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A Will Does Not Avoid Probate – A Will IS Probate

Estate Planning Probate

Many people considering their estate plan would like to avoid probate. I have found that many who have a will in place believe they have avoided probate. Avoiding probate eliminates unnecessary attorney fees (starting at $2,500.00 and sometimes much more), […]

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Ryan O’Neal Left out of Farrah Fawcett’s Will

Estate Planning

Our national news media loves headlines like “Ryan O’Neal Left out of Farrah Fawcett’s Will”, leaving the reader with the impression there was something wrong with their relationship. “How could she?” The simple answer is that she (and they) had […]

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Even “The Dogs” Will Fight Over an Uncertain Will

Estate Planning

Leona Helmsley’s shows what happens when basic decisions are left to the Trustees or Personal Representatives. The Humane Society of the United States, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Maddies Fund have has filed suit […]

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Michael Jackson’s Will a Mystery to Our Media

Estate Planning

Our major media has been placing so much focus on the “will” of Michael Jackson. This reminds me how many people, including our media, do not really understand the role of a will in a complete estate plan. I have […]

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