Surviving Spouse Rights

Surviving Spouse Rights What happens if your spouse dies without a Will or Trust? Does the surviving spouse receive the entire estate? The answer is often and surprisingly “no.” Claims/Allowances First, the surviving spouse is usually entitled to two claims, also known as allowances. (1) Exempt Property

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Power of Attorney Documents

Power of Attorney Documents Understanding Power of Attorney documents is an important area of the law that can also be explained plainly and simply. Before you sign a power of attorney document you should consult with an attorney. Power of Attorney documents usually give someone else control

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Wills and Trusts

Wills & Trusts A common question in estate planning is, “Do I need a Will or a Trust,” or any estate plan at all? This answer should not be overly complicated or expensive. No Estate Plan Many people don’t need an estate plan if all of their

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