Author: Tiffany Bentley

Conducting Depositions During a Pandemic

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Depositions are a critical component of the discovery phase of most litigation, including probate litigation, for two reasons.  First, a lawyer never wants to ask a question at trial to which the lawyer does not already know the answer – …

It’s officially summertime here at Beyond the Will, and our editorial team is looking forward to sunshine, outdoor activity, and ongoing gradual progress toward the “new normal,” including expanded access to the Courts for estate administration and probate litigation matters.  …

Blended Families and Probate Litigation

tiffany blended families-01Perhaps no family structure is more rife with the potential for probate litigation than a blended family. This is why careful planning is so important, as Patricia Malley so wisely advised earlier this month. Without careful planning and transparency …

Welcome back to Beyond the Will! We spent the month of April considering whether and how a spouse may be disinherited in an estate plan, and what the disinherited spouse’s recourse might be. Our posts in May will take the …

Undue Influence – The Basics

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Editors’ Note: Starting in March, Beyond the Will will focus on one broad topic each month. Each week, a different author will post a new insight on the matter. Our posts in March will investigate the grounds for challenging a