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Life Estates
Contested Estates Attorney
Posted November 16, 2017

While many testators want to leave their estates to a surviving spouse or another party, it is also not uncommon to take steps to ensure that the remainder of the estate will be available to someone else after the first beneficiary passes away.  When drafted correctly, these documents can help families avoid conflict over the […]

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Creating a Joint Will
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted November 09, 2017

Couples who are beginning the process of planning their estate and are also concerned about protecting the inheritances of their children may want to consider creating a joint will. These wills govern the estate of more than a single person and are considered jointly binding, which means that if one person passes away, the other […]

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The Value of Inherited Real Estate
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted October 26, 2017

When a decedent passes away and leaves real estate to a loved one or heir, the beneficiary will eventually need to find out the property’s fair market value. This is true for a variety of reasons. For example, a beneficiary will need to report any taxable gain or loss on the sale when paying taxes. […]

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How to Prepare Your Estate Plan to Protect Your Minor Children
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted October 19, 2017

As a parent, planning and caring for the well-being of our children takes priority over most things in life. Without question, we want to be sure should anything happen to us, our minor children will be well looked after and that money or property we leave for them will be used wisely for their care. […]

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