Estate Planning

Can My Husband Make a Will Without My Knowledge?

Person signing a document

Amanda Dvorak

Apr 15, 2023

Trust is an important element of any successful marriage, and you may feel betrayed if you discover your husband made a will without your knowledge. Is this legal?

It is legal for your husband to make a will without your knowledge. No laws exist that can stop him from doing so. As long as he was mentally stable, not under the influence of anything, not forced into it, and followed your state’s rules when signing it, the will is valid, even if he didn’t tell you about it.

While it can hurt to learn your husband made a will without telling you, he may not have done so with ill intentions.

Also, rest assured that he can’t exclude you entirely from inheriting his property after he dies. Each state has laws that dictate what you’re entitled to, even if your husband didn’t leave much to you in his will.

In this article, I’ll discuss:

  • Whether it’s legal for your husband to create a will without telling you

  • Whether your husband can exclude you from his will

  • Whether your husband can legally name someone else as his power of attorney

  • How a prenup may affect the execution of a will you didn’t know about

Is It Legal for Your Husband to Make a Will Without Telling You?

Person signing document

A husband making a will without his spouse’s knowledge is uncommon but legal. No laws prohibit your husband from making a will without telling you.

There are only a few criteria your husband’s will has to meet to be valid:

  • He was of sound mind when he signed the will.

  • He did not commit fraud.

  • He was not under the influence of any illegal or legal substances or forced into signing it.

  • Everyone involved in the signing of the will followed the state’s rules.

Can Your Husband Exclude You From His Will?

Nothing can stop your husband from making a will without telling you. However, some laws prevent him from excluding you entirely. This is called disinheriting, and it’s often difficult for a spouse to completely cut the other person out of a will.

In addition, to truly be disinherited from a will in most states, you and your husband must both sign a contract agreeing to it. You’d likely already know if he was disinheriting you.

One of the only times someone would choose to disinherit their spouse is if they were getting divorced. But let's say you and your husband are not getting divorced, and he somehow succeeded in disinheriting you (with or without your knowledge). You can challenge the will and still collect a portion of your husband's property if he dies.

How much you’d be entitled to depends on whether you live in a community property state or a common law state.

How Wills Work in Community Property States

The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Alaska is an opt-in community property state, meaning married couples can choose whether or not to make their property marital property.

In community property states, all property obtained by a married couple throughout their marriage is considered marital property and must be split 50/50. It doesn’t matter whose name the property is under - it legally belongs to both parties.

Here’s a real-world example of how this would work:

  • You and your husband live in California. You bought a house through a combined effort after marriage, but your name isn’t on the deed. Community property law dictates that you each own half of it because you bought it together while you were married.

  • Now, let’s say your husband creates a will without telling you but doesn’t leave you his half of the property. If he dies, you still own your half of the property. You can then contest the will in court and make a claim for the other half. You can do the same for any other assets you and your husband acquired together during your marriage.

  • Community property laws don’t apply to any property that was bought separately, gifted to one person, acquired before the marriage, or acquired during a legal separation. If your husband has such property and names it to other people in his will, there’s not much you can do about it, whether you know about the will or not.

How Wills Work in Common Law States

All other states not listed above are common law states. In common law states, all assets and property you and your husband buy separately belong to the person who bought them or whose name is on the contract.

For example, if you bought a house after you got married, but only your husband’s name is on the deed, the house belongs only to him.

In this case, if your husband created a will, any property belonging to him will go to his designated beneficiaries.

However, even if you didn’t know the will existed, you can still claim an elective share of your deceased husband’s property.

An elective share is a fraction of an estate to which a surviving spouse is entitled. If your husband left less than your state’s elective share to you in his will, you could contest the will in court.

The elective share is usually one-third of your husband’s property, but each state has different laws. You’d have to check with an estate lawyer in your state to determine how much you can inherit if your husband dies.

Can Your Husband Change His Will Without Telling You?


Your husband may have a will you know about but want to change without telling you. This is also legal.

However, if you and your husband have a joint will, he can’t change it without your knowledge. A joint will is a single will signed by you and your husband. If your husband wants to amend a joint will, you must agree to the changes.

The same rules would apply if your husband wanted to revoke the joint will. He would need to inform you of his wishes beforehand, and you would need to agree to the revocation for it to be valid.

