Written by Jim Worthington on April 7, 2019

The old adage that you get what you pay for came to mind a couple of times recently. The first time was when a widow posted a question on social media about how to recover her husband’s vehicle from impound when her name wasn’t on the title. Many…Read More


Written by Jim Worthington on February 10, 2019

The simplest form of will for a married couple basically says: “I give, devise, and bequeath everything I own to my beloved spouse if my spouse survives me. If my spouse does not survive me, I … .” Estate planning lawyers call this a sweetheart will

Do I have to go through full probate?

Written by Jim Worthington on February 3, 2019

Many clients and potential clients call after the death of a loved one and ask if a full probate administration is necessary. The answer depends on how the loved one owned his or her assets. Some general rules follow:

  • Assets with a beneficiary designation, such…Read More

Organize Your Stuff

Written by Jim Worthington on January 28, 2019

All of the commercials tell us that the New Year is the time to get organized. It’s also the time to get in shape but that’s a topic for someone else’s blog. Here are some tips for getting organized.

  • Review your estate plan if you haven’t…Read More

A Time for Family

Written by Jim Worthington on December 23, 2018

Regardless of religious beliefs, the end of the calendar year marks a time for family get-togethers and plans for the future. This week’s blog will detour from the normal fare of technical estate and trust law and look at the importance of family.

Disputes during estates,…Read More