March 2016 Archives

Trustees not always neutral when situations call for it

Estate planners sometimes designate people to manage certain assets at the time of their deaths. Known as trustees, they hold and oversee the trust property for the benefit of a third party, referred to as the beneficiary. As often happens in Georgia and other states, multiple beneficiaries may disagree about who gets what when it comes to an inheritance.

Obtaining legal help to understand probate litigation

Many times, certain provisions, or all, of a last will and testament may be contested by one or more parties. In such cases, the matter may be resolved through probate litigation. There are various grounds on which a will in Georgia can be contested. It is important to seek clarification on the laws and regulations that govern such matters before proceeding to court.

Where to go for legal help with estate administration litigation

Acting as a special administrator to a person's estate includes many various obligations and responsibilities. It is possible that someone acting in such a capacity on behalf of a deceased estate owner in Georgia will encounter legal challenges that may need to be addressed in court. It is important to know where to go for legal help to resolve estate administration issues in an expeditious and economically feasible a manner as possible.

Family business life insurance and estate valuation in Georgia

Many Georgia families own businesses intended to be passed in succession to estate heirs after the owners' deaths. A wide variety of issues and details regarding family businesses can impact estate valuation. In particular, whether to use a life insurance policy as a means of family business succession planning is a matter that estate owners who own businesses may want to consider.

Former Sumner Redstone companion enters probate litigation

Georgia estate owners and their families may find themselves facing legal challenges even before a benefactor's time of death occurs. In a current ongoing situation, a woman has entered probate litigation regarding her former position as health-care agent to tycoon, Sumner Redstone. She filed the lawsuit after she was thrown out of the media baron's home.

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