Estate Planning

Art Expert Witness Testifies in Heated Battle over Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Farrah Fawcett

by theexpertinstitute December 11, 2013 Estate Planning

The University of Texas at Austin is suing for their right to possession of an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, the American actress famous for her role in the television series Charlie’s Angels. The University, Fawcett’s alma mater, alleges that the painting is part of the art collection Fawcett bequeathed to the school before […]

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

by EdwardHandsandLewis December 2, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller, Director at Edward Hands and Lewis After Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney have been made by a Donor (ie the person who has entered into the Lasting Power if Attorney) they can be revoked They can be revoked by the Donor if the Donor still has the mental […]

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Estate Planning Basics for Aging and Infirm Parents

by oberdorferlaw November 22, 2013 Blawg

One of the quickest ways to learn about the importance of having a solid and comprehensive estate plan is having to facilitate the process for elderly parents who encounter unexpected hardships. For adults with parents in their seventies or eighties, emerging health care issues may be the catalyst for decisions about factors not considered by […]

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7 Secrets Nursing Homes Don’t Want You to Know

by JBryantLaw October 25, 2013 Blawg

Secret #1: Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores) are avoidable! Secret #2: Nursing home employees may falsify medical records to cover up neglect. Secret #3: Government agencies do not have enough staff or funding to adequately police nursing homes. Secret #4: After a nursing home injury or death, it is important to seek immediate legal consultation. Secret #5: You can find a […]

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RESTRICTIONS TO DISPOSE BY WILL IN SPAIN

by David Lorenzo September 14, 2013 Estate Planning

Reserved portion or “Legitima” The reserved portion or “Legitima” restricts the freedom to dispose of one’s estate in the form of a will and it’s determined either by the Civil Code or by the laws of the autonomous community some cases. In this Article we will speak about the Civil Code Regulation. According to it […]

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Dealing with Probate – What you need to know

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 11, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller We understand that some people are nervous of approaching Solicitors if they need help with Probate as there are concerns of the costs.  However, not everyone charges in the same way. We have several pricing options, which helps families to get the help they need, but gives them the flexibility to choose […]

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Am I talking to the right people?

by LawFirmNetwork May 20, 2013 Blawg

This is a question that I often ask myself ahead of a meeting. Try to avoid having to ask yourself the question half way though a meeting though. The Apprentice candidates on the BBC demonstrated brilliantly, the other week, how you can have a very busy diary, having wonderful conversations…… but with the wrong people.  People […]

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Probate & online records

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 16, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller Many people now store their documents on their computers and no longer have paper bank statements.  This trend has developed over several years now and means that our approach to dealing with probate has to evolve to keep up with these changes. In days gone by, many people would store all of […]

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Well I declare! Why use a Declaration of Trust.

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 9, 2013 Banking and Finance Law

A Declaration of Trust is an arrangement setting out who shall have the ownership of an asset and be able to benefit from it.  This is important if your assets include land or business interests. A declaration of trust is a binding statement by the legal owner of an asset declaring that he holds the […]

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10 Reasons to make a Will

by EdwardHandsandLewis May 7, 2013 Estate Planning

  We know that many people put off making Will as it feels morbid to them, but making a Will is not about planning for death.  It is about securing peace of mind for many years to come knowing that your affairs are in order.  Some clients renew their Wills annually to ensure that they […]

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Choosing Your Chicago Estate Planning Lawyer

by Marc Bluementhal May 4, 2013 Business

Planning your estate may not be the most favorite thing on your “to-do” list, but if you have not yet met with a Chicago estate planning lawyer, it is probably time to make plans to get that one thing off the list. Obviously, the first step is choosing an Estate Planning Attorney Chicago who has […]

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Video Wills

by tyemason April 10, 2013 Estate Planning

The Wills Act 1837, which has equivalents in many Commonwealth countries, states that in order to be valid, a will must be correctly executed: it must be signed, dated and witnessed by two independent witnesses. The Act does not state, however, that a will must be written on paper, in a specific format or using […]

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How to navigate real estate ownership research

by Lilly December 15, 2012 Estate Agency

When people are looking into residential home ownership, there are many things to be excited about such as decorating the house and moving in.  Commercial real estate investors have this feeling when preparing for new tenants. However, if you are part of either group, you should consider doing research into who owned the home before. […]

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It Might Never Happen… But Just in Case

by HighStreetLawyer February 3, 2012 Estate Planning

“And so it stays just on the edge of vision, A small, unfocused blur, a standing chill That slows each impulse down to indecision. Most things may never happen: this one will.”   Says Philip Larkin in his poem ‘Aubade’. He is referring to death but he could just as readily have been referring to […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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