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Alex Harrington, Burns & Levinson

There may come a point in life when you – or a loved one –need a trusted family member, friend, or professional to assist with your property and financial affairs and decision-making.  Since that point may come when you are …

How to Fire Your Fiduciary

There may come a time in your life when you are in need of a fiduciary. A fiduciary relationship is deemed to exist when one party is bound to act for the benefit of another party. You may have the

 

Who can bring an action in Fiduciary Litigation?

A common question in Fiduciary Litigation is who exactly can bring a lawsuit. In other words, who can be the Plaintiff or Petitioner? The legal question is whether or not an …

Dying Without a Will — What’s the Worst that Can Happen?

It is very difficult for many of us to acknowledge that death is, eventually, a certainty for all of us. It’s a topic we’d like to avoid altogether, and it’s something we often avoid planning for because to plan for

How Appointing a Power of Attorney Can Benefit Your Life

In general, estate planning benefits not only the principal’s life, but also the lives of their family members and agents. Prior planning includes wills, trusts, health care proxies, advanced health care directives and durable powers of attorney provide direction, guidelines, …

Planning Ahead: 5 Ways to Mitigate Risk in Probate Litigation

Under the umbrella of probate litigation falls guardianship and conservatorship disputes, Will and trust contests, fights over family real estate and whether or not a gift was actually meant to be a gift. The most basic and streamlined approach to …

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the production team at Beyond the Will, we’d like to thank you for checking in and reading along this year. From COVID-19 impacts and updates to the trials and tribulations of our fictional Smith and Alexander families, …