Tag: Wills

Do I Really Need a Will?

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Do I really need a will? You May Not Think You Need a Will, But You Really Do.   While we have discussed the benefits of a Revocable Living Trust,

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Do It Yourself Wills and Trusts

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Why Not Just Do It Yourself and Create Your Own Estate Planning Documents Cheaply?   We’ve discussed before the difference between a Will and a Trust and you may be

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What is the difference between a Will and a Trust?

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Wills vs. Trusts: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide   I dedicate a significant part of my book, Estate Planning for the Modern Family, to this topic and it goes

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3 Reasons You Want to Avoid Probate

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When you pass away, your family may need to visit a probate court in order to claim their inheritance. This can happen if you own property (like a house, car,

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National Make A Will Month

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August is National Make a Will Month. There are so many reasons you should have an Estate Plan, but there is no good reason you should be without a Will.

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Is Having a Last Will and Testament Enough? Florence Griffith Joyner Thought So.

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I’ve written in the past about the importance of having an estate plan and I encourage you to look back through some of my blog posts. For some families, a

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Why Am I Rolling Over In My Grave?

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Every day of the week, families will seek my help with probating a loved one’s Will. More times than not, there are issues with probating the Will that requires experienced

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Should I Sign My Full Name to the Will?

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Whether I’m in the Marietta office or the Chattanooga office, clients will ask me during the final signing meeting if they should sign their Trust or Will using their full

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Don’t Let a Stranger Decide Who Raises Your Kids!

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Have you met your locate Probate Judge? Most people have not, but that could be the person who decides who raises your minor children if you do not put a

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Do I Need to File the Will?

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“Do I need to file the Will?” This is an interesting question I get all the time. Typically, the person will tell me they are the surviving spouse and everything is

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