Second Marriages and Trust Litigation

Second Marriages and Trust Litigation

In the case of a second marriage, the parent of adult children usually want their children to maintain a relationship with the new spouse. Perhaps the second marriage began when the children were still minors or it may be after they have grown. The biggest misconception of a parent is to prepare estate planning documents […]

Durable Power of Attorney Increasingly Important for Aging Parents

Durable Power of Attorney Increasingly Important for Aging Parents

As we see the aging of our parents, we are grateful for so many advances in caring for the physical wellbeing of them. Certain cancers, heart disease and broken bones are no longer a death sentence to the aging parent. However, with longer life comes deterioration of the mind, a mental decline that medicine has […]

Probate Is Not Always Required After the Death of a Loved One

Probate Is Not Always Required After the Death of a Loved One

Many have heard of the term “probate” as a court process required after someone dies. Probate may be necessary to identify and gather the assets of a decedent, pay the decedent’s debts, and distribute the decedent’s assets to the beneficiaries or heirs. However, it is not always required. If the property you own is held […]