Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Estate Law Questions
I�m using WillMaker software to prepare individual wills and
Second opinion] Hello, I�m using WillMaker software to prepare individual wills and a shared revocable living trust for my wife and myself. My questions pertain to naming the will�s residuary benefici… read more
Dawn
Dawn
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,104 satisfied customers
We are relocating from the SF Bay Area by purchasing a home
We are relocating from the SF Bay Area by purchasing a home in Reno, Nv. The title company wants to know how we are wishing to hold the property. The choices are Community Property, Joint Tenants with… read more
Loren
Loren
46,583 satisfied customers
In CA. My parents created a revocable living trust with pour
In CA. My parents created a revocable living trust with pour over wills. But they never transferred their real estate by deed into the trust. My mom died first and their real property was held in join… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,822 satisfied customers
If the probate assets add to less than $150,000 (California
If the probate assets add to less than $150,000 (California Probate Code section 13100) a pour over will does not have to go through probate, therefore, my question is, if I want to keep a bank accoun… read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
56,608 satisfied customers
If your mother passs away early January how long does it
If your mother passs away early January how long does it take to go through federal and state probate if it's a poor over will is to my father? This is in CO… read more
legalgems
legalgems
Juris Doctorate
26,128 satisfied customers
If i create a revocable trust and move most of my valuables
If i create a revocable trust and move most of my valuables to that. And instead of having a pour over will i create a regular will (using say Quicken will maker) saying that anything not in my trust … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
1,729 satisfied customers
Im 67, married for nearly 30 years with 4 grown children,
I'm 67, married for nearly 30 years with 4 grown children, 10 grandchildren. Because my wife and I hold all our property jointly (and have real estate in both Florida and North Carolina) and retiremen… read more
Daniel P.
Daniel P.
Managing Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,741 satisfied customers
We are trying to decide whether a trust or will is best. My
We are trying to decide whether a trust or will is best. My spouse and I have children from previous marriages. He has a son that helps with the ranch,it is in A corporation, and he has some shares an… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
If a will exist with a pour over will, will the will have be
If a will exist with a pour over will, will the will have be to distributed as instructed in the will?… read more
Daniel P.
Daniel P.
Managing Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,741 satisfied customers
In preparing my will using Quicken WillMaker, in the event
In preparing my will using Quicken WillMaker, in the event my wife predeceases me and my alternate beneficiaries my son and daughter receive my estate under my will, I want to set up some form of prop… read more
legallysound
legallysound
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,324 satisfied customers
We have an estate of approximately $2,000,000 in todays dollars.
We have an estate of approximately $2,000,000 in todays dollars. I am 69, my wife 68. Our revocable trust is dated 1997, and has 1 amendment to it dated 4/20/2006. We are planning other changes, and w… read more
Thomas McJD
Thomas McJD
Doctoral Degree
6,425 satisfied customers
I am in the process of updating my will as Ive had a child.
I am in the process of updating my will as I've had a child. I am using the Quicken Will Maker Pro program to do it. It allows me to create a child's trust for any property that passes to the child - … read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,973 satisfied customers
My wife and I each have a revocable living trust and we are
My wife and I each have a revocable living trust and we are co-trustees on each. If we have total assets worth more than the federal estate tax limits, yet our house is only worth $150,000, is it adva… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
6,615 satisfied customers
I am re-doing our wills using Nolos WillMaker Plus. Most of
I am re-doing our wills using Nolo's WillMaker Plus. Most of our real and financial property is already identified as having joint owners or has designated beneficiaries. My husband and I are leaving … read more
dkennedy
dkennedy
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
3,122 satisfied customers
My parents created pour-over wills when they created their
My parents created pour-over wills when they created their RevLTR; which we understand is no longer revocable because my mother has AD. My father would like to change his will relative to his communit… read more
dkennedy
dkennedy
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
3,122 satisfied customers
I am helping my mother write a pour over will to go with a
Hello, I am helping my mother write a pour over will to go with a trust. In New York State, incorporation by reference is not allowed, rather facts of independent significance is how a pourover will r… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
I have a basic Revocable Living Trust in which I am the Grantor
I have a basic Revocable Living Trust in which I am the Grantor and Trustee. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit the original document was created with Quicken Willmaker. The trust has been kept up to d… read more
VanDLaw
VanDLaw
Attorney
Juris Doctor
828 satisfied customers
I am less than 2 years into my second marriage. My husband ...
I am less than 2 years into my second marriage. My husband had his will draw up stating that should he die before me, I am entitled to stay in the house we own jointly for as long as I like, but when … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
37,075 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My husband has been driving me insane with questions regarding estate issues since his mother died. I'm not a lawyer! Thanks to JustAnswer, I was able to calm his concerns.

Loretta TIllinois

Thanks Adam!! - A very direct and understandable response - you have been a great help!

Happy CustomerEllicott City, MD

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

70,625 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

7,822 satisfied customers

21 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

Nate

Nate

Attorney

1,771 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of legal estate experience.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,729 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,533 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Attorney

1,457 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x