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Category Archives: Probate Litigation

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Common Errors During The Probate Process

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Probate is a process that causes fear in many people. It is often a long and costly process that can result in many arguments among family members. In fact, probate often leads to disputes and litigation. There’s a good reason for that. Many people do not have a will, trust, or other estate plan… Read More »

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What We Can Learn From Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Estate planning is not just something that the rich and famous do. In fact, sometimes our favorite celebrities — who have significant financial resources — don’t have any wills or trusts in place upon their death. This lack of planning can lead to contention and even probate litigation. The world was shocked by the… Read More »

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Try to Avoid Probate Litigation in 2021

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you are at an advanced age or are suffering from a terminal illness, you may be thinking about what will happen when you die. Who will get your assets? What steps can you take now that will benefit your family? What you do now — before you die — can make your death… Read More »

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Ways to Avoid Probate

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a loved one passes away, there’s a lot to deal with. Not only are you grieving your loss, but now you may be dealing with the person’s estate.  Unless your loved one had a solid estate plan in place, you may be dealing with probate litigation. You may have heard of probate or… Read More »

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Trusts vs. Wills in Coronavirus Era

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Americans to make changes to their daily lives. As people are getting laid off from their jobs and being forced to shelter in place, they are reconsidering their life and maybe even thinking about their own mortality. COVID-19 does not discriminate, killing young and old, rich and poor, black… Read More »

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Estate Planning Can’t Be Done Remotely in Florida

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Adjusting to life and work matters during a quarantine can be daunting. Children are learning online, while many workers are attending meetings from home in their pajamas. It’s not an easy transition for everyone, though. Lawyers have a difficult task because they primarily meet with clients in person. While many have transitioned smoothly without… Read More »

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Probate Issues Surrounding Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Death

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a person dies, it’s advisable that they have a will, trust or some sort of estate plan so that their assets can be distributed easily. This also helps ease the burden of their surviving family members. This is especially true for celebrities, business owners and others who have a large fortune at stake…. Read More »

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When a Beneficiary Dies Before Receiving an Inheritance

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It’s not easy when a loved one dies. Not only are you dealing with the grief associated with the loss of your family member, but you are likely dealing with probate issues as well. This is especially true if one of your beneficiaries dies before they can receive an inheritance. Such a situation can… Read More »

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Can You Go Through the Probate Process Without an Attorney?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Your mother recently died and your father has been deceased for several years. As the oldest child, you have been named executor of the estate. The beneficiaries are you and your two younger siblings. Your mother has a will and since she lived with you, her main asset is just several thousand dollars in… Read More »

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Should You Contest a Will That Exercises Dead Hand Control?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It can be hard to lose a beloved family member. It can be even harder to find out that you were included in the will, but only if certain conditions were met. This happens in many cases. For example, the deceased may require that the beneficiary be a certain religion, marry a certain person,… Read More »

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