National estate litigation law firm, RMO LLP, announced today the opening of its Dallas, Texas office. The office will be led by Matthew Bourque, expanding the firm’s laser focus on estate disputes across the Lone Star State. An exacting litigator, Bourque brings years of experience representing heirs, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, creditors, and other interested parties in […]
Sibling inheritance laws and rights are clearly defined in California, and most U.S. states, by probate code intestacy laws. If an individual dies without a will, their surviving spouse, domestic partner, and children are given an inheritance priority. If there are no surviving spouse, domestic partner, nor children, then their surviving parents are next in
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.
Disinheriting a spouse can be a fundamentally simple – but realistically flawed – process: Simply ask your spouse to sign a contract (e.g. a prenup or postnup) wherein they agree to be disinherited — and to receive none of your estate assets. The challenge is obvious: Most of the time when the topic of assets
Undue influence and duress are frequently cited in probate and trust litigation. Both are used by abusers as a means to gain the favor of wealthy spouses and family members, with the goal of getting more estate assets. What is undue influence in wills and trusts? While undue influence can be cited in