Estates

What might invalidate a will?

Probate is a process that eventually leads to the distribution of the deceased's estate. The probate process often begins after a valid will is presented to a probate court. If a will is discovered to have issues, the will could be invalidated.  There are a few...

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Common grounds to sue a trustee

Trustors put a significant amount of confidence in the person they appoint as the administrator of their trust. It is part of the trustee’s responsibility to adhere to their fiduciary duty to act with reasonable care and in good faith. Unfortunately, some trustees...

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How do you prove undue influence?

Estate planning tools such as wills or trusts outline the wishes and intentions of individuals in the event that anything happens to them. Unfortunately, there are sometimes instances that lead others to doubt the validity of the documents. One of the common reasons...

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What is transfer on death?

When you die, the probate court will disperse your assets according to your estate plan. There are a variety of tools you can use to bypass probate and ensure your heirs receive assets right after your death. One such option is transfer on death, which the Bureau of...

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