Weeks Law Firm is excited to announce that Tresi Weeks has been named to Super Lawyers. Congratulations Tresi!! Attorney Tresi Moore Weeks brings client-centered approach to estate planning for her clients with specialized planning for families with complex needs. Weeks Law Firm provides exceptional guidance to its clients in estate planning, probate, guardianship and special needs…

What will happen to your estate if your primary beneficiary does not survive you? If your will does not name an alternate beneficiary, your estate will be divided according to state law. The way the state divides your estate may not agree with your wishes. Your money may go to someone you don’t like or…

Emotions can run high at the death of a family member. If a family member is unhappy with the amount they received (or didn’t receive) under a will, he or she may contest the will. Will contests can drag out for years, keeping all the heirs from getting what they are entitled to. It may…

Sometimes homes and portfolios lose value or income and investments increase significantly. If this is the case for you, do you need to change your will? If your finances have changed markedly since you wrote your will, it is estate planning good practice to check your estate plan to see if you need to make…

You’ve packed sunblock and a beach novel. You’ve planned your itinerary and bought plane tickets. What about your estate planning? Have you ensured that you have an estate plan in place or that it is up to date? Don’t leave home without making sure your financial health and the future of your loved ones is…

You had a loving relationship with your mother and she always said she would leave everything to you and your siblings, but after she died, you discover she had recently written a new will, leaving everything to her housekeeper. Is there anything you can do? If you believe a loved one’s will is not valid,…

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin was thought to have died without a will, but the recent discovery of handwritten documents in her home is calling that into question. A representative of her estate has asked a Michigan probate court to determine if any of the documents could be considered a valid will. When Franklin died August 16,…

When you die, your debts do not expire with you. Most debt still needs to be paid off, if possible.  However, who is responsible for paying the debt depends on the type of debt, and some assets are protected from being used to satisfy a debt. Outstanding debt may include mortgages, credit card bills, car loans,…

How frequently you should review your estate plan depends on how old you are and whether there has been a significant change in your circumstances. If you are over age 60 and you haven’t updated your estate plan in many decades, it’s almost certain that you need to update your documents. After that, you should…

There are two issues many people prefer to avoid thinking about: death and debt. Unfortunately, both of these seems to be inevitable. Student loan debt is a part of life nowadays, particular for students obtaining advanced or professional degrees. As of 2017, the total national student debt is now over $1.4 trillion with college students…

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