PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is appointing longtime Huron attorney Kent Shelton to the bench.
Shelton will become the newest judge in South Dakota's Third Circuit Court. Daugaard says he's "a respected member of the bar and a well-known member of the Huron community."
Under Oregon law, certain major life events cause a big effect on a person’s estate planning documents. For example, divorce by a person revokes all provisions of the person’s will in favor of the former spouse and the effect of the will is the same as though the former spouse predeceased. However, a divorce may not automatically revoke beneficiary designations in retirement accounts, life insurance and other such assets. Additional paperwork may be needed. Also, a divorce does not revoke other provisions of a will in favor of members of the former spouse’s family, such as children of the former spouse.
You can do your own estate plan, but should you?
Estate planning mistakes can be expensive to fix — that is, when they can be fixed at all.
That's the thought that haunts New York attorney Mari Galvin whether she's creating an estate plan for a client or confronting the aftermath when people didn't properly plan.
Elder Law: When possible, it’s best to resolve body disposition issues while living
Beyond estate planning to "get your affairs in order," there are practical matters you should consider attending to, such as how the disposition of your body will be handled.
Many people leave these matters to their family members to handle, but if you have the calm and resolve to do so, you may want to consider preparing for your ultimate demise yourself.
Q: I am interested in estate planning, but most lawyers go off the rails when discussing the use of trusts. Can you explain "trusts" in real world terms?
A: I understand the mental haze formed by a single word. Whenever my computer technician mentions a "server," my mind fogs up.
I am happy to explain a trust in its most basic form. There are two major functions of a trust:
* A trust is like a rule book for your ownership of property.
Former St. John’s President Agresto chosen to serve as probate judge
John Agresto, the retired former president of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, is Santa Fe County’s new probate judge, a part-time position that involves helping residents with estate planning and administering the estates of loved ones.
County commissioners voted 3-2 to appoint Agresto to the $33,143-a-year post despite a plea from Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar to select someone with a law degree.
Aiken Senior Men’s Club President Jack Simon found that there were costly surprises when his wife became seriously ill.
Prompted by his experience and wanting to share his knowledge with others, Linda Knapp, an attorney specializing in elder law and estate preservation issues, was invited to speak to the Senior Men’s Club of Aiken at its April meeting.
Knapp has been in practice since 1991 following her graduation from USC School of Law.
DANBURY — Looking to fill what he sees as a hole in the financial planning industry, Patrick Doherty of Danbury-based Reby Advisors recently earned the credentials to become a Chartered Special Needs Consultant from the American College of Financial Services.
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