Final Probate Steps: Closing the Estate

The role of an executor or administrator of an estate can be stressful and time consuming; yet, it is a role of indisputable importance. Moreover, every step of the administration process and probate case is important. Failure to comply with the probate statutes or federal law can create costly delays, or open the executor up  … Read more

Family Feud! When Beneficiaries Fight Over an Estate

  Families are torn apart over inheritance money, courtroom battles, lies, manipulation, and dirty tricks! These are things we’ve all seen on television dramas. But it doesn’t happen in real life, does it? The answer is yes; families often fight over an estate. However, before you drop everything and begin regularly observing probate hearings, I’ll  … Read more

Probate Proceedings? You Need an Expert

Probate proceedings are complex, time-consuming, and can be fraught with peril. In fact, did you know that there is an entire body of statutes in the Probate Act of 1975 which describe the legal requirements of bringing an estate through the probate courts? On top of that, there is constantly evolving case law in the  … Read more

Planning for Your Second Marriage

If you are planning to get married a second (or third) time, congratulations! While planning your wedding and honeymoon will no doubt monopolize your time, it is also essential to make time to sit down with an attorney to adjust your estate plan to reflect the changes in your life.   What Do I Need  … Read more