For the estate planning attorneys at Weeks Law Firm, the ongoing litigation over James Brown’s estate is a good example of why estate planning is so important. The case has been dragging on for 14 years, but it took a big step towards resolution when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the woman claiming…

Many probate lawyers have been called upon to deal with the estates of people who are claimed to have signed their wills while not in full possession of their faculties. We are also often asked to facilitate the drawing up of wills for people who are suffering from symptoms of dementia. Millions of people are…

If you are contemplating giving part of your estate to a charity, this decision can and should form part of your estate planning process. As a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and a supporter of public charities, I understand that many of us have our favorite public charity and we want to find ways to support…

In addition to estate planning to decide what will happen after you have passed away, you also need to think carefully about how you are going to spend the later years of your life once you have retired. You may have a vision for your retirement, but does your spouse share that vision? Spouses often…

There are many unknowns in estate planning, but you can’t let the uncertainties get in the way of creating any kind of plan. Having an imperfect plan is usually better than having no plan at all. Estate planning unknowns When planning an estate you want to be able to consider all the angles, but there…

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