Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M
Alison E. Hickman, J.D.
Zachary M. Altenbach, J.D.
What we do
Wills & Probate
Long-Term Care Planning
You have asked
Video Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Does a living trust protect property from creditors?
Do we need to go through probate if there is a valid and non-contested will?
Do life insurance or retirement benefits need to go through probate?
Do items have to be valuable to be mentioned in a will?
Do I share my husband’s inheritance of his mom’s house?
Do I retain control of my property if it is in a trust?
Do I receive a payment upon the death of my spouse?
Do I need to name a guardian in my will?
Do I need to insure estate assets?
Do I need to file tax returns for the estate?
Do I need to appoint the same person as my agent in my health care power of attorney and financial power of attorney?
Do I need an attorney to make my will?
Do I need a living will, health care power of attorney, or financial power of attorney?
Do I have to prepare an accounting?
Do I have to have my power of attorney recorded at the county clerk’s office?
Do all attorneys practice Elder Law?
Do I need the original will?
Do I need an attorney to handle an estate?
Do I need a living trust?
Do I have to be wealthy to set up a trust?
Do I have to be in my home state when I make my will?
Do beneficiaries have to pay creditors out of their own pocket if the estate is insolvent?
Can you avoid probate by leaving a deed filled out and notarized but not filed until death?
Can there be more than one personal representative?
Can the estate attorney also represent me as a beneficiary?
Can someone quitclaim his/her property to me instead of leaving it in his/her will?
Can someone challenge my will after I die?
Can my power of attorney make or change my will?
Can my power of attorney change my trust document?
Can my husband and I make a joint will?
Can my estate avoid paying a personal representative’s fee?
Can I use my will to name a guardian to care for my young children and manage their property?
Can I use a reverse mortgage program to help with finances?
Can I prevent a daughter-in-law or son-in-law from benefitting from my child’s inheritance if they get a divorce?
Can I pay the decedent’s debts even if the creditor has not filed a claim?
Can I name more than one person as agent?
Can I name alternative beneficiaries?
Can I name a trust as the beneficiary of my life insurance policies, annuities, and retirement accounts?
Can I make provision in my will for my pets?
Can I make a handwritten will if I do not have much property?
Can I have a durable power of attorney that becomes effective only in the future?
Can I give all of my property away before I die and avoid estate taxes?
Can I disinherit my spouse or my children?
Can I control how money is left to my children?
Can I change my trust after it is established?
Can a will be changed or revoked?
Can a personal representative hire an accountant?
As the primary caregiver, how can I get a break?
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