Florida woman guilty of conspiring to gain inheritance

Posted on June 21st, 2012 No Comments

A Florida woman was  found guilty of conspiring to increase her chances of inheriting her husband’s fortune.

Narcy Novack, wife of Ben Novack Jr., hired thugs to brutally attack him and his mother with the intent of acquiring his vast fortune. At Narcy’s behest, the hired men viciously beat Novack’s 86-year-old mother-in-law with a wrench and knifed Ben Novack Jr. in the eyes. Both victims died.

Narcy Novack and her brother were convicted of stalking, domestic violence, witness tampering, racketeering, and money laundering. They are facing life imprisonment with their sentencing set for November 1. The fortune will now fall to Ben Novack Jr.’s grandchildren.

Preparing your will can have numerous advantages. If you need help ensuring your will has all of the necessary provisions, contact the wills attorneys of Garg & Associate, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Government suggests internet users consider social media wills

Posted on May 31st, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. government is recommending that people include how they want their social media accounts handled after their deaths in their wills.

The person who you appoint to be executor of your social media sites should be given a list of the sites where you have a presence. The list should include your username and password for these sites as well as what steps you wish to be taken with them.

Many sites allow a “memorial” mode for profiles of deceased members. This allows friends to visit the page but does not allow new posts to be made.

If you need help drafting your will, contact the wills lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Famous British wills to be released to public

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 No Comments

The wills of many British historical figures will be released for the first time ever to public perusal.

Wills from the likes of Winston Churchill, comedian George Formby, and Florence Nightingale will be made available online. The collection includes six million probate records dating from 1942 to 1966.

This is the first time genealogists and historical fans will be able to see what their favorite British historical figures bequeathed to their families and friends.

The Houston wills and trusts lawyers at the estate firm of Garg & Associates, P.C., can help you include everything you need in your will.

As life expectancy increases, many add parents to wills

Posted on May 9th, 2012 No Comments

Individuals who have prepared their wills typically do not plan on being outlived by their parents. However, many people are finding that their parents are becoming increasingly dependent on them in their old age.

Children who end up having to take care of their parents spend an average of $3,500 a month on care, according to Met Life. If something were to happen to these benevolent children, it would leave their parents without the care they need.

This is why it’s becoming more important to have a plan in place for the tragic situation in which your parents outlive you.

If you need help preparing your will, contact the experienced Houston wills attorneys at Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Man leaves house to the government in his will

Posted on December 14th, 2011 No Comments

An 87-year-old Florida man who passed away last year has willed his house as well as $1 million to the government. His nieces and nephews did not dispute the will due to the fact that they knew this is what their uncle was passionate about.

The man had hopes that the sale of his house as well as $1 million of his own money could help the United States remove some of it’s growing debt. The government put the 1929 historic home up for auction and the winning bidder offered $1.175 million for the property.

There were over 700 people who toured the home and 15 of those individuals participated in the auction. The government will also sell the contents of the home in January.

If you need assistance laying out the specifics of your will, please contact the Houston wills attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 800-242-2151 today.

Domestic Partnerships May Not Have Right to Estate Without Will

Posted on April 6th, 2011 No Comments

Among young people today, getting married is not always a given. Many people of younger generations no longer regard getting married as an inevitable part of life, and many couples are now in long-term relationships without marriage. If this is the case, the only way a person can receive their partner’s assets in the event of his or her death, is to put it in writing.

Spouses have certain legal rights to their deceased husband or wife’s estates, even without a written will. However, people who are in committed relationships but are not married essentially have no legal rights to their partner’s property in the event of a death, unless a will has been created.

If you or someone you love would like to create a will, please contact the Houston wills lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Manager of Elizabeth Taylor May Receive Fortune

Posted on March 25th, 2011 No Comments

After the tragic passing of Elizabeth Taylor on Wednesday, some are now speculating as to who will receive her fortune. Her assets are estimated to be at over $360 million.

Reports have indicated that Taylor’s long-time manager and friend, Jason Winters, will be inheriting the money. The two became extremely close after Taylor suffered through divorce, bouts with pneumonia, and depression, that left her emotionally and physically crippled. Taylor credited Winters with helping her recover from her depression and the fear of leaving her house. He was said to have brought her back in the public eye after these hardships.

Taylor had four children, all of whom will be reading the will in the upcoming week. They have stated that they expect Winters to receive Taylor’s assets in the will.

If you would like help planning a will, please contact the Houston wills lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Pennsylvania county gives free wills to emergency workers

Posted on January 27th, 2011 No Comments

A county in Pennsylvania is taking an unusual step to help protect the rights and interests of emergency workers who risk their lives to help others: offering free wills.

Only 20 percent of emergency responders, police officers, and firefighters across the United States have wills drawn up. If someone dies in the line of duty, often families are left to cope with affairs without the assistance of a will.

The county already held a similar event last year, in which 51 emergency responders and their significant others utilized the free legal services to create wills, living wills, and designated powers of attorney. They hope to hold two events each year.

The decision to create a will is never an easy one, but is a necessary step to take to protect your family. If you or someone you know needs assistance creating a will, contact our Houston wills attorney from Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865.

New Massachusetts wills and trusts law would benefit pet owners

Posted on January 5th, 2011 No Comments

If signed into law this week, new legislation in Massachusetts will allow pet owners to designate how their pets should be cared for an owner’s death. Many pet owners place very high importance on the care and well-being of their animals, and want to provide stipulations for the pet’s care in their wills. Many other states hold similar laws.

The pending legislation, introduced a year ago, would make the owner’s decision about pet care an enforceable mandate. Currently, if a person in Massachusets leaves money for a pet’s care and the money is used in other ways, no legal action may be taken.

Advocates of the bill say that leaving money and instructions for pet care is important to people who consider their pets like family members, and will relieve towns of financial burdens related to abandoned pets.

If you need assistance creating, modifiying, or managing your wills and trusts, the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. can help. To learn more, contact our offices at 281-362-2865 today.

Springfield Mayor ordered to court for estate dispute

Posted on December 14th, 2010 No Comments

A Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge ordered Mayor Tim Davlin of Springfield to appear in court next week for a hearing regarding the estate to which the mayor is executor.

Davlin skipped a Sept. 22 court-ordered deadline by which he was supposed to provide a financial accounting for the estate of his cousin Margaret Ettelbrick, who passed away in 2003.

Catholic Charities of Springfield has asked the judge for both a final accounting and to dismiss Davlin as executor of the estate, worth just under $1 million.

Davlin’s attorney has filed against the estate as well, alleging that he is owed about $20,000 in legal fees that he was never paid.

Don’t go through this kind of trouble. Make sure your will and estate plan is clean and easy to execute. Contact the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

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