The legal capacity of the settlor has significant effects on the outcome of a trust or will. The document could be invalidated if it was prepared while the settlor was mentally incompetent. Probate litigation lawyers provide legal advice and assist in filing documents in court and on time. Learn how they prevent the settlor’s property […]

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Probate litigation refers to the challenging of a person’s will after that person’s death. There are a number of reasons that this litigation may occur. The family may suspect the person was not competent to make the will or that the person was unduly influenced by another individual. This type of litigation could happen if […]

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There are several common errors people may make in creating an estate plan. One is preparing documents incorrectly. While there are a number of do-it-yourself estate planning packages available, it is easy to make an error on these that can delay carrying out the instructions in the estate plan, make it vulnerable to legal challenges […]

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Estate law can be very confusing for the typical individual who is concerned about protecting their wealth while advancing assets on to the next generation or personal friends. Trusts are an excellent method of ensuring property is transferred upon death to the individual designated by the defendant. But, even with a seemingly solid estate plan […]

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A trustee is the person who manages the assets in a trust. Depending on the terms of the trust, the trustee may also have discretion over when distributions are made to beneficiaries. One duty of a trustee may be to invest assets to increase the value of a trust. The trustee may be considered legally […]

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