If the surviving spouse is a second or subsequent spouse and did not have any children with the decedent, the surviving spouse takes even less.
Estate planning helps you avoid many unfortunate situations. While it can take some time and money upfront, you can avoid many worse problems later on.
Just 34% of adult Americans have an estate plan, and 37% of respondents said they didn’t have a plan ready.
Nobody wants to think about how their loved ones will cope when they die. However, it’s important to plan effectively to ensure a smooth transition of your wealth and worldly possessions — even if you’re young or feel like you don’t have much to leave behind.
My mother told me many times over the years that she had a will, and I believed her. When she passed away, we discovered that her will was 40 years old—and completely useless.
The oldest son of Anne Heche has filed a petition to assume control of the late actress’s estate.
The thought of preparing your own will might feel a little daunting, bringing an onslaught of emotions like fear or sadness.
Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Anyone with a bank account, house, car or other personal property should have a will.
I’m looking for guidance on where to start with planning, in case something happens to me or my husband.
According to a recent Gallup poll, a little over half (54%) of adults in America don’t have a will.