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Disinheritance

Sweetheart Will

Do I Need an Attorney for Probate?

A competent elder law or estate attorney can keep the estate process on track, and knows of provisions like family allowances, benefits to prepaying inheritance tax, even where the tax return is not yet complete and a listing of itemized deductions.

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ruling from the grave

Should You Rule From the Grave?

There are many stories of strange conditions in wills and trusts over time. For example, the German poet Heinrich ‘Henry’ Heine died in 1856 and left his estate to his wife, Matilda, on the condition that she remarry, so that ‘there will be at least one man to regret my death’.

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Disinherit

Can I Disinherit Anyone I Want?

So, you’ve decided that a family member won’t be getting an inheritance after all. Maybe you have an ungrateful or irresponsible family member you want to cut out of the will.

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Disinherit a child

When Is the Best Time to Disinherit a Child?

I have a sister, who I have not seen or heard from in 40 years, when she said she hated all of us and never wanted anything to do with us again. She even gave up her 5-year-old son for strangers to adopt and would not let my parents adopt him.

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