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The Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed. What You Can Learn From Her Estate. September 13, 2018

Tragically, the Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, passed last week without a valid last will and testament likely sowing the seeds for confusion on how her reported 88 million dollar estate will be settled. While the laws of intestate succession in that state of Michigan, where Franklin died, state that the singer’s four children will… Read more »

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Living Revocable Trust September 1, 2018

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Living Revocable Trust What is a living revocable trust? A living revocable trust is a trust created during the lifetime of the grantor. Under this instrument, the grantor acts as the trustee during their lifetime and retains complete control over the corpus of the trust. While the grantor… Read more »

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Selecting a Good Probate Lawyer June 28, 2018

At Antonoplos & Associates, we understand the demands of having to select a good probate lawyer when a loved one passes away.  We recognize that the passing of a close friend or loved one is a challenging time for you and we do our best to make probate administration as straight forward as possible. Having… Read more »

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Why Do I Need a Last Will and Testament in the District of Columbia June 18, 2018

Creating a District of Columbia last will and testament is the best way to ensure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. Your District of Columbia last will gives you the power to decide how you would like your most precious assets to be distributed. In the District of Columbia, if you… Read more »

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What is a District of Columbia Simple Last Will? June 18, 2018

A District of Columbia simple last will is a testamentary document that provides a set of instructions, to both your family and to the District of Columbia probate court, on how you would like your District of Columbia estate to be handled. Most District of Columbia simple last wills provide clear instructions on how the… Read more »

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Five Things You Should Know About Making Your District of Columbia Last Will and Testament June 18, 2018

Under District of Columbia law, if you are making your District of Columbia last will and testament you should decide the following five things in advance: First, you need to determine who your beneficiaries will be. Your District of Columbia last will and testament should clearly state who your beneficiaries are. While most states require… Read more »

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What is a District of Columbia Living Will? June 18, 2018

A District of Columbia living will is a written legal document that indicates your desire to withhold or withdraw certain medical care based on your health circumstances. A District of Columbia living will typically contains the following language: “I _______________ have the primary right under The District of Columbia law to make my own decisions… Read more »

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Top 10 Advantages to The District of Columbia Estate Planning June 18, 2018

Provide for your loved ones. Individuals want to ensure their surviving loved ones are provided for after they pass. Particularly those persons with children under 18 should have a District of Columbia estate plan nominating personal guardians for their minor children, and making other provisions for the continued care, education, and upbringing. Otherwise, a District… Read more »

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How To Make You’re District of Columbia Last Will and Testament In Seven Simple Steps June 18, 2018

Having a valid District of Columbia last will and testament is one of the best ways you can protect your family and loved ones in the event of your passing. Making a valid District of Columbia last will ensures that your money, property, and possessions will go to the people of your choosing. Here’s our… Read more »

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What Real Estate Agents Need To Know About Probate Real Estate June 18, 2018

To many the situation is all too familiar, a loved one has passed, leaving a family home or other property to a number of heirs who disagree on what should be done with the property.

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