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Estate Planning/ Probate Newsletter
Procedure for Removing an Executor or Administrator
 
State laws and procedures typically govern the administration of an estate.  For this reason, the law varies among jurisdictions.  However, in 1969, a "Uniform Probate Code" (Uniform Code) was introduced.  Since that time, the Uniform Code has been amended several times and has been adopted, often with modifications, by approximately More...
 
Estate Valuations and Federal Estate Taxes
 
Assets owned by a person at the time of their death, whether real or personal property, is commonly referred to as the decedent's "estate." After the person dies, the property or proceeds from the sale of such property is usually distributed in accordance with the decedent's will or trust or, More...
 
Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
 
Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a divorce. After a divorce, many neglect to change More...
 
Devising Property in a Holographic Will
 
In general terms, a formal will is a legal document that devises the property of the testator (the person creating the will) to certain named beneficiaries. Although the laws governing wills vary by state, a formal typewritten will must usually be signed by the testator and at least two "disinterested" More...
 
Estate Planning: Organization & Storage of Documents
 
In general, a well-developed estate plan dictates who will oversee the administration of a deceased person's estate and how and to whom the decedent's assets will be distributed. An estate plan may also indicate one's health care preferences and provide for the management of a person's assets in the event More...
 
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