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An Unlikely Threesome: A Spouse, Alzheimer’s, and a Mistress

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5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2014, B. Smith revealed that she had been diagnosed with the early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Smith, a former model, restaurateur, celebrity chef, distinguished author, and lifestyle guru, married her current husband and business partner, Dan Gasby in 1992. In 2016, the duo co-authored a book, “Before […]

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What is Probate?

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Probate is the legal process that governs the administration of a deceased person’s estate.  The purpose of the probate process is to: Establish the validity of the will Appoint an executor to administer the estate. Ensure that all interested parties are notified. Govern the settlement of all debts and claims against the estate. Ensure the […]

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Estate Planning in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ve probably heard about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has created a global pandemic. Well in case you were in fact living under a rock, in the United States, governors have shut down schools, restaurants, salons, and other nonessential businesses in an effort to control […]

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Four Ways to Protect Your Will From Being Contested By Angry Family Members

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Having an updated last will and testament is more important than ever, especially now. However, a will that is poorly created or not frequently updated can be vulnerable to contestation. What is contestation? It is the formal objection to a will’s (or trust’s) validity because it either: a) doesn’t reflect the wishes of the person who created the will, or b) because the will does not meet legal standards.

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Five Most Common DIY Estate Planning Mistakes

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In light of the current pandemic, many Americans are becoming aware of the importance of creating or updating their estate planning documents. With the extension of some states’ stay in place orders, it may be tempting to create your own documents all on your own. Whether you are considering writing your own will or using […]

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