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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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Dying Without a Last Will and Testament April 11, 2017

Dying Without a Last Will and Testament A will provides a set of instructions for distributing assets after an individual’s death.  When you die without a will, however, no such instructions exist.  The text below answers a number of questions that individuals have regarding the consequences of dying without a will. Dying Without a Last Will: Who’s… Read more »

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Estate Planning After Divorce February 14, 2017

Estate Planning After Divorce Talking about, and planning for Estate Planning After Divorce is generally considered an off-putting conversation, and is often afforded low-priority status for most individuals. This rings especially true for people going through the emotional and financial turmoil that is divorce and the necessary changes to an estate plan that must follow.  However,… Read more »

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Guide to Elder Law December 6, 2016

Elder law is focused on addressing the issues faced by people over the age of 55 as well as their families. The practice of elder law involves preparing each client to deal with the complex issues that arise as we grow older through discussion. There are many legal options available to manage future age-related mental… Read more »

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The Importance of Business Succession Planning October 16, 2016

The Importance of Business Succession Planning? Business succession planning is one of the most important things the owner of any business can do. There are five compelling and universal reasons to plan for the succession of your business: (A) Taxes If the business owner has no plan for succession at the time of his or her… Read more »

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Estate Tax For Resident Aliens October 13, 2016

Estate Tax For Resident Aliens Each year, the number of resident aliens in the District of Columbia swells as flocks of individuals, diplomats, and business professionals come to Washington, D.C. for either short­term assignments, as long term residents, or as part of a plan to one day become a U.S. citizen. Through globalization, the world has… Read more »

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10 Signs That A Will Maybe A Fake: Forged Wills September 22, 2016

10 Signs That A Will Maybe Fraudulent: Forged Wills The following is a list of the top 10 signs that a will may be fraudulent. Fake Wills, Forged Wills, Forgery whatever the case maybe, if you have two or more of the items on this list it may be worthwhile to speak to an attorney… Read more »

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Will Caveat Action: How To Contest A Will? September 22, 2016

Will Caveat Action: How To Contest A Will?   A Will Caveat Action, otherwise known as a Will Contest or Caveat Action, can be among the most contentious type of litigation in the District of Columbia Probate Court. At the heart of every will caveat action there is a question as to the authenticity and validity… Read more »

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