Wills

Holly Martin

What is the difference between a will and a trust?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: March 30, 2018

A will is a document that is used after you die to give instructions to your executor about what to do with your property. Even though you have a legally executed will, the Courts must still be involved. This is called Probate. The duty of the Probate Court is to be sure that your wishes… Read More

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My Dad just died and I am his only relative but the bank will not release his money to me. What should I do?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: February 2, 2018

My dad just died and I am his only relative but the bank will not release his money to me. What should I do? I am so sorry about your loss. The passing of a parent is one of those events we all have to deal with eventually but it is never easy. Your dad’s… Read More

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What Does it Mean to be an Executor of a Will?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: February 2, 2018

What Does it Mean to be an Executor of a Will? “My uncle asked me to be his executor in his will. What will that mean once he dies?” Your uncle must be very close to you for him to ask you to be his executor. And it is really good that you are asking… Read More

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My Aunt Passed Away, and I’m the Trustee

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: October 10, 2017

My aunt passed away this week. She had put her house and antiques into a trust — and named me as trustee! I know this is a big responsibility, and I’m worried. Some family members are already calling me up, asking how much they’ll get from the house sale and if it’s OK to go… Read More

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How Should I Go About Getting my Father to Sign his Inheritance to Me?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: June 19, 2016

A little over a year ago my grandfather passed away from cancer. He had a trust set up for my father and his sister (my aunt). My father was the beneficiary and she is listed as a special needs. My father has recently been incarcerated and is willing to sign over his inheritance to me… Read More

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Common Law Marriage Spouse Death, With No Will

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: June 10, 2016

My girlfriend and I have been together for 6 or 7 years she was disabled and she passed away 3 days ago. What legal rights do I have? Am I entitled to anything such as money? I’ve been taking care of her for 7 years of my life, helping her in every aspect of her life. Am… Read More

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Right of Survivorship Laws for Wills in Arkansas

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: April 21, 2016

I live in Springdale, AR and my husband has recently passed away. He had a will drawn up before we were married . His daughter is the executor. Do I have any rights as his wife? She is trying to take a car from me that was purchased by my husband right before his death . Do… Read More

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Does a Will Count if it is on a Computer?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: February 17, 2015

This is a probate issue. we have until oct 3 to answer. Step sons claim there is a will but not located. IN laptop?? I just need to know If My 2 sons are entitled to any of My x husbands estate. They were raised by him and he left them as beneficiary in his… Read More

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What Happens if a Parent Dies in Arkansas Without a Will?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: December 28, 2014

My dad is brain dead in the hospital. I know that in Arkansas siblings split the assets evenly, but my brother hasn’t contacted my dad in 12 years. Does my brother still get his portion of the inheritance? I am sorry about your loss. You have been correctly informed about assets in Arkansas when someone… Read More

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Can I Contest an Inheritance from my Grandmother’s Will?

Author: Holly Martin|Posted on: November 26, 2014

My grandmother recently passed away. She had written out that the house I was raised in since I was 6 yrs old be sold and the money divided equally. This is devastating to me due to the fact I was raised here and it’s home. What rights do I have if any? If her wishes… Read More

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