When a last will is used to transfer assets, the process of probate will be a major factor. In a will, you would name an executor, and this individual would act as the estate administrator. They would be required to admit the will to probate, and the court would provide supervision. The probate court is responsible for determining the validity of the will that is submitted. Because of this, anyone that wants to come forward to contest the validity of the will could do so during … [Read more...] about Address Possible Estate Challenges
Before we address the question that serves as the title this blog post, we should explain why you may want to consider a living trust as the core document in your estate plan. This type of trust is revocable, so if you ever change your mind, you can dissolve the trust and take back direct personal possession of the property. It is unlikely that you will ever want to do so since you are using it as an estate planning device, but this can be comforting for some people. The ongoing control … [Read more...] about Can a Living Trust Be Contested?
When you are drawing up your estate plan you should consider the possibility of someone stepping forward to challenge your wishes after you pass away. This is one of the reasons why you should be very forthcoming with your estate planning lawyer when you are putting a plan in place. If you leave out some relevant information, such as the existence of someone who has been disinherited that may not be happy, the administration of your estate can become quite complicated. For an example, look no … [Read more...] about Trust Administration in Hartford CT: Can Someone Contest a Trust?