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How to Contest a Trust From Home

Today’s technologies have made contesting a trust easier than you think. We have substantial experience working with remote clients who never physically come into our offices, provide hard-copy documents, and physically never go to court, yet we’ve been able to help them obtain their rightful inheritance and trust distributions. Whatever challenge you may be facing …

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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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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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