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5 Ways To Plan Your Estate

Laiza King | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Laiza King

Money they say brings out the worst in people especially when it involves a valuable estate left behind by a loved one. The time, money and emotions invested in contesting a will for example is often times worth more than the will itself. In the end there's hardly anything left of the estate to be distributed, relationships are destroyed and in really bad cases, lives are lost.

5 Questions to Ask When Inheriting a House

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Jimmy Burgess

What do we do with this house 500 miles away from where we live? This was the question my wife and her sister asked when they inherited their mom's ho...

Why a Court May Not Approve a Will Right Away

Chana Frid | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Chana Frid

One of the bigger mysteries, to many people, is why it seems that the process of offering a will to a judge for approval, called probate, can sometimes become highly complex -- and by "complex", I mean lengthy and expensive.

Disability and the Invisible American 'Gulag Archipelago'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

The escape, earlier this year, of three women from a home in Cleveland where they were held captive for roughly a decade elicited intense interest her...

To Cut Caseload, DCFS Diverts Cases To Probate Court: Report

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DCFS has increasingly diverted families with issues of neglect or abandonment to probate court, a system typically reserved for guardianship cases tha...

Brooke Astor's Will -- Does Mother Know Best, or Did Mother Get Bested?

Herb Nass | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Herb Nass

Regardless of the final verdict in the Astor case, estate matters should be left in the bailiwick of probate or surrogate's courts which have expertise in those type of matters.