Suppose you’re up to date on your adulting and you checked off “Make my Will.” Go you! But what happens if you’re doing your annual revenue of your Will (because you’re an adult and you got this!) and you notice that you need to make some changes. Maybe you want to change the person that you named as an executor
You’re blindly browsing your social media feed one night and you see it … again. And it tugs at your heartstrings, but you brush it off and move on. Then you look over at your brand new puppy asleep half-in and half-out of the expense bed that you bought for him, oh look, he’s having a running dream! Go catch
I was recently perusing the internet – as one does – and I came across a joke on Starts at 60 about a man in a nursing home making his Last Will and Testament. I read it. I chuckled. I decided I wanted to share it with you. Doug was writing his last will and testament in his nursing home.
Did you ever think about whether a child of a first marriage can contest a will? Maybe this happened to you. Your mom or dad got remarried, then passed away. You later find out that you were left out of your mom’s or dad’s new will – and maybe everything was left to your parent’s new spouse or maybe to
Imagine the hypothetical situation where your husband died before his mother. When his mother dies, what happens to your deceased husband’s inheritance? Where does it go? Do your kids get it? Do you get it? Do your kids get completely cut out?
A Last Will and Testament is a person’s last chance to have a say in what happens on this planet earth. Some people take those desires and intentions to extremes, whether that’s by weaponizing their will and causing irreparable harm or even death; it’s further discrimination that the testator practiced in life, or just having a lark at other’s expense. Your last
Like in most things, necessity is the mother of invention. “Living wills” were first proposed by individuals who were unable to enforce medical directives through a Power of Attorney. In the 1960s and 70s, legislation was being introduced in Florida and California to give legal enforcement to living wills that It wasn’t until 1976 that California became the first state
What is a Last Will and TestamentA Last Will and Testament is a written expression of your wishes, intentions, and plans for everything you’ve earned and acquired during your life. This means what happens to your body, your kids, your money — pretty much all of your “stuff”. Over the years, we’ve learned how to make a Last Will and Testament
A few times a year we get a phone call from someone telling us that they need a trust. After talking with this person, we often learn that they heard from a talking head that they need to avoid probate and they need a trust to do that. When we start asking questions, we find out that a trust is
What is a living trust? A living trust is a legal way of holding, managing, and distributing property. That’s a lot of fancy legal jargon for saying it’s a way of owning things. You can hold anything in a trust – bank account, your house, your car, your coin collection. The list is endless. The cool thing about a trust