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Contesting a will

My mother recently died. I acted as her live-in carer, to varying degrees, over the last 11 years (mainly the last few years). Do I have a reasonable case upon which to contest the will's equal apportionment of the estate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2015 - 24 answers

Do we lawyer up?

Do we need a lawyer to deal with a small probate estate case in Illinois? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Will contest in Normam, OK

My friend wants to contest his mother's will. Recommendations to a good estate/wills/probate lawyer in the Norman, OK area? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Jan 25, 2012 - 5 answers

"We're giving it all to them, but don't worry, they have your best interests at heart!"

My aged parents are planning to cash in all their stocks and put them into an account in my two brothers' names to reduce the amount of money payable in fees to the government upon their demise. They have told me, more or less, not to worry, and not to doubt the good intentions of my siblings. How to respond to this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 - 30 answers

Lawyer now or later?

Uncle has passed - when do we lawyer up? [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Aug 20, 2011 - 7 answers

New York State Law: Why would a self-proving affidavit be rejected by the probate court, and what can be done about it?

My father passed away in February, and left a very simple will - a 50/50 split between my sister and myself. His estate is very small, so we are trying to keep legal fees down as much as possible. The will and supporting documentation have been submitted to the NY probate court. One of the probate clerks is objecting to an irregularity in the self proving affidavit that's holding up the whole process. (The will itself seems to be sound.) Somehow this affidavit was screwed up by the notary. [more inside]
posted by ljshapiro on Jul 5, 2011 - 9 answers

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