An estate planning pothole easy to avoid is not reviewing your estate plan after a remarriage. Frequently, we see where Mom or Dad remarries and leaves everything to the second spouse. When the second spouse dies, his or her children inherit everything and the children from the first marriage receive nothing.
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Your estate plan will likely need to be updated at some point. An estate plan represents a snapshot of your life at the time you create the plan along with your state laws then in effect. Later changes in your life or the law can affect your estate plan.
It's a common question, and it may have bearing on you if your car is impounded. How does it work and is any evidence found permissible in court?
When planning your estate, who should have a copies of the documents? Steve Knecht and Randy Vonderheide answer to this commonly asked estate planning question.
The importance of knowing the right words to inform the police that you want a lawyer before answering any questions was once again shown by a recent case decided by the Indiana Supreme Court. Unless you ask for a lawyer using the proper words, the officer may ignore your request and keep asking questions to try to get you to incriminate yourself.