Legal Advice for Surviving Spouse — 10 results
Written by attorney Maura Curran, over 3 years ago.
When a spouse passes away, it is common for the surviving spouse to receive the couples home, property, and sometimes the entire estate. Many couples name each other as the sole beneficiary... more
Written by attorney Elga Goodman, about 4 years ago.
In the tax year in which a spouse dies, the surviving spouse may file
a joint income tax return as long as the surviving spouse did not
remarry in that same year. A... more
Written by attorney Michelle Fraga, over 5 years ago.
Death certificates Order enough copies of the death certificate. The funeral director performs this service, but you can order them yourself from the state if needed. Life insurance and... more
Written by attorney Steven J. Fromm, almost 5 years ago.
SURVIVOR REMAINS UNMARRIED The surviving spouse must not remarry during this two year time frame. MAINTAINS AS A HOME A HOUSEHOLD The survivor must maintain as a home a household that for... more
Written by attorney Duydan Hoang Vu, over 2 years ago.
The Death and Indemnity Compensation is a commonly overlooked benefit from the VA that is paid to eligible survivors of a veteran. A surviving spouse can receive at least $1,195 a month,... more
Written by attorney Peter S. Myers, about 1 year ago.
Discusses the importance of placing provisions into a trust to ensure the natural children of your marriage are protected Introduction Lawyers sometimes speak about you and your spouse as... more
Written by attorney Carlos McDade, over 3 years ago.
The Honorable Bob Filner introduced HR 1263, which if passed would protect some surviving spouses of servicemembers fromforeclosureson their homes for nine months. TheServicemembers Civil... more
Written by attorney Matthew Casebolt, 4 months ago.
In several matters now, we have seen the surviving spouse named as the 100% testamentary beneficiary, but not the life insurance beneficiary. In all of these cases, the widow was... more
Written by attorney Christopher Attig, about 2 years ago.
This guide outlines the types of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) that are available to surviving spouses of deceased US Veterans, and the basic eligibility criteria for DIC... more
Written by attorney Randy Spiro, over 5 years ago.
Determine whether trust was A/B Trust or Disclaimer Trust In an A/B Trust, the amount that the first spouse to die could pass on without being subject to estate taxes is typically... more