Pro Se Estate Planning Forms Coming to Texas?

IStock_000003430681SmallMany state Supreme Courts have pro se forms for people to use when filing different types of legal actions. A Senate proposal in Texas is proposing that the state’s Supreme Court be required to create forms for estate planning and probate. (more…)

Getting Younger Heirs to Invest

Bigstock-Financial-consultant-presents--14508974As is always the case, people in their 20s today have different priorities than their parents and grandparents. Younger priorities often do not include investing in the stock market. This has caused some consternation on Wall Street because today’s young adults stand to inherit a lot of money from their parents. (more…)

Estate Administration and Taxes

MP900385209Before an estate can be closed, all of the proper taxes must be paid. For those who do not have previous experience administering an estate, this can be a daunting task, especially if they do not know what taxes need to be filed. (more…)

Greg Plitt Died without a Will

N8XGUJR3M7Celebrity estate plans are often best known for their mistakes. One recently deceased celebrity made the biggest estate planning mistake of them all. He didn’t have an estate plan. (more…)

The Importance of Signing Legal Documents

Irish-handsMost legal documents need a signature to be effective. The importance of this is illustrated by a recent case in Australia where an estate is going to the wrong party because a legal document was never signed. (more…)

Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

Bigstock-Extended-Family-Outside-Modern-13915094Blended families are continuously becoming more common in the United States. This creates special considerations that must be taken into account during estate planning because not planning properly for blended families is a good way to ensure that there will be family feuds over an estate. (more…)

Paying the Debts of an Estate

Bigstock-Senior-Couple-8161132When someone passes away, his or her debts become a part of the estate and must be paid. This is one of the jobs of the executor or personal representative. If you are administering an estate, you need to know how to pay the estate’s creditors. (more…)

Princeton’s Largest Ever Bequest

Antique-bible-blur-213A university as old as Princeton has received many bequests, but perhaps none quite as magnificent as a recent bequest that is the largest Princeton has ever received. The university recently revealed the contents of the $300 million bequest. Some amazing treasures are included. (more…)