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Families at war

Wills and probate can be a stressful and complex process, especially when a dispute arises within a family.

A recent case in the North West involved the Court of Protection, valuation and planning, regarding commercial and agricultural properties. 38 more words


A Creditor of a Beneficiary is an Interested Party to an Estate and Can Force a Probate to Collect a Claim

In the case of In the Matter of the Estate of: Janet Rae Pawlik… the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that a creditor who has a property right in or claim against a decedent’s estate is an interested person under Minn. 256 more words


Beware of Professional Fiduciaries

My daughter says my mother’s conservatorship ruined my life.  I know that it has certainly given me a couple of nervous breakdown issues to work on,  and a loss of faith in the judicial system.   255 more words


Why Do I Need a Will?

We tell our new members that this a great question to ask their provider law firm!
Our founder, Harlan Stonecipher felt that it was important enough to add a Will, Living Will and Healthcare Medical Directive to the list of services we provide for our members at no extra cost! 952 more words

Intution Is Not Always Right

People who have an intuitive idea about how their estate will deal with their real estate assets may be surprised by a recent Ontario decision. 532 more words

Don Shaughnessy

Probate Is Not Always Required After the Death of a Loved One

Many have heard of the term “probate” as a court process required after someone dies. Probate may be necessary to identify and gather the assets of a decedent, pay the decedent’s debts, and distribute the decedent’s assets to the beneficiaries or heirs. 259 more words

I Won The Lottery! Now What Do I Do?

Hi there. My name is Bridget Mackay. I’m an attorney in Petaluma, California. I work in the area of estate planning, probate, and trust administration in Sonoma County including Santa Rosa, CA. 514 more words

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