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The legal term “of sound mind” refers to an individual’s mental capacity to make decisions and understand the consequences of those decisions, especially when drafting a will or entering into legal agreements. To be “of sound mind”, a person mustREAD MORE

Navigating through the probate process can often feel unnerving and complicated. Armed with the right probate checklist, however, this journey can become more manageable. It requires time, patience and a keen attention to detail to ensure all essentials are covered.READ MORE

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly a challenging time filled with emotional turmoil and practical arrangements. One critical aspect that arises during this period is the handling of the deceased’s Will or Trust. However, a family member hiding the decedent’sREAD MORE

For many family businesses, the patriarch or matriarch not only represents the heart and soul of the enterprise but also its founding vision and ongoing leadership. When such a key family leader begins to show signs of aging and cognitiveREAD MORE

When a loved one passes away, navigating the aftermath can be an emotionally taxing experience. The discovery of multiple wills can add an additional layer of complexity to an already challenging time. Whether you find 2, 3, or more, determiningREAD MORE

When a house is being put up for auction, it often means that the estate of a deceased loved one is being settled. This process can be particularly stressful for heirs who wish to retain ownership of the property, eitherREAD MORE

Who reaches out to the recipients of a Will or a Trust? Is it mandatory to inform heirs? What information must an executor reveal to beneficiaries? How can an Estate Representative (an Executor or Administrator) or the Trustee be heldREAD MORE

Losing a loved one is a challenging and emotional experience, and matters can become even more complex when concerns arise about the validity of the Will. Contesting a Will is a legal process that allows family members, particularly children, parentsREAD MORE

With its association to death, taxes and emotions, probate understandably earns a negative reputation. But exactly why do people hate probate? In this article, we investigate this further and explore the emotional, financial and logistical challenges associated with the probateREAD MORE

When it comes to the inevitable end of life, the financial implications can be a source of concern. Many individuals wonder what happens to debt after death if they don’t have a will in place. Indeed, the absence of aREAD MORE