On the other hand, if you and your husband have mirror wills, he can change his will without telling you. Mirror wills are similar to joint wills and have nearly identical language and clauses. But unlike a joint will, which is one document, mirror wills are two separate agreements that only one person in the marriage signs.

Since the two documents are separate, your husband is not legally obligated to inform you of any changes he wants to make to his will.

Can Your Husband Make Someone Else His Power of Attorney Without Your Knowledge?

Even though wills and powers of attorney differ, it’s important to understand how they affect one another.

Wills protect material assets after death, while powers of attorney protect individuals during their lifetimes. Many people create a will and name a power of attorney at the same time to ensure their assets are protected in both life and death.

A power of attorney can’t change someone else’s will. However, they can make financial decisions on the individual’s behalf that could affect your estate.

If your husband made a will without your knowledge, he may have also named someone else as his power of attorney.

He may do this if, for example, you have health issues that could affect your decision-making abilities should he become incapacitated.

But just like nothing can stop your husband from creating a will without telling you, nothing can stop him from naming someone else as his power of attorney without your knowledge.

How Does a Prenup Affect a Will?

Person signing a document

If you have a prenup, the clauses laid out in that agreement will often supersede your husband’s will. Even if your husband signed a will that you weren’t aware of, it should be a relief that the prenup you know about may override the will.

For example, if there are any conflicts between the two agreements but the probate court determines that you and your husband entered into the prenup knowingly and voluntarily, it may uphold the prenup instead.

However, the court may uphold the will if the beneficiaries can prove that the prenup was unfair, created under duress, or intended to encourage divorce.

All of this is important to understand because if your husband dies and has a will you didn’t know about, but you are unhappy with its clauses, you may be able to override it if you have a prenup agreement.

But the probate court doesn’t always uphold a prenup over a will, so you’ll still need to prepare for the possibility of the court deeming the prenup unenforceable.

What To Do If You Discover Your Husband’s Secret Will

If your husband has already passed when you discover his will, find out if he had a lawyer. A deceased person’s lawyer can help you interpret their will and understand your rights as a surviving spouse. 

If your husband is still alive, talk to him about the will to ensure you both agree on the beneficiaries and division of assets. It is also a good time to create your own will to make difficult decisions easier for your family members when you pass.

Trustworthy (Click here to try a 2-week free trial) can help you find estate attornies in your state to help you navigate the process of creating a will.

Once you’ve created your will, you can also use Trustworthy’s digital storage platform to keep it and other important documents organized, safe, and secure. This way, family members can easily access them when you pass.

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Estate Planning

Can My Husband Make a Will Without My Knowledge?

Person signing a document

Amanda Dvorak

Apr 15, 2023

Trust is an important element of any successful marriage, and you may feel betrayed if you discover your husband made a will without your knowledge. Is this legal?

It is legal for your husband to make a will without your knowledge. No laws exist that can stop him from doing so. As long as he was mentally stable, not under the influence of anything, not forced into it, and followed your state’s rules when signing it, the will is valid, even if he didn’t tell you about it.

While it can hurt to learn your husband made a will without telling you, he may not have done so with ill intentions.

Also, rest assured that he can’t exclude you entirely from inheriting his property after he dies. Each state has laws that dictate what you’re entitled to, even if your husband didn’t leave much to you in his will.

In this article, I’ll discuss:

  • Whether it’s legal for your husband to create a will without telling you

  • Whether your husband can exclude you from his will

  • Whether your husband can legally name someone else as his power of attorney

  • How a prenup may affect the execution of a will you didn’t know about

Is It Legal for Your Husband to Make a Will Without Telling You?

Person signing document

A husband making a will without his spouse’s knowledge is uncommon but legal. No laws prohibit your husband from making a will without telling you.

There are only a few criteria your husband’s will has to meet to be valid:

  • He was of sound mind when he signed the will.

  • He did not commit fraud.

  • He was not under the influence of any illegal or legal substances or forced into signing it.

  • Everyone involved in the signing of the will followed the state’s rules.

Can Your Husband Exclude You From His Will?

Nothing can stop your husband from making a will without telling you. However, some laws prevent him from excluding you entirely. This is called disinheriting, and it’s often difficult for a spouse to completely cut the other person out of a will.

In addition, to truly be disinherited from a will in most states, you and your husband must both sign a contract agreeing to it. You’d likely already know if he was disinheriting you.

