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What is Formal Administration?

When a loved one passes and they have left behind adequate assets that go above and beyond the expenses of their funeral and burial, formal administration of their assets may be necessary. This of course can be avoided if they have a will or trust that names specific beneficiaries or there is joint ownership of […]

Achieve Peace Knowing Your Finances are in Order

Throughout each day there are thousands of people who pass away all over the world. Each of these deaths are devastating to the family and loved ones. They can never be replaced and no amount of monetary value will even come close to replacing them. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is tragic […]

Dividing the Estate of a Deceased Loved One

When a loved one passes away there should always be a grieving period before their estate is gone through. This grieving period may create feelings or create scenarios where the family may not necessarily agree, but can come together and support one another. However, once you throw in the deceased person’s estate, property, money, and […]

Unusual last wills

To leave your surviving spouse the house and all the money in the bank accounts seems like a very normal thing.  Perhaps you might leave a small percent to a charity or church.  Maybe you want your favorite granddaughter to have your wedding ring set to remember you by.  Again, all normal bequests to have […]

Common Law marriages and wills

Relationships are confusing.  It’s difficult enough to keep on going these days without worrying about any legal situations in a relationship.  Before the 1960’s it seemed the “normal” relationship for males and females was marriage.  Living together was not considered legal.  As laws relaxed regarding cohabitation, many couples opted to live together prior to making […]

Living Wills, Power of Attorney, and other Directives

When a person is losing their health or increasing in age to the point where they are no longer able to take care of themselves, there are people who are appointed to help take care of them. This time of need is not an easy time for anyone and many people choose to live as […]

Finally a Victory for Shannon Santimore and her Legal Team after a 2 Year Battle

Sometimes you really have to stand up and cheer for our wonderful legal system. It may take some time to come to a decision when you choose to pursue legal recourse on something, but it is a great thing that we always have the right to do it. It is something a lot of people […]

A Will is too Important to Leave to Chance

You have worked hard all your life and now you are trying to enjoy it a little more. The children are grown and raising teenagers of their own. You have saved and invested and done ok as far as building something for your retirement. You always heard that hard work paid off and now you […]

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