Blog - Wiggins and Hall

Mortgage Implications of Homes Held in a Living Trust

A common question clients ask during initial meetings concerns what implications, if any, a mortgage on their property would have if they transferred that property into a living trust. After all, most people do not own their homes “free and …
Read More

Probating a Will: A Quick Primer

Probating a Will starts with proving the Will’s validity. The steps in the probate process differ in each jurisdiction, but typically whomever is named as the Executor in the Will files it and certain legal forms in the appropriate county …
Read More

Estate Planning Tune-up

Estate planning isn’t a one-and-done deal. For those of you who have already had an estate planning attorney create a will or trust for you (good job!), it still needs to be reviewed – and possibly updated – periodically to …
Read More

Protecting Inherited IRAs

Hiring an estate planning lawyer in Ohio or Kentucky is the best way for residents to protect inherited IRAs. If you have inherited or plan on leaving the funds of your IRA to a family member or friend after you …
Read More

Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?

Revocable Living Trusts have become the basic building block of estate planning for people of all ages and backgrounds. However, for some, a Living Trust may not be necessary to achieve their estate planning goals. Our attorneys at Wiggins & …
Read More

What to Do if a Will is Contested

A person’s will is created to ensure the smooth transfer of assets from the deceased to living friends and family members. In the majority of probate cases, a will is admitted and approved for probate without being contested, and the …
Read More

At What Age Should You Start Planning Your Estate?

Estate planning at a young age is something that too few people consider. From graduating college to getting married, building a career, finding a home and having children, there are far too many things on a young person’s mind to …
Read More

Why Not Use LegalZoom Instead?

One of the most common questions clients ask us during initial consultations is why they shouldn’t use LegalZoom for their estate planning needs instead of retaining our firm’s services. Besides, it can often be a way to save some money, …
Read More

Estate Planning Implications for Same-Sex Couples

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states can no longer ban same sex marriage, effectively allowing same-sex couples to enter into the binding contract of marriage. The ruling cited the 14th amendment’s …
Read More

Why Every Parent Should Have an Estate Plan

Whether you’re a newlywed contemplating starting a family, you recently became a first-time parent, or you’re a seasoned parent with multiple children, it’s never too early (or too late) to start planning for possible end-of-life scenarios. This topic is never …
Read More