One of the only times someone would choose to disinherit their spouse is if they were getting divorced. But let's say you and your husband are not getting divorced, and he somehow succeeded in disinheriting you (with or without your knowledge). You can challenge the will and still collect a portion of your husband's property if he dies.

How much you’d be entitled to depends on whether you live in a community property state or a common law state.

How Wills Work in Community Property States

The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Alaska is an opt-in community property state, meaning married couples can choose whether or not to make their property marital property.

In community property states, all property obtained by a married couple throughout their marriage is considered marital property and must be split 50/50. It doesn’t matter whose name the property is under - it legally belongs to both parties.

Here’s a real-world example of how this would work:

  • You and your husband live in California. You bought a house through a combined effort after marriage, but your name isn’t on the deed. Community property law dictates that you each own half of it because you bought it together while you were married.

  • Now, let’s say your husband creates a will without telling you but doesn’t leave you his half of the property. If he dies, you still own your half of the property. You can then contest the will in court and make a claim for the other half. You can do the same for any other assets you and your husband acquired together during your marriage.

  • Community property laws don’t apply to any property that was bought separately, gifted to one person, acquired before the marriage, or acquired during a legal separation. If your husband has such property and names it to other people in his will, there’s not much you can do about it, whether you know about the will or not.

How Wills Work in Common Law States

All other states not listed above are common law states. In common law states, all assets and property you and your husband buy separately belong to the person who bought them or whose name is on the contract.

For example, if you bought a house after you got married, but only your husband’s name is on the deed, the house belongs only to him.

In this case, if your husband created a will, any property belonging to him will go to his designated beneficiaries.

However, even if you didn’t know the will existed, you can still claim an elective share of your deceased husband’s property.

An elective share is a fraction of an estate to which a surviving spouse is entitled. If your husband left less than your state’s elective share to you in his will, you could contest the will in court.

The elective share is usually one-third of your husband’s property, but each state has different laws. You’d have to check with an estate lawyer in your state to determine how much you can inherit if your husband dies.

Can Your Husband Change His Will Without Telling You?


Your husband may have a will you know about but want to change without telling you. This is also legal.

However, if you and your husband have a joint will, he can’t change it without your knowledge. A joint will is a single will signed by you and your husband. If your husband wants to amend a joint will, you must agree to the changes.

The same rules would apply if your husband wanted to revoke the joint will. He would need to inform you of his wishes beforehand, and you would need to agree to the revocation for it to be valid.

On the other hand, if you and your husband have mirror wills, he can change his will without telling you. Mirror wills are similar to joint wills and have nearly identical language and clauses. But unlike a joint will, which is one document, mirror wills are two separate agreements that only one person in the marriage signs.

Since the two documents are separate, your husband is not legally obligated to inform you of any changes he wants to make to his will.

Can Your Husband Make Someone Else His Power of Attorney Without Your Knowledge?

Even though wills and powers of attorney differ, it’s important to understand how they affect one another.

Wills protect material assets after death, while powers of attorney protect individuals during their lifetimes. Many people create a will and name a power of attorney at the same time to ensure their assets are protected in both life and death.

A power of attorney can’t change someone else’s will. However, they can make financial decisions on the individual’s behalf that could affect your estate.

If your husband made a will without your knowledge, he may have also named someone else as his power of attorney.

He may do this if, for example, you have health issues that could affect your decision-making abilities should he become incapacitated.

But just like nothing can stop your husband from creating a will without telling you, nothing can stop him from naming someone else as his power of attorney without your knowledge.

How Does a Prenup Affect a Will?

Person signing a document

If you have a prenup, the clauses laid out in that agreement will often supersede your husband’s will. Even if your husband signed a will that you weren’t aware of, it should be a relief that the prenup you know about may override the will.

For example, if there are any conflicts between the two agreements but the probate court determines that you and your husband entered into the prenup knowingly and voluntarily, it may uphold the prenup instead.

However, the court may uphold the will if the beneficiaries can prove that the prenup was unfair, created under duress, or intended to encourage divorce.

All of this is important to understand because if your husband dies and has a will you didn’t know about, but you are unhappy with its clauses, you may be able to override it if you have a prenup agreement.

But the probate court doesn’t always uphold a prenup over a will, so you’ll still need to prepare for the possibility of the court deeming the prenup unenforceable.

