Have you put off creating and executing a Last Will and Testament despite knowing how important it is for you to do so? If so, you are hardly alone. Surveys indicate that about half of all Americans do not have an estate plan in place. People offer an endless number of explanations for why they have yet to even execute a Will; however, one of the most common reasons people give is that they don’t know where to start or where to turn for help. If you are one of those people, do not make the … [Read more...] about Where to Find Help Preparing a Will
Despite admitting they know the importance of having a valid Last Will and Testament in place, a surprising number of Americans don’t have one. If you are in the minority, meaning you actually do have a Will in place, you are to be commended. Don’t, however, make the mistake of thinking you can sit back and forget about your Will from now on. On the contrary, your Will can only work as intended if it is current, meaning you need to update your Will on a regular basis. Moreover, a Will alone, … [Read more...] about When Should You Update Your Will?
You have, undoubtedly, heard of an “Executor.” You may not, however, be familiar with the numerous and diverse duties and responsibilities an Executor has. You should be though, because you could find yourself appointed as the Executor of the Last Will and Testament of a decedent at some point in your life. If that occurs, you should have a good idea of what the position entails before deciding to accept the appointment. Even if you are never appointed as the Executor of someone else’s Will, you … [Read more...] about What Does the Executor of a Will Do?
Your Last Will and Testament is intended to be your opportunity to decide what will happen to your estate assets after your death. Because you will not be around when the validity of your Will is potentially questioned, it is imperative that you do everything possible to ensure your Will can withstand a challenge if necessary. Because the average person has never been involved in challenging a Will during the probate of an estate most people do not realize the financial cost and emotional toll … [Read more...] about Free Report: Contesting a Last Will and Testament in Missouri