Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted May 14th, 2023 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

There are some decisions most of us are OK delegating. What happens to your assets upon death is not one of those casual concerns. Chances are, everyone reading this has strong opinions about who will receive their hard-earned money and property. Unfortunately, your opinions won’t matter if you die without a Will – a situation

Posted September 24th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Are you contemplating a divorce, or do you think your spouse is? Here at The Essex Law Firm, I tell my clients, even if you are in the happiest of marriages, all marriages, sadly, end, and they end in one of two ways: death or divorce.  Most people realize they need to have Wills. Even

Posted August 1st, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

What is probate? Essentially, it is the process by which the court distributes your estate after your death. If you have a will, the court will distribute according to that. If you do not have a will, the court will appoint an administrator (a type of executor) and distribute according to the descent laws of

Posted January 10th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

The beginning of the new year is a good time to review your Will and other end-of-life documents. Were you divorced during the past year? Did you lose a spouse to death? Or have you simply changed your mind about some provision in your previous Will? If any of these things, or other life changes,