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Court Bonds 02.11.2021

When Can a Will Be Contested?

Just as family conflicts and miscommunications can be a challenge in life, so too can they create difficulties upon death. Read on for practical, expert advice for those who may feel they have been slighted…
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When Can a Will Be Contested?
Court Bonds 02.11.2021

An Annual Checkup You Really Can Do For Yourself

If you have made a will or trust—good for you! But, if it is outdated, it may cause a lot of headaches down the road. Here’s a quick way to assess potential updates needed.  Time…
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An Annual Checkup You Really Can Do For Yourself
Court Bonds 02.02.2021

Injunctions and Injunction Bonds Explained

Injunctions and Injunction Bonds Explained What happens when a civil case involving preservation of a park is underway in court but the development company is about to start clearing trees? The court could issue an…
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Injunctions and Injunction Bonds Explained
Court Bonds 02.02.2021

Estate Planning: What About Digital Assets?

  Well, that’s a question our grandparents never had to deal with! Now that we live so much of life in the digital space, it’s important to consider our digital assets when making estate plans….
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Estate Planning: What About Digital Assets?
Court Bonds 01.27.2021

Court Ruling on Holographic Will in Texas

What can happen when someone dies without a will—but has left a hand written note expressing intentions for the distribution of assets? Read on to explore what happened in a recent case in Texas.  Understanding…
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Court Ruling on Holographic Will in Texas
01.27.2021

Confused? Learn the Difference Between Heirs and Beneficiaries

In conversation, the words “heir” and “beneficiary” are commonly used synonymously. Legally, they are not! Read on to understand the difference. If There’s A Will, There’s A… Plan for beneficiaries!  In other words, in a…
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Confused? Learn the Difference Between Heirs and Beneficiaries
01.13.2021

Guardians and Vaccine Decisions

How should court-appointed guardians handle decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine with their wards? Experts advise: apply the substituted judgment standard. Focus On The Ward’s Wishes and Values Carefully and respectfully making important decisions on behalf…
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Guardians and Vaccine Decisions
Court Bonds 01.12.2021

An Appeal for Clarity: Consumers Win in Appellate Court

An Appeal for Clarity: Consumers Win in Appellate Court  Is “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” false advertising? Yes, said the Seventh Circuit Court, giving the appellants—consumers—a win.  Deciphering The Labels  What are consumers expected to reasonably…
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An Appeal for Clarity: Consumers Win in Appellate Court
Court Bonds 01.05.2021

What If The Will’s Executor Steals from Beneficiaries?

Unfortunately, it sometimes happens. Executor bonds are an important way to protect the beneficiaries named in the will. Confronting Irregularities Ordinarily, as a will is prepared, an executor is named to administer it when the…
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What If The Will’s Executor Steals from Beneficiaries?