Why do people put off estate planning?

Estate planning, which means preparing for your future, can provide peace of mind and security. Despite this, only about 33% of Americans had any estate planning documents in 2021, according to There are many reasons why people might delay preparing for...

Is this undue influence?

When diving into matters involving a decedent’s estate, it is important to note that testators can face numerous unexpected hurdles. One of these hurdles is the possibility of someone attempting to manipulate them to gain hold of the estate after the testator passes...

Fulfilling the role of an executor

If someone has approached you about being an executor for an estate, you may want some time to consider your responsibilities. Overseeing the closure of someone's estate can take time and requires careful adherence to specified legal documents. Knowing some of the...


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