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Defining “Fair Market Value”: The Case of Wilburn v. Mangano

Posted on: April 30th, 2021
When reading through a will or trust agreement, you may see language that grants a right to an individual to purchase certain property from the estate or trust at “fair market value.” ...

Do I Have to Leave Anything to My Children?

Posted on: April 26th, 2021
You can disinherit a child under most states’ laws, but you must understand the limitations and additional factors if you are considering this option....

Handling the Legal Affairs of a Missing Person

Posted on: April 13th, 2021
Approximately 600,000 people go missing in the United States each year.[1] The loved ones who are left behind must carry not only heavy emotional burdens but significant practical burdens too. ...

It’s All in the Family: Understanding Common Legal Terms That Describe Loved Ones in Estate Planning

Posted on: April 12th, 2021
Using the correct terms is critical in wills, trusts, and other legal documents because words have significant implications. The wrong word can lead the courts to incorrectly interpret your documents and therefore cause an unintended result. Here are a few commonly confused words, their proper meanings, and some usage scenarios....

How to Talk to Mom and Dad about Creating an Estate Plan

Posted on: April 5th, 2021
Once you understand the consequences of not having those conversations, the next question is how do you raise the issue with your parents? ...
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