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    Q: My mother has made changes to her will by crossing out a couple of names and writing in new ones. She has initialed the changes. I think she should make a new will but she doesn’t want to spend the money because she thinks this enough. Should she make a new will?

      Q: Our father passed away recently and we can’t locate his will. We know that he created one but we can’t find it. How can we get a copy of it? Can the bar association help us out?

      Q: My husband and I are a common law couple. We own our home as husband and wife and have listed each other on our bank accounts. Is there anything else we should do?

      Q: We took a family vacation every summer with all of the kids and grandkids. When we die, can we set up a trust to pay for an annual family vacation so that the tradition can continue? Would we do that in our wills or do we need to draft a trust?

      Q: I’m going to schedule an appointment with an attorney. What should I bring with me to the meeting? Will the attorney give me a free consultation?

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      Q: You recently wrote that one way to leave money to grandchildren was to designate their parents as trustees until they turn 21. As we aren’t comfortable doing this, it was suggested that we let the personal representative handle it.

      This week I had to be a witness in a trial. I had to make two different appearances and answer questions under oath. It wasn’t fun. I don’t do a lot trial work but when I’m in a court room I prefer to be at one of the tables rather than in the chair they provide to the witnesses.

      Q: My parents created a joint trust years ago. For some reason, when they transferred their home into the trust, they each kept a life estate interest. Dad has passed away and mom is moving into an apartment at a senior center. Is there anything special that I need to do to sell the home? Wh…

      Q: My parents created a trust and I am the successor trustee. I’ve never done anything like this before. What are some of the things that I should know or be prepared for?

      Q: I’m a single man. I’ve never been married and I don’t have any kids. How badly do I need to plan? What if I want to leave it all to my nieces and nephews?

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