What To Do If You Discover Your Husband’s Secret Will

If your husband has already passed when you discover his will, find out if he had a lawyer. A deceased person’s lawyer can help you interpret their will and understand your rights as a surviving spouse. 

If your husband is still alive, talk to him about the will to ensure you both agree on the beneficiaries and division of assets. It is also a good time to create your own will to make difficult decisions easier for your family members when you pass.

Trustworthy (Click here to try a 2-week free trial) can help you find estate attornies in your state to help you navigate the process of creating a will.

Once you’ve created your will, you can also use Trustworthy’s digital storage platform to keep it and other important documents organized, safe, and secure. This way, family members can easily access them when you pass.

Related Article

Estate Planning

Can My Husband Make a Will Without My Knowledge?

Person signing a document

Amanda Dvorak

Apr 15, 2023

Trust is an important element of any successful marriage, and you may feel betrayed if you discover your husband made a will without your knowledge. Is this legal?

It is legal for your husband to make a will without your knowledge. No laws exist that can stop him from doing so. As long as he was mentally stable, not under the influence of anything, not forced into it, and followed your state’s rules when signing it, the will is valid, even if he didn’t tell you about it.

While it can hurt to learn your husband made a will without telling you, he may not have done so with ill intentions.

Also, rest assured that he can’t exclude you entirely from inheriting his property after he dies. Each state has laws that dictate what you’re entitled to, even if your husband didn’t leave much to you in his will.

In this article, I’ll discuss:

  • Whether it’s legal for your husband to create a will without telling you

  • Whether your husband can exclude you from his will

  • Whether your husband can legally name someone else as his power of attorney

  • How a prenup may affect the execution of a will you didn’t know about

Is It Legal for Your Husband to Make a Will Without Telling You?

Person signing document

A husband making a will without his spouse’s knowledge is uncommon but legal. No laws prohibit your husband from making a will without telling you.

There are only a few criteria your husband’s will has to meet to be valid:

  • He was of sound mind when he signed the will.

  • He did not commit fraud.

  • He was not under the influence of any illegal or legal substances or forced into signing it.

  • Everyone involved in the signing of the will followed the state’s rules.

Can Your Husband Exclude You From His Will?

Nothing can stop your husband from making a will without telling you. However, some laws prevent him from excluding you entirely. This is called disinheriting, and it’s often difficult for a spouse to completely cut the other person out of a will.

In addition, to truly be disinherited from a will in most states, you and your husband must both sign a contract agreeing to it. You’d likely already know if he was disinheriting you.

One of the only times someone would choose to disinherit their spouse is if they were getting divorced. But let's say you and your husband are not getting divorced, and he somehow succeeded in disinheriting you (with or without your knowledge). You can challenge the will and still collect a portion of your husband's property if he dies.

How much you’d be entitled to depends on whether you live in a community property state or a common law state.

How Wills Work in Community Property States

The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Alaska is an opt-in community property state, meaning married couples can choose whether or not to make their property marital property.

In community property states, all property obtained by a married couple throughout their marriage is considered marital property and must be split 50/50. It doesn’t matter whose name the property is under - it legally belongs to both parties.

Here’s a real-world example of how this would work:

  • You and your husband live in California. You bought a house through a combined effort after marriage, but your name isn’t on the deed. Community property law dictates that you each own half of it because you bought it together while you were married.

  • Now, let’s say your husband creates a will without telling you but doesn’t leave you his half of the property. If he dies, you still own your half of the property. You can then contest the will in court and make a claim for the other half. You can do the same for any other assets you and your husband acquired together during your marriage.

  • Community property laws don’t apply to any property that was bought separately, gifted to one person, acquired before the marriage, or acquired during a legal separation. If your husband has such property and names it to other people in his will, there’s not much you can do about it, whether you know about the will or not.

How Wills Work in Common Law States

All other states not listed above are common law states. In common law states, all assets and property you and your husband buy separately belong to the person who bought them or whose name is on the contract.

For example, if you bought a house after you got married, but only your husband’s name is on the deed, the house belongs only to him.

In this case, if your husband created a will, any property belonging to him will go to his designated beneficiaries.

However, even if you didn’t know the will existed, you can still claim an elective share of your deceased husband’s property.

