What Happens to Business Assets when a Business Owner Dies?

A family member who passes away leaving a business, or interest in a business, creates special challenges for estate administration. The person appointed to serve as the estate representative may find themselves in a complex business succession situation during the estate administration process.   The estate representative is often a spouse or other loved one […]
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How to Avoid Going to Court to Account for Your Estate Actions

The number one goal of an estate representative is to close the estate without fear of future problems. Problems most often arise when some person believes the estate’s assets were not distributed according to their rights. These claims usually begin with a demand letter from an attorney and often result in a petition filed against […]
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Important Tips for Dealing with Impatient Beneficiaries

Some people choose to deal with the pain and loss of a loved one by making things difficult for other family members. The addition of inheritance money in the estate can complicate an already delicate situation.   A common problem is when beneficiaries of an estate pressure the personal representative to make payouts before it […]
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