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Ohio Supreme Court Says High Bar to Find Undue Influence in Will

Ohio Supreme Court Says High Bar to Find Undue Influence in Will

A recent case in Ohio demonstrates the very high threshold that must be met to establish that a decedent was unduly influenced or lacked testamentary

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Community Activist Flower Shop at Center of Estate Battle

Community Activist Flower Shop at Center of Estate Battle

“Family issues over the estate of the late Veronica Shoemaker have been settled. Her daughter, Mattie Young, will continue to run the florist shop that

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How Does Pre-Death Probate Work?

How Does Pre-Death Probate Work?

“There are a handful of states that allow a person to probate a will…before the testator… dies. In recent years, there has been a trend

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A Few Items to Consider in Your Estate Planning

A Few Items to Consider in Your Estate Planning

If you have an estate with any real assets, you should carefully weigh the risks of failing to make proper estate plans. This is the

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The  Worst Estate Planning Mistakes by Celebs in 2016

The Worst Estate Planning Mistakes by Celebs in 2016

A wealthmanagement.com article, “Top Four Estate Disputes of 2016,” gives us a sampling of some of the major estate planning issues among the recently passed

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Estate Planning for Those Who Will Live to Be Over 100

Estate Planning for Those Who Will Live to Be Over 100

With advances in medical technology, it’s increasingly possible to live a long and active life. Experts in longevity planning use advanced medical testing to create

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Texas Case of No-Contest Will Provision Headed to State Supreme Court

Texas Case of No-Contest Will Provision Headed to State Supreme Court

In 2015, a beneficiary sued the testamentary trustees and executors of a Texas estate for breach of fiduciary duty and also sought an accounting, temporary

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It’s Not Fair! Will Contests Are Costly and Stressful

It’s Not Fair! Will Contests Are Costly and Stressful

Say that after an extended illness, the older of two brothers passes away. When he died, he was divorced, although he had been married three

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Old Law Plays Role in Tennessee Will Contest

Old Law Plays Role in Tennessee Will Contest

“It's stopped the five adopted children of the late Astec Industries CEO J. Don Brock from contesting their father's estate twice now—a 110-year legal decision

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Create a ‘Bulletproof’ Will

Create a ‘Bulletproof’ Will

With people living longer, things can be messier. There’s more time for a second marriage, more time for assets to accumulate, and more time for

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Protection for a Non-Relative Inheritance

Protection for a Non-Relative Inheritance

“How to avoid elder exploitation and other inheritance headaches.” There’s a growing trend of elder exploitation, according to New Hampshire Magazine’s September 2016 issue in

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Disinherited Daughter Sues in New Jersey to Get Piece of Dad’s Estate

Disinherited Daughter Sues in New Jersey to Get Piece of Dad’s Estate

The Algemeiner’s recent article, “New Jersey Woman Fails to Contest Father’s Will Over Alleged Bias Against Jewish Spouse,” said that a panel of three judges

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