When an individual passes away, they typically leave behind a legal will to ensure their wishes are respected. In order to accomplish this, the deceased person’s custodians (i.e.: lawyer, financial institution, etc.) and/or their will’s executors ensure the document goes through probate. WHAT IS PROBATE/GRANT OF PROBATE? Probate or the granting of probate is the…Read More Here!
Having a valid will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. A will is your way of making sure that things are handled exactly as you wish after you pass. It protects your spouse, children and assets. Unfortunately, there are many myths about wills floating around,…Read More Here!
Estate planning is an unpleasant topic, but anyone who has been through it knows how difficult it is to settle an estate left without a will or other essential directives. Organizing and streamlining your own estate process is one of the most valuable gifts you can leave your beneficiaries. While estate planning is a complex…Read More Here!
Legal matters are already complicated, but it only gets more tricky when you are not able to make your own decisions. There are two legal entities that can typically step in at these times: someone who holds your power of attorney or, should the worst happen, your executor. It always best to seek the advice…Read More Here!
The executor of your estate is able to perform all the legal tasks on your behalf after you pass away. Things like paying bills, filing income tax, terminating credit cards and distributing your assets all fall under the responsibility of your executor. Clearly, this is an important job, and choosing the right person to act…Read More Here!
Planning for a time when you are no longer around can be difficult to do, which is why many people continue to die without a proper plan for their estate in place. More than just writing a will, planning your estate will ensure stress on your loved ones is minimized and that your wishes are…Read More Here!
Because of their sensitive nature, wills don’t always get the attention they deserve. While you’re able to write your own will, doing so can sometimes mean missing some important details that can have some less than ideal results. Join Heritage Law as they outline when to go DIY and when you should chat with a…Read More Here!
A power of attorney (POA) is a document in which you, the donor, appoints another person (the attorney) to act on your behalf in legal and financial affairs. The amount of power given to your attorney can be broad or specific, but regardless of the amount of control you decide to give your attorney, it’s…Read More Here!
Drafting a legal will can seem like a simple inconvenience or a daunting ordeal, but it is absolutely essential if you want to have a say in who inherits your property, sentimental values and even unpleasant things like your debts. If left undone, there are regulations in place that ensure some very minor protection to…Read More Here!
When a person passes away and leaves a will, an executor is named to take responsibility for the intentions and requests of the deceased. While that sentence may sum it up succinctly, an executor’s job is anything but– close attention to detail, flexibility and a willingness to make difficult choices are just some of the…Read More Here!