Author: Ann Hetherwick Cahill

Preparing for Court: What You Need to Know About Probate

Television shows and movies show a Will being read at a funeral, as if the Will is automatically valid and assets can be distributed immediately. Unfortunately, the probate process is more complex and time intensive. This blog post will explain …

Do I Need to Nominate a Guardian for My Child or Pet?

In the unfortunate situation where you are not available to care for your child or pet, it is prudent to plan ahead by nominating a guardian for your child and/or pet. Advance planning avoids potential court fights over control and …

Introducing: The Austens

To best enjoy this post, please be sure to first read A Family History of the Austens

Welcome to the Austen family! Their father, Jack Austen, is a hardworking, self-made, immigrant who started a family real estate company. Some …

New Year’s Resolution – Try To Avoid Probate Litigation

As 2020 comes to a close, we suggest a New Year’s resolution that will benefit you, your family, and your hard-earned assets: try to avoid probate litigation. Taking a few steps now will save your loved ones stress and agony …

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the production team at Beyond the Will, we’d like to thank you for checking in and reading along this year. From COVID-19 impacts and updates to the trials and tribulations of our fictional Smith and Alexander families, …