Probate. Legal news and articles for May 21 - 31, 2017

Lack of statewide will procedures leaves unanswered questions about official documentsNew inheritance laws could be undermined by assets loopholeTransferring Mom's House to Kids When There Is No WillBBB complaint might be more effective than small-claims lawsuitThe one thing your will doesn't always decideDifferences between Jersey and English processes on probate and wills of real estateAbu Dhabi's wills registry for non-Muslim expats will strengthen legal systemBonnie Kraham: Elder law terms you need to knowAbu Dhabi creates wills and probate registry for non-muslimsAttorney Keith D. Peterson Helping Small Businesses Ease Collection BurdensLucas County court gets $35000 tech grantBowcock & Pursaill Solicitors celebrating 90 years in businessUpcoming events for May 23Estate Planning: Cut-Rate Online CounselUpcoming events for May 22

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How to avoid losing everything to probate after your loved one dies
WXYZMay 4, 2017

7 Investigator Heather Catallo sat down on Facebook Live to answer your questions regarding probate issues, as well as wills and trusts. Check out some of the questions and the Facebook live below. Question – I have a will, does that mean my estate won ...more »

Promotion: Lester Aldridge
Law GazetteMay 10, 2017

Graham joins the disputed trusts, wills and probate team, led by new head of team Victoria Jones, from another Dorset based firm. As an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), Graham specialises in ...more »

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Lack of statewide will procedures leaves unanswered questions about official documents
Indiana LawyerMay 31, 2017

The final stop for a last will and testament in the e-filing era depends on where in Indiana an estate is opened and what the local probate court demands, at least for now. The lack of a statewide standard for what to do with original wills when estate ...more »

New inheritance laws could be undermined by assets loophole
Irish IndependentMay 31, 2017

"A farm could be regarded as having sentimental value if it has been in a family for generations," said Karen Walsh, a solicitor specialising in wills and probate law. Ms Walsh said there were a lot of questions arising from the proposed changes. "Will ...more »

Transferring Mom's House to Kids When There Is No Will
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)May 26, 2017

This can only happen legally when one or all of you hire a lawyer to open a probate process in Court. You must open probate to determine who inherits and to transfer the title of property into the heir(s) name(s). From what you presented above, you ...more »

BBB complaint might be more effective than small-claims lawsuit
Houston ChronicleMay 26, 2017

The vast majority of people who have wills do not take advantage of this service. Your sister might want to file her will if she thinks there is a risk it will be destroyed by ... Of course, if there are assets you can't immediately reach, such as a ...more »

The one thing your will doesn't always decide
MoneySenseMay 26, 2017

Not to mention delays since it can take 8 to 12 weeks to probate wills. In Ontario, probate taxes on $300,000 are roughly $4,500 plus legal fees for a lawyer. If the investment is payable to the estate, it is subject to creditors' claims. If the ...more »

Differences between Jersey and English processes on probate and wills of real estate
Lexology (registration)May 26, 2017

Jersey is a separate jurisdiction to England with a separate body of law. In particular, the law of inheritance and probate differs significantly from that of England and creates responsibilities for the executors and administrators of those who leave ...more »

Abu Dhabi's wills registry for non-Muslim expats will strengthen legal system
The NationalMay 25, 2017

In both emirates the Dubai International Financial Centre's wills and probate registry protects the assets of non-Muslim expats by enforcing their wills after they pass away within the Dubai court system. According to the registry's director, Sean Hird ...more »

Bonnie Kraham: Elder law terms you need to know
Times Herald-RecordMay 24, 2017

Wills, living trusts, living wills and ethical wills – terms confusing to many. The law is full of jargon and legalese and the definitions of these terms occasionally need a review, as follows. A “will,” also known as “last will and testament,” is a ...more »

Abu Dhabi creates wills and probate registry for non-muslims
Gulf Business NewsMay 23, 2017

Abu Dhabi is to introduce a new wills and probate registry for non-Muslims as it seeks to boost its attractiveness for skilled workers. Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, counsel Yousef Saeed Al Ibri, said the decision was part of institutional and ...more »

Attorney Keith D. Peterson Helping Small Businesses Ease Collection Burdens
BenzingaMay 23, 2017

"This will help you determine their credit history, and what credit risk the applicant warrants," said attorney Keith D. Peterson, founder of the Law Office of Keith D. Peterson, which represents businesses and individuals in commercial transactions ...more »

Lucas County court gets $35000 tech grant
Toledo BladeMay 23, 2017

The court, which maintains records involving guardianships, wills, estates, births, deaths, and marriages, began using a digital imaging system in 2008 to convert paper documents to digital form. Lucas County Probate Court was one of 70 local court ...more »

Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors celebrating 90 years in business
Stoke SentinelMay 23, 2017

The firm provides legal advice across a full range of matters including tax planning, commercial property, wills and probate, disputes, agricultural and matrimonial work. And to mark the impressive milestone this month, former staff, guests and members ...more »

Upcoming events for May 23
Aiken StandardMay 22, 2017

The South Carolina Bar will hold a free legal clinic on wills, estates and probate on Thursday rom 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library. This clinic, made possible by an IOLTA grant from the South Carolina Bar Foundation, will consist of a ...more »

Estate Planning: Cut-Rate Online Counsel
Columbus CEOMay 22, 2017

How much of that growth derives from online wills is hard to say, but lawyers and financial planners see an increasing trend toward online estate planning, even if it doesn't threaten their business today. “I believe a lot of people are ... Online ...more »

Upcoming events for May 22
Aiken StandardMay 21, 2017

The South Carolina Bar will hold a free legal clinic on wills, estates and probate on Thursday rom 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library. This clinic, made possible by an IOLTA grant from the South Carolina Bar Foundation, will consist of a ...more »

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