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Court Bonds 02.02.2021

Estate Planning: What About Digital Assets?

  Well, that’s a question our grandparents never had to deal with! Now that we live so much of life in the digital space, it’s important to consider our digital assets when making estate plans….
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Estate Planning: What About Digital Assets?
Court Bonds 01.27.2021

Court Ruling on Holographic Will in Texas

What can happen when someone dies without a will—but has left a hand written note expressing intentions for the distribution of assets? Read on to explore what happened in a recent case in Texas.  Understanding…
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Court Ruling on Holographic Will in Texas
Court Bonds 12.10.2020

Understanding Intestate Succession and Fiduciary Bonds

When a person dies without a will, probate courts rely on intestate succession laws to distribute the assets to heirs. Court-ordered fiduciary bonds can become important in this process. Who Gets What? If there is…
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Understanding Intestate Succession and Fiduciary Bonds
Court Bonds 11.29.2020

Choosing a Personal Representative: Time to Buck Tradition?

Traditionally, the oldest child is tapped as the personal representative for the estate of aging parents. Is that always best? Sometimes Traditions Get In Our Way 2020 continues to be a year of learning that…
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Choosing a Personal Representative: Time to Buck Tradition?
Court Bonds 11.12.2020

Naming an Executor To Carry Out Your Will

When you make plans for your loved ones and assets, ensure your intentions are carried out properly by carefully choosing an executor for your will. Understanding the Role of An Executor If you are establishing…
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Naming an Executor To Carry Out Your Will
Surety Bonds 10.18.2020

Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families

Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families “You can’t take it with you”—is frequently cautioned among family and friends. Yet, many of us can’t seem to bring ourselves to plan ahead for our valuables….
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Understanding Estates and Estate Bonds: Advice for Families
Court Bonds 10.08.2020

When There Is No Will, Probate Court Steps In

  The number of Americans who do not have wills (or similar documents) has increased. Generally, when a loved dies without a will, a probate court appoints an administrator and determines the heirs. Here’s what…
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When There Is No Will, Probate Court Steps In
Court Bonds 09.08.2020

What Happens When a Will Names No Beneficiaries?

Are there any consequences of initialing a will that does not include any beneficiaries? If your will does not encompass crystal clear instructions on who should keep your personal assets, under state law, your assets…
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What Happens When a Will Names No Beneficiaries?
Surety Bonds 12.05.2019

3 Reasons Why You Should Not Put off Estate Planning

When you think of “estate planning”, you may imagine yourself in advanced age, sitting with your attorney as you carefully divide up your assets for your loved ones. However, putting off estate planning until your…
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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Put off Estate Planning