Category Archives: Intestate

The Driverless Car and Estate Planning

In today’s Wall Street Journal there was section on the future of automobiles.  The first article, titled “Nobody Behind the Wheel,” described how the future of the driverless car is coming.  The other article, titled “Trucks Will Roll Down an … Continue reading

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How to Estate Plan for That Unusual Asset

As most people know, I am a very big NFL football fan. Unfortunately, poor estate planning and NFL football players goes hand-in-hand, as you can read here, here and here. However, even regular fans in the stand, watching the games have estate planning issues … Continue reading

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What is Intestacy? Part III: Priority

This is the third in a series of posts on intestacy and will deal with priority of intestacy.  Click here for the first part (Introduction to Intestacy) and click here for the second part (The Assets). Since the decedent died without … Continue reading

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What is Intestacy? Part II: The Assets

This is the second in a series of posts on intestacy.  Click here for the first part (Introduction to Intestacy). The next issue becomes what assets are covered by the intestate statutes.  It seems pretty simple but, just like probate administration, … Continue reading

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What is Intestacy? Or the Government’s Estate Plan for You. Part 1…Introduction to Intestate

I run into many people that do not have a will, much less an estate plan.  Most people have preconceived notions about their estate if they pass away without a will.  One notion runs along the lines of “everyone knows what to … Continue reading

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