Wills

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Retirement Plan Beneficiary Trumps Divorce Decree

If the divorce decree says one thing but the beneficiary form says another, which did the Supreme Court just rule takes precedence?

08/05/2014

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Pass Along Passwords When You Pass Away

Simply naming a person in charge of your estate in your will actually will not necessarily give that person the right to get control of your email accounts.

03/14/2013

Can’t Divorce Your Spouse In Your Will

Until the divorce is final, under US law in 49 out of 50 states, you can’t cut a spouse out of your will.

03/04/2013

Contesting A Will

In order to contest a will, you have to be an ‘Interested Party’ – a person who was named in a previous will or would have inherited money if there was no will or if the will is deemed invalid.

10/19/2012

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Davey Jones ‘Pretermitted’ Spouse

What happens if someone has written a will and THEN gets married but doesn’t change his will before he dies? Let’s use Davey Jones as an example.

10/09/2012

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Leaving Money For Pets

Under the law, you can’t leave money directly to your pets. Instead, 39 states allow you to set up a pet trust.

07/25/2012

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