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The whole concept of probate intimidates many people, but it is
often a simple, uniform process, whether the deceased had a will (testate) or
not (intestate). Except in unusual
circumstances, most pleadings that a lawyer drafts from the beginning to the
end of the case are fairly standard. However, a myriad of possibilities can interfere with the simplicity of
the process, such as a will contest or a creditor issue. Oftentimes, it is a... Read More
For many people, finding out they have lost a loved one is difficult enough without having to deal with probate court and the will. However, when someone finds out they have been cut out of a will without their knowledge or for no reason, the loss may be even more difficult. While it is always nice to know that your loved one thought of you when divvying up their estate, it can be hurtful and confusing when someone you thought would leave you something doesn't. In the event that a loved... Read More
AN EXECUTOR FAILS TO PERFORM
An executor, appointed by the testator in his/her
will has a fiduciary duty to the heirs of the estate. What can you do when the
executor breaches his/her duty?
What are the executor’s obligations?