When cleaning out a home or even a drawer, you may find a handful, an envelope or a tin of old or foreign coins. Are they garbage or do they have value? Are they something you should keep as memento or "gift" to a family member? Questions -Decisions _ Questions that so many people get … Continue reading What is it worth?
Since 1996 we have been helping people with estates and things have really changed in 20 years. We used to get up to $700 for an older, rare Royal Doulton figurine and a friend saw three sell for $60 at an auction recently. People no longer collect them! Seniors paid $700 to $1000 for large … Continue reading So You Have a Residence to Empty
I have seen this scenario recently. There are many golden relationships right now where people live apart or together but do not get married or sign a legal agreement. Many of the seniors have children or grandchildren from previous relationships. The couple may spend much time together and at times purchase items, trips, services for … Continue reading BEWARE!!!
Many seniors use computers to pay bills and do their banking. If you know you will be their executor, ask them where they list the passwords they use. When someone has the necessary passwords it is easier to attend to the accounts. Often when working with clients we are given older computers to dispose of. … Continue reading DEALING WITH COMPUTERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AS AN EXECUTOR