Wills & Trusts

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Inheritance & Estate Law in Michigan

by: Teo Spengler

Michigan has some of the more interesting inheritance and estate laws in the country. Most states have abolished the antiquated concept of dower -- a wife’s absolute right to the use of her husband’s property after his death -- but ...
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Living Will Requirements in Michigan

by Michelle Nati

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Probate Laws in Missouri

by Jessica Zimmer

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How to Write My Own Will

by Barbara Diggs

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The Rights of Children of a Deceased Person

by: Ellis Roanhorse

Generally, a deceased parent has no obligation to leave property to her children. In fact, nearly every state allows a parent to completely disown her children in a will. If a parent did not leave a will, however, children may have rights to ...
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How to Write a Codicil to a Will

by: Anna Assad

A codicil allows you to amend a portion of your already written will without filing an entirely new will. Your codicil is a separate document that details what section of your will you are changing and the new provision. A codicil should be put with ...
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How to Add a Beneficiary to a Mortgage Deed

by Heather Frances J.D.

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by: Ellis Roanhorse

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How to Write a Codicil to a Will

by: Anna Assad

A codicil allows you to amend a portion of your already written will without filing an entirely new will. Your codicil is a separate document that details what section of your will you are changing and the new provision. A codicil should be put with ...
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What If the Executor of the Will Cannot Be Trusted to Be Fair?

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An executor is responsible for managing many aspects of a decedent's estate, including assets. You must act if you believe an executor is being unfair or behaving dishonestly.
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