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Probate Litigation Avoidance Tips

Disputes regarding guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, real estate, and gifts may arise during probate litigation. The most successful approach to mitigating or avoiding probate litigation risk is carefully planning for the future. Comprehensive estate plans that are routinely updated, careful consideration and…

Disruption of Probate by a Creditor

The date of death of the testamentary is usually published in a local newspaper by a personal representative (executor).  In part, this information serves as notice to creditors if the decedent has an outstanding debt with them. The personal representative…

Will-Making and Undue Influence

Those who become quite elderly or ill are also vulnerable to being manipulated by those who would defraud or steal them. Targeted attacks on vulnerable older people to exert what attorneys deem "undue influence" constitutes elder abuse. It disrupts the older…

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