Estate Administration

Trouble with Probate

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Probate

Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare… and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I’m not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous estates where the probate has not been very easy.  To give […]

Estate Litigation

Estate and Trust Litigation

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Estate and Trust Litigation

Unfortunately I have been given another reminder of how important it is to select appropriate executors for your Will, trustees for your trusts and agents in your financial powers of attorney. No matter how good an attorney does in drafting your estate planning documents, if there is a person in charge of the money who […]

Administrator

How to Avoid Estate Litigation—Communication

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How to Avoid Estate Litigation

Sometimes there is no preventing an estate litigation. When a family member steals items from the estate, or when the Will is poorly drafting making it confusing, litigation is sure to follow. However, most good estate attorneys will tell you, one of the biggest reasons that unnecessary litigation results is due to family members not […]