A staple of popular fiction is the rich man who rewrites his will by hand at the last minute, excluding most of his presumed heirs and leaving the money to some person or organization the heirs have never heard of. Although this certainly creates dramatic tension, the heirs might still be in luck–not all states [...]
Category Archive for 'Wills'
For individuals that may be unfamiliar with the terms, a will can refer to a document that states how a person wants their personal belongings to be distributed after they pass away. By the same token, a trust works to secure property so it cannot be taken away from the beneficiaries. Some people do not [...]
Little in life is more important than family. Getting older is something that millions of individuals have to deal with everyday. One of the important decisions people have to make when aging, is how to distribute their personal assets once they pass on. The two most commonly used methods for passing accumulated assets on to [...]
A will is a legal document that comes into effect only upon the death of the testator, the person whose will it is. It may be a cliché to say that everyone should have a will, but everyone really should.
Most people want to decide how their assets are distributed after their death. A will allows [...]
I do a lot of the wills and estate work here at Hillman, Brown & Darrow, and I field a lot of the questions clients have about wills. The first main question that most folks have is whether they need a will at all. Generally, people don’t like to think about death and what will [...]