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Estate Help from Professional Service Providers…
January 25, 2024

Estate Service Providers | 5-minute read Estate Administration | Estate Help | Executor Help You’re the executor so ultimately you’re the person responsible for seeing “things” get to where they’re…

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DIY Garage Sale/Yard Sale Advice HERE
January 17, 2024

DIY Estate Liquidation | 7-minute read Estate Sale| Garage Sale | Yard Sale   Throughout this site, we state, “Every Estate is Different”.  So while some estates may be inclined…

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On-site Estate Sale Slip. Liable?
December 15, 2023

Estate Liability| 8-minute read Estate Sale Slip | The Estate Sale Company Liability | Estate Liability Insurance Life is full of “what ifs.” This is also true in estate administration. …

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Executor Road: Out! They Say…
November 14, 2023

Out! They Say! Dealing with the friends watching you dealing with it… A well-meaning friend said innocuously, “Out!” after I noted I had been busy going through the contents of…

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Wanted! Hearing Aids
October 2, 2023

Estate Cleanout | 4-minute read Hearing Aid Donation | What to do with Used Hearing Aids | Who Takes Hearing Aids? “Are Dad’s hearing aids really reusable? YES! There are…

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Estate Cleanout 101: Understanding Dumpsters
September 13, 2023

Estate Cleanout | 4-minute read Dumpsters 101 | How to Cleanout an Estate | Dumpster Rental   Driveway Safe Dumpsters are steel. Roll-off dumpsters are the most common for cleanout…

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Take Steps to Mitigate Risk When an Estate Owns Firearms
August 11, 2023

Guest Post By Matthew F. Erskine, Esq. Personal Property | 2-minute read When an Estate Includes Guns | Estate Firearms | Estate Risk: Guns Recently, I wrote on planning for…

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Executor Road: The Things My Mother Loved
July 4, 2023

My mother collected things.  Nothing categorical, like records or Steiff Teddy Bears, or gold bullion (regrettably) but her own category, undefined.  Things that made her happy.  Inanimate, material things -…

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Guide to Donation
May 10, 2023

Donation of undistributed or unwanted usable personal property of an estate may have benefit to charities and organizations in the descendant’s community and beyond.  Consider seeking out organizations that may…

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Time is Money – Calculating the Time to Sell One Estate Item
April 25, 2023

Your time is not free. There are many ways to sell an item, and convert the item to cash for deposit in the Estate Bank account.  Often Executors bristle at…

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Used Eyeglasses Wanted!
March 12, 2023

It seems like a small thing, but it’s not.  If you’re one of over a billion people who don’t have correctable eye care, receiving a pair of glasses is a…

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Mediation – How to Resolve Estates Disputes Effectively And Efficiently
February 17, 2023

By Ana Sambold, Esq. Mediation | 2-minute read Disputes Related to Wills, Trusts, and Estates | Benefits of Mediation | How to Prepare for Mediation WHAT IS MEDIATION? Mediation is…

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November 3, 2022

What is this – Sorrow? Will it be here tomorrow? Today let me see – If I can just be. I may take a moment or two, and think of…

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House: How to Un-Smelly Before You Sell-y
May 2, 2022

The effect of odor in the sale of real property can be subtle but persuasive.  The visual impression is one thing.  Most people can be pretty objective about that.  However,…

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Portable Storage Containers for Organization/Transport
February 14, 2022

One of the most flexible options for organizing and if necessary transporting distributed personalty is the portable storage unit. Perhaps all the beneficiaries couldn’t be available for cleanout day or…

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Caring for Your Collection, Where to Begin? – A Primer to Approach Collections
December 1, 2021

Thanks and Recognition to The Historic New Orleans Collection The following article was garnered from a special 1-hour program presented by the Historic New Orleans Collection, where the experts of…

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What to do With Old Books? Vintage & Antique Books, Paperbacks Too – What To Do?
October 31, 2021

If the state has a sizable book inventory or collection, valuing and liquidating the estate library can be a serious task.  From the collection of romance novels, and the boxes…

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Guest Blog: Grieving after a Long Term Illness
September 17, 2021

Guest Blog: Grieving after a Long-Term Illness Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT Director of Bereavement The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center “You Are Not Alone”     Losing a loved…

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Guide to Donation of Prosthetic Equipment
August 5, 2021

Where can I donate a prosthetic leg? Where can I donate a prosthetic arm? Where can I donate prosthetic devices? Where can I donate prosthetic equipment? Contributors: Henry Iseman, Executive…

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Guide to Donation of Personal Medical Equipment
July 23, 2021

Where can I donate Medical Equipment? Where can I donate shower benches? Commodes? Where can I donate wheelchairs? Walkers? Beds? Where can I donate prosthetic devices?* Contributors: Janet K. Thomason,…

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