A few recommendations needed for a new resident of Milwaukee. [more inside]
How to best reach an agreement on a fair settlement percentage after the sale of our family home? [more inside]
Uncle has passed - when do we lawyer up? [more inside]
New York State Law: Why would a self-proving affidavit be rejected by the probate court, and what can be done about it?
My father passed away in February, and left a very simple will - a 50/50 split between my sister and myself. His estate is very small, so we are trying to keep legal fees down as much as possible. The will and supporting documentation have been submitted to the NY probate court. One of the probate clerks is objecting to an irregularity in the self proving affidavit that's holding up the whole process. (The will itself seems to be sound.) Somehow this affidavit was screwed up by the notary. [more inside]
Is a site like legalzoom okay for doing an irrevocable living trust, or is that an insane idea? [more inside]
My mom was diagnosed with Small-Cell Lung Cancer about a month ago. Her prognosis is not so good... her doctor is estimating one to two years with chemo. Last night, my mom and siblings got together to discuss her wishes, wills, money, etc. Unfortunately, there are still issues that were left unresolved. In fact, I feel like we left with more questions than answers. [more inside]
What steps do I have to take to ensure I do not inherit anything from my family's estate, even if I'm included in the will? [more inside]