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Spouse Passed Away Before Divorce Papers Were Signed

When you have a decree in place, the judge will sign it and your divorce will officially be accepted. However, sometimes things are not this easy. What if, when you are going through the divorce process, your spouse passed away? Now you believe that you are stuck in a situation where your case will officially… Continue reading →

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Mental Capacity Affecting Estate Planning and Wills

In a case known as Andersen v. Hunt, a settlor had established a family trust naming his children as sole remainder beneficiaries with the help of his wife. After his wife died, however, he remarried and had a serious stroke all within years of one another. After the stroke and his remarriage, he amended his… Continue reading →

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My Father Passed Away Without Leaving a Will, Now What?

If you have a parent who passed away and did not leave a will, you probably don’t know where to start settling their estate. First of all, you should know that some assets are not distributed with a will, including: life insurance proceeds real estate, bank accounts, and other assets held in joint tenancy, tenancy… Continue reading →

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