Dr Phil – Father Daughter at Odds Over Inheritance

Inheritance. In this video the father and daughter are talking about inheritance. The daughter wanted a mirror that belonged to her grandmother. Her father decided to sell it instead of giving it to her. The price, $150. Ultimately he gave his beloved daughter a family discount of 50%. She was able to secure her cherished … Continued

Fortune Fight – Bob Marley’s Estate Under Scrutiny

Fortune Fight. Not a term we think of when we listen to Bob Marley music. There, is, however, great controversy over the Marley estate. Why? where there’s money there’s greed. Bob died believing that he was not mortal. Apparently the Rastafarian faith sees life that way. Bob took this so seriously that he did not … Continued

Murder Victim Daughters Fight Over Inheritance

Imaging a fight over inheritance. In addition, imagine it is your own daughter’s. They’re in court with each other battling for your money. That’s what happened to Troy and Shirley Isom. It all happened after the parents were murdered. The fighting began shortly after the murdered couple were laid to rest. Unimaginable. Right? This is … Continued

Fiduciary Roles: Executors and Administrators or Trustee

Executors and Administrators, or Trustees in Fiduciary duties   What is a fiduciary? There are several kinds. Today we will focus on the roles of administrator, executor, and trustee. How are these roles different? Each type of fiduciary carries a high responsibility. It’s a person in who much trust is placed. This applies to legal, … Continued

Testate versus Intestate

  Testate versus Intestate. What’s the difference? Testate means that a person dies with a valid Will in place. Intestate means that the person died without a Will. Not a big deal unless you want the state to decide who gets what. Not a big deal if you want your family to end up with … Continued

Probate Court – Description and Process

Probate Court – What Causes an Estate to Face Probate? You need more than a Will to avoid probate court. That would be incorrect. Even the most eloquently written Will, by itself, won’t close the door on probate. If the Will is one of the included legal documents in a full-blown, current estate plan you … Continued

Arizona Real Estate – Avoiding Probate Court

Avoiding Probate Court by Beneficiary deed Arizona Real Estate and avoiding probate court. Is there a standard if only one property involved? Do I Need to Probate One Piece of Real Estate In Arizona? It depends. Some people have a beneficiary deed in place. This keeps the property out of probate. The beneficiary deed must … Continued