How do I protect my inheritance from siblings?
Sibling disputes over assets in a parent’s estate can be avoided by taking certain steps both before and after the parent dies. Strategies parents can implement include expressing their wishes in a will, setting up a trust, using a non-sibling as executor or trustee, and giving gifts during their lifetime.
What do I do if I inherit a lot of money?
Inheritance DO’S:DO put your money into an insured account. DO consult with a financial advisor. DO pay off all your high-interest debts like credit card loans, personal loans, mortgages and home equity loans should come next.DO contribute to a college fund for your children if you have them.
Who are the legal heirs of a deceased person?
An heir is a person who is legally entitled to collect an inheritance, when a deceased person did not formalize a last will and testament. Generally speaking, heirs who inherit the property are children, descendants or other close relatives of the decedent.