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.

What is Probate?

The probate process ensures that a deceased person's debts are paid and property is distributed in an orderly way. Probate follows the terms of a…

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What Assets Need to Be Listed for Probate?

Determining whether an estate has assets that are not subject to probate can save you time and money. Here are several types of assets that qualify…

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Estate Plans and Intellectual Property: What to Consider

When creating an estate plan, you want to be sure to take all your property into consideration—including your intellectual property.

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Pros and Cons of Probate

Most people do not want to deal with probate because of the time and expense it may add to enforcing your last will, but sometimes the probate…

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Annual Checkup: Is Your Estate Plan Up-to-Date?

Having an estate plan is an important step toward protecting your family for the future.

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6 Things to Think About When Creating a Will

No matter your age or economic status, creating a will is the single best estate planning action you can take right now.

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Do You Even Need a Last Will?

A will can give you great peace of mind and make things easier on your loved ones left behind, but do you really need one?

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How to Draft a Will Without a Lawyer

You can write a perfectly legal will on your own, without a lawyer, in every state. But should you?

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How Do I Create a Will?

If you're wondering "How do I create a will?", there's good news: Making a will can be done quickly and easily on your computer. Just start thinking…

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Will vs. Trust: What's the Difference?

Understanding the difference between wills and trusts can help you ensure that you're making the best choice for your situation.