Estate Planning in Blended Families

According to a Pew Research Study, more than 4 in 10 Americans are part of a blended family.  And while 7 in 10 are…

Estate Planning for Pets

This is my dog, Jilly. She’s a 15-pound mutt my family adopted 11 years ago. When we adopted her, we suspected she was a terrier mix, but she’s…

What is a Small Estate Affidavit?

Occasionally, people die without a Will but have very little in terms of probate assets. They may have owned a modest home, and had a small checking…

What are the Inheritance Rights of Half-Siblings When Someone Dies Without a Will?

When someone dies without a Will in Texas, the deceased person’s property is distributed according to a statutory formula found in the Texas Estate Code. According to…

Protecting Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are victims of credit card fraud. Attorney Rania Combs shares helpful tips for how to protect yourself.

How Do I Revoke a Will in North Carolina?

Attorney Rania Combs discusses how to properly revoke a Last Will and Testament in North Carolina.

Who Can Serve as Executor in North Carolina?

What is an Executor? An executor, sometimes called a”personal representative,” is a person or entity a testator appoints in a Will…

Dying Without A Will Can Be A Nightmare!

Intestacy laws are rigid and inflexible and may result in a distribution that seems neither fair nor equitable.