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February 2015 Archives

Keeping the peace: Steps you can take to avoid will contests

Creating a will or a comprehensive estate plan is something that every adult should strongly consider. These legal solutions can be crucial in helping to sort out and distribute a person's assets in the event of death. While it may seem uncomfortable or frightening to discuss estate and probate matters, doing so can prevent a lot of stress and heartache for family members and loved ones in the future.

Estate planning for your digital accounts and assets

Did you know that the social media site Facebook offers users the option to designate a legacy contact? Essentially, a legacy contact is granted access to the user’s account after he or she has died. This contact may then post to the user’s timeline, update pictures and respond to certain requests on behalf of the user’s account. Does this arrangement strike you as silly, odd or brilliant?

Can you disclaim an inheritance? - Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about the possibility of disclaiming an inheritance. Popular culture generally treats the concept of inheritance as a welcome one. When loved ones pass away and leave their friends and family gifts of money, property or other assets, popular culture tends to portray these gifts as meaningful and inviting. In reality, familial relationships are complex. And regardless of whether or not the loved one who has died was beloved and will be missed, a host of reasons may inspire an individual to attempt to disclaim any given inheritance.

Can you disclaim an inheritance? - Part I

When an individual receives notice that a loved one has died, the news may come as a shock or as a relief, depending on the circumstances surrounding the loved one’s death and the nature of the relationship between the individual and his or her loved one. When a loved one’s death occurs, many practical matters must be addressed. It can be difficult to arrange burial or cremation of a loved one, regardless of how an individual feels about that loved one’s death. Because whether or not that death has inspired shock or relief, the passing of someone who has affected one’s life in any significant way can be difficult to grapple with.

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