Month: January 2018

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How to Purchase a Cemetery Plot

Did you know that cemetery plots can vary in cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the type of burial container (like a crypt, mausoleum, or columbarium) you choose for your remains? Learn the basics of purchasing cemetery...

/ January 30, 2018
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How to Write an Affidavit

Although Affidavits are used in law, business, finance, and more, many of us don’t know what they are or how to write one. In this post, we go over common uses for an Affidavit and provide some tips on how...

/ January 25, 2018
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What Is Probate?

Probate is a very common term in estate planning that refers to how a Last Will is validated. In this post, we will discuss what probate is and how your executor uses it to close your estate after you pass...

/ January 23, 2018
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What is a Holographic Will?

A Last Will and Testament is usually carefully crafted according to state regulations, typed using a word processor, and signed by at least two witnesses as well as the testator. However, in some situations, a handwritten unwitnessed Will, called a...

/ January 18, 2018
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Are Divorce Records Public?

Most divorce papers are accessible to anyone who knows where to find them. In this post, find out what public records are, if any records are private, and if you have the option to hide your divorce papers from prying...

/ January 16, 2018
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Are Verbal Agreements Legally Binding?

A verbal agreement can create a valid, legally binding contract without a written document, but there are some exceptions based on the elements in the contract and its purpose. In this post, we discuss the basic elements of a contract,...

/ January 11, 2018