An elective share is a fraction of an estate to which a surviving spouse is entitled. If your husband left less than your state’s elective share to you in his will, you could contest the will in court.

The elective share is usually one-third of your husband’s property, but each state has different laws. You’d have to check with an estate lawyer in your state to determine how much you can inherit if your husband dies.

Can Your Husband Change His Will Without Telling You?


Your husband may have a will you know about but want to change without telling you. This is also legal.

However, if you and your husband have a joint will, he can’t change it without your knowledge. A joint will is a single will signed by you and your husband. If your husband wants to amend a joint will, you must agree to the changes.

The same rules would apply if your husband wanted to revoke the joint will. He would need to inform you of his wishes beforehand, and you would need to agree to the revocation for it to be valid.

On the other hand, if you and your husband have mirror wills, he can change his will without telling you. Mirror wills are similar to joint wills and have nearly identical language and clauses. But unlike a joint will, which is one document, mirror wills are two separate agreements that only one person in the marriage signs.

Since the two documents are separate, your husband is not legally obligated to inform you of any changes he wants to make to his will.

Can Your Husband Make Someone Else His Power of Attorney Without Your Knowledge?

Even though wills and powers of attorney differ, it’s important to understand how they affect one another.

Wills protect material assets after death, while powers of attorney protect individuals during their lifetimes. Many people create a will and name a power of attorney at the same time to ensure their assets are protected in both life and death.

A power of attorney can’t change someone else’s will. However, they can make financial decisions on the individual’s behalf that could affect your estate.

If your husband made a will without your knowledge, he may have also named someone else as his power of attorney.

He may do this if, for example, you have health issues that could affect your decision-making abilities should he become incapacitated.

But just like nothing can stop your husband from creating a will without telling you, nothing can stop him from naming someone else as his power of attorney without your knowledge.

How Does a Prenup Affect a Will?

Person signing a document

If you have a prenup, the clauses laid out in that agreement will often supersede your husband’s will. Even if your husband signed a will that you weren’t aware of, it should be a relief that the prenup you know about may override the will.

For example, if there are any conflicts between the two agreements but the probate court determines that you and your husband entered into the prenup knowingly and voluntarily, it may uphold the prenup instead.

However, the court may uphold the will if the beneficiaries can prove that the prenup was unfair, created under duress, or intended to encourage divorce.

All of this is important to understand because if your husband dies and has a will you didn’t know about, but you are unhappy with its clauses, you may be able to override it if you have a prenup agreement.

But the probate court doesn’t always uphold a prenup over a will, so you’ll still need to prepare for the possibility of the court deeming the prenup unenforceable.

What To Do If You Discover Your Husband’s Secret Will

If your husband has already passed when you discover his will, find out if he had a lawyer. A deceased person’s lawyer can help you interpret their will and understand your rights as a surviving spouse. 

If your husband is still alive, talk to him about the will to ensure you both agree on the beneficiaries and division of assets. It is also a good time to create your own will to make difficult decisions easier for your family members when you pass.

Trustworthy (Click here to try a 2-week free trial) can help you find estate attornies in your state to help you navigate the process of creating a will.

Once you’ve created your will, you can also use Trustworthy’s digital storage platform to keep it and other important documents organized, safe, and secure. This way, family members can easily access them when you pass.

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How-to-Self-Direct-Your-401k

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How to Self-Direct Your 401(k): Take Control of Your Retirement

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grandparents
grandparents

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Estate Planning For Blended Families (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Blended Families (Complete Guide)

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Estate Planning For Physicians (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Physicians (Complete Guide)

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Estate Planning For Physicians (Complete Guide)

are you legally responsible for your elderly parents
are you legally responsible for your elderly parents
are you legally responsible for your elderly parents

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Are You Legally Responsible For Your Elderly Parents?

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Multi-generational family walking through a field
Multi-generational family walking through a field

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How To Travel With Elderly Parent: Here's How to Prepare

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Retirement center
Retirement center

Jun 6, 2023

Checklist For Moving A Parent To Assisted Living

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Elderly parents with son
Elderly parents with son

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How to Set Up A Trust For An Elderly Parent: 6 Easy Steps

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Daughter helping her mom review paperwork
Daughter helping her mom review paperwork

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How To Stop Elderly Parents From Giving Money Away (9 Tips)

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Elderly parents signing documents
Elderly parents signing documents

Jun 6, 2023

Should Elderly Parents Sign Over Their House? Pros & Cons

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A couple looking at their computer
A couple looking at their computer

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Estate Planning: A Comprehensive Guide

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Helping elderly parents - the complete guide
Helping elderly parents - the complete guide

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Helping Elderly Parents: The Complete Guide

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Family seated on sofa having a discussion
Family seated on sofa having a discussion

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Trustworthy guide: How to organize your digital information

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Person signing a document
Person signing a document

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Can My Husband Make a Will Without My Knowledge?

