How Can a Family Member Disclaim an Inheritance?

What happens if a person named in a Will does not want to accept an inheritance gift? Our firm is often asked this question when handling the probate process. It is an important question because disclaimers affect the shares of the remaining beneficiaries and have potential tax implications.   How Can a Person Refuse an […]
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How to Know Whether Probate is Necessary

When a loved one passes away, it can be confusing to determine what legal requirements must be met for the estate. You may not have a lot of information, and the sources you read online may be very unclear. When families call our office who have never been involved in an estate situation, they first […]
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Court Appearances Avoided for Family Members at Odds

Case Study   Sometimes the most difficult part of probate is not the legal or financial issues but interacting with difficult family members. Long-held resentments between family members can surface as emotions run high after a loved one’s passing. When family members refuse to cooperate, or actively create delays, a legal case is one potential […]
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