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.

Attorney accuses judge and lawyers of conspiring to loot Rosa Parks’ estate

Posted on May 17th, 2012 No Comments

An attorney is suing the probate judge, Judge Freddie Burton Jr., and lawyers, John Chase Jr. and Melvin Jefferson Jr., who handled the estate of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Lawyer Stephen G. Cohen is accusing Burton, Jefferson, and Chase of conspiring to loot Parks’ estate. He claims that the group ran up more than $507,000 in unnecessary legal fees, leaving the estate, originally valued at $8 million, $88,000 in debt.

Cohen also claims that Burton stripped control of Parks’ estate from Elaine Steele, one of its named heirs. This allowed Jefferson and Chase to continue racking up huge legal fees. Cohen demands they return the money.

Many probate litigation experts agree that Cohen’s allegations will be challenging to prove, but he is confident he will find success.

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.

Major estate auction to be held today

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 No Comments

The estate of Mr. Joseph S. from Columbus, Texas, will be auctioned off tonight. The estate includes numerous original works of art by noted artists and myriad other items Mr. S. collected over the course of his life.

Mr. Joseph S. split his days between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his hometown of Columbus, Texas. He had two homes in Columbus, both filled with treasured antiques.

The estate sale is set for 6:30 tonight at 1811 Upland Drive, Houston, TX 77043.

As uncomfortable as it may be, it is important to plan your estate before you pass. If you are ready to begin preparing for your inevitable demise, contact the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

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