Critter Corner: Can You Inherit Debt from your Parents?

Dear Oakley, My mother recently told me that she charges everything and has lots of credit card debt and other debt. I’m an only child and she is widowed. If something happens to her, would I inherit her debt? Also, she lives … [Read more...]

Don’t Attempt this on Your Own

Q. My Aunt Linda is very stubborn. She has been divorced twice, has three kids, two step-children, and a grandchild on the way. She did her estate planning documents when she was married to her first husband, and insists on making … [Read more...]

Listen to Evan H. Farr, CELA being interviewed on 1500 AM (Federal News Radio) on Sunday, October 5!

  On Sunday, October 5 at 10:30 p.m, I will be the guest on "Of Consuming Interest" hosted by Shirley Rooker, radio host and President of Call For Action, Inc. On her show, Ms. Rooker typically interviews top government … [Read more...]

Understanding Probate: The Two Types of Probate

Problems often arise when people don't have a coordinated method of passing on their estate. Take for example, Joe, who has become incapacitated as the result of a severe stroke. He has a wife, Mary, and two children, Carrie and … [Read more...]

The Nightmare of Probate and How Steve Jobs Avoided It

When many first consider Estate Planning, they immediately think of preparing a Last Will and Testament. While having a Will is slightly better than dying without a Will (i.e., dying intestate), Wills also have some major … [Read more...]

Probate Tips for Getting Through the Process Faster and with Less Hassle

Probate Tips for Getting Through the Process Faster and with Less Hassle  Probate lawyers are well aware of the hassles and headaches that families face when a loved one’s estate goes into probate.  Not only might a family have … [Read more...]

Timeshare Traps and How to Avoid Them

Timeshare Traps and How to Avoid Them If you are fortunate enough to go on that well-deserved vacation this year, then there is a good chance you will find yourself listening to the all-too-familiar ‘timeshare marketing pitch.’ … [Read more...]

Easy way to explain (or understand) the cons of Probate

 Why Most People Want to Avoid ProbateFirst, it requires frustrating intrusion by the court, lawyers, and the public into a very emotional, private, family time. A judge may have to determine who is a legitimate creditor, and … [Read more...]

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