Unmarried Parents Rights – Child Custody Issues

Unmarried parents rights are often not given the same consideration as married parents in the court room. This is because, in most cases, the mother is considered the biological parent of the children and therefore has all of the rights and responsibilities related to raising the children. However, unmarried parents do have rights when it …

Is a Financial Plan the Same As an Estate Plan?

These two terms may seem a bit confusing. What exactly is estate planning and financial planning? Estate planning refers to those strategies, techniques, directions and decisions that a person should take in order to ensure the continuity of his affairs after his death. Financial planning, on the other hand, pertains to those strategies, techniques, directions …

Probate Questions To Ask

“Do I understand the concept of estate planning?” Estate planning is often a confusing process for people. In some situations it may be confusing to the individuals involved. Even if you have been through this process before, it is important to understand that there are situations where your decision may be limited by the laws …

When is the Right Time to Contact a Probate Attorney?

You should have a meeting with one as soon as possible if you want to make sure that your will is being carried out in the way that you intended. Probate involves the process of handling estates after someone dies. Once the decedent has passed away, there are certain duties that are entrusted to the …

What Are Common Mistakes Made in Probate?

Probate is a very emotional time. It can be hard to maintain a straight face during the long hours that probate court is often called. What can a person do during this time? There are several things that can be done, but they must be done in the right way. A person cannot assume they …

What Happens If You Don’t Probate a Will

If you don’t file probate, then your estate will be subject to probate, where your assets will be dispersed among your heirs. If you are not filing a will, there are a few things that you must know about. Probate is a court proceeding in which a judge, referred to as the probate court judge, …