Last Wills

Find answers to questions you might have about last wills, and get a better understanding of how they're written, what happens if they're contested, and more.

Should I Use a Last Will and Testament Template?

Last will and testament templates are an easy way to make your wishes known. Are they for everyone though? Find out if you should use a template to…

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Sibling Rivalry-What Happens When a Sibling Disputes a Parent’s Will

While most wills are upheld in courts, there are four main legal reasons that a will may be overturned.

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10 Famous People Who Died Without a Will

For these celebrities, the effects of their lack of planning had far-reaching consequences.

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How to Prevent Your Family from Contesting Your Will

When you create your will as part of your estate plan, you are making sure your last wishes will be carried out. All that careful planning and…

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Changing a Will: When Should You Do It?

Your last will may need to be changed, especially if major life changes come your way such as marriage, children, or divorce. Learn when, and how, to…

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10 Estate Planning Must-Dos Before You Travel

No one likes to think of worst case scenarios before a trip, but there are certain estate planning documents you should have in place before you…

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Legatee, Heir, Beneficiary and Devisee: What Are the Differences?

A quick guide to the language of inheritance to help you make sense of who's who in an estate plan.

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Who's the Next of Kin in Case of Inheritance?

State laws dictate the order that assets will be passed down if you die without a will.

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

No matter how small your property or assets, or whether you're single, married, or have children—or even pets—it's important to have a will that…

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Is There a Federal Inheritance Tax?

What's the difference between an estate tax and an inheritance tax? And should you be concerned about the implications of either on your estate plan?

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