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What To Think About When Changing Your Will Posted By : Melissa Gordon

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Making a will can be an emotionally challenging experience. The fallout from a poorly or provocatively worded will can cause a huge amount of pain for those you love, and can lead to schisms that would cause you no small amount of heartache if you were to witness them. The importance of getting a will just right is all the more important because you cannot be called back to iron out any inconsistencies in the wording - or any omissions.

What Is A Will... Really? Posted By : Melissa Gordon

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Your will - otherwise known as your Last Will and Testament - is effectively your last word on this planet. It is what will be left when you have passed away, and its intention is to divide up your remaining material possessions amongst your loved ones in a fair and even manner so that disputes over such items can be avoided. A will allows you to put your affairs in order and have one less worry in your final days.

Historical Wills and Famous Final Words Posted By : Melissa Gordon

Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Leaving items behind for your loved ones means the chance to leave a final gift that will provide them with something to remember you by. It also means an opportunity to see to it that, if you have made a large amount of money and saved it, your family will never need to know financial hardship should times get tougher. Making a will allows you to have your final word, and because it is legally binding it is one list of wishes that will come true. This is an opportunity to get things right and leave a legacy for which you will be remembered. So it is as good a time as any to be completely sure about what you say.

Wills and Why You Need Them Posted By : Martin Petroff

Sat, 20 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500

Most people think that a Will is only for people who want to set up trusts or save on estate taxes. The primary reason for making a Will, however, is to leave your property to those you care about in the manner and proportions you choose. This article discusses the basics of writing a will.

Living Wills and Health Care Directives What is Involved? Posted By : Blake Vanderhyde

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400

What is involved in creating a Health Care Directive? They typically have 3 basic parts. 1) Appointment of the Health Care Agent, 2) Health Care Instructions, and 3) Making the Document Legal.

Indians Shy Away from Making 'Wills' Posted By : Abha Mohunta

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Indians shy away from accepting the fact that they will die like all mortals. Since making a will is a tacit acceptance of the fact that one will die someday, Indians shy away from making their wills and die intestate leaving behind inheritances that lead to disputes and acrimony.

Will Your Advance Directive Survive You? Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400

An advance directive is also known as a living will form, and it is a document that specifies your wishes if you become mentally incapacitated or unable to communicate those wishes to your health-care provider yourself. In a living will form you can specify whether or not you want specific treatment or life support.

Washington State Living Will Laws Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400

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.

The Wonderful World Of Probate (And Why To Avoid It) Posted By : John Fraker

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Probate is a court-supervised process by which a decedent's assets are gathered, valued, and distributed according to the decedent's last wishes, as stated in his or her will. Learn how, through careful planning of your estate, you may be able to spare your family members and loved ones from the costs and the lengthy processes of probate.

Living Wills in Kentucky Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400

If you become unconscious or too ill to communicate your own medical care decisions then the staff will follow your living will, which gives you a voice in the type of treatment you want. As long as you are able to express your own decisions, your living will cannot be used and you can verbally refuse or accept any medical treatment you want.

Making A Will Using Online Services Posted By : James Walsh

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

70 per cent of people in the United Kingdom do not make a will for they feel that a visit to the solicitors is not worth the expense, and the thought of death has an unsettling effect. They rest assured in the fact that their estates would pass on to their legal heirs in the absence of a will.

Do You Need A Living Will Form Or A Health Care Power Of Attorney Form? Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

The purpose of a Living Will declaration is to document your wish that life-sustaining treatment, including artificially or technologically supplied nutrition and hydration, be withheld or withdrawn if you are unable to make informed medical decisions and are in a terminal condition or in a permanently unconscious state.

Living Will Forms Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500

A will to live, formally called a living will form, is a type of advance directive. These legal forms are usually required to be notarized or signed and dated by witnesses. A living will form usually covers specific directions as to what kind of medical treatment your caregivers will give you or are not allowed to give you.

