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How To Identify Will Fraud

February 14, 2023

When a person dies, their last will and testament is the document that determines how their estate will be distributed to the people they choose. Occasionally, family members challenge a last will because they suspect it might be fraudulent. Fraudulent wills can be difficult to identify. However, there are a few red flags that can point to potential fraud in an estate plan, at which point, you’ll want to contact a legal attorney immediately.  Signing A Will  Signing a will is a vital part of ensuring that your wishes are recorded properly and legally. One of the main ways a will... View Article

How To Plan a Family Meeting To Discuss Estate Planning

January 23, 2023

Estate planning is a huge step, and you may need to speak to a legal attorney about your plans eventually. These are some tips for setting up a meeting to discuss the plans for your future: Approach Your Family With Sensitivity It might be hard to get all your family members together to discuss the things that need to be done once you’re deceased. The whole idea might seem morbid and offputting, but it’s a fact of life. Thus, sharing your estate plan is 100 percent necessary. You’ll want to find a time when all of you can get together... View Article

Are There Attorney Fees in a trust?

January 16, 2023

You might wonder about the different fees in a trust if you are a beneficiary or trustee. These are some answers to the most common questions regarding such fees.  Problems That Arise Between Beneficiaries and Trustees Many problems can arise between trustees and beneficiaries. These are some issues that frequently occur: Trustee Removal The beneficiaries or other parties may need to discuss the removal of an untrusted trustee. That process can result in accumulated fees and efforts. Beneficiaries may have difficulty paying to have something done if they feel the trustee isn’t handling the accounts properly. Fortunately, they have alternative... View Article

What Is Probate?

November 21, 2022

When someone passes away, the last thing you want to deal with is probate and waiting for the estate to be handed out. That being said, if you are not sure what probate is, it can be difficult to really understand the process. So, what is probate, and why is it important? Keep reading to find out. What Is Probate? Probate is a period of time that follows the death of an individual who does not have a will in place at the time of their death. The probate period differs from state to state but is almost always six... View Article

Can an Executor Consult With a Third Party?

November 14, 2022

As an individual preparing a will for yourself for your day of departure, it’s essential for you to know the role different people will play in its execution. An executor is someone you will want to appoint to handle some of the affairs regarding your will. Here’s some information about that person and what his or her limitations are: What Is an Executor? An executor is a person you choose to carry out or "execute" the distributions you outlined in your will. In other words, this person will read your will and ensure that all beneficiaries receive their allotments. He... View Article

Rubén J. Padrón, PA
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