¿Qué hace un abogado especialista en derecho testamentario?

Cuando una persona fallece, sus bienes se deben distribuir de acuerdo con con las leyes del estado y con las siguiendo las instrucciones que la persona especificó cuando estaba viva. Un abogado especialista en derecho testamentario es un abogado licenciado del estado que trabaja con los albaceas y beneficiarios de un patrimonio para liquidar los …

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The Ultimate Guide to Undue Influence

Undue influence in families is an act of abuse, often by heirs victimizing their elderly parents or other family members to increase their will inheritance or trust fund distributions. Undue influence can be actual or implied, and proving undue influence is the responsibility of heirs, beneficiaries, trustees of trusts, and administrators or executors of wills. …

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How Long Does It Take to Win a Partition Action

To win a partition action can take anywhere from a couple of months to reach a settlement agreement to a year or more if it goes to a court trial.  The vast majority of partition actions settle out of court, which reduces the time frame from filing to resolution, and makes funds and/or property available …

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Meanings of Settlor of Trust, Successor Trustee, and Trustor

Settlor of Trust, Successor Trustee, Trustor, Administrator of Trust are common terms in estate planning and trust litigation. What do they all mean? Here’s a 5-minute guide to understanding their meanings, and how they may affect you. What is a trust, trustor, and trustee? Generally, a “trust” refers to a revocable living trust. Like a …

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How to Settle an Estate Without a Will

Settling an estate without a will is very common. As an estate increases in value and complexity, the process tends to take longer. Here’s a guide for families and executors/administrators. What does it mean to “settle an estate”? When a person passes away, their assets must be distributed to their family, heirs, or beneficiaries according …

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The Definitive Guide to Disinheritance

Disinheritance is quite common. Spouses, children, stepchildren, adopted children, domestic partners, etc. can be disinherited in many states. Not surprisingly, disinheritance often leads to those disinherited contesting the will, trust, codicil or amendment that disinherits them. Whether you’re a disinherited child, a disinherited spouse, an individual seeking to disinherit someone, or someone who is involved …

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The Ultimate Guide for a Contingent Beneficiary

Contingent beneficiaries, remainder beneficiaries, remaindermen, and secondary beneficiaries have rights to estate or trust assets, but those rights are contingent upon the inability to distribute the assets to the primary beneficiary. Here’s a guide.    What is a contingent beneficiary? A contingent beneficiary – sometimes called a remainder beneficiary, a remainderman, or a secondary …

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Sibling Stealing from Estate: What to Do

If you suspect a sibling is stealing from an estate or trust in which you are a beneficiary, you very likely need the protection of a trust litigation attorney. Unfortunately, sibling theft is an all-too-common occurrence. Fortunately, an experienced trust litigation attorney can usually help recover stolen assets, and quite possibly have your sibling disinherited …

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