Why Joint Accounts Create so Many Problems

By Michelle Lane on September 29, 2017

Few things end up causing more litigation than accounts that are jointly owned. The problems arise when the person who created the account, and put the money into the account,...

Guilty Thoughts at the Funeral Home

By Chalgian & Tripp on July 26, 2017

Someone close to you died. You’re nicely dressed and at the funeral home. All the talk is about condolences, sympathy and shared memories. It’s not that you aren’t engaged—not that you aren’t sincerely saddened by the loss — but also in your mind are questions about who is going to inherit what, and more specifically, whether you are going to get anything. Your first instinct is correct: Now is not the time. But don’t feel guilty, and don’t for one minute believe that you are the only one in the room who is thinking these thoughts. Far from it. As uncomfortable as they may feel, these thoughts are perfectly natural. So to help alleviate some of your immediate concerns, following are generalized answers to some of the questions that are likely circling in your head: Is there a will?