Category Archives for Family Law

Is Inheriting a House a Blessing or a Possible Curse?

Inheriting a House

A funny weekly comedy on CBS, depending on your taste, “Ghosts” tells the story of a young woman who inherited a house with no prior notice from her now deceased relative. She and her husband traveled to her new found but old, dilapidated acquisition and, following a near fatal confrontation with the worn electrical system, […]

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Considerations Before Disinheriting a Child

lending To Children

Frequently Wills drafted for husband and wife with surviving children designate assets to flow from husband to wife if husband dies first and from wife to husband if wife dies first.  Then, when the parents have both passed, assets would be distributed equally to their children. This testamentary plan works in most cases especially with stable […]

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Will Your Bank Honor Your Power of Attorney

BPower Of Attorney

If you find it more difficult in recent years to have your Power of Attorney recognized by banks and financial institutions than previously, it might help to know some of the history behind both changes in the law and in attitude.  As one example, where documents designate your children as agents, the difference of one […]

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