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Inheritance Law Article About HEBA

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 Hassan Elhais (October 18, 2016)  In general, Heba is an unconditional transfer of property made immediately and without exchange or consideration by one person to another and accepted by or on behalf of the latter. Heba after death is a kind of heba given during the lifetime of the deceased and becomes valid only after the death of the giver. It must be accepted by the person given the gift and can be revoked during .. (Living Will)

Inheritance Rules for Non Muslims in the UAE

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 Hassan Elhais (October 17, 2016)  Although Article 17/1 of the Civil Code of the UAE provides that it is the law of the deceased that shall govern the inheritance at the time of his death, Article 17(5) of the same law provided that UAE law shall apply to wills made by aliens disposing of their real property located in the State. Moreover, Article 1/2 of the UAE Personal Status Law states that “the provisions of .. (Living Will)

Heirs According to Shariah Principles of Succession

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 Hassan Elhais (October 11, 2016)  Shariah lays down the relations that qualify as heirs following the death of an individual. The deceased's estate can only be transferred to persons who qualify as heirs under Shariah Law principles. Anyone who does not qualify as an heir gets nothing from the estate. The first step followed by the court is to determine the heirs and reconfirm the same by witnesses and/or documents. .. (Living Will)

Application of Home Country Inheritance Law

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 Hassan Elhais (September 01, 2016)  The Personal Status Law provides in Art. 1(2) the general rule that" the provisions of this law shall apply to non-UAE nationals" and the exception that “unless the foreigner elects to apply his or her personal status law". The procedure for requesting the application of the home country law is for parties to bring the full law translated to Arabic and authenticated by the .. (Living Will)

Your search for probate law expert or estate planner ends here

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 Clarissa Meghan (April 25, 2014)  Oftentimes, we ignore the fact that estate planning and financial asset protection is important to us or are just careless about getting ourselves properly insured. We keep delaying the very important process of trust and estate planning, business law planning, probate law planning and soon after we realize that we probably should have done it earlier, when the time was right. So to .. (Living Will)

5 Ways To Secure And Protect Your Assets

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 Clarissa Meghan (April 23, 2014)  Most of us are so busy making money, building assets, buying property and maximizing business profit that we pay only little attention to the ways of protecting these assets against any extra costs, expenditures or fraud. If you are unaware of what all assets need most protection then you do not need to worry. There are many experienced will and probate law experts, asset protection .. (Living Will)

Finding The Best Trust Attorney To Help You Out

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 Clarissa Meghan (March 31, 2014)  We are not sure of what tomorrow has in store for us. While we can be careful and take the right set of precautionary measures, it is always advisable to be prepared for the worst situations in life. This is why you should be well acquainted with the need for advanced medical directive. If you do not know what advanced medical directive refers to, it pays to know that it includes those .. (Living Will)

Have You Started"Your Estate Plan"Protect Your Legacy Now!

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 Robert Gafeney (December 17, 2011)  With A “Living Will", not a court. You can put the administration of your property, your care and your medical treatment decisions in the hands of someone you know and trust to carry out your wishes. John Quincy gave numerous large gifts to his 3 children throughout his lifetime. Upon his death he wanted each one of his remaining estates to pass to his wife of Six decades, Hilda .. (Living Will)

Knowing About a Living Will

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 Shirley Yuan (March 12, 2010)  Bankruptcy attorney Benjamin Ginter, who runs the Law Offices of Benjamin J. Ginter in Cranford, New Jersey and also does wills, talks here about what a living will really means. Advance healthcare directives are written regarding your medical care. The person chosen will carry out these instructions if you’re unable to make your own healthcare decisions. Anyone aged 18 or older . (Living Will)

Funding Living Trust - What You Need to Know - Part 1 - Bank Accounts

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 Robert Olson (December 23, 2008)  If you choose a Living Trust as your estate planning document of choice, your work is not done once you have drafted and signed it.   In addition to signing the trust document, you must also fund it.   Funding Living Trust means changing ownership, beneficiary or both of all assets to your Trust.   If you fail to fund the trust your estate planning objectives may not be met and some .. (Living Will)

