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February 2013 Archives

Couple sues for daughter's right to prior adoptive family fortune

When someone is cut out of a will or trust in Lee County, Florida, there can be a lot of feelings of resentment and heartache. Sometimes the legality of disinheriting someone can be called into question and the issue taken to probate court.

Siblings sue lawyers and CPAs, saying millions taken from estate

It is sad to think of a Lee County family being torn apart after the death of a loved one because of a fight over inheritances. Drawing up a last will and testament and consulting with an estate planning professional can do a lot to make sure this doesn't happen, but sometimes it cannot prevent everything.

Woman disinherited when she contests terms of trust

It is not uncommon for family members to feel shock and dismay when the will of a loved one in Lee County, Florida is read. Maybe they were expecting to inherit more of the estate, or maybe they were left out completely. These people may be inclined to contest the will.

Man due to inherit $430,000 dies without a will

Having a will is important, especially if you want to ensure that those you love are taken care of after you are gone. If you do not have a will when you die, the court system in Florida will determine how to divide your estate and who gets your assets. The way they divide up your estate may vary, but typically all of your assets will go to your surviving spouse and children. This is the case unless you have no spouse or children, in which case the courts will pick among your closest relatives to inherit your estate.