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I’ve Been Named a Personal Representative. Now What?

When a loved one passes a person may find out that they were named as the deceased individual's Personal Representative.  What does that mean?  It mean the person was nominated by the deceased to administer his or her estate after passing.  A Personal Representative (called an Executor in other states) [...]

By |April 15th, 2015|All Categories, Probate|Comments Off on I’ve Been Named a Personal Representative. Now What?

25 and Alive

I am 25, single, no kids, just finished law school—meaning I have little to zero assets of my own, and recently began working for Powers & Neal Law firm. With all of this in mind, it would seem pointless to have an estate plan, right? Wrong. The absolute best scenario—and [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, FAQ|Comments Off on 25 and Alive

Robin Williams Estate Disputes Continue to Fester Among Wife, Children

Unlike some other celebrities, Robin Williams created a detailed estate plan so that his children and second wife, Susan Schneider Williams would avoid any bitter family disputes that tend to plague blended families. Sadly, the widow and adult children of Robin Williams will be battling in a San Francisco court [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on Robin Williams Estate Disputes Continue to Fester Among Wife, Children

Dean Smith Leaves $200 to Every Player He Coached

Dean Smith--University of North Carolina Basketball Coach for 34 Years----Leaves $200 To Every Player He Coached The Trustee of the Dean E. Smith Revocable Trust sent out a letter to each per Dean Smith’s instructions left in his will. In the letter, the trustee spelled out Coach Dean Smith’s wishes [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, Rich & Famous|Comments Off on Dean Smith Leaves $200 to Every Player He Coached

Do I Need a LLC for My Rental Property?

Should I put my investment property into an LLC? Yes! An investment property is real estate that is not your primary residence and is purchased or used in order to generate income by appreciation, leasing, taking advantage of tax benefits or other uses. As corporate vehicles go, the LLC (limited [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|All Categories, Business Law|Comments Off on Do I Need a LLC for My Rental Property?

Must Love Dogs

When planning for loved ones, don't forget to include your furry friends.  As our love for our pets reaches new heights, estate planning for pets has become popular.  If an owner wants to ensure his or her best buddy is well cared for after he or she passes, it is [...]

By |March 25th, 2015|All Categories, Estate Planning, Pet Planning|Comments Off on Must Love Dogs
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