Estate Law

A person's estate includes everything that person owns at any given time, whether solely or jointly owned with a spouse or partner. An estate can include anything from property to patents, bank accounts, stocks, or pension plans - as well as debts from taxes, loans, and liens.

Estate Law is the body of law governing the management of personal affairs and how property is distributed in the event of incapacity or death. In some states it also includes elder law dealing with elder specific issues beyond estate planning such as long-term care and Social Security benefits.

Estate Law includes:

Estate Law Term of the Day

Will Contest

Heirs may formally contest a will or raise objections about its validity if they believe the will does not reflect the intentions of the decedent or testator.

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Latest Estate Law Question

How long it takes to clear my spouses estate?

Unfortunately, there are many factors which can affect the timeframe for distribution of assets. In some states probate may take a few months; in other states it can take years.

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