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Who’s paying the estate bills?

As the executor of an estate, you’re legally bound to follow the letter of the law. That means you have to determine which bills to pay, and which bills not to pay. If you don’t know the guidelines, you could be held personally liable for certain expenses, says Jay Nabors, who, along with his wife, Linda, is an attorney with Nabors and...

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When the estate has no money

When a person dies with an insolvent, or cash-poor estate, it can really put survivors in a bind, says Linda Nabors, who, along with her husband, Jay, is an attorney with Nabors and Nabors, the Strongsville-based law firm where John J. Urban is of counsel. “When someone passes away without any assets, or just the asset of, say, a house,...

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Don't leave your successor in the dark

Most people recognize that when they have a will drafted and name an executor, they need to let the person they named know about the appointment. But a surprising number of people who have trusts created on their behalf, with a trustee named to succeed them, neglect to let the person they’ve named know about the appointment. When that...

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Consider a second pair of eyes

Everything in life is eventually touched by change. People, circumstances, relationships, marital status, family status, your job…all of these can evolve and differ over time. That’s why it’s important to review your estate documents at least every five years, says attorney Linda Nabors, who works with her husband, Jay, who is also...

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Keeping the peace, after you die

Unless you’re the heavyweight champion of the world, fighting is rarely a good thing. That’s particularly true when it comes to estate matters says attorney Jay Nabors, who works with his wife, Linda, also an attorney, at Nabors & Nabors, the Strongsville-based law firm where attorney John J. Urban is of counsel. “We see it all the...

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