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Son on father's shoulders
Son on father's shoulders

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What is a Last Will and Testament (also known as a Will)?

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A couple looking at a document with a calculator
A couple looking at a document with a calculator

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Can A Wife Sell Deceased Husband's Property (6 Rules)

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Paper shredding
Paper shredding

Apr 15, 2023

Should I Shred Documents Of A Deceased Person? (5 Tips)

Can I Change My Power of Attorney Without A Lawyer?
Can I Change My Power of Attorney Without A Lawyer?
Can I Change My Power of Attorney Without A Lawyer?

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Can I Change My Power of Attorney Without A Lawyer?

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Can You Have Two Power of Attorneys? (A Lawyer Answers)

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Can You Have Two Power of Attorneys? (A Lawyer Answers)

Do Attorneys Keep Copies Of a Will? (4 Things To Know)
Do Attorneys Keep Copies Of a Will? (4 Things To Know)
Do Attorneys Keep Copies Of a Will? (4 Things To Know)

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Do Attorneys Keep Copies Of a Will? (4 Things To Know)

Estate Planning for a Special Needs Child (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning for a Special Needs Child (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning for a Special Needs Child (Complete Guide)

Apr 15, 2023

Estate Planning for a Special Needs Child (Complete Guide)

Estate Planning For Childless Couples (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Childless Couples (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Childless Couples (Complete Guide)

Apr 15, 2023

Estate Planning For Childless Couples (Complete Guide)

Estate Planning For Elderly Parents
Estate Planning For Elderly Parents
Estate Planning For Elderly Parents

Apr 15, 2023

Estate Planning For Elderly Parents (Complete Guide)

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Woman talking with an advisor in a house
Woman talking with an advisor in a house

Apr 15, 2023

Estate Planning For High Net Worth & Large Estates

Estate Planning For Irresponsible Children (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Irresponsible Children (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Irresponsible Children (Complete Guide)

Apr 15, 2023

Estate Planning For Irresponsible Children (Complete Guide)

How To Get Power of Attorney For Parent With Dementia?
How To Get Power of Attorney For Parent With Dementia?
How To Get Power of Attorney For Parent With Dementia?

Apr 15, 2023

How To Get Power of Attorney For Parent With Dementia?

I Lost My Power of Attorney Papers, Now What?
I Lost My Power of Attorney Papers, Now What?
I Lost My Power of Attorney Papers, Now What?

Apr 15, 2023

I Lost My Power of Attorney Papers, Now What?

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White house
White house

Apr 15, 2023

Is It Better To Sell or Rent An Inherited House? (Pros & Cons)

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Is It Wrong To Move Away From Elderly Parents? My Advice
Is It Wrong To Move Away From Elderly Parents? My Advice

Apr 15, 2023

Is It Wrong To Move Away From Elderly Parents? My Advice

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Moving An Elderly Parent Into Your Home: What To Know
Moving An Elderly Parent Into Your Home: What To Know

Apr 15, 2023

Moving An Elderly Parent Into Your Home: What To Know

Moving An Elderly Parent to Another State: What To Know
Moving An Elderly Parent to Another State: What To Know
Moving An Elderly Parent to Another State: What To Know

Apr 15, 2023

Moving An Elderly Parent to Another State: What To Know

What If Witnesses To A Will Cannot Be Found? A Lawyer Answers
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What If Witnesses To A Will Cannot Be Found? A Lawyer Answers

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A couple reviewing documents and signing them
A couple reviewing documents and signing them

Apr 15, 2023

What To Bring To Estate Planning Meeting (Checklist)

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A couple in a meeting with a professional
A couple in a meeting with a professional

Apr 15, 2023

When Should You Get An Estate Plan? (According To A Lawyer)

Which Sibling Should Take Care of Elderly Parents?
Which Sibling Should Take Care of Elderly Parents?
Which Sibling Should Take Care of Elderly Parents?

