What are Intestacy Laws

What are Intestacy Laws

Intestacy is defined as the state of dying without having a will.  The estate of any individual who dies intestate (i.e. dies without leaving a will behind) must go through the probate court.  The intestacy laws of the state will then determine who will be the...
How to Select Pallbearers

How to Select Pallbearers

When planning a funeral, you will be faced with many decisions you need to make. One of those decisions revolves around deciding who will carry the casket if there is one.  If there is not a casket (i.e. the deceased has already been buried or cremated), you may want...
What Happens When There is no Will or Trust in Place

What Happens When There is no Will or Trust in Place

If you die without having created and signed a will, it means that you have died ‘intestate.’  If this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you currently reside dictate the way in which your property is divided after you pass away.  This includes...
How to Separate Belongings Amongst Siblings

How to Separate Belongings Amongst Siblings

Siblings can be your best friends, but at times, they also feel like your worst enemy. You know the best and the worst about your siblings, which is both a good and bad thing.  When a parent passes away, a sibling is the one person who can truly understand what you...