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Federal Escheat Laws

Friday, May 15th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
In the United States, the term “escheat” is normally used in real estates process. The term is often confusing to people in Federal and across the country. Exactly how does “escheat” affect real estate?

Escheat comes into play when a person dies, leaves no will, and has ... continue reading

Ohio Escheat Laws

Friday, June 27th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
In English common law during feudal times, property reverted to the King in a process called escheat. During this time, the King owned all of the land and granted land to lords who in turn granted the fiefdoms to tenants. After the tenant’s death, the land escheated or reverted ... continue reading

New Mexico Wills

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Unfortunately, there are a few things that are certain in life – taxes and death. When a person dies and he/she has property, money or children, it is important that those precious assets or people be protected by a will in the State of New Mexico.

A will is ... continue reading

Wyoming Wills

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

An older Wyoming resident had a will he handed his lawyer. It was over thirty years old. Many of the people he designated as beneficiaries were either dead or not a part of the family anymore due to divorce or some other event. The lawyer asked, “Have you ever considered ... continue reading

Wisconsin Wills

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A last will and testament in Wisconsin is a legal document created to distribute property (estate) after death. Things that are found in an estate include: assets and property such as bank accounts, homes, land, furniture, automobiles, and securities (stocks and bonds). Wisconsin laws allow you to dispose of your ... continue reading

West Virginia Wills

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Here is a story about someone who did not have a will when he died in the State of West Virginia. His loved ones did not receive their share of his property because they had to abide by the state laws when his property was divided. It is very important to ... continue reading

Washington Wills

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are too many people in Washington that do not have a will. It is an easy process and it ensures that the estate of loved ones is distributed according to his/her wishes.

The person that creates a will in Washington is called a testator. The testator must be ... continue reading

Virginia Wills

Monday, October 15th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

When a person dies and he/she has property, money or children, it is important that those precious assets or people be protected by a will in the State of Virginia.

A will is a legal document created to distribute property (estate) after death. Things that are found in an ... continue reading

Vermont Wills

Monday, October 15th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The State of Vermont has a few requirements for last wills and testaments which mirror other states. There are many people that do not have a will. Not having a will can cause problems later when a person dies. How is the estate distributed? Usually the distribution is not the ... continue reading

Utah Wills

Monday, October 15th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The last thing on someone’s mind is death but unfortunately it is something that we all must encounter somewhere along that wonderful timeline of life. It is important that a person have a will made up otherwise there could be undesirable consequences when the estate is distributed upon death. When ... continue reading

Texas Wills

Monday, October 15th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Just like many other states Texas has certain rules that must be followed when creating a will to protect ones estate. If you own property in the State of Texas, it is imperative that a will is created to protect the estate, no matter how much property is actually owned. ... continue reading

Tennessee Wills

Monday, October 15th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are many people that do not have a will. Not having a will can cause problems later when a person dies. How is the estate distributed? Usually the distribution is not the way the loved one would have desired.

A will is a legal document created to distribute ... continue reading

South Dakota Wills

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

When a person dies and he/she has property, money or children, it is important that those precious assets or people be protected by a will in the State of South Dakota.

A will is a legal document created to distribute property (estate) after death. Things that are found in ... continue reading

South Carolina Wills

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Just like many other states South Carolina has certain rules that must be followed when creating a will to protect ones estate. If you own property in the State of South Carolina, it is imperative that a will is created to protect the estate, no matter how much property is ... continue reading

Rhode Island Wills

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Make sure you update your will in Rhode Island because you can negatively affect your loved ones left behind due to distributions of an estate in an undesirable method. Most wills should be updated every five years because our living situations change frequently. People just don’t think about making changes ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Wills

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Wills should be updated every few years because things change and it is best to have the most accurate will on record. In the State of Pennsylvania wills must be filed by a person that is at least 18 years old. This person is called the testator. Most of all, ... continue reading

Oregon Wills

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The last thing on someone’s mind is death but unfortunately it is something that we all must encounter somewhere along that wonderful timeline of life. It is important that a person have a will made up otherwise there could be undesirable consequences when the estate is distributed upon death. When ... continue reading

Oklahoma Wills

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A person died last year and the family searched and searched for a will, but there was none. The estate, all $300,000 was distributed according to Oklahoma law which did not go over very well with the relatives. This is just one bad example out of thousands regarding wills and ... continue reading

Ohio Wills

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

When a person dies and he/she has property, money or children, it is important that those precious assets or people be protected by a will in the State of Ohio.

A will is a legal document created to distribute property (estate) after death. Things that are found in an ... continue reading

North Dakota Wills

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Wills should be updated every few years because things change and it is best to have the most accurate will on record. In the State of North Dakota wills must be filed by a person that is at least 18 years old. This person is called the testator. Most of ... continue reading

North Carolina Wills

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Jennifer (a hypothetical character) died of colon cancer in North Carolina. The family searched and searched for a will, but there was none. Her estate, all $500,000 was distributed according to North Carolina law which did not go over very well with the relatives. This is just one bad example ... continue reading

New York Wills

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The State of New York requirements for a will are not too much different from other states. It is important to have a will to ensure proper distribution of an estate. Wills are created to distribute property which is also known as an estate. In addition things like bank accounts, ... continue reading

New Jersey Wills

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Unfortunately, there are a few things that are certain in life – taxes and death. When a person dies and he/she has property, money or children, it is important that those precious assets or people be protected by a will in the State of New Jersey.

A will is ... continue reading

New Hampshire Wills

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A last will and testament in New Hampshire is a legal document created to distribute property (estate) after death. Things that are found in an estate include: assets and property such as bank accounts, homes, land, furniture, automobiles, and securities (stocks and bonds). New Hampshire laws allow you to dispose ... continue reading

Nevada Wills

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Last week a man named Johnny (fictional) passed away in Nevada. He owned a business that made a lot of money. He took care of every detail concerning his business but not his personal life. Johnny did not have a will. After his death, his estate and business were distributed ... continue reading

Nebraska Wills

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The State of Nebraska has a few requirements for last wills and testaments which mirror other states. There are many people that do not have a will. Not having a will can cause problems later when a person dies. How is the estate distributed? Usually the distribution is not the ... continue reading

Montana Wills

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Updating your will in Montana is important because you can negatively affect your loved ones left behind due to distributions of an estate in an undesirable method. Most wills should be updated every five years because our living situations change frequently.

The person that creates a will in Montana ... continue reading

Minnesota Wills

Monday, October 8th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are too many people that do not change their will. Wills should be updated every few years because things change and it is best to have the most accurate will on record. In the State of Minnesota wills must be filed by a person that is at least 18 ... continue reading

Missouri Wills

Monday, October 8th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The State of Missouri has a few requirements for last wills and testaments which mirror other states. There are many people that do not have a will. Not having a will can cause problems later when a person dies. How is the estate distributed? Usually the distribution is not the ... continue reading

Mississippi Wills

Monday, October 8th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Make sure you update your will in Mississippi because you can negatively affect your loved ones left behind due to distributions of an estate in an undesirable method. Most wills should be updated every five years because our living situations change frequently. People just don’t think about making changes to ... continue reading