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May 2020 Archives

Defending your decision to sell real property from an estate

As the executor or administrator of an estate, you will often have to make decisions that beneficiaries or heirs may find questionable. Depending on the instructions left behind by the deceased, you may have to liquidate assets that certain family members or loved ones of the deceased might have an interest in maintaining.

The difficulty with sentimental items after a death

In a realistic sense, outside of the cash they received, children often don't really need the items their parents leave for them. Their inheritance may include a home full of lamps, beds, tables, chairs and all the rest, but these adult children have their own homes and their own furnishings. It's everything their parents have accumulated over their lives -- but that's often items of little actual value other than the sentimental.

How to recognize the signs of dementia

An elderly person who is doing their estate planning or updating an existing plan needs to have the mental capacity to do so correctly. Unfortunately, for many who suffer from degenerative diseases as they grow older, they may lack this capacity. This can lead to serious errors in an estate plan and may eventually lead to a dispute.

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