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Estate Planning Mistakes That Can Cause Probate Disputes

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many people fail to plan for their eventual death. Then there are those who do engage in some sort of estate planning and think they are doing their loved ones a favor but instead only make matters worse. Messy estate planning happens often. Maybe the plan hasn’t been updated in more than a decade…. Read More »

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Managing A Parent’s Estate To Prevent Probate Issues

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It’s inevitable that we’re all going to die someday. As an adult child, there’s a good chance that you’ll outlive your parents and therefore be tasked with handling their estate upon their passing. This can be a frustrating situation as you deal with the grief of your loved one’s death. But you’ll need to… Read More »

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How To Avoid Your Kids Fighting Over Your Estate

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Once you’re gone, you’re not going to care what happens to your assets — but your family will. Many adult children feel entitled to a share of their parents’ estates. So what do you think will happen if your estate plan favors one person or you decide to leave a child out of your… Read More »

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How To Settle Inheritance Drama

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It’s always sad when a loved one dies, especially if it is unexpected. When a beloved family member passes away, it often makes us think about our own mortality. This can make us feel anxious and depressed. These emotions can make us feel competitive when it comes to the loved one’s estate and our… Read More »

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Make Sure Your Ex Doesn’t Inherit Your Assets

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

You divorced your spouse a decade ago. You haven’t seen or heard from them since you received the final divorce decree and they haven’t been in your life at all. But if they’re listed in your will, trust, or other estate plan, they may end up in your life again—after your death. What will… Read More »

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Selling Probate Property

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you’ve ever been through the probate process, you know how lengthy and costly it can be. Your goal may be to get it over with as quickly as possible, but unfortunately, that does not happen often. You may encounter probate issues when an heir is given property based on the instructions in the… Read More »

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Know The Duties Of An Estate Representative

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a loved one passes away, there are many things to deal with. One of those is financial and tax issues, especially if the person was well-off financially. If the person has a will or trust, they will identify an executor, which is the person who will handle these issues. Have you been appointed… Read More »

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How To Navigate The Probate Process

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When a person dies, their assets may have to go through the probate process, depending on state law.  This process involves validating the will, retitling the deceased person’s assets, paying debts, and distributing assets. While probate can be efficient for smaller estates, it is more often time-consuming and costly. In many cases, there are… Read More »

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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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