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  • What Problems Will Your Family Face If You Die Without a Will?
    What Problems Will Your Family Face If You Die Without a Will?

    If you die without a will or estate plan — referred to as dying intestate — your family may face a myriad of problems, some of which may not easily be resolved. Those problems can result in serious ...

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  • Challenges Involving Joint Assets, Wills and Trusts
    Challenges Involving Joint Assets, Wills and Trusts

    This is the last in the series of articles on “When the Family Cannot Get Along” by Andrew Mayoras, Partner, Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, and The Center for Probate Litigation Last week’s ...

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  • Can an Ex-Spouse Still Inherit under a Will?
    Can an Ex-Spouse Still Inherit under a Will?

    If you have recently divorced, or if you have a parent who has recently gone through a divorce, you and your family have gone through a difficult and emotional time. Most likely, you do not want to ...

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  • Are Living Wills Valid in Michigan?
    Are Living Wills Valid in Michigan?

    Although the question about living wills in Michigan seems simple, the answer is complicated. Michigan is one of only a few states that does not have a law on the validity of living wills. Although ...

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    What is a "No Contest" Clause in a Will?

    When a famous person dies, there are often reports about nasty family battles over the person’s estate. Recent examples include the estates of Prince, Tom Clancy, Robin Williams, and Muhammad Ali. ...

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  • Litigating Undue Influence Disputes
    Litigating Undue Influence Disputes

    When used in a legal context, undue influence refers to circumstances in which one person unfairly or unduly pressures or coerces an individual who is making an important decision. Undue influence can ...

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