

When many people think about the contents of a will, they imagine gifts and inheritances of assets and property left to loved ones. While this is an important aspect of any estate plan, it is also critical for testators to remember that they should strongly consider naming an executor in their will as well. Executors […]

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