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Intestacy: Passing Without Estate Planning - What Happens?
by Ronald Hudkins.If a person passes on without estate planning of any kind, whether that planning is some kind of will or trust, they are said to have died intestate. Intestate law is the law that decides how assets are transferred and creditors satisfied if a person...

Estate Planning - Protecting Your Spouse.
by Ronald Hudkins.The first question many people have when considering estate planning is how to protect their spouse in the event that they pass away. Although it is common to offer the advice that a will or trust is the best way to protect a surviving spouse, it is ...
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Choosing an Estate Planning Attorney
by Ronald Hudkins.If you have decided to put your affairs in order and finally accept the fact that estate planning is something most of us would be better off having than not, the next thing you might be wondering about is how to choose an estate planning attorney. T...
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Estate Planning - Changing A Will
by Ronald Hudkins.“I am taking you out of the will,” or “I am going to disinherit Gregory and leave all my money to Steven,” are statements that seem far more like they belong in an Agatha Christie novel than in a serious discussion of estate planning.Although...
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Atlanta Real Estate Lawyers
by Alison Cole.Search on the Internet and you will come across the names of many lawyers and law firms who can represent you or your company on matters related to real estate, land disputes or property claims. In fact, you will also find that many firms offer free ...
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Offshore Trust - Effective Estate Planning, You Decide
by Ronald Hudkins.The creation of offshore trusts and other financial plans is a way of shielding your assets from the laws of the nation in which you reside. It can sometimes be used to remove one of the two certainties of life; taxes. Americans are far less likely t...
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Estate Planning - Real Property Disbursement Problems
by Ronald Hudkins.Many parents want to give an equal share of the family home or some other sentimental form of real property (actual land usually) to their surviving children in equal shares. As an estate-planning attorney, one often sees the strange problems created...
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Estate Planning - The Life Estate
by Ronald Hudkins.The life estate is something every first year law student learns about when they study the arcane and often bizarre history of property law that harkens back to the days of English knights, lords and serfs, and the transfer of property through the ce...
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Estate Planning - What About Life Insurance?
by Ronald Hudkins.Not too many years ago life insurance was considered to be the indispensable platform upon which all other estate planning efforts should be based. In fact, for those in the median and lower income ranges, it was often the only recognized method for ...
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Estate Planning - Rules and Trustees
by Ronald Hudkins.If you are wisely attempting to put some assets into a trust (inter vivos) in your lifetime, then you have been paying attention to the important differences between wills and trusts. A trust created during your life will be far more secure with resp...
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Estate Planning - Undue Influence Considerations
by Ronald Hudkins.Often during the final years of a dear friend’s or relative’s life some person or persons will take over the task of caring for their sick and elderly friend or relative to a greater degree than the other people in their lives. This is sometimes ...
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Estate Planning - Protecting Your Furred Friend
by Ronald Hudkins.The whole concept of estate planning has a couple of primary aims: 1) making sure that your assets are distributed where and how you want them to be, and 2) ensuring that your loved ones are cared for and able to comfortably live out their lives afte...
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Estate Planning – Considering a Second Marriage Late in Life
by Ronald Hudkins.As the life expectancy of people in the United States increases, the reality of second and third marriages becomes more likely even for those who tend to marry for a long time if not until the death of their first spouse. Widows and widowers are incr...
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Estate Planning -Intent to Disinherit or Oversight?
by Ronald Hudkins.Sometimes family and estate planning begins before the family is complete, particularly in an age where people (generally) are waiting until later to have children. In that case there could be grandchildren named in a will and others not, who are all...
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Estate Planning - Capacity Challenges
by Ronald Hudkins.Wills and trusts have an interesting history in a culture as heavily influenced by British common law as our own. The bequests of wills have been the pole star around which a great deal of mystery fiction has been written where furtive and anxious re...
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Estate Planning - No Contest Clause in your Will
by Ronald Hudkins.There is value in the story of an older client who had seen a very interesting clause employed in a will. There was a great deal of money at stake and the many family members had little reason to love each other, because they had never met and never ...
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Estate Planning – Protecting your Will’s Integrity
by Ronald Hudkins.In the not overly distant past, the writings of the testator were the only evidence of his or her intentions and mental capacity. Undue influence was harder to defend against when the only evidence was the testator’s writings and the recollection o...
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Estate Planning - Protecting Your Assets from the State
by Ronald Hudkins.It isn’t just the US Government waiting out there to grab a chunk of your hard earned estate when you become incapacitated or die. Strangely enough, state coffers are frequently enlarged through the mechanism of Medicaid. When someone requires long...
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Estate Planning - Real Property Disbursement Problems.
by Ronald Hudkins.The problem created by evenly splitting an interest in real property between your heirs.Many parents want to give an equal share of the family home or some other sentimental form of real property (actual land usually) to their surviving children in e...
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Types of Estate Planning Documents
by Greg Artim.You may have heard some of the terms, Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Power of Attorney, but are not exactly sure what they are or whether you need them. From an Estate Planning perspective, these documents are essential to ensure that your ass...
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Louisiana Estate Planning Under Napoleonic Code Is A Bit
by Andrew Stratton.Louisiana law provides that without a will, separate property is inherited in a unique inheritance order unlike that in most other states. That order is somewhat complicated, and its unusual provisions often come as an unwelcome, devastating surprise...
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The Will Making Guide
by Webrepairservice.Our will, is not always something we want to think about. However, it can mean the difference between calm and order at the time of our death or complete chaos. Constructing a will when you are of sound mind and able is extremely important, this will...
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After Care Services For Wills
by Webrepairservice.Whether will making is something that you are familiar with or not, everyone should know that it is extremely important to keep it somewhere safe after it has been drawn up. If it cannot be found when you die, the law states that it does not exist. T...
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Mistakes Made When Writing A Will
by Webrepairservice.Will making can be a daunting process and is something that people only tend to do once in their lifetime which means they aren't very familiar with the process. As a result of this mistakes can often happen which is why it is best to seek help from ...
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Reasons To Make A Will
by Webrepairservice.Few people know the ins and outs of will making and why you should do it. However, it's actually a straight - forward process and once it's done you don't have to worry about it anymore unless you wish to make any amendments to it. Financially will m...
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