Estate: When A Will Isn't The Way Posted By : Jeffery Voudrie

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500

Many people have the mistaken impression that their Last Will and Testament determines what happens to their possessions when they die. As John, a reader in Maryville, TN learned, that's not necessarily true.

Common Questions Asked About Last Will Forms Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Wed, 13 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500

A Last Will and Testament controls the distribution of your property at death and you may give some one you trust guardianship over your children after your death. No property is transferred or effects will take place, a will is not effective as long as you're living.

Information You Need To Know About Your Living Will Form Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500

A living will gives your doctor permission to withdraw or even withhold life support systems under certain conditions. Filling out a living will form will declare that you desire to die a natural death, and that you do not want extraordinary medical treatment nor do you want hydration used to keep you alive if there is no hope for recovery.

Everything You Must Know Before You Fill Out Your Last Will And Testament Form Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Avoid family disagreements. Many families struggle over who should get what. A will allows you to give your things to whomever you want, not to whomever a judge decides will get it. A Last Will and Testament is the legal document that controls the disposition of your property at death and may provide for guardianship for your children after your death.

What You Should Know About Probate Posted By : Heather Colman

Wed, 12 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Death is never easy to deal with and knowing what to expect in probate will ease your concerns and allow you to think only of your dying loved one. The definition of probate is legally settling the deceased's property, also known as their estate. When a death occurs, the debts, property, possessions and money of the deceased will need to be dealt with in a legal manner and according the wishes of the deceased.

What Does A Living Will Declare? Posted By : Darry J.Oswald

Wed, 14 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

And who needs a living will? Basically, a living will is a form of expression of independence. We are, after all, free to decide, in life and in death. The expression living will is sometimes used to refer to a document in which you write down what you want to happen if you become ill and cannot communicate your wishes about treatment.

A Living Will Could Save Family Financial Ruin Posted By : Sally Rogers

Sun, 11 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

You don't need to be an economics major to figure out that if health care is going up 10 per cent or more every year while income is only going up 4 per cent, things are looking too good. It is entirely possible for a person to work their entire life and retire with a nest egg of $200,000 or more only to have it wiped out by one major medical issue.

How To Write A Will Posted By : Neil Mercer

Fri, 28 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Why Do You Need a Will? Are you going to provide for your family as you would wish? Do you want everything to be decided by the rules of intestacy? Is your husband or wife going to have to sell the family home if you die? This can be avoided simply by writing a Will.

Living Will Forms and Health Care Power of Attorney Forms Posted By : Nicholas Copernicus

Sun, 23 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The purpose of a Living Will declaration is to document your wish that life-sustaining treatment, including artificially or technologically supplied nutrition and hydration, be withheld or withdrawn if you are unable to make informed medical decisions and are in a terminal condition or in a permanently unconscious state.

The Will - Do You Really Need One? Posted By : Ronald Hudkins

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Many people wonder if they really need a will. They may think that they don't have enough assets to bother with a will. Some people erroneously believe that a will causes your heirs to have to go through probate, leading to unnecessary expenses. However, a will is a good idea for just about everyone. Read on for some of the reasons to have a will.

The Living Will - Establishing Your Medical Decisions Posted By : Ronald Hudkins

Fri, 14 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400

A living will is not about who inherits your stocks and bonds when you die and it doesn't designate who gets the family home or your mother's jewelry. What a living will does is establish your wishes about what happens to you should you become terminally ill or permanently incapacitated. A living will is a binding set of advanced medical directives that dictates whether you will be kept alive via life support devices, or whether and when to pull the plug on those devices.

The Importance Of Writing A Will (UK Only) Posted By : George Lambert

Wed, 29 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500

Recently my Father died. He was a successful businessman, all his life he had been meticulous in keeping his paperwork up to date, the one thing he kept putting off was the writing of his will. Despite constant nagging from his accountant and his solicitor he did not write one.