The role of an expert witness with a hand on the bible in court.

Role of an Expert Witness in Estate Litigation

Estate litigation is a highly nuanced area of law — and one where emotions often run high. While the focus of estate litigation is to resolve disputes in connection with the administration and distribution of a decedent’s assets, expert witnesses… Read More
Categories: Litigation
The probate process during the finding of hidden assets.

Uncovering Hidden Assets During Probate

Issues in connection with hidden assets are not uncommon during the process of administering an estate. For instance, a decedent may have failed to properly document all the property they left behind, either intentionally or inadvertently. In other c… Read More
Categories: Probate
Probate and Estate Litigation Concept.

What’s the Difference Between Probate and Estate Litigation?

If your loved one recently passed away, you might have many questions about the legal process that is associated with settling their estate. Critically, people often confuse the terms “probate,” and “estate litigation.” Although they both tak… Read More
Categories: Litigation, Probate
What to do when trustee refuses to give accounting.

What Are Your Options if the Trustee Refuses to Give Accounting?

The trustee of a revocable or irrevocable trust is required to follow specific rules, regulations, and procedures. Importantly, a trust beneficiary has the right to have a trustee who acts in good faith, is loyal, and protects the trust property. The… Read More
Categories: Probate
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What’s the Difference Between a Probate Attorney and a Probate Litigation Lawyer?

If your loved one passed away, their assets will usually need to be distributed through the probate process. In the best-case scenario, the decedent’s wishes will be outlined in a valid will that specifies the beneficiaries who will receive which a… Read More
Categories: Probate
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When a Creditor Should Hire a Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer

Bankruptcy litigation is a complex area of law with its own rules, procedures, and regulations. Although it isn’t mandatory to have legal representation in order to file a bankruptcy case to pursue a debt as a creditor, hiring experienced counsel c… Read More
Categories: Bankruptcy
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Civil Commitment in Minnesota

Mental illness is very common and affects one out of every five adults during their lifetime. In many cases, individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses can recover with the proper treatment and support. However, there are certain situa… Read More
Categories: Probate
Man with document. Lawyer with magnifying glass checks will for no-contest clause.

Is a No-Contest Clause in a Will Enforceable?

For most people, one of the primary objectives of estate planning is reducing any potential conflict that could arise between family members. One way of doing this is by including a no-contest clause in a last will and testament. However, even if you… Read More
Categories: Litigation, Probate
Law Concept. Breach of Duty

What Can You Do if the Personal Representative is Mismanaging the Estate?

The personal representative of a decedent’s estate serves a crucial role in the administration process. Unfortunately, when a personal representative is dishonest or disloyal, conflicts can arise that cause significant delay and a considerable amou… Read More
Categories: Litigation, Probate
An elderly mother poses with her adopted African American daughter as they sit on the sofa in the living room concept

Can Stepchildren Contest a Will?

Family dynamics can be complex, and this must be taken into consideration when it comes to estate planning. However, even when a decedent drafts a will in order to ensure their wishes are carried out, there may still be reasons family members may see… Read More