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Hiring An Attorney For Dog Attack Injuries

Hey there, I am Erin Arnolds. I was simply walking down the street a year ago, minding my own business, when a dog burst out from behind a house and attacked me. I was helpless to protect myself from the ferocious bites and scratches from that angry animal. Neighbors finally came out and pulled the dog off me, which ended up saving my life. At the hospital, I received hundreds of stitches and stayed in a medically induced coma for several weeks. Upon coming out of the coma, I immediately called a lawyer to receive help suing the dog owners for the attack. I needed to have my hospital bills and lost wages covered by the owners of that vicious dog. Due to that experience, I created this site to help others learn how to hire a lawyer and obtain compensation for injuries caused by a dog attack.


Estate Planning: The Limitations Of A Will

When you are planning your estate, drafting a will is going to be one of the first things you do. The will includes a lot of pertinent information, including where your assets will go, and who should be in charge of your estate after you pass. However, there are certain things that will not be included in the will. Here are some limitations you should be aware of, as these will not be in a will and must be sorted in another way.

Not All Property is Included

While some property can be included in your will, other types will need to go in a different part of your estate planning package. For example, a will can't include property that was transferred to a trust or property where you own it with someone else, or is community property. You also can't leave proceeds from a life insurance policy to someone who is not your named beneficiary, or property in beneficiary form. If you have a named beneficiary, you can't name another person in your will to receive money from your individual retirement account, 401k, or pension plan.

Don't Try to Avoid Probate

Having a will does not let you avoid probate. If you leave property to another person or organization as named in your will, it may spend a few months or even years going through probate court. Once probate is over, it is finally given to the people who inherited it, according to your will. Having a will does not avoid probate. If you want to avoid your loved ones going through probate, consider a living trust. (Contact Davis & Mathis for more information on probate)

Conditions Are Not Allowed

Despite what moves you have seen, you can't force people to get married, divorce, have a child, or change their religion before they can receive a gift or inheritance from you. This is not something you are able to include in your will. On the other hand, there are some conditions that are allowed in a will, such as leaving money for your grandchildren to be used only for college. Speak to your lawyer if you want more information about conditions that are or are not accepted.

You Can't Encourage Illegal Behaviors

Your will is limited to only legal behaviors and requests. You can't leave money to someone to be used for illegal purposes. For example, you can't leave money for a relative so they can start an illegal business, such as cultivating marijuana in a state where it is not legal to do so. This is another limitation that requires the guidance of a lawyer to be sure you are only including things that are legal in your will.

No Money For Your Pets

You also can't leave any of your money to your pets. Instead, you should include the names of people who should receive your pets after your passing because you know they are responsible pet owners. If you want your pets to have the best, you can include some of your money in the will to go to these new pet owners.