Apr 15, 2023

Which Sibling Should Take Care of Elderly Parents?

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Who Can Override A Power of Attorney? (A Lawyer Answers)
Who Can Override A Power of Attorney? (A Lawyer Answers)

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Who Can Override A Power of Attorney? (A Lawyer Answers)

Can Power of Attorney Sell Property Before Death?
Can Power of Attorney Sell Property Before Death?
Can Power of Attorney Sell Property Before Death?

Apr 15, 2023

Can Power of Attorney Sell Property Before Death?

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Person at a coffee shop using their laptop with a credit card in hand
Person at a coffee shop using their laptop with a credit card in hand

Apr 15, 2023

Can The Executor Of A Will Access Bank Accounts? (Yes, Here's How)

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Elderly parents working with a professional
Elderly parents working with a professional

Apr 15, 2023

Complete List of Things To Do For Elderly Parents (Checklist)

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Reviewing paperwork with lawyer
Reviewing paperwork with lawyer

Apr 15, 2023

How To Get Power of Attorney For A Deceased Person?

Apr 15, 2023

How To Help Elderly Parents From A Distance? 7 Tips

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Woman talking with her parents
Woman talking with her parents

Apr 15, 2023

Legal Documents For Elderly Parents: Checklist

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House
House

Apr 15, 2023

Selling Elderly Parents Home: How To Do It + Mistakes To Avoid

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Elderly woman who looks like she has a headache
Elderly woman who looks like she has a headache

Apr 15, 2023

What To Do When A Sibling Is Manipulating Elderly Parents

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Two men reviewing paperwork
Two men reviewing paperwork

Apr 6, 2023

Can An Out of State Attorney Write My Will? (A Lawyer Answers)

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People working at a computer, working on a stack of bills
People working at a computer, working on a stack of bills

Mar 15, 2023

Settling an Estate: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Check on the table
Check on the table

Feb 10, 2023

My Deceased Husband Received A Check In The Mail (4 Steps To Take)

The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney
The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney
The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney

Feb 7, 2023

The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney

How To Track Elderly Parents' Phone (2 Options)
How To Track Elderly Parents' Phone (2 Options)
How To Track Elderly Parents' Phone (2 Options)

Feb 6, 2023

How To Track Elderly Parents' Phone (2 Options)

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Someone filling out a social security benefits application form
Someone filling out a social security benefits application form

Feb 1, 2023

Can You Collect Your Parents' Social Security When They Die?

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Veteran Benefits book
Veteran Benefits book

Feb 1, 2023

How Do I Stop VA Benefits When Someone Dies (Simple Guide)

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Person typing on a laptop with a credit card in hand
Person typing on a laptop with a credit card in hand

Feb 1, 2023

Can You Pay Money Into A Deceased Person's Bank Account?

Deleting A Facebook Account When Someone Dies (Step by Step)
Deleting A Facebook Account When Someone Dies (Step by Step)
Deleting A Facebook Account When Someone Dies (Step by Step)

Feb 1, 2023

Deleting A Facebook Account When Someone Dies (Step by Step)

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Two people sitting across a desk speaking to each other with papers on desk.
Two people sitting across a desk speaking to each other with papers on desk.

Feb 1, 2023

Does The DMV Know When Someone Dies?

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Gavel
Gavel

Feb 1, 2023

How To Find A Deceased Person's Lawyer (5 Ways)

How To Plan A Celebration Of Life (10 Steps With Examples)
How To Plan A Celebration Of Life (10 Steps With Examples)
How To Plan A Celebration Of Life (10 Steps With Examples)

Feb 1, 2023

How To Plan A Celebration Of Life (10 Steps With Examples)

How To Stop Mail Of A Deceased Person? A Simple Guide
How To Stop Mail Of A Deceased Person? A Simple Guide
How To Stop Mail Of A Deceased Person? A Simple Guide

Feb 1, 2023

How To Stop Mail Of A Deceased Person? A Simple Guide

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Social security card, 1040 form
Social security card, 1040 form

Feb 1, 2023

How to Stop Social Security Direct Deposit After Death

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Firearm
Firearm

Feb 1, 2023

How To Transfer Firearms From A Deceased Person (3 Steps)

