August 2018 Archives

What is a no contest clause?

Some people go to extreme lengths to keep others from fighting over their estate. They may worry that someone is going to challenge the will, and they'll include a "no contest" clause. What is this and how does it work?

What is undue influence and how can it be avoided?

A study published in 2015 by True Link Financial suggested that the elderly lose as much as $36.48 billion annually in financial exploitation schemes. As many as two million Americans may be manipulated into giving others access to their assets each year.

Family conflicts can easily lead to probate litigation

After the death of a loved one, it can be a difficult time for many surviving family members. You may find yourself often reminiscing about the good times you shared with your loved one and likely also hoping that he or she left you some type of property as part of the estate plan that can give you a personal asset to hold onto for sentimental reasons.

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