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Court Bonds 05.16.2022

Probate Problems?

  You’re not alone. Navigating probate can be challenging. Bonds are often required and the terminology can be baffling. Colonial’s here to help. Our online service makes it easy and speedy for anyone to secure…
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Probate Problems?
Court Bonds 05.16.2022

When Does a Will Become Public Record?

  After a will is created, it can be safely filed almost anywhere: with a lawyer, in a safe deposit box, desk drawer…Options depend on the degree to which privacy and security are a concern….
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When Does a Will Become Public Record?
Court Bonds 05.11.2022

Personal Representative Explained

  Among the important decisions we must make when writing a last will and testament is designating a personal representative to handle our affairs when we die. It’s useful to understand the terminology, duties and…
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Personal Representative Explained
Court Bonds 05.11.2022

Diminished Capacity?

Representing clients who may be experiencing a change in capacity presents lawyers with serious challenges and ethical considerations. What can and should a lawyer do when a client’s changing capacity seems to require attention? Legal…
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Diminished Capacity?
Court Bonds 05.03.2022

Adult Children: Trust?

  Trusts that hold family assets on behalf of minors, detailing how and when they are distributed, are, of course a sound practice. Estate planning advisors remind us that this same practice can be helpful…
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Adult Children: Trust?
Court Bonds 05.03.2022

Estate Planning: Do They Really Want It?

  Try to avoid this mistake lawyers witness repeated in many families: assuming the next generation actually wants and can use the assets being set aside for them—sometimes at great sacrifice.   Reality Check—and Conversation…
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Estate Planning: Do They Really Want It?
Court Bonds 04.27.2022

Protecting a Grandparent’s Assets?

Protecting a Grandparent’s Assets? Worried that grandmother is writing too many checks to a cause that seems questionable? Grandad gave his credit card number to who? Actually, what if they have unforeseen medical needs or…
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Protecting a Grandparent’s Assets?
Court Bonds 04.21.2022

Trusts and Pour-Over Wills?

  Solid estate plans often involve both the establishment of a trust and a pour-over will. Both tools work well together to ensure that our affairs are as organized as possible, and curtail some of…
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Trusts and Pour-Over Wills?
Court Bonds 04.21.2022

Trusts: Set Everyone Up For Success

Transparency with family members, friends and business partners is key throughout our lives—and holds true when establishing a trust too. Estate planning specialists urge transparency with both the designated trustee and beneficiaries, to avoid both…
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Trusts: Set Everyone Up For Success