How To Write An Obituary (5 Steps With Examples)
How To Write An Obituary (5 Steps With Examples)
How To Write An Obituary (5 Steps With Examples)

Feb 1, 2023

How To Write An Obituary (5 Steps With Examples)

Unlock iPhone When Someone Dies (5 Things To Try)
Unlock iPhone When Someone Dies (5 Things To Try)
Unlock iPhone When Someone Dies (5 Things To Try)

Feb 1, 2023

Unlock iPhone When Someone Dies (5 Things To Try)

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Close-up of a tire on silver car on a road
Close-up of a tire on silver car on a road

Feb 1, 2023

What Happens To A Leased Vehicle When Someone Dies?

Do Wills Expire? 6 Things To Know
Do Wills Expire? 6 Things To Know
Do Wills Expire? 6 Things To Know

Jan 31, 2023

Do Wills Expire? 6 Things To Know

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Person typing on a laptop
Person typing on a laptop

Jan 31, 2023

How To Get Into a Deceased Person's Computer (Microsoft & Apple)

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Fingerprint documentation
Fingerprint documentation

Jan 31, 2023

Why Do Funeral Homes Take Fingerprints of the Deceased?

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Foreclosure in front of a home
Foreclosure in front of a home

Jan 31, 2023

What To Do If Your Deceased Parents' Home Is In Foreclosure

Questions To Ask An Estate Attorney After Death (Checklist)
Questions To Ask An Estate Attorney After Death (Checklist)
Questions To Ask An Estate Attorney After Death (Checklist)

Jan 31, 2023

Questions To Ask An Estate Attorney After Death (Checklist)

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Woman looking stressed while holding a document at her computer
Woman looking stressed while holding a document at her computer

Jan 31, 2023

What Happens If a Deceased Individual Owes Taxes?

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Elderly people talking with professional
Elderly people talking with professional

Jan 31, 2023

Components of Estate Planning: 6 Things To Consider

What To Do If Insurance Check Is Made Out To A Deceased Person
What To Do If Insurance Check Is Made Out To A Deceased Person
What To Do If Insurance Check Is Made Out To A Deceased Person

Jan 22, 2023

What To Do If Insurance Check Is Made Out To A Deceased Person

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Scattered photograph negatives
Scattered photograph negatives

Jan 8, 2023

What Does a Typical Estate Plan Include?

Can I Do A Video Will? (Is It Legitimate & What To Consider)
Can I Do A Video Will? (Is It Legitimate & What To Consider)
Can I Do A Video Will? (Is It Legitimate & What To Consider)

Apr 15, 2022

Can I Do A Video Will? (Is It Legitimate & What To Consider)

Estate Planning For Green Card Holders (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Green Card Holders (Complete Guide)
Estate Planning For Green Card Holders (Complete Guide)

Apr 15, 2022

Estate Planning For Green Card Holders (Complete Guide)

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Chair in a bedroom
Chair in a bedroom

Mar 2, 2022

What Does Your “Property” Mean?

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Gavel
Gavel

Mar 2, 2022

What is the Uniform Trust Code? What is the Uniform Probate Code?

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Female statue balancing scales
Female statue balancing scales

Mar 2, 2022

Do You Need to Avoid Probate?

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Person signing document
Person signing document

Mar 2, 2022

How is a Trust Created?

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stethoscope
stethoscope

Mar 2, 2022

What Are Advance Directives?

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Couple standing on the beach
Couple standing on the beach

Mar 2, 2022

What does a Trustee Do?

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Large house exterior
Large house exterior

Mar 2, 2022

What is an Estate Plan? (And why you need one)

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Gavel
Gavel

Mar 2, 2022

What is Probate?

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United States Map
United States Map

Mar 2, 2022

What Is Your Domicile & Why It Matters

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Man organizing paperwork
Man organizing paperwork

Mar 2, 2022

What Is a Power of Attorney for Finances?

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A baby and toddler lying on a bed
A baby and toddler lying on a bed

Mar 1, 2022

Should your family consider an umbrella insurance policy?

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Woman typing on laptop on a table with tea, plant, notebooks
Woman typing on laptop on a table with tea, plant, notebooks

Mar 1, 2022

Do I need a digital power of attorney?

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Person signing documents
Person signing documents

Apr 6, 2020

What Exactly is a Trust?