Legal Articles, Wills & Probate

Preparing a simple Will is Basic Family Planning We All Need:

Contact the McMechan Law Firm for a free first consultation for an accurate quote for your Will requirements. While pondering a Will, the McMechan law firm can also prepare a Medical Power of Attorney and a Financial Power of Attorney, or an irrevocable or revocable trust, and there are many reasons for getting trust beyond just avoiding tax and probate.

PET TRUSTS

Does your estate plan provide for your pets? California law allows pet parents to establish pet trusts for the care and support of their pets in the event of incapacity or death.

What You Need to Know About Probate Estate Administration in Minnesota

This article summarizes the basics of probate law in Minnesota and gives helpful tips for those with questions regarding the probate process.

When a Will May Not be the Way

A will or trust is a valuable estate planning tool, but in some situations they may not necessarily be valid or enforceable.

BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH IOWA DO IT YOURSELF WILL KIT, BUYER BEWARE

Problems with do it yourself Will kits.

Wills vs. Living Wills

What is a Living Will? Is it the same as a “Will” and why do I need them?

WHY DO I NEED AN ESTATE PLAN?

WOULD YOU ASK THE SAME QUESTION ABOUT HOME INSURANCE, IF YOU ARE A HOME OWNER? OR WOULD YOU ASK THIS SAME QUESTION ABOUT CAR INSURANCE, IF YOU ARE A DRIVER?

LIQUIDITY & LIFE INSURANCE IN MY ESTATE PLAN

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF LIQUIDITY AS PART OF YOUR ESTATE PLAN

FIVE MOST COMMON MISTAKES OF ESTATE PLANNING

FIVE MOST COMMON MISTAKERS OF ESTATE PLANNNG MADE BY PROFESSIONALS WITHOUT ADEQUATE EXPERIENCE IN ESTATE PLANNING

How Does Adoption Change Your Rights to Your Biological Parent's Estate?

Adoption changes your rights to inherit from your biological parent's Estate if they pass intestate. This article summarizes Mr. Nussbaum's attempt to circumvent that rule.

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