While a will is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have, there are things that it won’t cover. A will is just one part of a comprehensive…

It isn’t unusual for people to leave handwritten, informal wills – often without any witnesses. These kinds of wills are often contested but still technically legally binding, provided their authenticity…

Everyone has heard the terms “will” and “trust,” but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful estate planning devices that serve different purposes, and both can…

One important reason to have a will is to be able to name your executor (also called a personal representative). An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration…

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…

News reports about instructions Joan Rivers added to her will point to an extremely detailed and meticulously prepared estate plan. This means her daughter, Melissa Rivers, can focus on coping…

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