Disinheritance

Don’t Have $5 Million? 50 Reasons to Get an Estate Plan Anyway

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“Estate Planning” is somewhat of a misnomer.  For example, let’s check out The Free Dictionary’s definition of “estate”. You’ll find that the majority of the 8 provided definitions associate the term either with land or with some kind wealth, social position, or political power.  Read more...

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State Law Differences Regarding Spousal Disinheritance

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We have talked a bit lately about how estate planning cannot meet a one-size-fits-all approach.  While this is primarily due to the differing situations and desires of each individual, it also has to do with the significant variations in state law.  Read more...

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The Elizabeth Edwards Estate: Will John Truly Be Disinherited?

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Making the rounds in the news lately is the fact that Elizabeth Edwards, who passed away this past December 7, has seemingly disinherited former Presidential candidate and husband John Edwards by not including him in her will.  Inside Edition has released the will, signed six days before Ms. Edwards’ death.  Read more...

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“Do I Need a New Will if I Move to Another State?”

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Generally, if a will is valid in one state, it will be valid in the next state.  However, if your state laws differ in the areas discussed below, a revision or a completely new will is likely warranted. Proving Your Will Your personal representative will have to prove the validity of your will to the…

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