What Are the Grounds for Contesting a Will?

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What Are the Grounds for Contesting a Will? Ignoring State Law, Lack of Capacity, Undue Influence, and Fraud BY JULIE GARBER  REVIEWED BY EBONY J. HOWARD Updated July 07, 2020 You can’t challenge or contest a will simply because you don’t like its terms. There are four legal reasons for a will contest in most […]

If You’re Left out of a Will, You Can Contest It

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Contesting a Will When a loved one dies with a will, their will lays out who shall receive their property, and which person (called the executor) will be in charge of settling the estate. For many reasons, beneficiaries can feel slighted by what they did or didn’t receive, and some individuals are entirely excluded from […]

Can I Prevent a Will Contest After I’m Gone?

You’ve probably seen it in the movies or on TV hundreds of times: A close-knit family gathers for the reading of the will of a wealthy patriarch or matriarch. When the terms are revealed, someone benefits at the expense of someone else, causing a ruckus. It may even come to blows.

Will There Be a Will Contest in Tom Petty’s Estate?

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A legal battle between Tom Petty’s widow and his two daughters is reportedly holding back the release of the expanded version of the late-Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s Wildflowers solo album.

Will & Trust Contests

Post-Death Administration Contesting a Will in Jacksonville Legacy Planning Law Group knows that the best way to help our clients is to understand their post-death administration needs and help them find the right solution and path forward. If you’re interested in learning more about our will and trust contests as part of our unique Estate Settlement […]

What Am I Taking On When I Agree To Be Someone’s Executor?

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Should You Accept the Job of Executor of Someone’s Will? February 11, 2020 If you’ve been asked to serve as the executor of someone’s will, you should feel honored. It shows the person has a lot of faith in your integrity, as well as in your ability and organizational skills to carry out his or […]

Can I Disinherit Someone In My Will?

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Four Ways to Disinherit Family Members If you don’t want your deadbeat brother or even an estranged spouse inheriting your estate, you have to tread carefully. by: Daniel A. Timins, Esq., CFP® November 13, 2019 Can I Disinherit Someone In My Will? I recently saw an estate where the decedent hated his brothers so much that […]

What Happens During the Probate Process?

What Happens During the Probate Process? The steps of probate are similar, even if there is no will. Probate is the court-supervised process of authenticating a last will and testament if the deceased made one. It includes locating and determining the value of the person’s assets, paying their final bills and taxes, and distributing the remainder […]

Don’t Wait Until Your Parents Become Incapacitated to Plan for Your Future!

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Don’t Wait Until Your Parents  Become Incapacitated to Plan for Your Future! by: Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH Don’t Wait Until Your Parents  Become Incapacitated to Plan for Your Future! Have you ever been concerned about an older relative who seems to be making bad decisions? Perhaps your elderly father insists he has no difficulties driving, […]

What Can You Do to Help Support the Seniors You Love Right Now?

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What Can You Do to Help Support the Seniors You Love Right Now? From Focus on the Family.com Assisting Aging Loved Ones With Estate Planning What Can You Do to Help Support the Seniors You Love Right Now? Do you have any advice for me as I attempt to help my elderly mother protect her […]