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Consent for Treatment of Minors by Non-Parent

My youngest son is 16 years old now. Last summer, as Covid forced lockdowns, he and half a dozen of his friends planned a beach trip to celebrate…

What is a Spendthrift Trust?

As parents, we all do our best to instill our good values in our children. But sometimes, despite all our guidance, our children make poor personal and…

Should I Put My Guns to My Revocable Trust?

If you own guns, you may be wondering whether you should transfer them to your Revocable Trust. There are a couple of reasons why that is generally a…

Can A Parent Disinherit An Adopted Child?

A woman’s adoptive father was dying. She was worried, but not about what you’d expect. You see, her father inherited a piece of family land from her…

Definitions of Common Terms in Wills

Lawyers use a lot of words when talking about wills, assuming that everyone knows their meaning. But I realized early on that many people outside the…

Potential Capital Gains Tax Changes Ahead for Inherited Property

Capital gains tax is a type of tax you have to pay when you sell an appreciated asset. You calculate it by subtracting your purchase price (known as…

What is an Affidavit of Heirship?

When someone dies owning real estate, that property cannot be sold or transferred until the decedent’s name is removed from the title. Probate records become a link in…

Can I Make Handwritten Modifications To My Typewritten Will?

Your typewritten Will likely reflected all your wishes when you originally signed it, but things may have changed. It may be that you’d like to replace the…