How Much Does a Living Trust Cost - What You Need to Know

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 Robert Olson (December 22, 2008)  A living trust cost can vary widely. It depends on your individual circumstances: The type, amount and location of the property you own; The make up of your family; The state you live in; and The attorney you hire, if you choose to hire an attorney. The biggest cost and variable is the attorney you hire instead of doing it yourself, and you certainly can do it yourself. Generally, .. (Living Will)

Living Trust Documents - Certificate of Trust - What is Needed - Part 3

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 Robert Olson (December 19, 2008)  Once you create your Living Trust Documents, you are not done. There are several supporting documents that must be drafted and signed along with the agreement. Each one of these documents plays an important role depending on the facts and circumstances of the Grantor and his or her life. In part one and two of this series, we discussed the Pour Over Will, the Declaration of Trust .. (Living Will)

Living Trust Documents - Declaration of Trust Property and Power of Attorney - What is Needed Part 2

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 Robert Olson (December 18, 2008)  Once you create your Living Trust Documents, you are not done. There are several supporting documents that must be drafted and signed along with the trust agreement. Each one of these documents plays an important role depending on the facts and circumstances of the trust Grantor and his or her life. In part one of this series, we discussed the Pour Over Will. This article discusses the . (Living Will)

Living Trust Documents - What is Needed - Part 1

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 Robert Olson (December 17, 2008)  Once you create your Living Trust Documents, you are not done. There are several supporting documents that must be drafted and signed along with the trust agreement. Each one of these documents plays an important role depending on the facts and circumstances of the trust Grantor and his or her life. Pour Over Will - The first of the Documents in addition to the trust itself is the .. (Living Will)

Why a Will is Important

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 Marian Faupel (December 17, 2008)  People often wonder if they really need a will. This often occurs when people think of their estate as small or when they think joint ownership will solve the problem. It is true that you can “avoid probate" by putting someone else's name on your bank account, investments, or home. The problem with doing this, however, is three-fold (at the least). First, you actually subject .. (Living Will)

Family Matters in Wills

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 Henry Dahut (December 17, 2008)  When you make a will, you have an affect on your family. Find out what kind of issues may arise when you're handling this important task. "Joint tenancy" What if the will “disinherits" a child? Can one spouse leave the other out of a will? What if the will was made before the marriage? What if the will was made before a divorce? "Joint tenancy" "My father's will left me all of .. (Living Will)

Free Printable Living Will - Why Should I Have a Living Will?

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 Wendy Pan (October 22, 2008)  Unfortunately, it's a fact of life- everyone should have a living will, a living will protects us and the ones we love- during a time of tragedy or stress, it's important to make sure your wishes are known to your family and physicians, and equally important to have your wishes documented so that your family can carry them out. A free printable living will is a good way to ensure that .. (Living Will)

Contesting a Will is the Ramification of Not Following a Few Simple Suggestions

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 Simon Wagner (October 21, 2008)  You don't need to pick up a newspaper to be aware that the structure of the modern family is changing. But you might not have thought about how this affects what could happen to the distribution of assets following the death of a loved love. It is an unfortunate fact that there is a steady increase in disputes over the realisation and distribution of assets following death. And this .. (Living Will)

Living Wills And Power Of Attorney - Security For The Future

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 S Wagg (October 20, 2008)  "Families - the only normal ones are the ones you don't know". Perhaps a harsh statement but the reality is most of us have had some issues within our own families, whether it be sibling rivalry or parental conflict at some time or another. Our personalities don't necessarily change as we age, in fact some our idiosyncrasies are perhaps enhanced and maybe even more annoying to others .. (Living Will)

Capacity to Write a Will

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 Ken LaMance (October 20, 2008)  A will is a document written during the life of a person, which expresses what that person (the testator) wants done with his or her property after death. Because writing a will is such a personal and important decision, the law has enacted some safeguards to ensure that the testator is acting of his or her own free will, and knows what he or she is doing. A will, or a provision in a .. (Living Will)

