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In trust and estate litigation, parties often contest the validity of a trust or will by claiming the decedent was unduly influenced by a beneficiary when the trust or will was created. When determin
This is the third part of a basic Overview for those involved with a Florida Probate This handbook presents only a basic outline; no attempt has been made to address many of the legal issues that may
When a person dies leaving a Will behind, the legal process that takes place afterwards is called Probate. Probate law varies between states and the laws within each state are subject to change. The P
Many people automatically assume that the life insurance death benefit they leave over to their loved ones will not be taxed. This common misconception can result in the unnecessary payment of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of estate taxes.
The Rule: The IRS (Section ...
It is common for elderly or infirm family members or
friends to be cared for by one person, or a small group of people, especially
at the end of their life. This can occur because the caregivers live closer to
the sick or elderly person, or because there is a closer personal rela...
The biggest question that potential clients have when they call about a
guardianship is "what exactly is involved establishing a guardianship or
conservatorship" (followed very closely by, "what is this going to
cost me")? In general, the procedures involved in establishing a ...
When there is JUST a Will, there is a BETTER Way.
Living trusts have received a lot of attention lately. There are few of us who have not received an
invite in the mail to attend a seminar that promotes living trusts. Do you know if you should consider using a
living trust in your estate plan?
A living trust is a legal document ...
When a will is offered for probate, its validity can be challenged for a number of reasons. In Tennessee, grounds for contesting a will include the following:
(1) DEFECTIVE EXECUTION. A will is invalid in the state of Tennessee if it is not executed in strict accordance with the...
There may come a time when circumstances in your life have changed and you need to update your will. These circumstances can include a new marriage, a new child, a divorce, or having a new financial status such as winning the lottery and becoming a millionaire.
Updating a will c...
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