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Estate law is regulated by state and federal government. At the state level, these laws cover living wills, trust creation, and probate. State and federal laws regulate taxes placed on recipients of property from an estate. Estate law also controls the creation of living wills, which let individuals dictate their desired healthcare if they become too sick or injured to make decisions on their own.

States have considerable autonomy with estate laws, but there is a Uniform Probate Code (UPC) that seeks to clarify and unify estate laws nationwide. Estate planning law also covers the creation of wills, the resolving of probate cases, and situations involving power of attorney. provides resources for you to connect with an estate planning lawyer in your area. Browse our directory below.

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Estate Legal Articles

Legal articles on, Written by legal experts, are a great resource for learning more about Estate. Find more legal articles

What's the difference between an estate administrator and an executor?

What happens to your hard-earned estate when you pass away? This question may be uncomfortable, but it's worth addressing.

Let's talk about: simple wills

Today we are going to discuss Wills, and more specifically the "Simple Will." There are many types of Wills, but this type is most commonly used for smaller estates. South Carolina requires one to be over the age of 18 and "of sound mind" in order to make a Will and several administrative measures in order to be considered a validly-executed Will..

Firearms and estate planning

Important legal issues can arise with regard to the ownership and transfer of firearms for estate planning purposes.

Seminar: you’ve been appointed the executor of an estate, now what?

Have you been named as the Executor or Administrator of an estate and would like to learn more about:

Health care decisions workshop: making sure your wishes are communicated

Have you effectively communicated your healthcare wishes and appointed someone to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to?

National estate planning awareness week (oct. 15-21, 2018)

The third week of October is National Estate Planning Awareness Week (Oct. 15-21, 2018). Estate planning is important for everyone regardless of wealth or family status..

Do your parents have an estate plan?

As part of National Estate Planning Awareness Week and as we head into the holidays, especially for those in the “sandwich generation” (folks who are caring for both their children as well as their parents simultaneously)

New minnesota estate planning and probate laws

Despite a short legislative session in 2016, Minnesota legislators passed a number of laws affecting estate planning and estate administration, most of which became effective August 1st.

Estate planning: some basics

Basic documents that everyone can use