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What to Do When You Think Someone is Taking Advantage of Your Parents

If you suspect someone is exploiting your parents financially, it is crucial to take appropriate steps to safeguard their well-being. Consider having your parents evaluated by a neurologist to assess any potential mental incapacity, as this is a common factor in instances of elder financial...
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Suing Someone Who’s Dead

More often than you’d imagine, probate attorneys bump up against a statute of limitations only to find out the defendant is dead. But you can’t sue someone who’s dead unless you follow very specific procedures. What do you do? Whom do you sue? We get...
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When the Best Outcome Isn’t the One You Envisioned

We recently assisted a client who was attempting to overturn his father’s will. The father and his son (our client) had had a falling out and were  not speaking to each other at the time the father executed his will. However, at some point after...
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When Good Attorneys Have to Deliver Bad News

A recent Court of Appeals decision confirms what we have told clients for years: Not every case is a good case. When you hire our firm to assist you in resolving your legal issue, the first thing we do is investigate and uncover the facts...
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Filing a Year’s Support Petition Is a Viable Alternative to Opening an Estate

We saved our client more than $6,000 in property taxes by obtaining a Year’s Support Award on her behalf as an alternative to opening up an estate in the first instance. As happens with many of our clients, this client came to see us to...
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Attorney’s Fees Awarded Where Will Is Accepted For Probate Over Heir’s Objection

The firm secured another Court victory for one of our deserving clients in the form of a judgment of almost $70,000. The award compensated her for the attorney’s fees she incurred to offer a Will for probate in face of an objection made by the...
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