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What Are The Three Types Of Will-Related Fraud?
If you suspect that there was fraud involved when your loved one’s will was created, you might have grounds to contest the document. However, it is important to know the types of fraud that can be used as grounds for contesting someone’s will. Knowing how to proceed with contesting a will can help you… Read More »
What’s The Difference Between Undue Influence And Lack Of Capacity In Estate Litigation?
Estate litigation is a complex process, and understanding the nuances of undue influence and lack of capacity can make all the difference. It is not uncommon for interested parties, including beneficiaries, to challenge the validity of a will or trust based on undue influence or lack of capacity. Below, we will discuss what constitutes… Read More »
4 Tips For Personal Representatives Dealing With Creditor Claims After The Decedent’s Passing
When someone passes away, their personal representative must pay any remaining debts and taxes before they can distribute the decedent’s assets to the beneficiaries. This means that creditors may come forward with claims against the estate of the decedent. It is important for a personal representative to understand what steps should be taken when… Read More »
What’s The Difference Between An Executor, Administrator Ad Litem, And Trustee?
If you are involved in estate litigation, it is important to understand who is responsible for what when administering a deceased loved one’s estate and trusts. Depending on the specific case, different titles such as executor, administrator, and trustee may be used. Below, we’ll provide an overview of these roles and explain what makes… Read More »
What To Do If The Trustee Won’t Distribute Your Inheritance?
When you are expecting to inherit a large sum of money or valuable assets, the last thing you want is for the trustee appointed by the decedent to refuse to distribute your inheritance. Unfortunately, this can happen for a number of reasons, and in these cases, it’s important to know what legal actions you… Read More »
Common Types Of Estate Litigation
Estate litigation involves a variety of legal disputes that arise when a person dies or becomes incapacitated and leaves behind an estate. In many cases, estate litigation is the result of inaccuracies or mistakes made by the decedent when creating an estate plan. To save your loved ones from estate litigation, you might want… Read More »
Can You Still Challenge A Will After The Probate Process?
The death of a loved one is an emotionally difficult time for everyone involved, and the probate process can be overwhelming. During this process, it is possible to challenge a will if you feel that it does not accurately reflect the wishes of your departed loved one. But what if probate has already been… Read More »
What Are Probate And Non-Probate Assets?
It is important to understand the difference between probate/non-probate assets when it comes to estate planning in Florida. Probate assets are those that pass through a will or trust, while non-probate assets are those that do not require a probate court proceeding in order to be distributed. The Pompano Beach probate vs. non-probate assets… Read More »
How Can You Protect Yourself As A Trustee From Trust Litigation?
As a trustee of a trust, you have certain legal responsibilities. Fulfilling these responsibilities can be complicated and involve many different parties. You may find yourself facing litigation due to potential breaches of trust. The Pompano Beach estate and trust litigation lawyer at Mark R. Manceri, P.A., can help you take the necessary steps… Read More »
Signs The Executor Is Mishandling The Estate
The role of an executor is to ensure that the decedent’s assets are distributed according to their wishes. However, if you suspect that the executor of your loved one’s estate is not handling it properly, it may be time to consult with a lawyer. The Pompano Beach estate litigation lawyer at Mark R. Manceri,… Read More »