When Should You Review Your Estate Plan?

When Should You Review Your Estate Plan?

When should you review your estate plan? The question begins with the assumption that you have an estate plan. Maybe you don’t; in which case, beginning the journey of estate planning is a very good thing to do. It is important to have an estate plan, but estate...
What is a Statutory Will?

What is a Statutory Will?

What is a statutory will? This question arises in the situation where someone cannot make or change a will themselves. When a person lacks capacity to make or change their will, a statutory will can be made by the Supreme Court on that person’s behalf. A...
Estranged Siblings: Disputed Will More Likely

Estranged Siblings: Disputed Will More Likely

It is more likely for estranged family members, particularly estranged siblings, to fight over their share of the inheritance because of family conflict. The most common scenarios are where step-siblings don’t agree on how the estate should be handled, or where...
What is an Estate Dispute?

What is an Estate Dispute?

What is an estate dispute? When someone dies they leave behind their assets, called an estate. Even if someone dies with a valid will in place, family and others may disagree about how an estate should be divided up. This is also commonly known as contesting a will or...
Betrayal: Family Elder Abuse

Betrayal: Family Elder Abuse

Family elder abuse happens a lot more than we think or than we anticipate.  When one man lost his life savings to his daughter, he just joined the ranks of many other elderly who have been abused and betrayed by family. Family elder abuse is often happening to those...