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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.

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The florida pet trust

Caring for your pet through a Pet Trust.

Medicaid planning in louisiana

Basics of Medicaid planning in Louisiana. An excellent summary of planning for Medicaid assistance with nursing home bills, with consideration of aspects unique to Louisiana.

When a common law spouse dies without a will

Common law spouses are not treated the same as married spouses under the law and do not automatically have the same property rights. In Ontario, if a common law spouse dies intestate (dying without a will), the surviving spouse will not inherit any part of the estate.

Do i really need a will?

Q: I don’t really have that much, do I really need a will? A: Yes!

Why you should save the trouble of dying without a will

Death takes a toll on a family but dying without a will makes things worst. Here are a few bad situations that you can avoid by having a will before your departure.

What’s next for canada after the assisted suicide ruling?

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously ruled that the Criminal Code provision against aiding and abetting someone to commit suicide, unjustifiably violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

So you’re an executor, now what?

Unexpected tragedies happen to every family. Any individual can succumb to serious illness or death. Yet as difficult as these situations can be, there are responsibilities that must be taken over to ensure that the individual who has suffered has their estate looked after.