How Much Are Wills?

A Simple Will primarily just indicates who is to inherit a person’s property and who is to serve as the Executor when that person passes away. Where the heirs are not yet adults, it can also designate a Custodian who…

What’s Wrong with On-Line Wills?

It happened again this week.  I met with a client whose husband had recently passed away.  He left a Last Will and Testament that he signed and had notarized.  But the lines for the two witness’ signatures were left…

Avoiding Inheritance Feuds

Few things are as heartbreaking as a family that fractures over inheritance questions. Most commonly, such a feud arises when one child is favored with a larger share of a parents’ estate that another child.  But…

Protecting Immature Heirs

What if a person wants to leave an inheritance to a person who is not yet mature enough to handle that inheritance? That may be a minor child.  But it may also be a younger adult who has undisciplined spending habits….

Leaving Children Out?

Can a person exclude a child from inheriting anything? Yes.  Each person has the absolute right to decide who is – and who is not – to inherit that person’s property and possessions at death. But only if a Last Will…