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Can you challenge your parent's will?

One of the most common questions asked by clients of probate litigation attorneys is if they are able to contest a will. It's a good question to ask, as simply being dissatisfied with the provisions in a will is insufficient grounds for contesting its validity.

Creating noncompete agreements that protect your business

Human resources are a key component to the success of any business. In many situations, in fact, staff control some of the most important information. For businesses that have significant trade secrets known by or accessible to staff, noncompete agreements are a critical form of protection.

How to ensure your position as executor isn't challenged

There is a kind of honor involved in getting named the executor of an estate. The deceased obviously had faith in your ethics and ability to handle the difficulties and decisions involved with properly administrating an estate. He or she may have warned you about the role you would play in the last will or estate plan, or it may have come as a surprise when you were already in a state of grieving.

Steps to creating a business plan

For many people, part of the American dream is being their own boss. Running your own business in North Canton may be something that you have been considering for some time. Before you start your company and hit the ground running, it is important to take the time to formulate a proper business plan.

What it takes to challenge a will

In order to challenge a will, you need a certain standing. For example, you cannot challenge your aunt's will simply because you think you should have received a portion of her estate. In order to effectively challenge someone's will, you have to be an "interested person." In general, an "interested person" includes children, heirs, spouses and creditors. It also includes any person or organization that has rights to the decedent's property or a claim against it.

Does something seem wrong about your parents' last will?

Losing your parents is difficult, even if your parents lived full and productive lives. No matter how old your parents are when they pass, it's still hard to lose them. In addition to the pain of the loss itself, there are other factors that can make grieving even more difficult. Money is often the last thought on your mind in the wake of such a serious loss. However, when the time comes to read the last will and execute the estate, change to your inheritance can leave you feeling shocked, angry, hurt and frustrated. What could have prompted your parent(s) to reduce your portion of the estate?

What to do when a late-in-life marriage disinherits your family

When your family, specifically your parents, have substantial assets, it's common to assume you will inherit some of what is left when your parents die. Unfortunately, it's relatively common for opportunistic people to prey on lonely older adults.

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