EMO LEGAL BLOG

SIMPLIFY! Your Heirs Will Thank You!

Recently, I have been working on two estates which are taking more time than any of us expected. In both cases, the decedent set up revocable trusts to avoid probate. However in both cases, the decedent failed to transfer a few small assets to their trusts. Those...

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Long Distance Care Giving

Children who are caring for a parent from a distance away have a stressful life. They spend a lot of time traveling back and forth putting out fires and just making sure that Mom and Dad have food in the fridge and all their prescriptions are up to date. The good news...

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Tips to Minimize Your Legal Bill

Here are some tips to reduce your legal bills! Estate Planning/Long Term Care Planning Fill out the Planning questionnaire as completely as possible. Most attorneys have some type of pre-meeting questionnaire which he/she uses to gather essential information. Even if...

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Probate Part II

In Part One, I discussed the process of probate. In Part Two, I will talk about avoiding probate and why it is a dirty word. When a person dies, he or she usually owns a variety of different types of assets. Real estate, life insurance, bank accounts, etc. The family...

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Probate As A Dirty Word, Part I

I am asked on a regular basis, "What does probate mean?" or "Doesn't a will avoid probate?" It is easy to forget that what seems obvious to a lawyer is not necessarily obvious to our clients. In this post and the next, I will attempt to provide a simple explanation...

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What in the World is MOLST?

MOLST stands for Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. In some states, they call these orders POLST for Physician's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. Generally speaking, MOLST is a document which gives medical orders about life-sustaining treatment for...

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