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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Many people believe that they have not refused a breath test in their OWI cases because they took a portable breath test at scene of the traffic stop. However, the portable breath tests results are only admissible to establish probable cause for an arrest. Portable breath test results are not admissible at trial because these tests have not been approved by the Indiana Department of Toxicology as being scientifically reliable. Therefore, even if you take the portable field test, you still are required to take the certified breath test at the police station or jail if requested by the police...
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.