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Where There’s a Will There Isn’t Always a Way

Posted on 09/16/2013 by | Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayMost lawyers say, emphatically, that all older Americans — heck, all Americans, period — should have a will. But let’s face it: Even by the time they die, most people haven’t accumulated much in terms of an estate. So why do lawyers say a will is so important? Well, because a properly executed will helps survivors know what a deceased person wanted to do with his or her assets. Except when it doesn’t. Lack of clarity is especially a problem …