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Category: Last Will and Testament

How Does Succession Work in Missouri?

September 30, 2022
Fans of the popular television show Succession may be somewhat familiar with what happens when a person dies without a solid will, but the laws will be different from state to state. If you die without a will in Missouri,...

Is an Estate Plan Better Than a Will?

November 30, 2021
Most people know what a Will is, but the concept of an estate plan is a little less well known. Do you need an estate plan rather than a Will? A Will is actually just one of the components of a comprehensive estate plan....

What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

September 30, 2020
A person who passes away without leaving a valid will is said to die intestate. A will is a legal document that specifies how an individual wants to leave his or her property – which includes bank accounts, real estate, and...

What Happens When Someone Disputes a Will?

September 16, 2020
The death of a loved one is a difficult time that can be made more difficult when someone decides to dispute or contest the will of that loved one. Contesting a will is a type of estate dispute that, unfortunately, many...

Japan Debating Living Wills

July 28, 2016
The right to refuse life-extending medical care is well-established in the U.S. Millions of Americans have living wills instructing doctors not to give them certain kinds of treatment. In Japan the idea is a novel one and...

Estranged Children and Your Estate

March 1, 2016
If you have a child who you do not communicate with, you might want to make sure that the child does not receive part of your estate. The decision to do that can be difficult, but the process is not. A recent Market Watch...