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Court Bonds 01.12.2024

Preparing For Estate Planning

  Most adults know estate planning is important, but for many of us, it remains a blurry notion for the “someday” list. Here’s help preparing: with clarity on who you will involve, and who you…
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Preparing For Estate Planning
Court Bonds 01.11.2024

Alternatives To Probate Litigation?

  Confusion and conflict are unfortunate, but sometimes unavoidable upon the death of a loved one. Before pursuing courtroom resolution via probate litigation, consider negotiation or mediation, with the assistance of an experienced probate attorney….
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Alternatives To Probate Litigation?
Court Bonds 01.05.2024

Probate Litigation Explained

  While probate is the ordinary public process that settles our affairs when we die, probate litigation refers to legal contests requiring courtroom resolution. Examples of probate litigation include challenges to a will and lawsuits…
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Probate Litigation Explained
Court Bonds 12.29.2023

Trustee Duties: Disclosure and Accountability

  When a trust is created, one or more trustees must be appointed to administer it. Far from being an honorary role, a trustee is obligated to manage the trust in accordance with the terms…
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Trustee Duties: Disclosure and Accountability
Court Bonds 12.29.2023

Estate Law and Pets?

  For many people, pets are beloved companions, but in the eyes of the law, cats, dogs, and other feathered, scaly or furry friends, are, in fact, just like jewelry and clothing: personal property. Read…
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Estate Law and Pets?
Court Bonds 12.22.2023

Irrevocable Trust: Pros and Cons

Given the relative ease of set-up and their flexibility, revocable trusts are a popular and convenient estate planning tool. Despite the scarier name and implications, however, irrevocable trusts can also turn out to be useful,…
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Irrevocable Trust: Pros and Cons
Court Bonds 12.22.2023

Back Up Plan: Fiduciaries!

One of the most important aspects of estate planning is the designation of fiduciaries: the people entrusted to manage our affairs, in accordance with our intentions. Because life takes twists and turns, attorneys advise naming…
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Back Up Plan: Fiduciaries!
Court Bonds 12.19.2023

Probate Bonds Explained

Courts frequently require the person appointed to handle the affairs of the deceased to obtain a probate bond, which acts as a guarantee that debts and assets will be properly handled in accordance with state…
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Probate Bonds Explained
Court Bonds 12.19.2023

In Terrorem Clause?

When a will is created, an in terrorem clause, also referred to as a no-contest clause, can be included to prevent disputes about the provisions made in the will. Because disputes can drain time and…
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In Terrorem Clause?