May 17, 2012
Among all the different stories of survival there is typically one underlying theme among those who have beaten the odds and braved some of the hardest situations. That theme, as simple as it may ..
April 05, 2012
With a new inheritance tax initiative set to come into force this April, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) has published a draft model clause for wills. It is as yet unclear ..
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 ..
May 30, 2011
In situations where a parent no longer has a relationship with their child, they may wish to remove them from their will. A will is a document that determines how a person’s estate should be ..
March 30, 2010
Okay, so it may not be my most cheerful topic yet, but it certainly is important. Whether it is because of our family, our friends, or ourselves these are issues we are all going to have to face at ..
December 16, 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 ..
October 20, 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 ..
September 28, 2008
As a pet owner, you want to be assured that your pet will continue to receive the proper care and attention that you have always provided, even when you are no longer able to take care of them ..
September 23, 2008
BOTTOM LINE: For a comedy there are hardly any laughs, and despite some great production design, visuals and a strong performance by Woody Harrelson, this film is a waste of time, especially with ..
September 08, 2008
Every day we are surrounded by influences from multitudes of sources and most of them seem to be negative. We turn on the TV and the news is all negative, we go to work and we find that many of our ..
August 18, 2008
An increasing number of people are utilizing the revocable living trust as the primary document in their estate plans. A revocable living trust is an entity created during lifetime in which an ..
August 11, 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 ..
August 10, 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 ..
July 07, 2008
BOTTOM LINE: Will Smith does his best to elevate this film beyond its extremely mediocre script and direction but unfortunately he is only able to do so much, leaving us with a D-grade, un-dynamic ..
July 02, 2008
The moral view of stress is a framework inherited from before the Protestant work ethic in the United States. The moral view fit our Protestant work ethic very well, allowing this civilization to ..
June 29, 2008
Science fiction has emerged as acceptable in the literary cannon with the inclusion of a wide selection of science fiction writers as worthy of studying. At least this was one of the facts I learnt ..
June 18, 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 ..
June 15, 2008
It's like all your energy is sapped and for reasons unknown to you, you can't don't anything about it. For some, it happens on the odd day here and there, but for others it's an almost every day ..
June 09, 2008
Rehearse dying. You read those words and think that I am crazy to even think such a thing but if you really analyze what might happen if you rehearse dying, then you might smile and say, hey, that ..
May 06, 2008
"Don't wait for a change of environment before you act; get a change of environment by action. " -Wallace Wattles How many times have you said to yourself, “Things will be different after this ..
April 04, 2008
Dispersing inheritance property can be a complex and complicated process. There is paperwork to file, taxes to pay and occasional family disputes to contend with. Matters can become even more ..
April 03, 2008
Inheritance law has been in place since 1969 and is governed by the Uniform Probate Code. UPC instructs what happens to the assets, debts, and financial affairs of a deceased person. Currently, only ..
March 21, 2008
In Part 1 of this article I set the ground work for more talk about the importance of rewards. I actually just wrote part 2 and deleted it by mistake which goes to teach me to write the article and ..
March 17, 2008
There's more to estate planning than a will. While a simple document might have been sufficient for past generations, the modern man or woman needs to take a closer look at the estate planning ..
March 16, 2008
Saying goodbye. . . What happens when a loved one passes away and leaves an IRS debt behind? Does that debt fall onto you? Or can the IRS collect on a deceased person's tax debt at all? The only way ..