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October 26th, 2014
 
 

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30 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree

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Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

Although the benefits of signing documents electronically heavily outweigh the potential disadvantages involved in this process, individuals choosing to use an electronic signature service should be aware of the following pitfalls that may...

 
 

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Archive for Trusts, Wills and Probate

How to Set Up a Special Needs Trust

Any trust, in effect, is a written agreement between the grantor and the trustee on how the trustee will manage funds contributed by the grantor on behalf of the beneficiary. A special needs...

Estate Planning without proper Asset Ownership is Di…

Every taxpayer has an estate tax exemption, which allows you to “shield” assets from the federal estate taxation. This federal estate tax exemption can be used to transfer assets to your beneficiaries, whether...

Can I simply rely on an oral will?

Oral wills, or nuncupative wills, are permitted in many states under limited circumstances. However, a form of guidelines should be utilized if you are planning on making an oral will to be assured...

Why (and when) could I utilize a codicil to my will?…

At times, circumstances in our lives may change. This can be due to a remarriage, birth, death, divorce, change of address, change of executor or guardian, or other situations where our present will...

When do I need a will, and what are the dangers of n…

Theoretically, anyone with assets should have a will. A person without a will is said to have died intestate. When someone dies intestate, his or her assets generally pass as...

Should I have a living will?

The question of a living will is becoming more and more popular as time goes on. Years ago the idea of designating someone to make such a personal decision regarding your life was...

A Simple, Inexpensive way to Create your Will

Are you one of the nearly two-thirds of Americans who doesn’t have a Will? If cost or inconvenience has prevented you from composing your Will, you can stop putting off the inevitable today....

Create the Living Will you and your Loved Ones Need …

Everyone has heard about a case involving a dispute over life-prolonging medical procedures. The stress and anxiety such decisions entail are impossible to imagine until you are burdened with having to make them....

It’ll Never Happen to Me: Why Every Person Sho…

Should you enter a persistent vegetative state, become terminally ill, or enter into an irreversible coma, a Living Will ensures that your wishes, regarding your care, will be met, should you not be...

Preparing for the Day No One Wants to Think About

Planning for arrangements in the event of your death may seem like a daunting, and even creepy task, but the peace of mind you’ll get makes it worth it. Who knows, it may...