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October 2016 Archives

Do I have the right to contest my father's will?

If you have a parent or loved one who has passed away, the stress of the situation may minimize some of the legal proceedings that will take place. One of these, however, is the review and execution of the will. You may find that it has been unexpectedly altered prior to your father's passing to hand over the majority of his estate to one of his nurses or a sibling. In such a situation, you will naturally want to seek recourse. If you are considering contesting the will, there are a few things you should know first.

Inheritance issues over 'selfies' and other electronic info

Although some people might not think of items that have little monetary value becoming common sources of probate litigation or other legal headaches following the death of a loved one, many families in the Saint Paul, Minnesota, area may find themselves having to fight over photographs and other information stored on a social networking site or in the internet "cloud."

The sum of all taxes: Tom Clancy's widow wins multimillion-dollar estate tax dispute

For those with high-value estates, proper planning isn't just about allocating the wealth among those you love. It's also about divvying up the tax burden.

Assisting with preventing, or mitigating, probate litigation

At our law firm we have assisted many Saint Paul, Minnesota, clients through probate litigation to achieve a successful result in a trial or a favorable settlement. However, at our law office we also know that it is often better when families are able to stay out of probate litigation altogether or, if that is not possible, when they are at least able to get the underlying issues resolved quickly.

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