Estate Planning practitioners field questions regarding disinheriting beneficiaries regularly. The second question often relates to what happens when that beneficiary or any other tries to have the estate plan or portions thereof overturned. An “in terrorem” or “no contest” clause usually acts as a deterrent to such beneficiaries by completing divesting them of their inheritance should they choose to initiate a lawsuit. Read on to learn more … [Read more...] about What an In Terrerem Clause Can Do for You
Do I Need an Attorney to Make a Basic Will?
For the average person, the first step in creating an estate plan is drafting and executing a Last Will and Testament. If you are just now contemplating the steps you need to take to get started on your first estate plan, you may be tempted to try taking a shortcut that includes using a "Do It Yourself" (DIY) Will instead of working with an experienced estate planning attorney. Doing so will save you both time and money and finally get your estate plan started, right? It’s just a simple Will … [Read more...] about Do I Need an Attorney to Make a Basic Will?