When a person passes away, there is a chance that his or her estate will have to go through the probate process. There are three primary ways that this can be avoided: gifts, revocable trusts and joint ownership with the right of survivorship. Without these, there is a good chance that the case will need to go through probate.
A family feud has erupted into a full-scale lawsuit against Sotheby's, the famous auction house, as an art collector seeks to stop the sale of a work he claims belongs to him.
The executor of an estate has to pay the debts owed by that estate. This can include minor issues like a water bill or an electric bill, and it can include more important debts like tax bills. Which should be paid first?
A longtime confidant of deceased country crooner Glen Campbell recently received a subpoena ordering him to come into a Davidson County Probate courtroom and testify on Feb. 20. He's slated to be asked about the country crooner's mental fitness at the time he executed his 2006 will.
Going over the estate plan for a loved one is sometimes a challenging event. This is especially true when the plan is completely different from what you think it should be or from what you discussed with the person before they passed away. We understand that the shock of learning this might be more than what you can handle while you are already dealing with the death.
Probate litigation is something that most people hope never to have to handle. When you are faced with the possibility of having to go through a contentious probate case, you might feel easily overwhelmed. We are here to help you each step of the way.
Probate litigation in East Brunswick, like anywhere else, is something most families would rather avoid if possible. That's why an estate executor should be careful that he or she knows what his or her fiduciary duty is toward the estate's assets. Some mistakes can be costly both for the executor and the heirs. Probate litigation can go on for months or even years in some cases.
Casey Kasem's death rocked the entertainment industry, but many people suspected that it was going to occur since he suffered from Lewy body disease. The news of his death came out three years ago. At that time, it was obvious that there were going to be issues over the estate.
The British may have James Bond, but the Americans have long had Jack Ryan, the fictional spy created by the late author Tom Clancy. Instead of fictional international intrigue, however, the spy is now embroiled in a complicate piece of estate litigation.
When someone you love passes away, there is sometimes a will that has to be read that lets you know what the person wants to happen with their belongings. In many cases, the reading of the will goes off without a hitch.