Author: Patricia Malley

Estate Planning After Divorce

patricia 2The termination of a marriage by divorce can be devastating.  While some may breathe a sigh of relief once the divorce decree is issued, others may mourn what they consider to be a tremendous loss.  Regardless of how someone approaches …

My Marriage Turned Rocky . . . Can I Disinherit My Spouse?

patricia 2After being married to your spouse for over twenty-five years, things have become a bit rocky in your relationship.  You and your spouse have two adult children and have decided, at least for now, to remain married.  However, you have …

Requirements of a Will in Form and Execution

MalleyEditors’ Note: Starting in March, Beyond the Will will focus on one broad topic each month. Each week, a different author will post a new insight on the matter. Our posts in March will investigate the grounds for challenging a

Completing the Probate Process

patricia-01This post continues the discussion of the general probate process.  My most recent post addressed notice to interested parties in connection with probating a will and/or obtaining the appointment of a personal representative of a decedent’s estate.

Once the Probate …

Is There A Will? There Is A Way

When an individual (a “decedent”) dies, one of the first questions to ask is whether or not he or she left a Will.  The answer to this question will direct the probate process and administration of a decedent’s estate.

Probate …