Can I use Bankruptcy to Protect My Assets?

August 17, 2017 - Bankruptcy can protect your assets in several ways. In a Chapter 7 (liquidation) case, the trustee will take all your non-exempt assets for the benefit of your creditors. But sometimes you can convert nonexempt assets into exempt ones prior to filing. Exemption planning requires advice from a local attorney because rules vary between states and … Continue reading "Can I use Bankruptcy to Protect My Assets?"

What Happens if a Will Cannot Be Found?

August 7, 2017 - Missing Wills raise all sorts of interesting legal issues which often turn on the specific facts and circumstances, and the probate law of the state in which the deceased resided. The Will may be missing because the deceased intentionally revoked it, in which case, depending on state probate law, an earlier Will or the state’s … Continue reading "What Happens if a Will Cannot Be Found?"

FREE Research and Documentation

June 3, 2013 - Most Personal Representatives are not prepared for the work ahead of them when they discover that they have been designated to handle the real property affairs of a loved one. A title company can be of tremendous assistance in the journey. One of the most important documents in the transaction is the original vesting deed. … Continue reading "FREE Research and Documentation"

What is the basis for a will contest?

May 23, 2013 - Contested wills, unfortunately, are sometimes part of the probate and estate settlement process. Most of the challenges to invalidate Wills are by potential heirs or beneficiaries who got little or nothing. Questions on the validity of a Will must be filed in probate court within a certain number of days after receiving notice of the … Continue reading "What is the basis for a will contest?"

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