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  • Bonnie and her family enjoy the Colorado summer while awaiting the arrival of their twin boys
    National Make a Will Month: My Estate Planning Story
    I have to confess that, despite our mantra at Wills & Wellness that estate planning is important at all of life’s stages, I didn’t really consider estate planning a priority until I was a parent.But once my daughter was born, my...
  • Writing your will
    If I die before I wake: and related documents we should think about.
    What is a Death Dossier?" A “death dossier” — is a collection of documents related to every aspect of your financial life. Given the sensitive nature of these documents, you’ll need to be sure to secure them. But where...
  • A Common Will
    It Takes Willpower to Write A Will
    About 10 years ago, Life in the Boomer Lane had a will crafted, along with whatever other docs the attorney suggested. She was very proud of herself for having taking the Big Step. Now Husband also had a will that he had made long before she met...
  • House of Food
    ‘House of Food’ students get some ‘Sweet Relief’ on MTV
    On tonight's MTV episode of “House of Food,” where the eight culinary students live together in a house while being trained by three of the country’s best chefs. Only one will earn the apprenticeship of a lifetime. It will...
  • Mickey Rooney
    Mickey Rooney's will reveals 6 startling facts; disinherits family
    Beloved child actor Mickey Rooney led a life filled with drama. It looks as though his passing this last week is going to be no different. According to an April 9 post on Yahoo! Celebrity, the actor-singer-dancer left a will that offered up no...
  • OCHUM, GERMANY - MARCH 17: Paul Walker (L) and Vin Diesael arrive for the Europe premiere of Fast & Furious on March 17, 2009 in Bochum, Germany.
    What we can learn from Paul Walker and Heath Ledger's estates
    Do you have a will? Even though people are living longer every day, you may be tempted to put it off a few more years—but think again. Be edgy and get a will; you’ll be in the minority.A will is the most popular of estate planning...
  • Father of the late Heath Ledger, Kim Ledger poses with Eamon Farren at the Launch of the Heath Ledger Young Artists' Project at the National Film and Sound Archive on December 10, 2010 in Canberra, Australia.
    6 Ways a trust is better than a will
    A will is one of the most well-known estate planning documents, and yes, everyone should have one. But in some cases having a trust in addition to your will is imperative to give you the protection you’re looking for.The biggest myth about...
  • "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" Red Queen
    'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland': The solution was so simple
    "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" got a little more interesting after it was revealed that the Red Queen/Anastasia (Emma Rigby) just wants to change the laws of magic because she wants Will (Michael Socha) to love her.A Dec. 23 report by...
  • Estate Planning
    Money to minors can become a major issue
    You’re preparing your will– that’s good – and you’re considering leaving part or all of your estate to a child or children who are minors – that may not be so good. Let’s look at why you need to carefully...
  • 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' Anastasia betrayed Will, became Red Queen
    'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' Anastasia betrayed Will, became Red Queen
    “Heart of Stone” really focused strongly on the Red Queen/Anastasia’s backstory and how she came to be the Red Queen. In this episode of “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland,” we see how and why Anastasia betrayed Will...
  • BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 20: A young woman, who said she is a local resident, pushes a baby pram past trompe l'oeil scenes painted on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet coop apartment buildings as part of a 22,000 square meter mural.
    Think before squeezing that tube of toothpaste
    People—and most attorneys—think trusts are all about probate avoidance. Sure, a living trust allows the grantor (the person who makes the trust) to avoid probate. That may or may not be a big deal, depending on the jurisdiction....
  • Common-Law Relationships
    Common-law couples – some important financial advice
    It’s happening more and more, these days: Couples choosing to live together before, or instead of, getting married. But living common-law has its own unique set of financial consequences that need to be carefully considered. Here are a few...
  • Scarlett from Nashville
    ‘Nashville' spoilers: Will and Gunnar land in jail, Scarlett has had enough
    On episode 20 of “Nashville,” Scarlett is excited to be making her first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. Gunnar’s career seems to be finally taking off as well but in a direction Scarlett doesn’t approve of. Things come...
  • Funnar and Will on 'Nashville'
    ‘Nashville’ Gunnar learns in a very personal way that Will is gay
    Gunnar has been trying to get over his brother’s death with a little help from his friend Will. But in “Take These Chains from My Heart,” which aired May 1 at 9 p.m., he makes a startling discovery in a very personal way.Gunnar...
  • Suffolk county probate book
    Finding Boston probate records
    Probate records can add more to your genealogy than heirs and possibly death dates; it can add stories and intrigue.At the Massachusetts Archives, I held the actual probate papers for my seventh great grandfather. He died intestate (without a will...