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October 2018 Archives

WV Undue Influence in Will and Trust Challenges

Whether you're managing an estate plan for yourself or are involved in a dispute regarding the intentions of a deceased loved one, your legal decisions should be informed by an understanding of WV undue influence law.

WV Estate Planning and Same-Sex Couples: Is Your Inheritance Plan in Place?

Same-sex marriage was banned in West Virginia until October 9, 2014. Before then, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples did not have the right to marry or the same legal privileges under the law as married opposite-sex couples had. When it came to WV estate planning and same-sex couples, the lack of legal rights made the management of assets in the event of one partner's incapacitation and death very difficult.

The Hazards of Not Having a Will in West Virginia

Did you know that not having a valid last will and testament is risky business? If you have specific wishes about how your estate should be distributed after your death, don't leave those wishes to chance. The only way to assure that your wishes are followed is to execute a valid will. The hazards of not having a will can place the legacy intended for your loved ones in jeopardy.
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