Assets Not Distributed According to One’s Will

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015
Keeping one’s last will and testament and other estate planning documents up-to-date is a critical part of maintaining one’s estate plan. However, merely creating and updating one’s estate planning documents is not enough, by itself, to adequately provide for distribution of every asset....

August is National Make-a-Will Month

Posted on: August 13th, 2015
An increasing number of Americans fail to plan appropriately for the future needs of themselves and their families, both through inadequate retirement savings as well as neglected estate planning. August is Make-a-Will Month...

Avoid a Will Dispute

Posted on: May 26th, 2015
An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain factors. ...

The Jolly Testator

Posted on: October 27th, 2011
Written by Lord Neaves centuries ago, but true to this day: Ye lawyers who live upon litigants’ fees, And who need a good many to live at your ease, ...

A Funny Question to Ask a Lawyer

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011
My blog has a function that allows readers to comment on a post. In the vast majority of cases, however, the comments are actually questions by those trying to avoid having to pay a lawyer to assist or advise them. ...

Depictions of “Reading of the Will” are an Anachronism

Posted on: February 12th, 2011
Modern day movies and television commercials (including a recent one by DirecTV) sometimes feature a lawyer reading the will of a deceased testator to his family. Occasionally I even get questions about the ceremony. ...
Posts: 1 2 3 4 All