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From BHLB Trustee to CIMB Commerce Trustee

Sigh …. why must it be so complicated? Let me set the record straight, since I’m well aware of the history of Rockwills Corporation, having been associated with this estate planning business since 1996. Long ago, which was some 20 … Continue reading

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Elements of a valid Will

If you don’t already know, Downton Abbey is a critically acclaimed British period drama television series. This series, set in the Yorkshire country estate of fictional Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of an aristocratic family, the Crawleys and their servants … Continue reading

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The dangers of do-it-yourself wills

This is a Forbes story about several public figures’ estate planning that had gone wrong. Many of the names mentioned in this story are very familiar to us and it goes to show that even celebrities like them cannot escape … Continue reading

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A cornerstone of estate planning

Making a will is a cornerstone of estate planning. If approached properly, it can be a golden opportunity to plan more than just who will get your stuff after you die. Even the simplest wills can offer invaluable peace of … Continue reading

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All in a family

Members of a family helping in the business may inherit it when the family head dies but, without an agreement, there may be no legal rights to ownership. IT IS not uncommon in a small family business for other members … Continue reading

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Estate administrator

Who has the right to administer the estate of a deceased? A PERSON making a will can direct how the inheritance is to be passed on. He may also name one or more executors and trustees to administer the estate. … Continue reading

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Who has the right to administer?

The court has wide discretion in appointing an administrator for the estate of a deceased person. WHEN a person’s life comes to an end, he leaves behind – apart from many other things – assets and liabilities. Of course, an … Continue reading

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