Making your wishes known now A living will, also called an advance directive for a natural death, is very different from the will you make out to dispose of your assets. What we normally think of as a will is technically called a testamentary will, and it is not considered finalized until after your death….

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The possible and the inevitable (The following is a dramatization.) Mr. Morton is getting on in years. A fairly wealthy man, he has decided to plan for two scenarios: his possible loss of the ability to make financial decisions for himself, and his certain eventual death. His family situation could charitably be described as complicated….

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Help from a wills and trust attorney (The following is a dramatization.) Mrs. Brown is 75 years old. Her husband died several years ago, and she has recently learned that she has a terminal illness. The time has come for her to make out her will. Her first thought is to try to write it…

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Get professional help with your will A wills and trust attorney can help you with the process of planning your estate, whether you have already decided how you want your assets to be distributed or have only just begun to think about it. Making a list of these assets and deciding what person or institution…

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Wills are more complicated than they seem Whatever stage of estate planning you are in, you will want the services of a wills and trust attorney. Making a list of your various assets and spelling out who gets what is only the first step in the process of making out your will. According to North…

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Wills and trust attorneys can be seen as the legal mediator between you and those wishing to help you, like your family or the government. A wills and trusts attorney will help you create the following kinds of documents: Last Will and Testament. Your will specifies who will inherit what after death, as well as…

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