Complications that take Over 14 Years to Settle an Estate
Litigation over James Brown’s estate has been dragging on for 14 years and can hold key lessons in the importance of having an estate planning attorney prepare clear and concise estate planning documents that hold up in court - especially when multiple marriages are involved. Recently, as this NY Times article about James Brown's will outlines, the case took a big step towards resolution when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the woman claiming a spousal share in Mr. Brown’s estate was never legally married to him.
Previous Marriage Complicates Will
Spousal Share for Spose not Named in Will
Mr. Brown's Charitable Trust
Estate Planning Guide
Included in this 2020 Estate Planning Guide is a comprehensive look into:
Probate. In terms of estate planning, there are two forms of probate to be concerned about: – death probate and living probate. This Estate Planning Guide covers them both, explains the difference and how to avoid expenses and burdens that can be associated with the probate process.
Drafting a Last Will and Testament. Why is relying on a Will alone is not part of a comprehensive estate plan.
Benefits of a Living Trust. What is a revocable living trust and how can it be an efficient tool to avoiding probate at your death, as well as to avoid living probate in the event of your incapacity.
Avon Lake Estate Planning Attorney
At Joseph L. Motta Co., we have made it our mission to help clients in similar situations to prepare the estate planning documents that will ensure they leave a legacy, not a predicament - and certainly not one that drags out for 14 years! Let us help you review your estate planning documents. Please call our office at 440-930-2826 to schedule a free consultation .