Recent Articles

The Downside to (POD) Beneficiary Designations in Avoiding Probate

Checklist for Executors

The Executor's Duties: An Overview

Should You Serve as an Executor?

Removing the Executor of a Will

Legal Restrictions on Who Can Serve as an Executor

The Effect of Divorce on a Will

How to Read a Will

Managing Estate Property

Was the Will Revoked?

Should There Be a New Will?

Opening an Estate Bank Account

Special Federal Estate Tax Rules for 2010 Deaths

Iowa Inheritance Tax

Kentucky Inheritance Tax

Maryland Inheritance Tax

Nebraska Inheritance Tax

New Jersey Inheritance Tax

Illinois Estate Tax

Ohio Estate Tax

North Carolina Estate Tax

Serving as Trustee of the A and B Trusts: Ongoing Issues

Transferring Joint Tenancy Vehicles

Indiana Inheritance Tax -- Repealed

Massachusetts Estate Tax

New Jersey Estate Tax

New York Estate Tax

Oregon Estate Tax

Vermont Estate Tax

Maryland Estate Tax

Rhode Island Estate Tax

Hawaii Estate Tax

Using Summary Probate: An Overview

Living Trusts

The 'Executor' of a Trust - The Trustee

Is Probate Necessary?

Real Estate

Transferring Real Estate to a Trust Beneficiary

Executors Job When There's No Will

Working With a Probate Lawyer

Pour-Over Wills

What's in the Trust?

A Basic Overview of Trusts and Types of Trusts

Trusts for Children

Testamentary Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Is the Will Valid?

Handwritten or Holographic Wills

Probate Lawyer Fees

Working With the Probate Court

Gifts to Group: When One Member Has Died

Statutory Wills

Video Wills

Are Oral Wills Valid?

The Executors Tasks During the First Few Days After a Death

Probate Shortcuts for Cars and Boats

Ordering Certified Death Certificates

Transferring Joint Tenancy Real Estate

When a Will Beneficiary Has Died

Joint Wills

Witnesses to a Will

Income Tax on Inherited Money

Self-Proving Wills

When a Surviving Spouse Inherits an IRA or 401(k) Account

Irrevocable Trusts

Payment for Trustees

What Is a Totten Trust?

Terminating a Simple Living Trust

The Executor's Personal Liability for Debts

Paying Estate Debts

Transferring U.S. Savings Bonds After Death

Deathbed Wills

Should You Serve as a Trustee?

Going Through the Deceased Person’s Files