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Marc A. Hebert's Money Sense: Wills and trusts can both play important role in estate planningSENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Document your healthcare decisionsBest Practices for Managing Wills Between Family MembersBest Practices for Managing Wills Between Family MembersEverything you need to know about estate planningEstate planning can include probate avoidance stepsFlorida Last Wills: From Onion Skin to the CloudFlorida Last Wills: From Onion Skin to the CloudPractical Probate: Connecticut Estate TaxMCN District Court hosts 15th annual CLE ConferenceGeoffrey W. Weaver, candidate for Willoughby Municipal Court, May ...Legal Question Time with Gardner LeaderDistrict attorney's office: Diane McIver had second willWills can avert family warfare but have hidden trapsMore Recent Revisions to Ohio's Estate Law

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Inheritance tax rules changes 2017: Don't get caught out – what it means for YOU
Express.co.ukApril 6, 2017

What do the new inheritance tax rule changes mean for you? Ison Harrison, a Leeds-based law firm, warns that the complex rules around the RNRB mean that families should revisit their wills. Beneficiaries of an inheritance have to be entitled to the ...more »

Probate, Wills, Executors: Your Estate Planning Questions Answered
ForbesApril 7, 2017

Next Avenue recently asked readers to tell us the estate planning questions they'd like us to answer. We're now back with the experts' views on the top question on your mind, plus — as a bonus — their insights on the two runners-up. The questions were:.more »

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Marc A. Hebert's Money Sense: Wills and trusts can both play important role in estate planning
The Union LeaderApril 30, 2017

PERHAPS YOU have been thinking about your estate planning. You have worked hard and accumulated some assets. It is only natural that you would want to have a say in what happens to them once you die. One question that might come up is whether you ...more »

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Document your healthcare decisions
Lockport Union-Sun & JournalApril 29, 2017

Topics will include health care proxies, powers of attorney, wills, DNR, organ donation and probate. What are these documents and how can they help avoid problems regarding guardianship, Do Not Resuscitate orders and organ donation requests? Why do ...more »

Best Practices for Managing Wills Between Family Members
Mediate.comApril 28, 2017

Mediation: Testators do not want their passing to spark a family feud. Thus, ADR should be routinely suggested, if only in a precatory fashion. The instrument can provide that the estate or trust pay for mediation, name the site for the mediation and ...more »

Best Practices for Managing Wills Between Family Members
Mediate.comApril 28, 2017

Mediation: Testators do not want their passing to spark a family feud. Thus, ADR should be routinely suggested, if only in a precatory fashion. The instrument can provide that the estate or trust pay for mediation, name the site for the mediation and ...more »

Everything you need to know about estate planning
MarketWatchApril 28, 2017

One way to exclude other assets from probate and have them passed directly to the heirs you select — what Ringham calls “the best way” — is by putting them in what's called a revocable living trust. As the name suggests, you can change or cancel the ...more »

Estate planning can include probate avoidance steps
Palm Beach PostApril 27, 2017

Question We are doing our estate planning. My wife and I want to set things up so that the survivor, and ultimately the kids, won't have to deal with probate.more »

Florida Last Wills: From Onion Skin to the Cloud
Daily Business Review (registration)April 27, 2017

The two versions of the proposed legislation as amended by the committee substitutes (CS) are known as the Florida Electronic Wills Act. If enacted, the act would not replace the existing Florida Probate Code but would provide an additional method by ...more »

Florida Last Wills: From Onion Skin to the Cloud
Daily Business Review (registration)April 27, 2017

The two versions of the proposed legislation as amended by the committee substitutes (CS) are known as the Florida Electronic Wills Act. If enacted, the act would not replace the existing Florida Probate Code but would provide an additional method by ...more »

Practical Probate: Connecticut Estate Tax
PrimePublishers.comApril 27, 2017

Dom also practices law with offices in Watertown, Connecticut. His areas of practice include probate, estate planning, trusts, wills, planning for incapacity, asset protection, commercial transactions, contracts and agreements, and business counsel ...more »

MCN District Court hosts 15th annual CLE Conference
Muscogee Nation NewsApril 26, 2017

... law and Mvskoke women, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indegenous Peoples, the Hickory Ground issue, environmental concerns on Indian land, programs, the Indian Child Welfare Act, ethics, wills and probate and the Violence Against Women Act.more »

Geoffrey W. Weaver, candidate for Willoughby Municipal Court, May ...
News-Herald.comApril 26, 2017

This information is published as provided by the candidate and has not been modified by The News-Herald.more »

Legal Question Time with Gardner Leader
Newbury Weekly News GroupApril 25, 2017

ONE of the most surprising news items in the last couple of weeks has been the increase in the court fee to obtain a grant of probate. If you die with assets, it is likely that your executors will need to get a grant of probate to be able to administer ...more »

District attorney's office: Diane McIver had second will
CBS46 News AtlantaApril 24, 2017

Smith tells CBS46 that Tex and Diane did at one point discuss updating their wills, however, they never got around to it. A probate judge still has not set a date to hear the matter. Because a motion for limited access to the documents has been filed ...more »

Wills can avert family warfare but have hidden traps
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteApril 24, 2017

But they quickly learned that family members had no say in his medical treatment because he was unmarried and had no living will outlining his wishes or giving power of attorney to a relative. ... His brother-in-law survived and is in a rehabilitation ...more »

More Recent Revisions to Ohio's Estate Law
Lexology (registration)April 23, 2017

New legislation impacting probate of wills, administration of decedent's estates and handling of guardianships went into effect April 6, 2017. Previously, we detailed its adoption of the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act and the ...more »

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