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4 Tips to Prevent Sibling Rivalry in Trust Litigation

When a loved one dies it can create tension among relatives and strain family relations. Often, long-held family dynamics can become exaggerated and create conflict, sometimes even resulting in court filings. Here are some tips to prevent sibling riv… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Trusts
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A Guide to Special Needs Trusts

Not every estate plan needs a special needs trust within it. But if your loved one depends on money from the government for their care and support, special needs trusts may be essential to protecting them after you are gone. What is a Special Needs T… Read More
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Tips to Create A Florida Will that Cannot be Contested

You may have strong feelings about the way you want your affairs handled after your death. You may believe (rightfully) that an heir will not handle their inheritance well, or that a spouse or family member should not receive a share of your assets.… Read More
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Categories: Probate, Trusts
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What to Do When a Trustee Refuses to Give Accounting

What happens to money held in trust after a person dies? Many beneficiaries know that they are entitled to trust benefits and disbursements, but they don’t always keep track of the balances on trust accounts. This can put your family’s finances a… Read More
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Trustees Behaving Badly: What are Your Options?

Protecting Trust Assets and Beneficiaries When your family manages its money using a trust, your comfort and livelihoods may depend on the trustee doing their job well. Unfortunately, sometimes the people managing your money will not live up to the t… Read More
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Categories: Probate, Trusts
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The Florida Uniform Directed Trust Act: What You Should Know

The Florida Uniform Directed Trust can give you more certainty about how your affairs will be handled after your death – even decades later. By using a directed trust and appointing a professional trust director, you can make sure your family’s i… Read More
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Celebrity Estate Lessons - Bobbi Kristina Brown

Who doesn’t love a long cliff hanger? As promised, here’s the second part of Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s story: When last we wrote, Whitney Houston had passed, leaving the bulk of her money in a Trust for… Read More
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What to Know About Appointing a Successor Trustee

One of the biggest challenges in estate planning is making decisions now that won’t take effect until decades into the future. No one, not even estate planning attorneys, can accurately predict what your family’s dynamics will be in the years aft… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning, Trusts
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How and When to Contest A Trust

The natural heirs or beneficiaries of someone whose estate plan is based around a trust sometimes disagree with the stipulations and limitations placed on them by the trustee. You may think it would just be easier to contest the trust and deal direct… Read More
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Categories: Litigation, Trusts
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Celebrity Estate Lessons: Lou Reed

Some people make a lot of money during their career. Then there are people who make even more once they’ve passed. Such was the case for the Lou Reed Estate, the value of which nearly tripled in the year after he died. Lou Reed did do some esta… Read More
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