probate

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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Bankruptcy by inheriting a property?

by David Lorenzo August 1, 2013 Estate Planning

(Spanish Law) Could it be possible to get Bankruptcy by inheriting a property? Yes. Weeks ago some news shocked everyone in the newspapers of Spain, an old woman from Jaén, after losing her daughter by her partner, was obliged to pay the debts of both, having accepted the inheritance of his daughter and ignoring or may […]

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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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Importance of Getting a Will

by RyanD July 2, 2013 Wills

Death is inevitable. As morbid as that sounds, every individual should make time to prepare a will. This is a document that the testator prepares so that in the event that they pass on the estate executor can fulfill their wishes as they were spelled out in the will. Property should be allocated to the […]

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What is contentious probate and what does it mean to me?

by EdwardHandsandLewis June 4, 2013 Blawg

Contentious Probate claims are one of the biggest areas of litigation and put simply, are claims challenging the validity of a will when the testator passes away and in some cases, the distribution of the assets in the testator’s estate. The effect of a contested probate claim on beneficiaries and executors cannot be underestimated and […]

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Wills And The Probate Process

by LutgensLaw May 2, 2013 Estate Planning

A will is a legal document used to specify how to settle the affairs of a deceased person. Each state in the United States has its own specific laws and requirements for wills. The making of a will must meet certain requirements to be legally binding: • Maker must be of sound mind. • Maker […]

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I spot a trend!

by LawFirmNetwork April 30, 2013 Law

Over the past few years, Professional Probate Applications have steadily declined from 210,448 applications in 2004 to 158,192 application in 2010. In contrast, personal applications have been on the increase, from 83,570 to 88,443 over the same period. Why is that? This market sector is currently a battleground.  Many opportunities exist, however, legal service suppliers […]

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What Happens If A Florida Parent Dies Without A Will?

by Legal Author March 1, 2013 Wills

Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of the State (Guest author Jessica Velasco works for a Clearwater probate lawyer.) Writing your will probably isn’t something you think about on a daily basis.  But if you don’t have a will, you should be thinking about it.  One you are gone, you are free from […]

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