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How Do I Get an Executor to Sell My Mom’s Home?

Posted on: September 9, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
If the will does not specifically provide a bequest of the home and the will says everything goes 50/50 to you and your sister, then the executor has the right and responsibility to sell the home to carry out the bequest.
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What's the Difference Between a Life Estate and an Irrevocable Trust?

Posted on: September 6, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Whether you’re preparing your estate to pass on to loved ones or helping guide a parent in that process, estate law can be tricky and unfamiliar ground. One of the most important aspects of estate preparations is figuring out what to do with one’s home and property.
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Are You Considering the Impact of Your Estate Plan on your Heirs?

Posted on: September 5, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Unless you take your heirs' wishes, taxes and interests into consideration in your plans, you could be committing some serious unforced errors with your estate.
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Medical Health Care Directive -Preparing for the Legal and Medical Aspects of End-of-Life

Posted on: September 4, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
We plan for so many transitions in life: births, graduations, weddings, retirement and moves. We want these transitions to go smoothly and be as comfortable and easy as possible.
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Blended Family? Second Time Down the Aisle? Make Sure Estate Plan Is Ready

Posted on: September 3, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The first thing to realize is that as soon as you marry, your spouse is granted certain inheritance rights under law. However, these rights of inheritance can be waived or modified by using an anti-nuptial agreement, or as its more commonly known, a pre-nuptial agreement.
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Medicaid Application - Why an Attorney Should Help You

Posted on: September 2, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost.
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Beware Inheritance Theft

A letter of instruction Smooths Life’s Bumpy Road

Posted on: August 30, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
It was reported on the news recently that some of Aretha Franklin’s family members have found what they believe to be her will. It was handwritten, stained and crumpled up in a couch. The courts may or may not choose to honor it, depending on whether or not they are able to verify its authenticity.
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If One Spouse is Incapacitated Can a Transaction Occur ?

Posted on: August 29, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The wife did not have a durable power of attorney authorizing her spouse to act as her agent in selling the property and now apparently lacked the capacity to sign one.
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For Alzheimer’s Patients, Advance Planning Key

Posted on: August 28, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Talks about money and long-term care wishes can be tough enough. However, when a loved one is suffering from memory loss, advocates say there is no time to waste.
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What was in Ray Liotta 's Will

What to Know Before Becoming an Executor?

Posted on: August 27, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
While it is an honor to be selected as an executor, executing a will takes more work than you might think.
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