Conditional Gifts in Wills

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 Ken LaMance (October 20, 2008)  When a person writes a will, they are leaving their property to persons and entities of their choosing. These gifts are legally binding, in the sense that the beneficiaries get legal title to whatever property is left to them. A will cannot be used to compel someone to do something, however. One cannot have a provision in a will directing a person to give all their money to a charity, .. (Living Will)

Intestacy - How Property is Distributed in a Will

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 Ken LaMance (October 20, 2008)  When it comes to estate planning, the most common questions one usually has involve issues like how to write a will, and how to ensure that property is likely to end up in the hands of the intended beneficiaries. But what happens when a person dies without a will (known as dying “intestate" and the scheme by which property is distributed is known as “intestacy")? How is .. (Living Will)

Living Will Samples

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 Candis Reade (October 07, 2008)  It is a wise forethought to plan for incapacitation. A legal will dictates what happens to you and your belongings after death. But, what makes medical decisions for you when you are incapacitated, but still alive? That document is called a living will (AKA: physicians directive, health care declaration, or health care directive. ) If you have ever seen living will samples, then you .. (Living Will)

What is a Living Will Registry?

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 Gottlieb Wendehals (September 15, 2008)  We all get sick at some time or another and the older we get the more things go wrong with our state of health. We can not turn back the hands of time but we can do something to make sure that in the event that we are seriously injured, or sick in such a way that we are not able to speak in our own behalf, our best wishes and desires for treatment will be carried out to the fullest .. (Living Will)

What Are the Choices For Updating a Last Will & Testament?

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 Chris E Mason (September 06, 2008)  It is often quoted that in the UK around 60% of the population have not written a Last Will & Testament to safeguard their wishes when they are no longer around. There are many reasons why people people put off writing such an important document ranging from being unsure as to exactly how to write this, what to write & deciding who gets what. Apathy is also a key contributor to .. (Living Will)

Will Contesting

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 Nicholas Copernicus (September 03, 2008)  Will contests are typically brought on by family members from wealthy families who believe they were cheated out of their share of the inheritance of the assets involved. A legal battle may also erupt though when a family member believes the will was fraudulent or done under bad circumstances. For example, they may have had Alzheimer's and were not in sound mind at the time the will was . (Living Will)

Do Not Resuscitate Orders and Advanced Directives

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 Joseph Devine (August 13, 2008)  A DNR, or Do Not Resuscitate, order is a type of advanced directive written out by a doctor stating that an individual does not want to be resuscitated should they go into respiratory or cardiac arrest. The order first appeared in America in the 1960s when defibrillators came into use, allowing for individuals experiencing cardiac arrest to be resuscitated. While anyone can sign a DNR, .. (Living Will)

Life Interest Trusts

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 Brian Meehan (August 12, 2008)  What is a Trust? A trust is a legal vehicle whereby certain persons-the ‘Trustees’ hold property, assets or money for the benefit of another person. What is a Life Interest Trust? It is the right to receive income or have the use of property for the life of the surviving spouse or partner, who is called the ‘Life Tenant’. For tax purposes, the Life Tenant is .. (Living Will)

A Guide to Preparing a Will

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 Rich Bendall (August 11, 2008)  A will is a document that sets out what will happen to a person's possessions when they die. It is always advisable for individuals to have a will prepared particularly people with family responsibilities such those who are married or have children. To be sure that a person's dependents are taken care of and that assets are passed on to the right people or organisations a will needs to .. (Living Will)

Contesting a Will

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 Brian Meehan (August 06, 2008)  There have been some high profile cases recently where Wills have been challenged in the Courts. One case was of a Mrs Bechal who left her £10M estate to the owners of her favourite Chinese restaurant. The family challenged of course, but the Court upheld the Will, judging that even though it seemed to be a strange decision, the deceased knew what she was doing when she made her Will. . (Living Will)

