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Author: Michael B. Cohen

While it is often advisable to have a will, there are some things you should not include such as the following: Account information Your accounts can change from the time your will is signed to when your will is probated – even if you think you will...

The executor named in a will is the fiduciary who is responsible for (1) collecting the assets that pass by probate; (2) paying the debts, taxes, expenses and fees of the estate; and (3) distributing the assets in accordance with the terms of the will....

Although simple wills are sometimes adequate, planning for the worst-case scenario is the general perspective of the estate planning attorney. You don’t have to be wealthy to need estate planning. The following are facts of a case and solutions from the perspective of the estate...