Story in the Jerusalem Report hghlights the importance of keeping one’s will updated.
Who Gets an Inheritance if the Beneficiary is No Longer Alive?
If your beneficiary is no longer, what happens to your inheritance? You may be wondering whether if you leave property to your brother Jim, but he dies before you, would his kids inherit the property in his place? The answer is, only if your will explicitly states as much.
Estate Planning and Undue Influence Over a Will-maker
When people, family members, become quite elderly or ill, they also become susceptible to manipulation from those who will defraud or steal. Often, family members do not find out about a change in estate plan until after their loved one has died. Most often, a manipulator will seek to keep last-minute changes of inheritance quiet.
Does Your Estate Plan Cover a Pandemic?
On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave name to the disease-causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The coronavirus disease 2019 shortly after became known by its abbreviation, CO for corona, VI for virus, D for disease, and 19 for the year...
A Will Does Much More than Transfer Your Assets
Care.com’s annual estate planning survey for 2019 found that 57% of U.S. adults do not have a Last Will & Testament (a “Will”). The survey found that participants were more likely or less likely to have a Will depending on issues such as age, race, and education....
Beneficiary Designations: Pitfalls You May Not Know About
You might think that leaving your property to your heirs would be simple enough. You make a will or a trust, you do a transfer-on-death deed for your real estate, you put your kids on your bank account, you designate beneficiaries for your life insurance and...
Having a Will is Essential
If you have people who you love and care for, then creating a will for your peace of mind and their protection is the right thing to do.
What You Need To Understand About Estate Planning
Estate planning may sound like the domain of the very wealthy, however, in the eyes of the law, an estate is simply the aggregate of property an individual owns, and most everyone owns something. Property ownership includes individual as well as jointly owned bank...
In the Matter of Emergency Procedures for the Witnessing of Wills
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the courts are now allowing wills to be witnessed via audio-visual communication.
Americans of All Ages are Creating Their Wills During COVID 19 Pandemic
By Dara M. Hensel There has been an explosion in the numbers of Americans rushing to make their will online. Understandably, the coronavirus pandemic has created the scramble to set up wills and end-of-life-directives. However, online do it yourself (DIY) wills are...