Probate litigation articles include information about how to challenge a will, how to take a spousal share and issues of undue influence.

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Is Florida Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Who File Workers Comp?

Generally, all injured workers whose employer has workers' compensation or is required by the state to have workers' comp insurance have the right to file a claim after being hurt on the job. All states allow this, as the states know that whether…
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Need an Attorney for Tax Law?

In the United States, tax laws are difficult to comprehend without a professional at your side. A number of lawyers are also CPAs, and other types of attorneys focus on tax litigation. Different regulations dictate when the government can…
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Drunk Boaters Inadvertently Cause Airport Security Scare

A fishing boat entered the off-limits water around New York’s La Guardia Airport and struck one of the runway extensions. Port Authority police could see the stranded boat on surveillance cameras, but could not respond because their own patrol…
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Can the creation of guardianship by a parent be challenged?

It is wise for parents to name legal and physical guardians of their minor children to serve in the event of their deaths. But the creation of a guardianship by a parent is not always controlling. Pennsylvania law provides that all custody…
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Can a will reduce Estate taxes?

A will alone does not necessarily reduce federal estate tax. However, as such taxes begin at 37% and reach 45% in 2007-2009, and are the highest in the federal tax arsenal, estate planning can often take advantage of tax avoidance techniques…
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Are last minute Wills or ‘Death-bed Wills’ valid?

Although a death-bed will may be just as valid and binding, the closer to the death the will is prepared the more likely it is to be challenged by a disappointed beneficiary thus leading to a Will Contest, possibly on the grounds that the person…
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Are conservators paid?

Generally, a conservatorship allows the conservator to be paid for his or her services. The conservator is also entitled to attorney fees to seek legal advice. In addition, the court will require a conservator to purchase a type of insurance…