Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

By and large, most people aim to create estate plans that will take care of their loved ones after their death. A great deal of thought and concerns goes into estate planning to ensure this goal is met. However, even the most well-intentioned person can inadvertently craft a will that leads to more disharmony than they ever imagined. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the chances […]

Digital Estate Plans

Digital Estate Plans

Traditionally, estate planning has largely consisted of consulting with an experienced attorney, who would assist in preparing the proper documents, such as a Will, in paper form. However, with the rise of digital technology and its seemingly ubiquitous presence throughout nearly every facet of our daily lives, some believe it is only a matter of time before Delaware law approves the use of digital estate planning, wherein a person can […]

Will & Trust Contests

Will & Trust Contests

Estate planning is essential to assist in carrying out a person’s final wishes for their assets after he or she passes away.  However, using such measures does not automatically guarantee successfully carrying out the goals of the estate.  One such device that can hamper a well-laid estate plan is known as a will or trust contest. A will or trust contest is defined as a type of lawsuit objecting to […]

Aretha Franklin Left Behind No Will

Aretha Franklin Left Behind No Will

The recent death of beloved musical artist Aretha Franklin has prompted a wave of tributes from across the world.  From her early beginnings as a gospel-singing prodigy growing up in Detroit up to and through her reign as The Queen of Soul, the legendary singer left an indelible mark on American culture. Documents filed this month in a Michigan county probate court, however, also show that Ms. Franklin left no […]

Senior Citizens and Bankruptcy

Senior Citizens and Bankruptcy

Though signs of economic success are abound throughout the country, not all groups are benefitting from the financial growth in the same manner.  In particular, a jarring trend of senior citizens filing for bankruptcy in record numbers has both researchers and experts concerned.  The findings from a recent prominent national study paint a bleak picture for older Americans.  Amongst the key findings include the rate at which seniors’ bankruptcy filings […]