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Handwritten Wills in Oklahoma

The topic of handwritten wills has gained interest recently because of developments in the Aretha Franklin estate. Basic Questions So what is the law? Can handwritten wills be legally valid? Can a Court or Judge admit a handwritten will to … more

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Did Aretha Franklin Leave a Handwritten Will?

Did Aretha Franklin leave a handwritten will? Or several handwritten Wills? That is what the Detroit Free Press is reporting. Previously Thought No Will It was previously reported by the same source and others that Aretha Franklin died without a … more

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will Like Aretha Franklin – Part 4 – Taxes

If you die without a will (or a trust or other estate planning) like Aretha Franklin, you may lose opportunities to save on taxes. Estate Taxes The estate tax is basically a tax on gifts a person makes in life … more

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will Like Aretha Franklin – Part 2 – Property

If you die without a will (or a trust or other estate planning) like Aretha Franklin, one main consequence is that you will not ultimately control who your property passes to at death. An estate plan consisting of a will … more

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What Happens If You Die Without A Will Like Aretha Franklin?

The Queen of Soul had a voice that was super human.  And that is probably understating it. But she may have shared a very common human trait with most of us: a tendency to put off planning for the future – including getting a … more

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