Resources for executors and Estate Administrators

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Understanding Estate Gemstones – With the help of the GIA
August 12, 2022

Whether your estate has a large collection or a few pieces, understanding what you have is critical to fair value at distribution time or a wise informed transaction at sale…

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“Grief or Greed? When Families Fight Over Material Possessions”, by What’s Your Grief
April 1, 2022

“Grief or Greed? When Families Fight Over Material Possessions” by What’s Your Grief Reading Time: 2 Minutes After a loss – fighting over material possessions.  Perhaps it’s the same as…

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Petrol, Signs & Automobiles…
October 11, 2021

What is Automobilia and Petroliana? Link: https://artofestates.com/what-is-automobilia-and-petroliana/ Source: Art of Estates In summary, automobilia and petroliana categories are the advertising and marketing signs, stands, ephemera, and general products, often with…

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What’s Your Grief’s: Coping with a Loved One’s Death Anniversary: 30 Ideas
August 24, 2021

30 ways to honor and remember your loved one on their death anniversary Link: https://whatsyourgrief.com/dealing-with-the-anniversary-of-a-loved-ones-death/ Source: What’s Your Grief  Some will want to fully feel the sadness and emotion of…

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On Second Thought, “No”. I Don’t Want to be an Executor.
July 10, 2021

The Article: Decline Being the Executor or Executrix of the Last Will In 3 Steps The Link: https://safepassageurns.com/blogs/blog/how-to-decline-being-the-executor-of-the-will-for-somebody Source:  Safe Passage Urns   Maybe it was a surprise.  Maybe circumstances…

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A Better Understanding of Silver: Resources
June 3, 2021

Source: Facebook Group: Antique & Vintage Silver Discussion Forum [A Facebook Login will be required to access some of the resources in this article.] Before we start, I’d like to…

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Delay of Estate Settlement Results In Extra Legal Costs
May 3, 2021

Delay of estate settlement results in extra-legal costs Source: The Monterey Herald The link: https://www.montereyherald.com/2020/12/12/liza-horvath-senior-advocate-delay-of-estate-settlement-results-in-extra-legal-costs/   you left the estate administration “alive” as a way of keeping the memory of…

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WSJ: The Family Heirlooms That Our Children Don’t Want
April 23, 2021

The Family Heirlooms That Our Children Don’t Want Source: The Wall Street Journal The link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-family-heirlooms-that-our-children-dont-want-11618068175?mod=e2fb&fbclid=IwAR29oewfKmYbGJdGwpfEXeA72VIKBnpTRQ9RAITDah6hu1Ng-DY-bkpfwoA   Before the dust settles, in the midst of the dust and fog, an…

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Iowa Senate passes inheritance reductions …
March 18, 2021

The Link: Iowa Senate passes inheritance, acceleration of income tax reductions bill despite fiscal dilemmas Date of Publication: March 18, 2021 Source: The Center Square Reading Time: 2 min  …

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Can You Ever Add Value to Your Antiques?
March 2, 2021

This article published in 2020 quotes our friend and expert fine arts appraiser, Helaine Fendelman, of Helaine Fendelman & Associates in New York City, as well as several other eminent specialists in the…

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Arizona Only: Common Questions About Estates & Probate In Arizona
February 24, 2021

Arizona Only: Common Questions About Estates & Probate In Arizona Author: Scott David Stewart, Stewart Law Group Source: Lawyers.com Read Time: 3 Min   In this brief article, attorney Scott…

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Liz Weston: Why you don’t want to be an executor
February 22, 2021

Link: Why you don’t want to be an executor Source: The Detroit News Author: Liz Weston Read Time: 2 min.   Well, it may be too late.  Or perhaps not. …

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Yahoo Finance: Estate Tax Rates, Limits, Exemptions and Other Rules You Need To Know (Time Sensitive)
February 10, 2021

Link: Estate Tax Rates, Limits, Exemptions, and Other Rules You Need To Know The Source: Yahoo Finance Publication Date: Feb 10, 2021 Reading Time: 3 Min WARNING:  Time Sensitive information.…

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Preserving Memories: Antique Photo Care
January 27, 2021

Caring for Private and Family Photo Collections Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center THere it is – that box of photos or an old decaying album.  You may feel all those…

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IRS: Determining Value of Donated Property
January 9, 2021

The Link: Publication 561 (02/2020), Determining the Value of Donated Property Source: The Internal Revenue Service Publication 561, per the page introduction, “is designed to help donors and appraisers determine…

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Old Toys? Donate them Here…
December 17, 2020

The Link: Where to Donate Old Toys Source: JDog Junk Removal and Hauling Reading Time: 2 min   JDog Junk Removal and Hauling does not want to put your old…

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The Florida Bar: Probate In Florida [Florida Only]
December 8, 2020

The Link: Consumer Pamphlet: Probate In Florida Source: The Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section. 6 Minute read The pamphlet details ‘formal administration’, one…

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Whats Your Grief?
December 8, 2020

The Link: What’s Your Grief: The Resources Page The Source: Whats your Grief A world of practical, non-patronizing, down to earth information and resources is available to those coping with…

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From The Mercury News: “Prop 19: What it means for your home” [California Only]
November 20, 2020

“Prop 19: What it means for your home” – via The Mercury News Published: Nov. 18, 2020 @ 6:00 AM Updated: Nov. 19, 2020 @ 4:08 AM The Link: What…

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Ohio State Bar Association: Law Facts: ‘Probate’ [OHIO ONLY]
November 10, 2020

The Link: Law Facts: Probate By the Ohio State Bar Association Great Place to start for Ohio Estates and Executors.  Covers many basic and extended aspects of the probate process in…

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