Last Will and Testament

Last Will & Testament-Estate Planning: Should you use Legalzoom or Lawyer

Some folks want to draft a will but they're debating hiring an attorney or using Legalzoom. 

People like to save money. Question is: are you saving a buck now only to create major problems later? I've had to clean up the problems & it costs the estate $$$.

Going through the will process with an attorney gives you the opportunity to discuss your needs. PLUS the attorney should ask you questions to make sure what you want is what you need.

Challenges to a Last Will and Testament aka Caveat Proceeding

Scenario: A person dies, also known as the Decedent or Testator, and leaves a last will and testament. However, beneficiaries/heirs, either by intestate or by prior wills, think the will maker, aka the Testator, would not have made the will the way he or she did had they been of right mind.

What do you do?

There is a process in North Carolina called a Caveat Proceeding. That's a challenge of the will.

Grounds for challenging the Last Will and Testament are:

Wills & Trusts for Homosexual Couples

Occasionally I have had the following legal question posed to me by a homosexual couple wanting to make their partner a beneficiary of their estate: Can I leave my partner part of all of my estate?

The short answer is "Yes".

If you want to include your partner in your estate planning, please call my law office to obtain a copy of our estate planning questionaire. We can draft wills, power or attorneys, living wills, and healthcare POAs for you at a reasonable price.

Subscribe to RSS - Last Will and Testament