Elderlaw - When Parent Loses Capacity

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 Rose Broyles (July 29, 2008)  Long-term planning experts always suggest that you bring legal and financial matters up to your parents or loved ones before any crisis or major illness occurs. Unfortunately, not everything is set in stone for people. Or, they may go about planning for long-term care, but for whatever reason, whether they get busy with life or Mom and Dad don't want to cooperate, they never get around .. (Living Will)

Elderlaw Legal Issues While Parent is Still Capable

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 Rose Broyles (July 11, 2008)  It can be quite a stressful experience dealing with your parents’ legal and financial decisions if they lose their mental capacity. Therefore, it is important that things are taken care of before any major disaster or illness. My father is still mentally capable, he still maintains his status as the responsible party in his and my mother's affairs. However, in the unfortunate .. (Living Will)

How to Obtain Vital Records Death Certificates

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 Jerry Glynn (June 24, 2008)  Death certificates are official records of death and include basic information including the full name of the deceased, the date, month, and year of death, place of death, and age of deceased at the time of death, sex and race of the deceased and other vital statistics. There are two different types of this certificate, a certified copy, and an informational copy. Certified copies can .. (Living Will)

How to Write Your Own Will

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 Noah Glaser (June 19, 2008)  Simply follow these steps to make sure that your last will and testament is legally binding. You can also purchase last will and testament forms that you simply fill in. But if you want a free last will and testament, follow these steps. At the top of the will, you'll need to identify yourself. You want to put enough information so that there's no question about who you are. List your .. (Living Will)

Creating a Will Online, the Modern Process

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 Zach Schapel (June 18, 2008)  Creating a will online without ever setting foot in a lawyer's office appears to be the wave of the future. And why not? It's cheaper, quicker, and generates the same results as a conventionally drafted will. Creating a will online through an online legal document service is not for everyone, however. There are certain complicated provisions that sometimes require the advice of a .. (Living Will)

Ethical Wills - Are They Legal Documents?

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 Barbara Morgan (February 09, 2008)  Whether you call it an ethical will, a spiritual will or a spiritual ethical will, these documents are quickly becoming more popular than the traditional legal documents that have a tendency to be sterile. However, I recently came across a blog discussion about the legality of ethical wills, so I thought it would be a good time to clear up the confusion. What Is an Ethical Will? There .. (Living Will)

Why Is It So Many Of Us Put Off Having Our Last Will And Testament Executed?

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 Ck Dillon (February 07, 2008)  The real value of our Last Will and Testament is our loved ones’ protection. Why is it so many of us put off having our Last Will and Testament executed? Are we afraid to face our own mortality? I met a well-to-do women once, who went on and on about the cemetery plot she and her husband had purchased some 15 years ago. She didn't want to leave it up to her children to pick out a . (Living Will)

Living Wills - What Every Caregiver Should Know

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 Maria Sandella (December 11, 2007)  An advanced care directive, commonly known as a living will is something everyone should have. It is a legal document that states specific directives regarding medical treatments that must be followed by caregivers or the person appointed power of attorney for healthcare decisions if you are unable to give informed consent. A living will ensures that your wishes are carried out. What .. (Living Will)

Don't Get Caught Dead Without A Will - It Could Cost You Dearly

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 Ron Jackson (December 06, 2007)  Forbes recently reported that a startling 30 % of people with assets of half a million dollars or more, didn't have a basic will. Another 55 % of the general population, were also without a will. What happens if you die without a will? Well your state has a will for you. You probably won't like it. It kicks in when a person dies intestate-meaning without a proper will or living trust. .. (Living Will)

Washington State Living Will Laws

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 Nick Fagan (July 28, 2007)  It is your right to make your own healthcare decisions in Washington State. The decisions you make can be as simple as the type of meals you’d like, or as difficult as choosing whether or not to receive life-sustaining treatments. If you become incapacitated how can you be sure that your healthcare decisions will be honored? If you plan now, with the help of a living will .. (Living Will)




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