Is Court Intervention Necessary in Handling an Estate?

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Disputes over a passed loved one’s estate or will is likely the most damaging experience for a family. Damage becomes heightened if disputing parties decide to go to court. However, many individuals do not realize that there is alternative option. Probate mediation involves a peaceful discussion between disputing parties so that an agreement can be made and court can be avoided. If someone recently passed and you are wondering if this is going to be a difficult and strenuous process, ...

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Estate & Trust Administration, Litigation, & Settlement

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Too often than not, settling an estate ends up in litigation and family turmoil as involved parties find it difficult to come to an agreement. Without experienced legal counsel by your side, this can become an extremely messy process that could result in permanently severed family ties. We understand how stressful of a time this can be, especially when tensions are running high, which is why we have gathered a few advantages of having legal counsel with you during the ...

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Estate & Trust Litigation: Mediation

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Unfortunately, the death of a loved one is often followed by family turmoil, which results in estate and trust litigation. In avoiding the formality of court, many individuals who are looking for a simpler way to solve their problems will turn to mediation. Mediation involves discussing the conflict at hand with the neutral third person being the mediator. Unlike a judge, a mediator simply assists the conflicting parties in coming to a mutual agreement, rather than taking sides or making ...

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Do I Need A Will If I Don’t Have A Lot Of Assets?

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In order to receive peace of mind in your future, you must conduct some basic financial planning. In doing so, you may be left wondering if you really need a will. No matter the measurable size of your assets, everyone can benefit from creating a will. A will allows an individual to guarantee that their final wishes regarding the delegation of their estate will be carried Continue Reading →

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How to Deal with Trustee Refusal

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Unfortunately, the death of a loved one is often followed by family turmoil and debate over his or her estate. In attempts to avoid family debates, many individuals will appoint a trustee for their trust. The trustee has a variety of responsibilities when acting as the legal fiduciary for the beneficiaries. But in some cases, a trustee may refuse to act. If you are left wondering what a beneficiary can do if the trustee refuses to act, there are a ...

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Avoiding Common Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

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It is no surprise that estate planning is a complex and invasive process. However, estate planning for celebrities can be extremely complex with so many interested parties involved in the process. With recent celebrity deaths and will and trust mistakes, it becomes increasingly more important that we learn from these celebrities’ mistakes. Many experts and lawyers attribute celebrity will mistakes to their hectic lifestyle. Wills, trusts, and estate planning must be updated whenever one experiences a major life change; however, ...

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