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Lafayette Estate Litigation Blog

Can I Change or Revoke My Will

As time passes and life changes, wills are often revised to update the beneficiaries, change names or addresses, or revise an executor or guardian of minor children. Understanding how to alter or revoke a will is essential, and failure to correctly change or cancel your Will can cause confusion during…

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What if I Suspect Mishandlings in My Estate Plan

Planning your estate can be very beneficial, and while there are many advantages, the potential exists for an individual or even multiple people to commit fraud. A person named executor of an estate bears a great deal of responsibility. However, when you suspect an executor is mismanaging an estate’s assets…

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Who Should Have an Estate Plan

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy or the elderly; it is a critical process that should be undertaken by individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages. An estate plan is a comprehensive strategy for managing your assets, healthcare decisions, and legacy in the event of your incapacity…

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Have You Properly Funded Your Revocable Trust

A revocable trust, often referred to as a living trust, is a valuable estate planning tool that allows you to manage and distribute your assets during your lifetime and after your passing while avoiding the probate process. However, simply creating a revocable trust is not enough; you must also fund…

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What is Financial Elder Abuse

Financial elder abuse is a distressing and, unfortunately, prevalent issue affecting vulnerable older adults. It involves the illegal or unethical exploitation of an elderly person’s financial resources for personal gain. Financial elder abuse can cause significant losses for seniors and their families, as well as lead to estate planning conflicts,…

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How Often Do I Need to Update My Estate Plan

Once you have an estate plan, it is all too easy to feel peace of mind without revisiting the issue. However, regularly reviewing and updating your estate plan is crucial to ensure that it reflects your current wishes and aligns with any changes in your life circumstances. Life is dynamic,…

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How Lawyers Help Solve Inheritance Disputes

When someone passes away, many family members come together to support one another and grieve together. However, for some, the start of the estate administration process can lead to conflicts. Estate-related disputes can take significant time and money, as well as cause stress and possible familial rifts. If you are…

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What is The Definition of Litigation and The Process

Litigation refers to the process of resolving legal disputes through the court system. It involves a formal legal action taken by one party against another, seeking a resolution to a disagreement or legal relief for a wrong. Litigation is a highly complex process governed by strict rules of civil procedure,…

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